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SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE

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Male arrested for home invasion

On Oct. 23, 2017 officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 42-year-old Ronald Baron, of Grace Street, regarding a home invasion. 

It is alleged that on Sept. 22, 2017, the accused and two other individuals entered a residence in the 400 block of Third Avenue by forcing a door open. The accused had his face covered and was in possession of a firearm at the time. The residents were home and were threatened at gunpoint while several items were stolen from the residence. All three suspects then fled the scene and police were contacted.

Officers were able to identify the accused and he was taken into custody on Oct. 23, 2017. Upon his arrest the accused was found the be in possession of 13 grams of cocaine, 2 grams of Heroin and 4.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine. He has been charged with;

  • One count of break and enter,
  • One count of robbery with a firearm,
  • One count of wearing a disguise with intent to commit a criminal offence,
  • One count of pointing a firearm,
  • One count of forcible confinement,
  • One count of possession of property obtained by crime,
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm,
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose,
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized,
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle,
  • Four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order: and,
  • Three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was held for bail court.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers' website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.

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