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Bruce Mines man faces numerous assault charges

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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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PLUMMER ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP - On Sept. 13, 2017, shortly before 9 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance where a male (allegedly) assaulted his girlfriend at a residence on Garden Bay Road in the Town of Bruce Mines.

The investigation determined between May and September 2017, the female was physically assaulted and threatened on numerous occasions. 

On this date, the male and female began to argue. The argument ensued to where (it is alleged) the female was physically assaulted, threatened and restrained her from leaving the residence. 

The female's brother attended the residence and was (allegedly) physically assaulted by her boyfriend. The boyfriend then left the residence in his vehicle and was located a short time later by OPP officers on Trunk Road in the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old male from Bruce Mines, Ont., was charged with:

  • Forcible confinement, contrary to section 279(2) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Assault-spousal (x4), contrary to section 266 of the CC;
  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC;
  • Mischief (x2), contrary to section 430(2) of the CC;
  • Theft under $5,000, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC;
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC; and with
  • Possession of a schedule II substance-cannabis marijuana-under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 14, 2017.

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Male arrested for uttering threats

THESSALON - On Sept. 16, 2017, shortly after 3 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to threatening incident at a residence on Federation Street in the Town of Thessalon.

Investigation determined that a male was yelling at two youths who were riding their bicycles past his residence on Federation Street. 

A neighbour overheard the yelling and intervened by confronting the male. The male then attended the neighbour's yard and (allegedly) threatened to physically harm him.

As a result of the investigation, Mark Vase, 32, years of age from Thessalon, Ont., was charged with uttering threats-cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Nov. 2, 2017.

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