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Thessalon resident facing multiple charges after RIDE check

Among other charges, 47-year-old is facing dangerous operation, flight from peace officer, and other offences
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A 47-year-old Thessalon resident is facing multiple charges after they were stopped by police during a RIDE check. 

According to a police release, the OPP officers were conducting the RIDE check on Water Street and Francis Street in Thessalon on Dec. 3 when they saw a black car being operated by a person known to them, who stopped the car on Water Street before entering the RIDE check area.

Ultimately, the vehicle turned around and drove in a dangerous manner through Thessalon, police say.

Shortly after that, the officers were patrolling Ansonia Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores and noticed a suspicious vehicle near a gravel pit on Ansonia Road. 

After they stopped the vehicle, they identified the passenger as the driver of the black car.

As a result of the investigation, Ronald Baron, 47, of Thessalon, was charged with the following:

  • Flight from peace officer, contrary to section 320.17 of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Dangerous operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the CC
  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC
  • Failure to comply with undertaking, contrary to section 145(4)(a) of the CC
  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • Permit use of plate not authorized for vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA

Baron will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice video bail court in Blind River on Dec. 4, 2022.