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Break-in suspect gives police false name

Police say the accused had ammunition on him when arrested
2020-08-20 Timmins Police Cruiser

A man who allegedly broke into a residence and gave police a false name is facing charges.

Early on Saturday morning (June 17), Timmins Police were called to a break-in at a Cedar Street North residence. 

The suspect forced his way into the residence and stole a number of items, which were stored nearby, say police. 

Witnesses provided officers with the details needed to identify, locate and arrest the suspect later that day at a Balsam Street North address. 

It's not yet known how much damage was done to the property. The stolen items were returned. 

Upon arrest, police say the accused gave officers a false name and was in possession of firearm ammunition.

A 30-year-old from Timmins is charged with break and enter, mischief, personation with intent to mislead, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of ammunition, and possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

The accused is in police custody waiting for a bail hearing today.

The charges haven't been tested in court.