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Officer injured during early morning break and enter call

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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local person with Break and Enter related offences stemming from an incident that occurred early this morning at a Brundy Avenue industrial site.

The Timmins Police responded to a call for service where a person had cut a hole in the fence surrounding the industrial site, and then proceeded to forcibly gain entry into an equipment storage trailer and an industrial building, which triggered an intrusion alarm.

The suspect fled the scene with a number of stolen tools and other equipment.

Based on the video surveillance of the incident, the suspect’s appearance and clothing became known to the police.

Shortly afterwards, the suspect was located in a Schumacher neighborhood and fled on foot when approached by a Timmins Police officer.

The subject was pursued on foot and was eventually taken into custody after a physical confrontation with the officer.

As a result of the incident, Augustine Scott, 33, of Matheson, has been charged with: 

  • Break and Enter with Intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Assault Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

The officer sustained abrasion injuries during the arrest of the suspect.

Items taken from the site of the break-in were located in the suspect’s possession during the arrest.