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Police arrest three wanted persons in separate incidents over the weekend

2017-12- 08 Timmins Police Cruiser MH
Timmins Police cruiser. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service arrested three local persons over the weekend in separate incidents, on the strength of arrest warrants or based on alleged offences related to conditions imposed by the Provincial Court in Timmins.

While completing general patrols of the downtown core during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 30, a Timmins Police Service officer recognized and interviewed a male party believed to be the subject of an arrest warrant. The man was arrested after the validity of the arrest warrant was confirmed. A quantity of methamphetamine was later located in the man’s personal effects.

As a result, Jamie Lewis- Beckford, 41, of Timmins, Ontario, was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the original charges laid against him.

Additionally, a Timmins Police Service officer was rendering assistance at a call for service during the afternoon hours of Sunday, Dec. 1, when he recognized an occupant of the residence to be in direct violation of strict conditions issued by the Provincial Court. The woman in question was interviewed by the officer in keeping with the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Cynthia Rutherford, 34, of Timmins, Ontario, was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to a charge of failing to comply with recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Lastly, while completing general patrols of the south end of the city early this morning, a Timmins Police Service officer observed a male party attempt to avoid police detection upon seeing the police vehicle. The man was pursued on foot and located in the backyard of a residence. The validity of the court imposed conditions related to a curfew imposed by the Provincial Court were confirmed by the investigating officer.

As a result, Waylon Edwards, 41, of Timmins, Ontario, was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to charges of fail to comply with recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and fail to comply with probation order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

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