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Two arrested on outstanding warrants in unrelated incidents

2017-11-03 Timmins Police Building MH
The Timmins Police Service building downtown Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service arrested two local residents on the strength of respective arrest warrants which were executed stemming from separate incidents that occurred yesterday (Oct. 20).

While completing crime abatement patrols in the vicinity of Balsam Street North and Fifth Avenue, a Timmins Police Service officer recognized a pedestrian as being a wanted person named in a current arrest warrant held by the Timmins Police.

Once the validity of the warrant was confirmed, the subject was arrested by the Timmins Police Service. As a result, Maria Corrales-Menendez, 51 of Timmins, was arrested on the strength of the warrant.

She remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to charges resulting in the arrest warrant being issued.

In a separate incident in regards to an unwanted person call for service in the Montgomery Avenue area, the responding Timmins Police Service officer located the subject of the complaint on site.

When approached, the subject provided a false name to the police. Eventually, the subject’s real identity was determined through further investigation. It was further determined that the subject of the complaint is a wanted person named in a current arrest warrant held by the Timmins Police.

Once the validity of the warrant was confirmed, the subject was arrested by the Timmins Police Service. A live round of ammunition was found on the subject’s person as he was arrested.

As a result, Jason Thom, 47 of Timmins, was arrested on the strength of the warrant and is further charged with:
    •    personation with intent to deceive contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
    •    possession of ammunition in contravention of a prohibition order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

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

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