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Woman charged with impaired driving also accused of armed robbery: Police

2017-11-03 Timmins Police Building2 MH
The Timmins Police Service building downtown Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local woman with impaired driving related Criminal Code offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the morning hours of Thursday, June 17 in the Lakeshore Drive area of Timmins.

A concerned citizen observed a vehicle parked at a 45 degree angle on the roadway with the driver slumped over the wheel with the engine running. Responding Timmins Police officers and EMS paramedics roused the driver from unconsciousness and verified her well-being.

The female driver was arrested based on the observations made by the officers and taken to the Timmins Police station to complete Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) testing procedures.

A quantity of controlled substances and stolen property was located during the arrest.

Based on the DRE determinations made by the police, Samantha Noah, 26, of Timmins, has been charged with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

While in custody, concurrent Timmins Police investigations indicated that the suspect had been involved in recent theft incidents on June 16, in particular:

  • A theft of liquor from the LCBO in Timmins
  • A theft of sundry items from a convenience store

As a result, Noah is further charged with two respective counts of

  • Theft under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to comply with probation order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

A final concurrent investigation has identified the accused as the person responsible for an early morning robbery of an Algonquin Blvd convenience store that occurred on Friday, May 7.

The investigation centred on her having attended the store, brandishing a weapon and presenting a threatening note the to the store clerk.

The accused made off with approximately $170.00 in cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes. She is now charged with:

  • Robbery with intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Carry a concealed Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Use disguise with intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada - Utter Threats contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to comply with probation order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused person remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at provincial court to address all the charges laid against her.

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