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Chief speaks out

Sudbury's police chief is speaking out against early release for prisoners after his officers arrested two parolees last week.
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Sudbury's police chief is speaking out against early release for prisoners after his officers arrested two parolees last week.

Alex McCauley says he finds it extremely upsetting communities and officers are being victimized by people who should be serving time.

"Obviously there is no fear of punishment," said McCauley. "We have to review what is going on with these early releases."

A 31-year old man had his parole suspended Thursday after a woman suffered cuts to her face and arm. He had been given a statutory release in December 2000 after serving time for robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to attend court, escaping lawful custody and using a disguise with intent.

A 38-year old man, who was released Feb. 28 from Fenbrook Institution, was arrested after a robbery at the Churchill Convenience Store on Wednesday. In that incident, it was reported a suspect was armed with a shotgun.

One of the men police arrested was on parole after serving time for arson, obstructing police, failing
to attend court and uttering threats to cause death or harm.

Five masked bandits entered the store around 10:20 pm. Cash and cigarettes were taken. Two arrests were made shortly after the incident. Another three arrests followed.



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