Police are looking for a fleet-footed prisoner who escaped custody late Monday afternoon while being transported to the courthouse on Elm. St.
Dennis Paul Haines, 33, is described as a white male, five foot ten inches, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and hair, and tattoos covering both arms including a tattoo of a dagger on the back of his neck. He's sporting a scruffy beard, a mullet haircut, a purple dress shirt with a button down collar, dark jeans and black running shoes.
Haines is originally from Alberta and has no local address. Police warn he is armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Haines was arrested in Greater Sudbury for robbing a Scotiabank on Barrydowne Rd. May 31, 2005 and has a cross-country criminal record.
Police are also asking to public to not pick up hitchhikers or leave cars running unattended and to report any suspicious activity.
Teenagers wanted in Halloween robbery
In other police news, the driver and two passengers of a dark green Chrysler Intrepid are wanted in connection with an incident on Oriole Dr. Oct. 31 when the three men grabbed and tried to pull a woman inside the car.
She broke free and escaped the scene, but her bright pink tote bag was stolen.
The woman, who attends Laurentian University, was with about 10 school mates collecting canned food for charity in the Loach's Rd. area.
The passengers of the car are described as being teenagers, approximately 18-years-old, wearing baseball caps and cloth hockey jackets with leather sleeves.