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UPDATED Man wanted for 'serious' crimes arrested following Beatty St. standoff

Suspect will attend bail court Friday

Updated at 5:45 p.m

A 38-year-old man has been taken into police custody after a lengthy incident at a residential building on Beatty Street on Thursday.

On Thursday morning, Greater Sudbury Police Services received information that a aanted party was at a residential building on Beatty Street.

The 38-year-old man was wanted in connection to a break and enter, serious assault and a robbery with a firearm that took place on July 26 at a residence on Frood Road.

The victim, a 36-year-old man sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident.

Shortly after receiving the call regarding the wanted man, tactical officers arrived in the area in order to set up a perimeter. While on scene, officers saw a man believed to be the wanted party exit the building and then immediately go back inside.

Patrol officers arrived on scene and took over the perimeter, restricting vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Beatty Street while tactical and K9 officers set up containment of the residential building.

Tactical officers made multiple attempts to speak with the man, however he was not cooperative. Tactical officers cleared all of the units inside the building except for the one where the man was believed to be hiding.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division applied for and were granted a warrant in order for officers to make entry into the unit.

Just before 4:30 p.m. tactical and K9 officers made entry into the unit and took the man into custody.

The 38-year-old man has been charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Using a Firearm While Committing an Indictable Offence
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Break and Enter with Intent
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death (two counts)

He will be held in police custody in order to attend bail court tomorrow, Friday, July 31 to answer to the charges.

His name can't be released at this time as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process.

Police thanked the public for their cooperation and patience during this incident.

Updated at 4:58 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police tactical officers have arrested the man who was inside a Beatty Street home for several hours today.

Just before 4:30 p.m. officers made entry into unit and took the 38-year-old man into custody. He is charged with numerous offences including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, break and enter, and utter threats to cause death.

He will attend Bail Court tomorrow

Original story

There is a heavy police presence on Beatty Street in the Donovan this afternoon, as officers attempt to take into custody a man they say is wanted for a “serious” assault and robbery with a firearm.

“HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE - BEATTY ST - Officers on scene in relation to Wanted Party (serious assault & robbery w firearm). Man believed to be in unit of residential building. Tac Officers have building contained. Community members asked to avoid area. No risk to general Public,” GSPS tweeted this afternoon.

Based on the description, it sounds as though police have tracked down the person featured by Rainbow Crime Stoppers in this week’s Wanted Wednesday.

Devland McCoshen is wanted for the same charges as the man police say they have cornered in an apartment building on Beatty Street. The Crime Stoppers report alleges McCoshen participated in a violent home invasion on July 26 in which the homeowner was assaulted and threatened with a firearm.

Like the person the Tactical Unit is negotiating with this afternoon, McCoshen is also wanted for robbery with a weapon and assault.

“Tac Officers continue to attempt to communicate w/ man in order to come to peaceful resolution. Vehicle & foot traffic will be restricted by Patrol Officers on Beatty St while Officers are on scene. Pls do not live stream footage of our Officers, it puts them at risk.”

Sudbury.com will update this story as new information becomes available.