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Man wielding table leg arrested and charged for mischief

Early morning incident on Morin Street leads to charges for 33-year-old man
A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged Thursday morning after an incident on Morin Avenue. (File)

Just after 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, Greater Sudbury Police were called in relation to a mischief in progress on Morin Avenue, where the man believed to be responsible was still on scene.

Patrol officers arrived moments later and found the man standing outside of the residential building holding a large wooden table leg. The man appeared to be very agitated and could be heard yelling at someone inside of the building.

Upon seeing the officers, the man dropped the table leg and ran inside the building into one of the residential units.

Officers found the door frame of one of the units to be damaged and a window to the unit had been broken prior to their arrival.

Patrol officers made multiple attempts to communicate with the man, however they were unsuccessful. Officers secured the scene in order ensure that the man did not leave the unit.

A Feeney Warrant was applied for and granted allowing police to enter the unit.

Around 8:40 a.m., members of the Tactical Unit arrived on scene in order gain entry to the building. Once again, officers made multiple attempts to communicate with the man, however he was not cooperative. 

Minutes later the Tactical Unit made entry into the unit and took the man into custody.

The 33-year-old man has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Mischief to Property Under $5,000
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Breach of Probation
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance

The name of the man cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process.

He will attend bail court later today to answer to the charges.