Manitoulin OPP investigate theft and charge two

(MINDEMOYA, ON) – On July 13, 2020 at approximately 7:36 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft in progress from a business on Yonge Street in Mindemoya.

Investigation revealed that one of the individuals assaulted a citizen who was attempting to stop the theft. As a result of the investigation:

A 39-years-old male, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code (CC).

A 52-years-old male, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC;
  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

The accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay, on September 16, 2020.

The Manitoulin OPP would like to thank the Mindemoya Neighbourhood Watch for their assistance.