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Sault suspect pointed gun at victim during break in, tracked down by police dog

Lights on Sault Ste. Marie Police Service cruiser (Supplied) Lights on Sault Ste. Marie Police Service cruiser (Supplied)

A 20-year-old man has been charged with a list of weapons offences after being tracked down by a Sault police dog following a break-in, police say.

Officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were called to a break-and-enter in progress in the area of Douglas Street and Second Avenue around 11 p.m. on Thursday, police said in a news release.

"It was reported a gun was pointed at a victim," police said.

Officers contained the area upon arrival and started a search, including the canine unit.

"The accused was located in the 200 block of Third Avenue and arrested. A subsequent search found the accused to be in possession of bear spray," police said.

While the investigation remains active, officers have left the area, police said around 2 a.m.

One adult male has been taken into custody and further details will be released as information becomes available, police 

The accused, from Batchewana First Nation's Rankin Reserve, is charged with:

  • Break and enter
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Two counts of having a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Having a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Having break-in tools
  • Two counts of failing to comply with a release order

No word on if any physical injuries were sustained in the incident.

None of the allegations has been proven in court. Top Stories

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