Timmins man refused to stop for police, had weapon in vehicle
A 37-year-old man is in custody following a terrifying home invasion in Timmins on July 2 that left two residents injured – and only netted the thief some pocket change. (File)
SUDBURY -- Timmins police say a man is facing several charges after he allegedly failed to stop for an officer while driving on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said an officer tried to stop the 25-year-old, who was driving a vehicle on Vipond Road in Schumacher, but he kept going for a "considerable distance" before parking in the driveway of a home and refused to exit the vehicle.
"The subject was eventually removed from the vehicle and taken into custody by the Timmins Police Service," police said in a news release Thursday."A weapon was located on the subject’s person during the arrest."
As a result, he has been charged with flight from a police officer, obstructing a peace officer, and having a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday morning.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.