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Man accused of smashing car in Serpent River First Nation

Police say the accused was located hiding in a wooded area behind a Rio Subdivision property
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

On July 21, 2021, shortly after 2:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance on Rio Subdivision Road East in the community of Serpent River First Nation.

Investigation determined that persons were visiting in the community and one of them began to smash the complainant's car and along with damaging the windshield. The accused left the area on foot and was later located hiding in a wooded area behind the property on Rio Subdivision Road East.

The accused was transported to East Algoma Blind River Detachment and lodged until sober.

As a result of the investigation, Joseph Dore, 39 years of age, from Thunder Bay was charged with:

  • Mischief under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Oct. 7, 2021.