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Ongoing neighbourhood dispute results in mischief charge for 72-year-old man

Police say the accused hit and damaged a vehicle
2020-04-01 OPP stock
File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

On Sept. 14, 2020, at approximately 10:37 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called in relation to a mischief to a vehicle on Ste Camillus Crescent in Elliot Lake.

The complainant reported backing out of the driveway when a neighbour blocked the vehicle with another. The neighbour then exited and commenced hitting and damaging the vehicle. There had been on-going previous disputes and tension between the neighbours.

George Baranyai, 72 years of age, of Elliot Lake was charged with:

  • Mischief under $5,000, contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on Nov. 3, 2020.