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Teen faces weapons charges after police foot chase in Blind River

OPP responded to call regarding an individual was being chased by three people on the evening of Sept. 17
OPP file photo

BLIND RIVER - On Sept. 17, 2023 shortly after 7:15 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to call for service where an individual was being chased by three people in the Hudson Street and Chiblow Street in the Town of Blind River.   

A brief time later, police located the complainant on Chiblow Street and gave chase to two individuals through the neighbourhood backyards. Police located and arrested one individual hiding in dense weeds and underbrush.

Investigation determined the arrested individual had assaulted the complainant with brass knuckles the day prior.

As a result, a 17-year-old from Blind River, was charged with:
    •    Assault with a weapon
    •    Possession of weapons for dangerous purpose
    •    Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose
    •    Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
    •    Criminal harassment - threatening conduct
    •    Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine
    •    Failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court (four counts)

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on Sept. 19, 2023, and was remanded into custody.