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'Unwanted person' call leads to charges in Blind River

33-year-old faces personation, obstruct police charges
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BLIND RIVER - On June 18, 2022 shortly after 11 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an unwanted person that was consuming alcohol in a local restaurant on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Police attended the restaurant a short time later and arrested the [allegedly] intoxicated person. While dealing with this person, a false name given to officers.

As a result, Tyler Collins, 33 years of age of no fixed address, was charged with:
    •    Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice, contrary to section 403(1)(d) of the Criminal Code (CC)
    •    Obstruct peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC
    •    Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on June 19, 2022 and was remanded into custody.