City Police Blotter for May 1st

Sault Ste Marie Police Services

44 year old Scott Dunseath of 311 Gilles was arrested and charged with theft under $5000. It is alleged that on May 1 2014 the accused located a purse in a bus shelter on John St. and instead of returning the purse the accused searched the purse and stole approximately $65 from it. The money was located on the accused after he was searched. He is now scheduled to appear in court on June 9 2014.

25 year old Joshua Vanatta was arrested by City Police on April 30th for threatening, assault and Breach of Probation. It is alleged Mr.Vanatta became involved in an argument with a male person known to him. The victim was in the bathroom of his residence and the accused forced the door open and assaulted the victim by kicking and punching him in the face as well as threatening to kill him. He will be appearing in Bail Court later this morning.

On the 30th of April at approximately 12:55 pm officers from the Sault Ste Marie Police Service Crime Suppression Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant a 1-109 Wellington Street West. Several prohibited weapons, including Nunchaku sticks and a blow gun, ammunition as well as Marihuana and codeine pills were confiscated. 32 year old Jacob Carter of that address was charged with 4 counts of possession of prohibited weapons, 3 counts of possession of Narcotics, one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking as well as 5 counts of breaching a recognizance in relation to not possessing weapons or ammunition. Mr. Carter will be appearing in Bail Court as well.

Crime StoppersIf you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.