On July 21st, City Police officers attended to a residence on Borden Ave. after receiving a report of a home invasion.
Investigation revealed that 2 males wearing balaclavas entered the residence around 6 am and allegedly tied up and blindfolded the homeowner. They then demanded cash, jewelry and prescription medications and then continuously assaulted and threatened the homeowner for an extended period of time.
The 2 males then allegedly locked the homeowner in another room and left the residence with multiple stolen items. The victim was eventually able to free himself and contacted the City Police. Further investigation by Detectives resulted in officers from the Criminal Investigation Division, Emergency Services Unit, Canine Unit and Patrol to attend at a residence on Carufel Ave. on the evening of July 22nd.
After approximately an hour of police presence 2 males exited the residence and were taken into custody. 50 year old Nicholas Pears, of Carufel Ave. and 26 year old Michael Turmaine of East St. have been charged with break and enter, disguise with intent, robbery, threatening, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement. They both appeared in WASH Court on July 23rd.