Multiple attempts at crime

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break and enter

On October 6, 2016, shortly after 6:00 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Break and Enter in progress at a residence on Forest Place in the City of Elliot Lake.

Investigation revealed that unknown person(s) entered the complainant’s residence after 5:30 a.m., and was rummaging through her home. A purse was stolen along with personal papers and her husband’s credit card.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., police attended a residence on Albert Street where a male was attempting to access his mother’s car without her permission. The male was located on Brunet Road and arrested. As the male was being searched by police, officers located a stolen credit card belonging victims of the Break and Enter on Forest Place earlier on this date.

As a result, Wesley MAYNES, 58 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with: Possession of a Credit Card, contrary to section 342(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on December 6, 2016.

On October 13, 2016, shortly after 3:00 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Break and Enter in progress at a residence on Paris Drive in the City of Elliot Lake.

Investigation revealed that a male attempted to gain access through a patio door and was interrupted by the owner. The male was previously in a shed in the back yard. A green vehicle was seen leaving the residence. Police located the vehicle in a private driveway on Axmith Avenue.

As a result, Westley MAYNES, 58 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

* Break, Enter or Place with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence (X2), contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
* Possession Break in Instruments, contrary to section 351(1) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on November 1, 2016.

On October 13, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties in the City of Elliot Lake.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., police observed a male known to them to be driving on Albert Street in breach of his recognizance.

As a result, Westley MAYNES, 58 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with: Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court from Sudbury on October 15, 2016 and was released with a court date in Elliot Lake on November 1, 2016.

On October 17, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted an investigation into a male breaching a condition of his release Recognizance.

As a result, Westley MAYNES, 58 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with: Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on October 18, 2016.