Driving Impaired, Theft and Assault Charges Laid in Separate Incidents by Sault Police.

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From the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Files.

Male Arrested for Theft

On June 24th, 2018 officers with the Patrol Services Division of The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 26 year old Brooks Warmignton of no fixed address for theft.

It is alleged that the accused attended a business in the 600 block of Great Northern Road and selected $12.95 worth of merchandise and left the store without paying. The accused then crossed the street and took a portable stereo valued at $220 from a vehicle that was parked there.  The accused fled the area and was located a short time later.

He was taken into custody and it was found that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a theft on May 29th, 2018 where he is alleged to have stolen approximately $1000 worth of merchandise from a business in the 200 block of Bay Street.

The accused has been charged with 3 counts of theft under $5,000, 2 counts of possession of stolen property and 3 counts of breach of probation.  He will appear in court on July 30th, 2018.

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Male Arrested for Impaired Driving

On June 24th, 2018 officers with the Patrol Services Division of The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 23 year old Tyler Gregg of Willow Avenue for Impaired Driving.

Just after 2:15 a.m. officers observed the accused operating a motor vehicle on Bruce Street.  The officers observed sparks coming for the rear of the vehicle and noted that the rear tire was deflated and the vehicle was being driven on the rim.

Officers stopped the vehicle and developed grounds to believe that the accused was operating the motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol.  He was taken into custody and has been charged with one count of impaired driving.  He will appear in court on July 30th.

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Male Arrested for Assault

On June 22th, 2018 officers with the Patrol Services Division of The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 45 year old Lawrence Gatza of Chapple Avenue for assault.

It is alleged that the accused engaged in a physical altercation with 3 males that were known to him.  The accused assaulted the three males by punching them.  The accused also threw a knife at one of the victims.

Officers located the accused a short time later and he was taken into custody.  While being arrested, the accused assaulted an officer by kicking him.  The accused has been charged with one count of assaulting a police officer, 3 counts of assault, one count of breach of probation and one count of assault with a weapon.  He was held for bail court.