Press Release - Criminal Charge

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Theft and Breach Probation

Criminal Charges

On October 4th 2017 the Midland Police Service were called to the L.C.B.O. at the south end of town for a male that keeps attending this location and stealing alcohol. An officer attended and watched the surveillance video and recognized the suspect that had taken a bottle without paying for it. The suspect was known to police and was later located in the downtown core area.

Police Pursuit Ends In Charges

Criminal Charges

On September 30, 2017 in the early morning hours, Midland Police responded to a dispute at a William Street address. Upon arrival a vehicle was observed fleeing the area. The driver failed to stop for police ignoring both roof lights and sirens. A short time later the vehicle was spotted parked in the area not running, with the headlights still on.

Possession Cocaine, Careless Storage of Ammunition & Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Criminal Charges

On October 12, 2017 the Midland Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a Suspended Driver on Highway 12 in the Town of Midland. Upon searching the vehicle officers located drug paraphernalia and 7 rounds of shogun ammunition inside of the vehicle. A suspect was arrested and transported back to the Midland Police Service. The suspect was also found to be bound by a Probation Order.

Breach of Bail

Criminal Charges

On the 30 September 2017 at approximately 3:02 pm, Midland Police were on general patrol on the west side of Midland and observed a male and female walking together.

The investigation revealed the male suspect was bound by a Recognizance of Bail not to communicate with that female from a previous incident.

Police Pursuit

Criminal Charges

On the 30 September 2017 at approximately 4:52 am, Midland Police were responding to a disturbance call on the east side of Midland.
Police observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A brief pursuit commenced and the driver failed to obey numerous traffic signals. The pursuit was terminated by police for public safety reasons.

Sexual Assault & Sexual Interference

Criminal Charges

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Midland Police Service initiated an investigation into an alleged Sexual Assault involving an Adult Male and an individual under the age of 16 years.

As a result of the investigation, the Midland Police Service arrested the Male Suspect without incident on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Stolen Air Pistol Recovered

Criminal Charges

On Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at approximately 11:00 am, a 45 year old Christian Island man attended a retail store. Video surveillance captured the male concealing an air pistol and exiting the store without attempting to purchase the stolen item.

Mischief, Trespass & Assault

Criminal Charges

On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at approximately 3:00 am, Midland Police responded to the Sunnyside area of Midland regarding a person yelling and banging on the doors of home owners.

Domestic Assault

Criminal Charges

On the morning of Saturday September 16th 2017 Midland Police were called to a home on the east side of Midland after a witness observed a male push a female in the doorway of a home followed by a brief argument. Police spoke with both who are in a common-law relationship and it was determined that an assault had occurred causing minor injuries.