Police have arrested two individuals after it was reported that they were using a reciprocating saw to dig beneath vehicles parked at the Batchewana Health Centre on Saturday morning.
A news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) states that Justin Graham and Jason Pine were apprehended and arrested by responding officers following a short foot pursuit.
Full text of the OPP news release follows:
BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION - On April 10, 2021 at 11 a.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Batchewana Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service were requested to attend the Batchewana Health Centre as [it was alleged that] two unknown persons were digging underneath vehicles with a reciprocating saw.
Officers attended the area, located the two persons matching the description and after a short foot pursuit arrested both.
Justin Graham, 30 years old of Aweres Township was arrested and is charged with:
• Resist peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
• Mischief under $5,000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC, and
• Obstruct peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC
Jason Pine, 32 years old of Garden River, was arrested and is charged with:
• Mischief under $5,000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC
Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on May 31, 2021.