Male With Slingshot Charged


(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On October 25, 2017, shortly after 4:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a complaint where a male was hit with a small steel ball on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River.

An owner of an apartment building was making repairs to a door when he was hit with a ball bearing and another had missed him hitting his building. Investigation determined the ball bearings were fired from a slingshot.  The shots came from an apartment across from the complaint’s building where a male was observed near an open window. Police attended the apartment and located a slingshot and ball bearings.

As a result of the investigation, Edward MARTEL, 54 years of age from Blind River, Ontario, was charged with:
Mischief Under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
Assault with a Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC.


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