Police Follow Tracks to Nab Robber


(THESSALON, ON)- On December 9, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a theft at residence on Owen Street in the Town of Thessalon.

Investigation determined that on the evening of December 8, 2017 shortly after 11:00 p.m. an unknown male dressed in dark clothing entered a property on Owen Street. A neighbor observed this male on the property with a piece of downspout. The male continued on with the downspout to a pick-up truck that was locked and parked in front of a lot next door to complainant where he had attempted to enter it.

On this evening it had snowed and police followed footwear impressions to a back yard on Government Road where a shed had been rummaged through and the footwear impressions continued northbound and ended at another residence on Government Road.

As a result of the investigation, Kyle PARNELL, 32 years of age from Thessalon, Ontario was charged with:
Theft Under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
Trespassing at Night, contrary to section 177 of the CC.

The accused was released on a Recognizance of Bail and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on December 18, 2017.


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