Weapons, Threats and Mischief
Weapons, Threats, and Mischief to Property
On Thursday, January 6th at 8:08pm the Saugeen Shores Police received a call concerning a male who was allegedly threatening people and causing damage at a local Port Elgin grocery store.
A male and female were confronted by another customer over not wearing masks. The dispute escalated leading to the male customer threatening to cause bodily harm to the other male. A bystander witnessed the interaction and attempted to intervene, resulting in the male threatening this customer.
The altercation continued into the parking lot, where the male brandished a baseball bat in a dangerous manner towards the male and female. The male then struck the taillight of the victim’s vehicle causing damage.
Through an at scene investigation, police positively identified the suspect and arrested him a short time later.
A 56 year old Port Elgin Man has been charged with:
- Mischief under $5000
- Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm x3
- Possession of a weapon dangerous purpose
The male was released with a future court date.
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Sergeant Andy Evans