On May 5, 2023, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery downtown Elliot Lake on Nova Scotia Walk.
The complainant (an off-duty police officer) witnessed a known male assault a person who was sitting on a bench outside a retail store. The officer intervened, identified them-self, and attempted an arrest, but the male fled on his e-bike. The male was arrested a short time later by police. The victim sustained minor injuries and was assessed by Algoma Paramedic Services.
Joshua BAINES, 39 years-old of Elliot Lake, was charged with:
- Robbery with Theft
- Assault a peace officer
- Resist peace officer
- Escape lawful custody
- Failure to comply with undertaking (two counts)
The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on May 6, 2023.
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