East Algoma OPP – arrest made after neighbour dispute

One person was arrested and charged after police were called to a neighbour dispute on Federation Street in Thessalon.


On April 11, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the residential property. The complainant reported a neighbour attended their property and threatened to kill them with a tire iron in hand. Police also later learned that the person was on probation with release conditions.

James HEMBRUFF, 38-years-old, of Thessalon was arrested and charged with:

  • Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Fail to comply with Probation Order

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie on April 12, 2024.