Caught suspect stealing from his vehicle; was attacked while detaining him until police arrived
A Flour Mill man was treated in hospital for a wound he received while restraining a suspect he caught stealing from his vehicle.
Greater Sudbury Police say the incident happened late in the evening July 28 on St. George Street.
“A resident called police advising that a family member had a male in custody for stealing from their vehicle,” police said in a release July 29. “Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had taken a utility knife from the vehicle and had slashed the owner when confronted. The victim managed to detain the suspect until police arrived.”
The suspect inflicted a large cut with the utility knife, forcing the victim to get treatment at Health Sciences North. He has since been released from hospital.
“After the suspect was taken into custody, it was learned that he was also on probation,” police said.
The man, 32, faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, breach of probation and theft under $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in bail court July 30.
Posted by Darren MacDonald