OPP in Elliot Lake are reporting a very odd incident.
On January 14 at 8 p.m. officers were called to mischief-related complaint at the hospital in Elliot Lake.
The caller reported an "upset person" pulled the fire alarm prior to leaving the property on foot. Police found him a short time later and arrested, charged, and released the suspect.
Later that same night at around 4 a.m. police received an alarm call at a bank on Front Street in the town of Spanish. While police were on route, the alarm company confirmed the break and enter, and could see a person inside the bank.
"Police arrived a short time later and confirmed a large pane of glass shattered with more damage inside," said Constable Phil Young. "The same person from the earlier Elliot Lake hospital incident was inside the bank sitting at a desk."
Todd Pineo, 45, from Spanish was arrested and is charged with:
- Mischief - obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment, or operation of property
- False alarm of fire
- Failure to comply with a release order
- Mischief over $5,000
- Break, enter a place - commit indictable offence
Pineo appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on January 15 and was remanded into custody.