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Officer assaulted in shoplifting

An officer tried to stop the thief but a scuffle ensued
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On February 14, shortly before 5:30 p.m. Temiskaming OPP officers received a call about a shoplifter on Highway 11, in Temiskaming Shores.

Police say a man entered the store and left without paying for his merchandise.  

An officer tried to stop the thief but a scuffle ensued and the man fled on foot. He was found a short time after hidden in a nearby building.

Andre Leveille, 47, from Temiskaming Shores is charged with:

  • Theft under $5,000 - shoplifting
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest

Leveille was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 17 Temiskaming Shores,




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