Fort Frances – NEWS – The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reports that shortly after 8:00 pm on February 12, 2021 officers were dispatched to an assault at a business on Scott Street in Fort Frances.
Officers attended the business and identified evidence of a robbery that had taken place.
Robbery is the use of violence while engaged in a theft. The subject had used a needle previously used for intravenous drug use to threaten an employee of the business. Officers were familiar with the subject and set out to locate him.
At shortly after 11:00 pm officers located the subject starting a fire in an enclosed area, close to an apartment building. The male was arrested without further incident and the officers extinguished the fire.
As a result of this investigation, John PERRAULT (25) of Fort Frances was charged with:
- 1 count of Robbery;
- 1 count of Indecent Act;
- 1 count of Arson;
- 1 count of Mischief under $5000.00; and
- 1 count of Possession of break-in tools.
PERRAULT was held for bail.
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None of the charges are proven. All accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.