MANITOUWADGE – An investigation into an assault and theft of a motor vehicle has resulted in charges for two Marathon residents.
According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers were investigating a theft of a motor vehicle and an assault on a Manitouwadge victim.
As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old of Marathon was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, obstructing a peace officer, two counts of operation while prohibited, assault with a weapon, mischief over $5,000 and disguise with intent.
The 33-year-old was held for video bail and later transferred to the Thunder Bay District Jail and is awaiting further bail hearings.
Police also arrested and charged a 45-year-old of Marathon with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, assault with a weapon, mischief over $5,000 and disguise with intent.
The 45-year-old was held for video bail and later released on a release order with several conditions as well as to return to court in Thunder Bay by audio or video.
Police thank the public's assistance in this investigation and ask that anyone who may have any more information regarding these crimes or any other crimes to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). ontariocrimestoppers.ca