Port Hope police use stun gun in arrest of man

Police in Port Hope, ONt., used a stun gun to assist in the arrest of a man on Oct. 2. AP file

Police in Port Hope, Ont., say an officer used a stun gun to assist in the arrest of a man last weekend.

According to the Port Hope Police Service, on Oct. 2, officers responded to a mischief complaint at a business on Henderson Street. Upon arrival, they found a man laying in the middle of the road.

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Police say officers approached the man and advised he was under arrest for mischief. Police allege the man became aggressive and challenged officers to fight.

One officer drew and deployed a conducted energy weapon. The man was arrested without further incident.

The 33-year-old man from Beaverton, Ont., was charged with mischief.

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He was released and will appear in court in Cobourg in November.

Other police briefs:

  • A tractor-trailer that had been stolen from a business on Ward Street on Sept. 26 was located by Toronto Police Service abandoned in a parking lot.  The vehicle was recovered and forensic identification was performed by the Toronto police the following day. No arrests have been made.
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