Callander man faces numerous charges for using a replica handgun

Callander man faces numerous charges for using a replica handgun

On Monday 10 August 2015, following an investigation into a weapon complaint, North Bay Police arrested and charged Philip Paul Lachance, age 38, of Callander with:

  • One count of uttering threats;
  • One count of using imitation firearm in commission of offence;
  • One count of possession of imitation weapon for dangerous purpose; and
  • Two counts of breach of probation.

On Monday August 10th, the accused was helping a resident move out of a downtown North Bay residence. Another man, later to become the victim in this occurrence, also attended the same residence at the same time to help a fourth person move out. Other witnesses were also present.

It is alleged that a verbal exchange between the accused and the victim turned violent when the accused threatened the victim. The accused later used an imitation firearm, which the victim believed was real, to intimidate him. The victim then fled the scene.

A complainant contacted police shortly after 1 p.m. to report the incident. Police responded immediately, arrested and searched the accused at the scene and seized a plastic replica handgun with an ammunition clip as evidence.

The accused was held in custody overnight awaiting a bail hearing today.