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POLICE BELIEVE A SLINGSHOT AND MARBLES WERE USED IN MISCHIEF INVESTIGATION
2/7/2018 4:53:19 AM


An 18-year-old Omemee teen is facing several additional charges in an ongoing investigation where marbles were fired from a slingshot at a bystander and also at local residences, businesses, vehicles and bus shelters.

Between late January and last Friday, at least 31 incidents were reported to the Peterborough Police involving unknown projectiles fired from an unknown object causing damage to glass and windows throughout the city.

The accused was identified as Caleb Casselman and he was arrested on Friday night. He was initially charged with mischief under $5,000 for an incident at a Park Street South convenience store.

Through further investigation the accused has been linked to numerous other incidents, including one incident where a marble was fired from a slingshot at bystander almost striking the person who walking in the area of Monaghan Road and Lansdowne Street at the time.

On Saturday, police executed a search warrant of a vehicle and residence was executed and claim they found and seized pellet guns, a paintball gun, sling shots and marbles.

In most of the incidents investigated to this point it was a marble that was fired from a slingshot.

Casselman is now facing additional charges including:

         Assault with a weapon X1

         Mischief over $5,000 X1

         Mischief under $5,000 X12

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has experienced a similar incident to their person, property, vehicle or residence please contact the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca
   

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