UPDATE: Tuesday, January 10: 9:30 a.m.
Police have arrested a Bancroft man in connection to the shooting at Canadian Tire on the weekend.
The 27-year-old man was charged with reckless discharging of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
He was also charged with three counts of mischief under $5,000 and one count of mischief over $5,000.
The arrest was announced by Bancroft OPP early Tuesday morning. He’s currently in custody and scheduled to appear in a Belleville court today.
UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Bancroft OPP has confirmed that it is investigating bullet holes that were fired into Canadian Tire and into cars in its parking lot over the weekend.
Investigators believe the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. on Sunday. However, they say there are no reports of injuries.
OPP says “the building and few cars in the parking lot sustained damage.”
Meanwhile, the store has re-opened to customers today, after it was marked off as a crime scene on Sunday.
Police tape was blocking the front doors, above which there were windows with several bullet-sized holes in them.
The Bancroft OPP Crime Unit and Forensic Unit are investigating. OPP says the investigation and information gathering is still in the early stages.
A local OPP spokesperson told Moose FM that police are continuing to go through surveillance video as part of the investigation, but they do not have information to release on possible suspects yet.
Police ask that anyone with information on the incident contact Bancroft OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.
The Bancroft Canadian Tire was the site of a crime scene Sunday.
OPP says it’s investigating damage that was done to the large retail store over Saturday night. However, they say there are no reports of injuries from the incident.
OPP spokesperson Erin Cranton said Sunday night “the investigation and information gathering is in the early stages with assistance from the Bancroft Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services. Further information may be released when it becomes available.”
The store was closed to customers on Sunday and police tape was blocking the front doors, above which there were damaged windows.
When contacted, an employee at the store declined comment.
The Moose FM news department is following developments and will report more, when new information is available.
Sunday, Jan. 8: 2:30 p.m.
The Bancroft Canadian Tire is the site of a crime scene this afternoon.
The store is closed to customers and police tape is blocking the front doors, above which there are damaged windows.
An OPP Forensic Unit vehicle is at the site.
Police have yet to announce any details. When contacted, an employee at the store declined comment.
The Moose FM News department has reached out to OPP and Canadian Tire’s corporate media relations line and has yet to hear back.
We’ll report more details when they come available.