Reports of a man with an ax lead to an arrest

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Sault Ste. Marie Police made an arrest after a person with an ax was reported on the 300 block of East Balfour.

Police arrived in the area around 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 and found a person matching the description in the report.

The person was reportedly found to be carrying an ax and a knife in a backpack.

The police charged 29-year-old Jeffrey Humphries with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a weapon known to its possession is prohibited
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to the prohibition order
  • Failure to comply with the supervisory order – keep calm and be of good behaviour
  • Breach of recognition

He was remanded in custody pending a bail hearing.

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