Elliot Lake Man Accused of Robbing Church


On June 11, 2022 the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a break and enter at a church on Mississauga Avenue in Elliot Lake.

Police were notified of the early morning break and enter on June 7, 2022. Entry was gained through a window and numerous electronic items and cash was stolen from inside. Police later identified the person in the video surveillance and a subsequent arrest was made.

Wesley MAYNES, 64 years-old, of Elliot Lake was charged with:

  • Break, Enter a Dwelling House – Commit Indictable Offence, contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Theft Under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC
  • Trespassing at Night, contrary to section 177 of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, on July 5, 2022.


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