Pembroke shoplifting incident leads to charges against Laurentian Valley Township man

By Alex Black

A man from Laurentian Valley Township is facing half a dozen charges after a shoplifting incident in Pembroke.

Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a store in the 100 block of Pembroke Street East on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 16.

The OPP says a store employee was also threatened during the incident.

Officers located a suspect a short distance from the store and seized suspected cocaine, fentanyl and drug paraphernalia.

Marc Bromley faces the following six charges:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – fentanyl
  • Failure to comply with release order (two counts)

The accused was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody.

His next court appearance is slated for Thursday, Nov 24 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.

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