Man charged with resisting arrest after refusing to put on a mask inside a business

On Saturday, December 19, police were dispatched to a business in the northwest end of Cobourg for an unwanted person.

The man was arrested for causing a disturbance and failing to leave the premises when directed. The accused resisted arrest, and police deployed a conducted energy weapon (also known as a Taser) in order to safely effect the arrest.

As a result, Mark HAMBLETON, a 65 year-old-male from the Hamlet of Grafton, was charged with the following offences:

  1. Fail to Leave Premises Upon Direction – Contrary to Section 2(1)(b)1(2) of the Trespass to Property Act
  2. Cause Disturbance – Contrary to Section 175(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  3. Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest – Contrary to Section 270(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released on an undertaking and summons with a future court date.

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