Aurora man Vincent Moy Tam charged for using a false police badge

Frontline officers working out of the #1 District Uniform Patrol Unit have charged a suspicious man who was found outside a Tim Hortons yesterday with equipment similar to what is used in policing.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, police responded to Tim Horton’s, located at 17310 Yonge Street, in the Town of Newmarket, for a weapons call. Police arrived on scene and located the suspicious man, standing outside. He was arrested immediately without incident. Upon investigation, police discovered the man was in possession of two replica handguns, a box-cutter knife, two plastic badges and a police notebook and pen similar to what is used by police officers in York Region.

CHARGED:

Vincent Moy TAM, 20, of Aurora

CHARGES:

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Carry a Concealed Weapon
Misleading Use of a Badge by a Civilian

Mr. Tam has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket sometime today.

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