5 Ontarians Were Just Charged For Hanging Out In A Grocery Store Parking Lot
None of them lived at the same address.
Five people were charged after they were caught hanging out together during Ontario's stay-at-home order.
In a press release, Timmins Police said they received a call on May 17 about a group of individuals who were gathered together in a grocery store parking lot on Algonquin Boulevard.
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At the scene, officers claim that they spotted a number of people who were gathered around parked cars and not following social distancing requirements.
All five people were interviewed, where it was discovered that none of them lived at the same address and were found to be breaking the current stay-at-home order.
The residents, who were between the ages of 20 and 30, were charged under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and face fines of $880 each.
Charges have also been laid for carpooling
In April, Timmins Police also reported that five charges had been laid after a group of Ontarians who didn't live together were caught carpooling during a R.I.D.E check.
All five people were charged for not following the stay-at-home order and faced fines of $880 each.
A similar incident was also reported in Otto Township at the beginning of May when OPP charged four residents for travelling in the same car.
Currently, Ontario residents are not allowed to gather with anyone outside of their household.
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