Two Males Arrested for Home Invasion

Posted on Thursday March 08, 2018

On March 5th, 2018 officers with the Investigation Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 26 year old Branden Hartling of no fixed address in relation to a home invasion.  On February 20th, 2018 officers also arrested 23 year old Dallas Solomon of Sussex Road in relation to this same incident.

It is alleged that in the early morning hours of February 10th, 2018 the two males attended the residence of a person known to them in the 400 block of Morin Street armed with weapons.  The two forced their way into the residence and assaulted a male victim inside.

They then fled the area and a short time later police were contacted.  Both males have now been taken into custody and have been charged with; 

  • Break and enter with intent to commit robbery,
  • One count of assault with a weapon.
  • One count of Assault causing bodily harm,
  • One count of wearing a disguise with intent, and;
  • One count of breach of probation.

They were both held for bail court. 

Officers have confirmed that this incident is linked to the February 10th fatal shooting of Christopher Swanson.  No further information can be released at this time as the investigation is continuing.  

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Contact information:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or

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