A Timmins police officer is facing charges.

Following an investigation that began in November Constable Alex Lacelle is charged with assault, theft, possession of stolen property, obstructing justice, and fabricating evidence.

The charges stem from two separate incidents. The assault charges stem from an incident involving an altercation with two other people when he was off-duty.

The 27-year-old has been suspended since January 7th, 2014.