GRAVENHURST — A bail hearing was held this morning for a man police charged with armed robbery at the McDonald’s Tuesday morning.

Jason McIntyre, 32, of Gravenhurst, was held in custody until this morning after police said he “brandished” a gun at the fast food restaurant, as first reported here by three days ago.

Police say that on April 13 at 10:45 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to man with a firearm at the McDonalds drive-thru.

Police were able to quickly locate the suspect at a nearby residence on James Street, where he was arrested without incident.

An OPP emergency response team member assisted.

As a result of the investigation, police charged McIntyre with the following offences:

Armed Robbery – contrary to section 343(d) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Possession of an imitation weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Pointing a Firearm – contrary to section 87 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Anyone with information in relation to this call is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888) 310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

An OPP emergency response team officer talks with a uniformed officer on James Street outside a home near the ball park.
James Street between Fernwood Drive and North Muldrew Lake Road was blocked off by police who found the suspect at a home near the ballpark.
A heavy police presence saw at least eight officers vehicles respond to the arrest on James Street Tuesday morning near the ballpark.