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Tillsonburg town councillor Max Adam faces three criminal charges, court documents show

By Greg Colgan, Sentinel-Review

In a 2015 file photo, Tillsonburg town councillor Max Adam paints the front of his Simcoe bar, the Kilnyard. Adam is facing three criminal charges stemming from an incident outside the business on New Year's Eve.

In a 2015 file photo, Tillsonburg town councillor Max Adam paints the front of his Simcoe bar, the Kilnyard. Adam is facing three criminal charges stemming from an incident outside the business on New Year's Eve.

TILLSONBURG - 

A Tillsonburg politician faces three criminal charges after being arrested New Year’s Eve, a fact he apparently hasn’t shared with the town’s mayor.

Rookie town councillor Max Adam, 32, was charged by Norfolk OPP with mischief of less than $5,000, causing a disturbance and breach of recognizance. He appeared in court Jan. 2 and was released on $1,000 bail.

According to court records, the charges stem from an incident at the Kilnyard, a bar Adam owns in Simcoe, about 30 minutes east of Tillsonburg. None of the allegations has been proved in court.

Adam didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. An email and phone calls to the bar in Simcoe also went unanswered.

Tillsonburg Mayor Stephen Molnar said Sunday he only learned of the charges when contacted by Postmedia. “I’m not aware of anything you’re talking about,” Molnar said. “Straight-faced and honest-to-goodness truth, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Adam, who was elected to council in 2014, is to return to court Jan. 16.

gcolgan@postmedia.com