OPP Responds To Domestic Dispute – Charges Laid


(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Thursday, January 31, 2019, at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a domestic dispute on Main Street, in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, Ontario.

With the assistance of the OPP’s North East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, and Critical Incident Command (CIC), officers located a male and arrested him. A 45-year-old male from Webbwood, Ontario, has been charged with:

Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code (CC);
Assault with a Weapon – Spousal, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC;
Fail to Comply with Recognizance – two counts, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC;
Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC; and
Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm – Spousal, contrary to section 264.1(1) of the CC.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, Ontario on February 1, 2019. The OPP will not be releasing his name in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Victims of domestic assaults are not alone. If you have been assaulted by an intimate partner or know someone that has, there are local resources here to help. You can visit the Manitoulin Family Resources website at www.mfresources.net for assistance. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.


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