Individual facing multiple assault charges

From the OPP
Press release

(FORT FRANCES) – One individual is facing numerous assault charges following an incident in the Town of Fort Frances.

On March 11, 2023, just before 7:00 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident on Sixth Street in the Town of Fort Frances where two individuals had been assaulted. Officers located one individual nearby and subsequently placed them under arrest.

There were no serious injuries reported to police.

As a result, a 34-year-old, of Fort Frances has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code and Liquor Licence and Control Act with: Assault – two counts; Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm; Assault – Spousal; Fail to Comply with Probation Order – two counts; Being Intoxicated in Public Place; and Having Liquor in Open Container in Unauthorized Place.

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances at a later date.

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victim.

Individuals experiencing intimate partner violence are not alone. If you or someone you are aware of requires assistance, there are local resources ready to provide support. The OPP is available at 1-888-310-1122 throughout the province of Ontario. In cases of immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1 for prompt assistance.

FLIGHT FROM POLICE

(Chapple) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the Rainy River District have arrested and charged one individual with numerous offences after a motorist fled the scene of a traffic stop. 

On March 10, 2024, at approximately 1:27 a.m., OPP officers were conducting general patrol duties on Highway 71 in Chapple when a vehicle was observed going approximately 160 kilometers an hour in a posted 90 kilometer an hour zone. The accused attempted to evade police by parking the vehicle and leaving the scene on foot. Officers located the occupant of the vehicle after a brief search of the area.

As a result of the investigation, a 24-years-old Thunder Bay resident has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol, Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 plus, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The accused has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt, Drive Without Proper Rear Light – Motor Vehicle, and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit.

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was issued.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 15, 2024.

The OPP is committed to road safety and encourage motorists to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 if you suspect impaired driving. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

WARRANTS

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Twelve individuals have been arrested on outstanding warrants in the Fort Frances area.

The Offender Management and Apprehension Program (OMAP) is a crime suppression program designed to deter the criminal activities of repeat offenders. The program focuses on offenders that are deemed to be a high-risk to the safety of communities and individuals and are often involved in repeat criminal behaviour.

On February 26, 2024, through February 28, 2024, the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted the local initiative with a focus in the Town of Fort Frances and surrounding areas, which resulted in 12 arrests, with two individuals held in custody for bail. The local initiative focused on individuals with arrest warrants related to outstanding charges ranging from violent offences to drug, property, and bail violations.

This initiative was performed with high-priority focus on public safety, the Rainy River District OPP CSCU and ERT designed the safe apprehension of individuals who are currently wanted and residing in communities across district. The initiatives focus on public safe and is the main objective when locating the listed individuals. These are the charges these individuals with warrants have and around the district.

Individual #1: Cruelty to animals – unnecessary pain, suffering or injury; Assault with A Weapon; Criminal Harassment – repeatedly communicate and Perjury.

Individual #2: Assault – Spousal X2

Individual # 3: Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence; Theft Over $5000; and Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin) X2

Individual #4: Operation while impaired – blood drug concentration; Fail to Appear/Comply with Appearance Notice, Promise to Appear, or Recognizance; Dangerous operation; Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Other Drugs; and Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs X2

Individual #5: Assault with A Weapon X3

Individual #6: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Individual #7: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Individual #8: Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order; Failure to comply with undertaking; Assault with a Weapon – Spousal X2; Fail to Comply with Probation Order X2; Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

Individual #9: Sexual Assault X2

Individual #10: Assault – Spousal X2; Failure to comply with undertaking; Poss of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine; Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm-Spousal; Failure to attend court after having appeared X3; and Break, Enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence

Individual #11: Assault; and Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Individual #12: Unlawfully in Dwelling House; Resist Peace Officer; and Assault a Peace Officer

The primary goal for the OPP is to ensure the continued safety and security of the citizens, of not only North West Region, but Ontario, this local initiative directly correlates with the OPP’s vision of Safe Communities…A Secure Ontario.

ASSAULT CHARGES

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment have arrested and charged one individual with assault.

On March 10, 2024, at approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Dryden OPP Detachment responded to an incident at a residence in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the investigation, a 56-year-old has been charged under the Criminal Code with: Assault – spousal; Assault cause bodily harm -choke, suffocate or strangle; and Forcible confinement.

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden at a later date.

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victim.

Individuals experiencing intimate partner violence are not alone. If you or someone you are aware of requires assistance, there are local resources ready to provide support. The OPP is available at 1-888-310-1122 throughout the province of Ontario. In cases of immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1 for prompt assistance.

IMPAIRED DRIVER

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment have arrested and charged one individual with impaired operation.

On March 12, 2024, at approximately 6:00 a.m. members of the Dryden OPP Detachment responded to a call for service of a possible impaired driver at a local restaurant in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol/drug. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Dryden detachment OPP Detachment for further testing.

A 20-year-old, of Thunder Bay, has been arrested and charged with: Adult operation while impaired by blood alcohol concentration (80 plus); Adult operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs; and Adult novice driver – B.A.C above zero.

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden on April 29, 2024.