Arrest and search warrant executed in Latchford

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On August 12, 2019, members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation into an alleged assault that took place in Latchford, Ontario.

On August 14, 2019, members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the OPP, Temiskaming Crime Unit, Kirkland Lake Crime Unit, North East Region (NER) Community Street Crime Unit, NER Forensic Identification Services Unit, Central and West Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), NER Emergency Response Team (ERT), NER Canine Unit (K9), NER Critical Incident Command, and a Crisis Negotiator executed an arrest and a search warrant at a residence in Latchford and arrested the suspect.

Police seized prohibited weapons, as well as other weapons in the residence.

As a result of police investigation, a 40-year-old Latchford resident, has been charged with the following:

  •  Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC;
  • Mischief – Domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC;
  • Mischief Under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC; and
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (two counts), contrary to section 91(2) of the CC.

 

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court on August 16, 2019, in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Victims in abusive relationships are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, there are local resources here to help. A toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. You can also visit the following websites for more information:

Victim Services of Temiskaming & District at: www.tdvictimservices.ca and Pavilion Women’s Centre at: pavilionwc.com/.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.    

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