Residents of Kagawong were surprised when they awoke on Thanksgiving to find the small village teeming with police officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the UCCM Anishinaabe Police Service.
Police responded to a domestic dispute on Main Street after receiving a call at 4:07 am on the morning of October 11, 2021. A shelter in place of safety advisory was issued at approximately 10 am that lasted until the incident was resolved without injury at approximately 4 pm.
A 27-year-old male from Toronto has been charged with three counts of uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); pointing a firearm, contrary to section 87 of the CC; assault-spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC; and mischief-domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC.
The accused is being held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court in Gore Bay this week. -The investigation by the Manitoulin OPP crime unit is ongoing.
Lori Thompson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Manitoulin Expositor