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Domestic dispute call leads charges in Espanola

35-year-old charged with obstruct peace officer and more
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ESPANOLA - On Feb. 22, 2020 at approximately 6:55 a.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Espanola, Ont.

As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old from Espanola, Ont. has been charged with:
    •    Obstruct peace officer - contrary to section129(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
    •    Mischief - obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property - contrary to section 430(1)(c) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, Ont.

Victims in abusive relationships 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 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.