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Domestic dispute leads to firearms charges on Manitoulin Island

34-year-old from Carnarvon Township arrested after incident Saturday around 1 a.m.
OPP file photo

MANITOULIN ISLAND – One person has been arrested and charged with multiple offences on Manitoulin Island.

On Saturday shortly before 1 a.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police responded to a domestic dispute on Yonge Street in Carnarvon Township on south-central Manitoulin near the town of Mindemoya.

Information provided to police was that one person had a firearm and was threatening violence, police said in a release.

Upon arrival, officers were able to locate and arrest a suspect. No injuries were reported, police said.

Following an investigation, a 34-year-old from Carnarvon Township was charged with:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition - 2 counts
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order - 6 counts
  • Mischief - destroys or damages property - 2 counts
  • Assault
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm - 4 counts
  • Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm
  • Forcible confinement
  • Firearm - use while committing offence - 2 counts
  • Unlawfully in dwelling house - 2 counts
  • Pointing a firearm - 2 counts
  • Dangerous operation
  • Mischief - obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm - 4 counts

The accused was held in custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Gore Bay Bail Court and later released. 

Due to the domestic nature of the incident, the name of the accused with not be released to protect the identity of the victim, police said.