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Man charged after Baldwin Township boat launch dispute

Police say two separate groups of people were using the same boat launch when damage was done to a vehicle
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BALDWIN TOWNSHIP - On Sept. 8, 2020, at approximately 1:42 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of mischief at a boat launch on Portage Road off Espanola Bay (Agnew Lake), Baldwin Township.

Police attended and investigated a dispute between two separate groups of people using the same boat launch which resulted in damage to a motor vehicle.   

As a result of the investigation, Davis O'Connell, 26-years-old, of Sudbury was arrested and charged with:

  • Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Mischief - destroys or damages property, contrary to section 430(1)(a) of the CC.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 30, 2020 in Espanola.