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Published December 3, 2022

OPP: Male with weapon arrested in Midland after domestic incident

Information from the public helped locate the suspect
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OPP say a search for a male with a weapon who fled a domestic incident in Midland ended in his arrest - thanks to assistance from the public.

On Friday at 8:00 p.m., Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to a residence on the east side of town.

Officers investigating an assault allegation say they learned that the male suspect fled the residence and was believed to be carrying a rifle-style weapon.

Police were assisted in the search by the canine unit, emergency response team, and the tactics and rescue unit.

At 11:15 p.m., after receiving information from the public, they located and arrested the suspect on Elizabeth Street. OPP say a knapsack was located nearby the male and contained the weapon and a quantity of controlled substances.

The 37-year-old, of no fixed address, faces the following charges:

  • Assault - Spousal
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x 2
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Cocaine
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 2
  • Fail to Comply with a Probation Order

He was held for a bail hearing on Saturday.

Banner image - file photo - Barrie 360

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