UPDATE: OPP believe a dog-walker may have witnessed attack on a jogger in Little Lake Park in Midland

Suspect Had Scab on Right Hand Running from Pinkie To Thumb

January 16

OPP in Midland say there may have been a witness to the attack on a woman jogger this week in Little Lake Park.

They say someone walking two medium-sized dogs with bells attached to their collars may be able to offer information in the matter.

Anyone who was in the area of Little Lake Park from sundown until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 14 is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122, opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca, or by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

January 15

Police in Midland say a woman was able to get away, after being grabbed by a man with a blade in Midland’s Little Lake Park.

The woman called 911 around 7:30 Tuesday evening, to say she’d been jogging along an unlit path through a wooded area of the park when she was knocked to the ground by a man. The woman told police say he was armed with a sharp-edged weapon.

After a brief struggle, the woman was able to free herself from her attacker with only minor physical injuries. She was treated at hospital and released.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 30 years of age, with a scab on his right hand, running from his little finger to his thumb. He is said to have been wearing a black, puffy, waist-length coat, pants that weren’t denim, and winter boots. The woman told police the suspect also had the scent of urine, skunk, and mold on him.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca, or by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.