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Numerous Domestic Assaults Reported

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – A number of people have been charged following domestic related incidents lately in Perth County. The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants victims to know that they are not alone.

On February 17 2021, the Perth County OPP, along with the Huron County OPP, investigated a report of assaults that had occurred over the past few years at different addresses in Perth County.

As a result of this investigation, a 22-year-old North Perth resident has been arrested and charged with:

  • Mischief – Domestic (two counts)
  • Mischief Over $5000
  • Assault – Spousal (two counts)

On February 19 2021, just after 10:00 p.m. the Perth County OPP responded to a domestic related disturbance between two people at a residence on St. Andrew Street, Mitchell. During the investigation, it was determined that one person had assaulted the other, and additional assaults were disclosed.

As a result, a 32-year-old resident of West Perth has been arrested and charged with:

  • Assault – Spousal (two counts)
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, suffocate or strangle

On February 25 2021, just before 9:30 p.m. the Perth County OPP were called to a residence on Tremaine Avenue South, in Listowel, for an unwanted person. When police arrived on scene, the suspect had fled on foot but were located a short distance away.

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old North Perth resident has been arrested and charged with:

  • Harassing Communications

Another historic incident was reported to Perth County OPP on February 28, 2021. The investigation in this case revealed that an assault had occurred, and property was damaged by the suspect.

As a result, a 38-year-old Howick Township resident has been arrested and charged with:

  • Assault – Spousal
  • Mischief – Destroys or Damages Property

In all cases, the accused parties were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

Victims of domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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