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Officers Threatened, Cruiser Damaged – WATSON Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – One person has been charged after an incident that closed Napier Street, in the Municipality of West Perth overnight on Friday.

On October 28, 2022, just before 7:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to an address on Napier Street, Mitchell. During the incident, a person damaged a police cruiser, and uttered threats to kill the officers.

No injuries were reported, and the road was reopened around 4:30 a.m.

Kaleb WATSON, 31, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–       Uttering Threats – To Cause Death or Bodily Harm

–       Mischief Over $5000

–       Assault a Public Officer with a Weapon

–       Resist Peace Officer

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.