Officers assaulted during an arrest on Walpole Island

Lambton OPP officials allege: On May 19, 2023, at 11:40 a.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a dispute at a residence on Union Hall Road on Walpole Island.

When officers were attempting to take an individual into custody as a result of the investigation, the individual resisted arrest and assaulted the responding officers.

The individual was taken into custody after the short struggle.

A 28-year-old Walpole Island First Nation man has been charged with the following:

– Assault a peace officer (two counts) and,

– Resist a peace officer.

The accused has been released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date to answer to these charges and other similar charges from a previous event.

If you have information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone.

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