Lennox & Addington OPP Police Press Releases

Repeat Offender With Manchette Arrested Following Foot Chase

(LENNOX & ADDINGTON COUNTY) – Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged one person after the execution of a search warrant.

On April 2, 2024, shortly after 1:00 p.m., the OPP Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad attended a residence on Queen Street in Tyendinaga Township looking for a male who was breaching his conditions. The male fled the scene carrying a machete. After a brief foot pursuit, the male was arrested without incident and the machete was seized. Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment along with the East Region Community Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant at the residence. Police seized a loaded shotgun, two rifles, a prohibited magazine, and various ammunition.

As a result of this investigation, OPP has Joseph DUNKLEY, age 36, of Tyendinaga, with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm – three counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition – three counts
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm – three counts
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Fail to comply with release order – other than attend court – five counts
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order – seven counts
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number had been tampered with

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date. 

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