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Two Arrested – Names Released

(PENETANGUISHENE, ON) – A report at approximately 11:57 p.m. July 4, 2024 to the OPP Communications Centre of suspicious persons in the area of the Penetanguishene Town dock and boat launch followed by calls of persons attempting to break into vehicles in the same area resulted in officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment to respond and upon attending, two suspects fled the area on foot and bicycle.

A number of officers patrolled the area locating the suspects wearing balaclavas and made arrests on Shanahan Lane and another on Beck Boulevard. During the officers investigation prior to the arrests, located an aerosol can containing a noxious substance and during the arrests a replica pistol was seized.

Charged in connection to this investigation are the following persons.

Ethan VIDLER 18 years of Penetanguishene has been charged criminally with the following offences.

  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Escape lawful custody

And further with

  • Being intoxicated in public place contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act

The accused was released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on August 15, 2024.

A 14 year old young person of Strong Township has been also charged with the following criminal offences.

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Escape lawful custody
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Failure to comply with undertaking

The accused who cannot be identified because of the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act was held for a bail hearing and will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice  at a future date.

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