28 Year Old Repeat Offender Arrested Following Assault – PENNY

(WASAGA BEACH, ON) – On July 19, 2020, at 3:49 a.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault in progress at a motel on River Road West, Wasaga Beach. Multiple witnesses stated a male was repeatedly punching another male who was screaming for help, outside of a motel room.

Officers attended the area and located the involved parties. Investigation at the scene led police to arrest and charge one male for multiple Criminal Code offences.

As a result of the investigation, Johnathan PENNY, 28 years of age, of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, was arrested and charged with:

CC 145(5)(a) – Failure to comply with release order

CC 264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

CC 266 – Assault

CC 348(1)(b) – Break, enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence

CC 430(1)(a) – Mischief – destroys or damages property

The accused was held for a bail hearing by video on July 20, 2020.

The Huronia West OPP are committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

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