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14 charges laid after domestic disturbance call in Kapuskasing

The accused had fled the scene of the call, but was arrested during a traffic stop

KAPUSKASING - A domestic disturbance call led to 14 charges for a Kapuskasing resident. 

James Bay OPP responded to the call on Riverside Drive shortly before 8 p.m. on Feb. 23. At the scene, the officers determined there were grounds for criminal charges, including domestic assault and mischief, but the accused had left the scene before police arrived. 

A traffic stop a short time later on Highway 11 in Fauquier-Strickland turned out to be the accused. There was also a child under the age of 10 in the vehicle, said police. 

A 38-year-old from Kapuskasing — who is not being named to protect the identity of the victim —  is charged with: 

  • Assault - spousal
  • Abandoning a child
  • 4 counts of mischief under $5,000
  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • 3 counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
  • Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm
  • Uttering threats - damage property
  • Possess more than one licence

The accused was released from custody at a bail hearing and is slated to appear in court on March 18 in Kapuskasing. 

"Victims in abusive relationships are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, there are local resources here to help," reads the OPP news release. 

People in need of help can call the Timmins and District Victim Services crisis line at 1-877-268-4208 of the assaulted women's helpline at 1-866-863-0511.

None of the charges have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.