Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Man Attacks Group After Fireworks

OPP Media Release

On July 4, at 11:59 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to an assault at a residence at Sideroad 25, in the Municipality of Meaford.

OPP officers attended and located a group of young adults who advised that they had returned to a cottage after setting off some fireworks at the lake and they were confronted by a man with a baseball bat.

The man assaulted three victims with the bat, striking them in the shoulder areas. The man then smashed several windows of multiple vehicles before leaving the property.

The accused was identified and located later that night at a residence in Stayner, and was arrested and taken into custody.

Two of the victims were transported via ambulance to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The third victim did not require medical attention.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 72-year-old Meaford man with the following offences:

  • Three counts of Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC),

  • Three counts of Mischief, contrary to section 430(3) CC

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 10.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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