STURGEON FALLS, ON) – On July 15, 2021, shortly before 11:00 p.m. members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Forensics Identification Services Unit (FIS), responded to a call of an assault with a weapon in West Nipissing (Sturgeon Falls).
Further investigation revealed that two victims were inside the residence when three unknown individuals broke into the residence and pointed a firearm at the victims. One of the victims escaped and ran to nearby neighbour for assistance and police were called.
The culprits fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. A short time after, police located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 17 near Leblanc Road.
The driver and three passengers were arrested.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact their local OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Further details will be provided once they become available.
The OPP wants to assure the public that there are no public safety concerns.