Police charged one person after a report of a disturbance at a local arena.

On March 2, 2024, shortly before 1:30 p.m., Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a local arena on O’Hara Street, West Nipissing.

It was reported that after an earlier hockey game on that same day, a parent from an opposing team had assaulted another parent with a solid object in their hand. Minor injuries were reported by the victim.

As a result of the investigation, Melisa SIMON-CARROLL, 40-years-old, from Markstay-Warren, was arrested and charged with:

Assault with a weapon
Assault causing bodily harm
Mischief – destroys or damages property
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on April 4, 2024.

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