KAWARTHA LAKES-A 27-year old Lindsay man is facing charges after a metal shiv was allegedly brandished during a dispute in Lindsay. A shiv is a homemade knife-like weapon.
Police say on Wednesday March 23 at 7:05pm, Kawartha Lakes Police received the report of a disturbance between two parties outside a Cambridge Street South residence in Lindsay. The investigating officers learned that the two involved parties had a verbal dispute earlier in the day before parting ways.
According to police they later confronted one another in front of the Cambridge Street South residence and engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated, becoming physical. One of the parties allegedly brandished a metal shiv and thrust towards the other before fleeing the area.
A witness observed the confrontation and followed the suspect, who police say lunged at the witness with the same item.
Police located the suspect and placed him under arrest. 27-year-old Dallas Boucher of Lindsay is charged with assault with as weapon X2 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose X2. The accused was held in custody to attend a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on March 24, 2022.
No physical injuries were reported.