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SIU Investigating After Overnight Break-In At Home On James Street North In Omemee

KAWARTHA LAKES-The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)has been called in after an overnight break-in at a home in Omemee.

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP responded to the home at approximately 1 am. Police say one person received non-life-threatening injuries and one person was arrested. As a result of the incident the SIU has invoked its mandate

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says an Ontario Provincial Police officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 19-year-old man.

Preliminary information from the SIU suggests the following:

  • At approximately 1 a.m. on July 5, 2022, police officers with the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment were dispatched to a residence on James Street North for a reported break and enter.
  • Upon arrival, officers saw a man who had suffered injuries and they tended to him.
  • The officers also observed three men running from the residence. One of these men was located in the rear yard of a residence located on Victoria Street East. There was an interaction, and one officer allegedly discharged his ARWEN at the man.
  • The man was taken into custody. At this time, it does not appear he suffered any serious injury.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

The SIU’s mandate was invoked because a police officer discharged an ARWEN, which is classified as a firearm. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, a firearm is defined as a barreled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

This story has been updated with information from the SIU.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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