KAWARTHA LAKES-Two people are facing weapons charges after two incidents in Lindsay last week.
On Wednesday, October 12, at approximately 4:50 pm the Kawartha Lakes Police were called to a Kent Street West location where the complainant located a male in his vehicle. The vehicle owner and a co-worker approached the male found rummaging through the vehicle, which led to a physical confrontation. During the confrontation the male pulled out a knife, swiping it towards the complainants before fleeing the area according to police.
Officers located the male with the assistance of the complainants and placed him under arrest.
Police say the male was found in possession of a knife and property stolen from the vehicle. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. 31-year-old Mark English of Lindsay has been charged with assault with a weapon X2, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, theft under $5000 from a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime and fail to comply with a probation order.
On Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 9:05 pm Kawartha Lakes Police were called after an unwanted person in an apartment escalated, resulting in a confrontation involving a knife. Police say when officers arrived, they learned that an individual who stepped in to diffuse the situation was approached and struck with a knife, causing multiple lacerations according to police. As a result of this investigation, 39-year-old Michael Martin of Lindsay has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.