Smiths Falls police respond to four domestic incidents in five days
Posted Apr 28, 2021 01:48:00 PM.
The Smiths Falls Police Service is seeing an increase in calls to domestic incidents recently as officers responded to four in a five day span.
Around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, police received a complaint of a domestic assault that had occurred the day before at a home on Main Street East. Police investigated and determined that a local man had assaulted his common law partner and damaged her property.
A 21-year-old Smiths Falls man faces the following charges:
- Domestic assault
- Mischief to property under $5,000
The man was released from custody with a future court date.
Shortly after 7 p.m. on the same day, officers were called to attend a home on Chambers Street for a report of a domestic disturbance. Police say the investigation revealed that a man had assaulted his common law partner on two separate occasions.
The 57-year-old Smiths Falls man was located, arrested and charged with following offences:
- Domestic assault (two counts)
He was released on a promise to appear in court.
Then, just after 9 a.m. on Monday, April 19, police received a complaint from a female victim, that her ex-partner was breaching his probation order conditions for unwanted contact. Police investigated and found the suspect had contacted the victim, in contravention with a probation order.
A 40-year-old Smiths Falls was located a short time later, and police say an officer was assaulted while arrested the suspect.
The man faces the following charges:
- Criminal Harassment
- Assaulting a peace officer
- Resisting arrest
- Breach of probation (two counts)
Finally, around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, police located and arrested a 53-year-old man from Woodlawn, Ontario, for domestic-related offences. The police investigation found the man, who is under conditions not to contact his ex-partner, tried to contact them numerous times through a third party.
The man has been charged with the following offences:
- Criminal Harassment
- Breaching a release order
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
No names have been released, as in domestic cases, the accused is not identified in order to protect the victim.
If you are a victim of domestic assault, you can call the Provincial Crisis Line at 1-866-863-0511. Support is available 24/7, as well as referrals to shelters, legal advice and other help.