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Smiths Falls police respond to four domestic incidents in five days

If you are a victim of domestic assault, you can call the Provincial Crisis Line at 1-866-863-0511.
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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.
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