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OPP investigate three violent altercations within one hour

Ontario Provincial Police
June 11, 2006

Attention News Editors:

CALEDONIA, ON, June 11 /CNW/ - On Friday June 9, 2006, the O.P.P. investigated three violent altercations that took place within one hour in the south end of Caledonia.

The first incident took place before noon and involved an elderly couple from Simcoe who were visiting the Caledonia area when an altercation occurred between themselves and the "occupiers". An elderly male victim was taken to West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville as a precaution.

The second incident involved two news Cameramen that were filming the incident. One was swarmed, assaulted and had his camera stolen. He was transported to West Haldimand General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The third incident involved the theft of a motor vehicle. This vehicle was swarmed, the occupants forcibly removed, and then the vehicle was stolen. During the theft an O.P.P. Officer was injured and deliberately driven at by the stolen vehicle. Other officers at the scene pulled him to safety. The O.P.P. officer was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Overnight, there were several clashes between Police and Caledonians. Five persons were arrested for Breach the Peace. Two were released shortly after their arrest and three were held overnight. All parties were released unconditionally. One officer suffered minor injuries when he was peppered sprayed.

As a result of investigations by members of the O.P.P., several suspects that were involved in these incidents and other incidents have been identified. Arrest Warrants have now been obtained.

Arrest warrants have been issued for the following:

Albert DOUGLAS age 30 of Ohsweken, Ontario Charges: Robbery, Failing to Comply with his Bail Conditions (2 counts), Attempt Murder, Forcible Confinement, Dangerous Driving, Assault Police Officer, Theft of Motor Vehicle.

Audra Ann TAILLEFER age 45 of Victoria, British Columbia Charges: Intimidation (2 counts), Robbery

Skylar WILLIAMS age 22 of Ohsweken, Ontario Charges: Robbery

Arnold DOUGLAS age 61 of Ohsweken, Ontario Charges: Intimidation (2 counts)

Trevor MILLER age 30 of no fixed address Charges: Robbery, Theft of Motor Vehicle

Ken HILL age 47 of Ohsweken, Ontario Charges: Assault (2 counts)

An arrest warrant is pending for one male suspect on a charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

For further information: Caledonia Media, (905) 765-9453

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