Ontario Provincial Police — News Release


(PETAWAWA, ON) — At approximately 730pm on March 21st, 2017, the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the area of Laroche Crescent and Herman Street in Petawawa after information was received that a male had been stabbed in the area.  Police attended and found a 51-year-old male who had been injured with an edged weapon.

The suspect, a 25-year-old male, was taken into custody at the scene by OPP and the victim was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Further investigation found that the 25-year-old suspect had also broken into a residence on Laroche Crescent where he assaulted an additional adult male. The victim of the assault at the residence was not injured. 

As a result, a 25-year-old male from the Town of Petawawa has been charged with the following offenses under the Criminal Code:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Break and Enter a Dwelling House and Commit an Indictable offense
  • Breach of Recognizance

The suspect was held in custody for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on March 22, 2017. The name of the accused is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.