Stabbing in North Caribou Lake Results in Aggravated Assault Charges

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Ontario Provincial Police
Ontario Provincial Police

NORTH CARIBOU LAKE – North Caribou Lake Police has charged a North Caribou Lake resident in relation to a stabbing incident. On October 6, 2017, at approximately 11:51 pm, Ontario Provincial Police and North Caribou Lake Police Officers received a call for assistance at a location on Airport Road.

The 20-year-old unconscious male victim was receiving first aid by bystanders for multiple stab wounds when police arrived. He was transported to the Nursing Station for medical treatment and subsequently transferred to a Sudbury Hospital, where he is in stable condition and recovering from his injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Erwin MEEKIS, Male (35) of North Caribou Lake First Nation was charged with;

  • Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268 of the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

He was remanded into custody on October 7, 2017 and will appear in Bail Court on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Police would like to thank bystanders who administered first aid and tended to the victim’s injuries prior to police arrival.

This investigation is still ongoing. Police are requesting assistance from the public who may have witnessed the event to immediately contact the North Caribou Lake Police Detachment at 1-807-469-7431 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.

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