BILLINGS TWNSHP – NEWS – On Friday, September 14, 2018, at approximately 12:02 pm, officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police, responded to a disturbance at a Secondary School in Billings Township, Ontario.
The incident has Grand Chief Glen Hare of the UOI concerned over how the incident’s investigation has unfolded.
Today, with the assistance of the Sudbury OPP Crime Unit, the Manitoulin-Espanola OPP are continuing their investigation and the following additional charges have been laid:
- A 17-year-old youth from Sheguiandah First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Causing a Disturbance by Fighting, contrary to section 175(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).
- A 13-year-old youth from Carnarvon Township, Ontario has been charged with Assault with a Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC, and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC.
- A 17-year-old youth from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC.
- A 20-year-old male from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC.
- A 15-year-old youth from Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Township, Ontario has been charged with Causing a Disturbance by Fighting, contrary to section 175(1)(a) of the CC.
The adult and youth who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been released and are scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on October 31, 2018. The 13-year-old youth is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on November 14, 2018.
The OPP is continuing their investigation and any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Little Current OPP Detachment at 705-368-2200.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.