UPDATE: OPP investigating after firearm discharged at Napanee residence

Update (Monday, Dec. 6, 2021)

Two Greater Napanee residents have been arrested and charged in relation to an incident which took place on Nov. 22, 2021 in which a firearm was discharged toward a house on Isabella Street East in Greater Napanee, Ontario.

According to a release from the OPP, the investigation thus far indicates that at roughly 7:52 a.m. on November 22, 2021, a black pickup truck, thought to be a black Dodge Ram, was seen on Isabella Street East in front of the residence. A loud noise, consistent with the sound of a firearm, was heard at the time. The pickup truck left the area immediately afterward. The vehicle of interest was captured on video nearby the scene.

The Lennox & Addington (L&A) County OPP’s Crime Unit has arrested and charged two people in relation to this incident, OPP said. As well, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Greater Napanee where items were seized as evidence in the investigation. According to the release, investigators credit information received from the public as instrumental in the investigation and would like to thank everyone who contacted police.

L&A County have charged Doug Huff, age 31, and Tarone Whalen, age 22, both of Greater Napanee, with: 

  • Discharge a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner;
  • Mischief – destroy or damage property;
  • Careless use of Firearm; and
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, all contrary to the Criminal Code.

Whalen has been charged additionally with:

  • Careless storage of ammunition; and
  • Four counts of Fail to comply with undertaking, all contrary to the Criminal Code; and also
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking contrary to the controlled Drug and substance Act.  

Huff was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in January 2022.  

Whalen was held in custody for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this week.  

Original article:

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a firearms incident, which took place outside of a residence in Greater Napanee last week.

According to police, a firearm was discharged on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, on Isabella Street East just before 8 a.m.

“No injuries [were sustained] when [the] house [was] hit with shotgun blast,” the OPP said in a press release on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

The OPP were called in to investigate the following day, and said their investigation indicates that, at approximately 7:52 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, a black pickup truck (believed to be a 2002 Dodge Ram), was seen on Isabella Street East in front of the residence.

“A loud noise, consistent with the sound of a firearm, was heard at the time. The pickup left the area immediately afterward. The vehicle of interest was captured on video nearby the scene,” the OPP said.

The black pickup truck, believed to be a 2002 black Dodge Ram, captured on security video on Isabella Street East in Greater Napanee in front of a residence where a firearm was discharged on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Image via L&A OPP.
Straightened and cropped version of the security camera image of the black pickup truck believed to have been involved in a firearms incident in Greater Napanee. Image via OPP.

The investigation remains ongoing, however, the OPP said they do not believe there is any threat to public safety at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with exterior video or photographic footage in the areas of Isabella Street East or other nearby streets to review their camera footage from between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 to see if the vehicle from the image above appears in their footage.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Lennox and Addington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where they may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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