Update (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022):
According to the Lennox and Addington (L&A) Country Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Joseph Raymond James Badour, 43, of Napanee has now been arrested.
Badour was previously reported as wanted by police after the assault of two victims with a hammer in Napanee on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. The OPP requested public assistance to locate Badour on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, and warned members of the public not to approach the wanted man, but rather to call 911 if Badour was seen.
In response to inquiries from Kingstonist, the L&A OPP said they were not able to say where the suspect was arrested, nor if public assistance was involved in locating him. Further information is not expected to be released in relation to this case, according to the L&A OPP.
Badour had been wanted by the local OPP prior to the latest assault case, that time involving a hammer as a weapon: The L&A OPP issued a notice that Badour was wanted by police in May of last year after a violent domestic incident in Deseronto.
Original article (Friday, Sept. 9, 2022):
Following an assault that saw two victims attacked with a hammer in Napanee, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect involved.
According to the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the OPP, officers responded to reports of the assaults just after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, on Dairy Avenue in Napanee.
“Two people were assaulted with a hammer,” the OPP said in a press release on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
“The accused [man] fled on a bicycle and was not located.”
Police said one victim was taken to hospital, where they were treated for their injuries and subsequently released. The second victim was not injured.
As a result of the ensuing investigation, the OPP were able to ascertain the identity of the suspect, and an arrest warrant has now been issued for that suspect, Joseph Raymond James Badour, 43, of Napanee.
The warrant is issued for the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon
- Two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Breach of recognizance
Badour is described as standing 6’1” (186 cm) and weighing 165 lbs (75 kg), with short, blond/auburn hair, blue eyes, and an unshaven face. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and riding a white bicycle.
“Anyone who observes the accused or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact 911 immediately,” the OPP stated.
“The public should not approach the accused.”
This is not the first time Badour has been wanted by the local OPP, nor is it the first time he has employed a hammer as a weapon during an assault. The L&A OPP issued a notice that Badour was wanted by police in May of last year after a violent domestic incident in Deseronto.
Anyone with information on the assaults or Badour’s whereabouts who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.