Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020):
One individual is facing multiple charges after a car had been damaged in a collision and shots had been fired near a residence on Highway 41 in the area of Raccoon Lake Trail Road in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 13, 2020.
Tanner Sweet, age 26, of Addington Highlands, has been charged with:
- Attempt to commit murder – two counts
- Careless use of a firearm – two counts
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Pointing a firearm – two counts
- Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
- Dangerous operation
- Fail to comply with a probation order – two counts
The accused was remanded in custody until a bail hearing, scheduled before the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
Update (11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov 12, 2020):
Shortly before 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, OPP responded to a report that a car had been damaged in a collision and shots had been fired near a residence on Highway 41 in the area of Raccoon Lake Trail Road. The individual involved had reportedly fled into the forest, according to a release from OPP on the same date.
An intensive search of the area was undertaken by L&A County OPP members, the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) OPP Canine Unit and OPP Aviation Services. A suspect was arrested without incident shortly after 10:00 a.m. There were no injuries reported, according to the release.
OPP say they utilized the Alert Ready emergency system to broadcast a message to all cell phones in the area, as well as through radio and television broadcasts. The OPP would like to remind the public that you must click on the alert message in order to see details, including the specific area involved.
Highway 41 will remain closed for a short time to allow for officers to conduct a follow-up investigation, OPP said in the release. Further details on the individual arrested and potential charges will be released at a later time.
OPP have now confirmed that one person is in police custody following reports of an armed and dangerous suspect near Kaladar.
OPP issued a “Shelter in place” advisory for the area around Highway 41 on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, as they responded to a report of a person with a firearm in the area.
Highway 41 was closed south of Kaladar for the large police operation, which started early on Thursday morning.
OPP asked that citizens particularly avoid the area of Highway 41 near Raccoon Lake Trail for the duration of the search.
In addition to the shelter in place directive, OPP also asked citizens to reach out to any family members or loved ones who might be outdoors in the large rural area.
“Hunters in the area should also avoid. If you have friends/family hunting in area, contact them to ensure they are aware,” said OPP in the public advisory, now lifted.
The identity of the suspect has not been provided at this time.
More to come.