Police investigating home invasion attempt in Deseronto

UPDATE: OPP say that Kingston Police arrested Dyllon Nelson in the early morning of Friday, January 24 in Kingston, after a citizen recognized the accused from media posts and alerted police.


The Lennox & Addington County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is currently investigating an incident in Deseronto, Ontario involving the use of a firearm during a home-invasion attempt.

Just before 9:00 p.m. a 911 call was made by a resident of an apartment on Mill Street in Deseronto. The caller reported that an unknown masked person had just attempted to gain entry into the apartment. When entry was refused the suspect discharged a firearm at the door before fleeing.

Members of the L&A detachment and the Tyendinaga Police Service immediately converged on the area. A canine track was conducted with the assistance of the OPP’s Tactics and Rescue (TRU) team but the suspect was not located.

OPP say an arrest warrant has been issued for 26 yr-old, Dyllon Nelson, of no fixed address, in relation to this incident. Nelson is considered dangerous and the public is advised not to approach him if seen, but rather to call police immediately.

Nelson is described as:

• Roughly 6′ tall, 170 lbs;

• Blonde hair, blue eyes;

• At time of incident, was wearing cargo pants, a white hoodie with a black design, and a black mask with a white skull design on the front.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to please contact the L&A County detachment at: 1-888-310-1122.

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