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Sarnia man faces 18 charges linked to intimate partner violence investigation

Sarnia Police

A Sarnia man faces 18 criminal charges in connection to an intimate partner violence investigation, police say.

Officers with the Sarnia Police Service (SPS) responded to a residence on Tuesday, Jan. 30, after receiving information that a woman and another individual had been threatened with a sawed-off shotgun.


“During the incident it is alleged that the accused made threats to kill the female victim, pointed the firearm at her after placing a bullet in the firearm and threatened to shoot another person in the residence who tried to intervene,” a news release noted.

"The two victims were able to flee the residence and call police. Officers arriving on scene located the accused who was in the process of hiding the firearm outside of the residence.”

Police say the accused was arrested without further incident.

As a result of the investigation, a male resident of Sarnia has been charged with eighteen (18) criminal charges:

  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  • Assault with a Weapon (x2)
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death (x2)
  • Pointing a Firearm (x2)
  • Using Firearm in Commission of Offence (x2)
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is unauthorized.
  • Careless Use of Firearm

The accused has been held for a bail hearing.

“As this incident was the result of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),” police added, “the identity of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victims.”