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Update to Robbery Investigation: Howard Watson Trail

On May 31st, 2024, at 3:00 PM, the SPS responded to the area of London Road and the Howard Watson trail for a disturbance involving a number of people, with initial information that a victim had been stabbed and one of the suspects possibly being in

Update to Robbery Investigation: Howard Watson Trail

On May 31st, 2024, at 3:00 PM, the SPS responded to the area of London Road and the Howard Watson trail for a disturbance involving a number of people, with initial information that a victim had been stabbed and one of the suspects possibly being in possession of a firearm. Members from the Operations Division and the SPS Emergency Response Team (ERT) located a male victim who was transported to hospital by EMS.  The victim in this incident was not stabbed but received medical treatment and was released.  

Prior to police arrival, three unknown suspects fled the area utilizing the Howard Watson trail.

As a result of the investigation, the SPS Criminal Investigations Division have identified and arrested the following individuals:
Kayla GIBBS (32) was arrested on May 31st and has been charged with:
·         Assault Causing Bodily Harm
·         Robbery
·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

GIBBS was released on a Recognizance with a court date.

Mathew BOLAND (36) was arrested on June 7th and has been charged with:
·         Assault Causing Bodily Harm
·         Robbery

BOLAND was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Christopher WILLIAMS (42) was arrested on June 7th and has been charged with:
·         Assault Causing Bodily Harm
·         Robbery
·         Carry a Concealed Weapon
·         Weapons Dangerous
·         Assault with a Weapon x 3

WILLIAMS was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 519-344-8861 ext. 5300.

Alex Cunningham #237
Detective
Sarnia Police Service
Criminal Investigation Division