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West Nipissing OPP is reporting two arrests stemming from the investigation into a home invasion in Sturgeon Falls.
Wednesday, at approximately 1:45am, members of the West Nipissing Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a home invasion on Nipissing Street.
According to police, the preliminary investigation revealed the suspects forced their way into a motorhome, confronted the occupants and began to assault a person. The suspects then fled the scene.
The victim was taken to hospital by paramedics and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The other three occupants were not injured.
That evening, officers arrested a 24-year-old man from Sturgeon Falls.
Yesterday morning, officers arrested a 52-year-old Sturgeon Falls man in relation to the incident.
Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect.
Both accused persons are charged with the following:
- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
- Aggravated Assault
- Break, Enter Dwelling House – Commit Indictable Offence
- Disguise with Intent
- Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
Both accused remain in custody pending appearances in bail court.
The investigation is continuing and further details will be released as they become available.
The Northeast Region (NER) OPP Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), NER Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have been assisting with the investigation.
The OPP would also like to thank Greater Sudbury Police Service, North Bay Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service for their assistance with this investigation.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident, to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.