(SANDY LAKE, ON) – On November 16th, 2019, hardworking officers with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) started an investigation into a violent break and enter in the northern community of Sandy Lake First Nation.
Allegations are that the suspect broke into a home and stole a 26 ounce bottle of liquor while armed with a fire extinguisher. During the altercation, the home owner was assaulted with the fire extinguisher. The home suffered damaged to the door and window from the incident.
As a result of police investigation, 25-year-old Todd Perreault has been arrested and was held in police custody pending a court appearance. Perreault appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Sandy Lake NAPS detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons was presiding along with Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and duty counsel representative Joy Wakefield. Perreault is facing the following new charges:
- Break and enter to commit an indictable offence.
- Assault with a weapon (fire extinguisher).
- Breaching bail conditions (curfew 10:00 pm to 8:00 am).
- Mischief causing damage under $5000 (door and window).
Perreault already has outstanding charges working their way through court, these new charges add on to his legal matters. He is denied bail today and will remain in jail for the time being.
His next court appearance is scheduled in Kenora on Monday. He is going to be flown out to Kenora, where he will ultimately end up in the Kenora District Jail until his inevitable release.