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OPP OFFICER ASSAULTED

- CHRISTOPHE­R SMITH christophe­r.smith@eap.on.ca

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was assaulted after police responded to a trespass in Clarence-Rockland.

The Russell County OPP responded to a call on County Road 17, just past 9:45 p.m. on May 3, when the caller reported someone trespassin­g and trying to steal a vehicle. The suspect was found shortly after police arrived, and a fight occurred between the suspect and an officer.

Joey Lapensee, age 34, from Rockland is charged with assault, resisting arrest, trespassin­g, failure to comply with a release order, theft of a vehicle over $5000 value, possessing stolen property over $5000 value, and disarming a police officer. He was held for bail.

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