Woman charged af­ter Saugeen First Na­tion stand­off


A Saugeen First Na­tion woman has been ar­rested fol­low­ing an overnight stand­off.

Just be­fore 8 p.m., Bruce Penin­sula OPP were called to an oc­cur­rence along High­way 21 in Saugeen First Na­tion, but prior to po­lice ar­riv­ing the sus­pect had left the ad­dress af­ter mak­ing a threat with a knife.

Po­lice lo­cated the woman at a res­i­dence on Kewageshig St. where she re­fused to exit the res­i­dence, po­lice said in a news re­lease.

OPP Emer­gency Re­sponse Team mem­bers set up and main­tained ob­ser­va­tion of the res­i­dence. Bruce Penin­sula OPP of­fi­cers, with the as­sis­tance of Grey County and Bruce Penin­sula OPP Crime Unit ob­tained a war­rant to en­ter the res­i­dence.

Just af­ter 6 a.m., the OPP Tac­tics and Res­cue Unit en­tered the res­i­dence and ap­pre­hended the woman with­out in­ci­dent, the news re­lease said.

The 25-year-old Saugeen First Na­tion woman has been charged with as­sault with a weapon, as­sault, ut­ter­ing threats to cause death or bod­ily harm, and fail­ing to com­ply with a re­cog­ni­zance.

The ac­cused was held for a bail hear­ing in the On­tario Court of Jus­tice in Walk­er­ton.

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