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Couple walking dog in Midland assaulted

Penetanguishene resident faces charges of assault and break and enter
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

PENETANGUISHENE, ON - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment responded at 9:01 p.m. June 12, 2020, to a report of a couple being assaulted while walking their dog on the Sunnyside Trail in Midland.

Officers spoke with the victims and learned of the incident and shortly after at 10:25 p.m. June 12, 2020 officers received a report of a break and enter to a residence in the Town of Penetanguishene. The suspect had departed prior to the arrival of the officers and after speaking to the victim and through investigation, the suspect for both incidents was located by uniform officers walking on Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene.

Investigators have charged Donovan Heath, 29 years, of Penetanguishene with

  • Assault (two counts)
  • Break, Enter a place - commit indictable offence

The accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Aug. 27, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, [email protected] or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.