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Police release names in Penetanguishene attempted murder investigation

Three face attempt to commit murder forcible confinement, and aggravated assault charges
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OPP have arrested three persons following report of a disturbance at a Church St., Penetanguishene apartment at 6:49 p.m. on Sept. 22. Police are now releasing the names and charges of the accused persons. A news release from the OPP reads as follows:

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The three persons who were arrested at the scene of the incident have been identified as Eric Sandy 27 years of Penetanguishene, Jeremy Anthony Bottineau 38 years of Tay Township and Mary Ann Dunlop 39 years of Penetanguishene and all three been charged with:

  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Forcible confinement
  • Aggravated assault

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

All three remain in custody awaiting a video bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a future date.

Southern Georgian Bay Const. Dave Hobson said the male victim suffered "possible life-altering injuries after being struck by a blunt object."

This investigation is ongoing and any further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Original 12:30 p.m. release:

PENETANGUISHENE – Uniform members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a disturbance at a Church Street, Penetanguishene apartment at 6:49 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020.

Attending officers requested County of Simcoe Paramedic Services who triaged and transported a lone injured male to Georgian Bay General Hospital and who was further transported by Ornge to a Toronto area trauma hospital for further medical treatment.

Investigators have arrested three persons as they continue their investigation with the assistance of OPP officers from Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Southern Georgian Bay Crime Unit, updates will be provided as they become available.

Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident and do not believe there is a threat to public safety and updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone having knowledge of this crime is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com. 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 $2000. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.

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