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Peace officer assaulted in Clarence-Rockland

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was assaulted after they responded to a trespass in Clarence-Rockland  — archive photo
An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was assaulted after they responded to a trespass in Clarence-Rockland
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An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was assaulted after they 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 they arrived, and a fight occurred between the suspect and officer.

Joey Lapensee, age 34, from Rockland was charged with assault, resisting arrest, trespassing, failure to comply with a release order, theft of a vehicle over $5,000, possessing stolen property over $5,000, and disarming a police officer. He was held for bail.