Peace officer assaulted in Clarence-Rockland

Par Claude Martel
Peace officer assaulted in Clarence-Rockland
Ontario Provincial Police confirmed they responded to a suspicious death shortly after noon on Friday, November 18, in Casselman. Reports indicate body was found in or around the South Nation river. Foul play is not suspected and there is no threat to public safety. (Photo : Archives)

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.

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