Serious disturbance leads to attempt murder charge

Wikwemikong Man Arrested and Charged

WIKWEMIKONG – The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Staff Sergeant Mark Zulinski is currently investigating a serious disturbance on the Wikwemikong First Nation.

On Saturday November 29, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. a 30 year-old Wikwemikong male was at a residence in Wikwemikong when an altercation took place with another male. The male sustained serious injuries and was transferred to Sudbury Health Sciences North Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Further investigation from the Wikwemikong Tribal Police and the OPP led to a suspect being arrested in relation to this incident.

A 34 year old male of the Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation is charged with one count of Attempt Murder, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public and Mischief contrary the Criminal Code.

The accused appeared on Monday December 01, 2014 at Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario and was remanded until his next Court appearance on December 05, 2014.

Police are continuing to seek the public’s assistance and asking anyone with information about this crime to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, Wikwemikong Tribal Police at 705-859-3141 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).