Triple assaults mar Wiky weekend

WIKWEMIKONG—Wikwemikong Tribal Police dealt with a raft of violent assaults over the weekend including a knifepoint robbery with two of those incidents involving the same suspects.

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police reported that on Saturday at approximately 2 am two suspects approached a man in the hallway of the 151 Andrew Crescent apartment complex located in the village. The two suspects confronted the man and proceeded to assault him by punching him in the face, resulting in some minor injuries, and stealing his property, a police report states. The suspects then fled the scene.

Police were able to track down the suspects and charges of assault and breach of probation were laid against 37-year-old James Christopher Roy and 32-year-old Lucille Evelyn Angotti, both of Wikwemikong.

Later that same evening, and also at the Andrew Crescent apartment complex, police report that at 5 am four suspects forced their way into an apartment, holding three victims inside at knifepoint while searching the apartment for valuables. One of the victims was able to flee through a bedroom window and seek police help. The four suspects then left the scene, but came back again for a second time, again forcing their way in.

When Tribal Police responded a short time later all four suspects had fled the area, taking with them some alcohol as well as undisclosed property. The remaining two victims were left unharmed inside the apartment.

Through active investigation, police were able to identify and locate the four suspects in this incident.

Charged with several counts of robbery, uttering threats and possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose are 37-year-old James Christopher Roy and 32-year-old Lucille Evelyn Angotti, for the second time that evening, as well as 39-year-old Jason Roy Trudeau of Wikwemikong and 36-year-old Raymond Darrell Roy, also of Wikwemikong. Police say the matter is being actively investigated and several more charges are pending.

James Roy, Ms. Angotti, Jason Trudeau and Raymond Roy spent the weekend in custody and appeared in bail court in Gore Bay on Monday, August 19 to answer to the charges.

In a separate event, Tribal Police responded to an assault call that occurred at approximately 2 am on Saturday morning. According to police, a woman attended a party at a residence in the main village of Wikwemikong. When the party cleared out, a woman was left alone with the accused. A confrontation then occurred between the woman and the accused whereby the accused assaulted the woman and forcible held her inside the residence. The woman managed to flee the residence with the accused giving chase. The suspect then caught up to the woman and continued the assault by punching, choking and threatening her.

The police report that the victim broke free and fled to a nearby residence where she called police. Tribal Police attended the scene and spoke to the victim who suffered some minor injuries “and was quite distraught.” The victim was able to identify her assailant.

Police located the accused and arrested him at the scene as he was still attempting to pursue the victim.

Charged with assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats and overcome resistance to commit an offence is 27-year-old Jordon Grant Simon of Wikwemikong.

All of the accused were held in custody and appeared in bail court in Gore Bay on Monday, August 19 at 10 am to answer to the charges.

Police are requesting the assistance of the public in this investigation. If anyone has any information related to these offences, they are asked to call the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service at 705-859-3141, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.