OPP lay charges after road rage incident

Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged two individuals in relation to a road rage incident in the Town of Wasaga Beach.

On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at approximately 2:00p.m., officers of the Huronia West Detachment responded to several calls reporting two vehicles apparently engaged in a road rage incident. Two of these callers were occupants from the vehicles involved, one stating they were being run off the road and the other stating an occupant pointed a firearm at them.

As both vehicles were driving into Wasaga Beach, officers were able to halt them and conduct a high-risk takedown of the vehicle alleged to be containing a firearm. Both parties were safely detained, and the weapon was seized.

A 32-year-old male from the town of Penetanguishene, was charged with:

  • Uttering Threats – Cause death or bodily harm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose
  • Firearm – Use while committing offence
  • Discharge firearm with intent

A 33-year-old from the town of Penetanguishene, was also charged with:

  • Dangerous operation

The Huronia West OPP request that anyone with information or video footage of the incident, please call the Huronia West OPP at 705-429-3575 or at 1-888-310-1122.

The Huronia West OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Town of Wasaga Beach and the Townships of Springwater and Clearview. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.