Intimate Partner Violence on the rise as OPP continue to investigate incidents

On January 22, 2024, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an address in Kincardine and initiated an intimate partner violence investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 45-year-old Municipality of Kincardine resident has been charged with the following Criminal Code offence:

– Fail to Comply with Release Order

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton at a later date.

Then, on January 25th, South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an address in Brockton and initiated an intimate partner violence investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 20-year-old Municipality of Brockton resident has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

– Assault with a Weapon Spousal
– Utter Threats

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton at a later date.

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victims.

Victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, needs support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth. If you are in immediate crisis, dial 911.