After a Theft, Police Confront Suspect, Suspects Douses Himself in Gas


(DRYDEN, ON) โ€“ 36-year-oldย Frances Charles PERREULT of Eagle River, ON is currently in custody following two investigations and facing criminal charges of:

  • Assault Police.
  • Resist Arrest.
  • Fail to Comply with Court Orders.
  • Possession of Stolen Property.
  • Theft Under $5000.

On March 12, 2019, at 2:30pm Dryden Police Service responded to an alarm at Causally Hip where PERREAULT was identified as leaving the store without paying for an item.ย  Police attempted to locate PERREAULT with negative results at the time of the call.

On March 13, 2019 at 1:45am, while on patrol within the City of Dryden, police observed PERREAULT on King Street.ย  While police attempted to confront the accused, he attempted to flee from police.ย 

Police caught up with PERREAULT near a fuel station located on Government Road.ย  The accused then attempted to douse himself with fuel.ย  When police took control of the accused, PERREAULT assaulted one of the officers. ย 

PERREAULT is currently remanded into custody for a bail hearing scheduled in Sioux Lookout on March 15, 2019.


Source: DPS


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