A Pickle Lake resident is facing numerous charges, following a report of a home invasion.

On April 21, 2022, at around 9:00 p.m., Members of the Pickle Lake OPP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Lakeview Crescent. The OPP, says that two individuals forcefully gained entry to the residence and then damaged the property and assaulted the homeowner.

Police arrived and separated the involved individuals. One individual fled on foot and proceeded to steal a vehicle. The stolen vehicle was involved in a collision, during which nobody was injured. The driver was arrested and transported to the Pickle Lake OPP detachment.

Following the investigation, 26-year-old Shannon Keesickquayash, from Pickle Lake, has been charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Break and Enter of a Dwelling house - commit indictable offence, contrary to Criminal Code (CC) Section 348(1)(b),

  • 4x Mischief - destroys or damages property, contrary to CC Section 430(1)(a),

  • 2x Assault, contrary to CC Section 266,

  • Assault a Peace Officer, contrary to CC Section 270(1)(a),

  • Operation while Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to CC Section 320.14(1)(a),

  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to CC Section 320.15(1),

  • Failure to Stop After Accident, contrary to CC 320.16(1),

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle, contrary to CC 333.1.

 The accused remains in custody and was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on April 22, 2022.

 There are no outstanding threats to public safety at this time. Police would like to thank the members of the public who assisted in the apprehension of the accused and prevented the continuation of a very unsafe situation.