The Dryden Police Service have laid charges for assaulting a police officer after a foot chase to a 36-year-old Eagle River resident, who later doused himself in fuel at a local fuel station.

On March 12, officers with the Dryden Police Service responded to an alarm at Casually Hip where a suspect was identified as leaving the store without paying for an item. Police attempted to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful.

On March 13, police observed the suspect while on patrol, and attempted to confront the suspect. When police approached the individual, a foot pursuit began. The suspect was later found near a fuel station on Government Road, where he attempted to douse himself in fuel. The suspect later assaulted one of the officers during the arrest.

36-year-old Frances Charles Perreult of Eagle River is currently in custody, and is now facing charges for:

- Assaulting police,
- Resisting arrest,
- Failure to comply with court orders,
- Possession of stolen property,
- Theft under $5,000

Anyone with any information related to thefts or illegal activity in the Dryden area is asked to contact the Dryden Police Service at 1-807-223-1137.

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