Manitoulin OPP respond to robbery in progress

On October 23, 2021 at approximately 6:35 a.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery in progress at a residence on Limit Street in Massey.

The investigation revealed that the individual had entered the home uninvited. The individual brandished a knife and pepper spray to the occupants of the home.

Alexander FOURNIER, 28-years-old from Massey was arrested and charged with:

  • Robbery With Weapon, contrary to section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC (two counts)
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the CC
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola at a later date.