Early morning break-in, disturbance at Garden Villa; man charged

The Garden Villa Retirement Residence. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — A man is accused of forcibly entering and causing damage at the Garden Villa Retirement Residence during the wee hours of Sunday morning (Oct. 16).

SD&G OPP officers responded to a disturbance at the Main Street address around 4:20 a.m.

“Without getting into too much evidence, furniture was overturned inside and items upset outside (a barbecue). Glass was broken to access the building. No injuries resulted to residents or staff,” said Constable Joel Doiron in an email.

Police say that 34-year-old Curtis Hutt of North Dundas was arrested and is charged with: Mischief over $5,000; Break and Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence; Causing a disturbance; Fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

Update: Commenting by email while travelling back from a conference, Garden Villa General Manager Darlene Sherrer described the incident as “isolated … and the individual is in police custody and there is an investigation on going.  All our residents are safe and our staff and law enforcement responded quickly and appropriately to defuse the situation.”

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