Above, police activity at the apartment building on the corner of Queen and Francis streets in Chesterville, Oct. 24, with an unmarked cruiser on site and the parking lot taped off.
CHESTERVILLE — Police say a 17-year-old male has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 31-year-old man at a Queen Street address during the wee hours of Oct. 24.
The SD&G OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate after officers responded at 2:13 a.m. to the scene, where the man was reported to have been “attacked with an edged weapon by an individual who then fled the scene,” according to the SD&G OPP detachment.
Police say the victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers later arrested the teen, who was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from hospital.
The detachment reported Oct. 25 that the arrested individual faces the following charges: Aggravated Assault – Criminal Code Sec. 268; Assault with a weapon – Criminal Code sec. 267; Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose – Criminal Code Sec. 88; Criminal Code Sec. 266 (two counts); and Uttering threats – Criminal code Sec. 264.1(1)(a).
The accused, whose name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was held in custody. He is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow in Cornwall court.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those wishing anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca.
This article was updated Oct. 25 with the latest information from the SD&G OPP.