Lindsay resident facing assault, weapon charges

A Lindsay resident is facing assault and weapons charges following a pair of alleged altercations.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers received a report of a disturbance between two parties outside a Cambridge Street South residence in Lindsay shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 23).

“The investigating officers learned that the two involved parties had a verbal dispute earlier in the day before parting ways,” a media release reads.

“They later confronted one another in front of the Cambridge Street South residence and engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated, becoming physical.”

Police say that one of the parties brandished a metal shiv and thrust it towards the other before fleeing the area.

“A witness observed the confrontation and followed the suspect, who lunged at the witness with the same item,” the media release reads.

Responding officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest.

Dallas Boucher, 27, of Lindsay has been charged with two counts of assault with as weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was held for a bail hearing.