One Charged in Bear Spray Assault


On June 22, 2024, officers with Patrol Services charged 31-year-old Cory Cloutier with assault with a weapon, administering a noxious thing, and several other offences.

Around 9:00 p.m. on June 19, 2024, 911 Communicators received a report of the accused assaulting a victim with bear spray in the 0-100 block of East Street. The accused and victim are known to one another. The victim sustained minor physical injuries. A warrant was obtained for the accused’s arrest.

On June 22, 2024, officers patrolling Wellington Street East conducted a traffic stop of a person riding a bicycle with no light. The cyclist was identified as the accused, and they were arrested on the strength of a warrant.

The accused is charged with:

  • Assault with Weapon
  • Administer Noxious Thing
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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