Serious Assault Investigation Underway
(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On July 25, 2021 at 5:14 p.m. members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an assault with a weapon that occurred at a local business located at the #400 Block of Portage Ave. Police and Ambulance attended the scene and located a victim with serious life threatening injuries. The 20 year old victim was subsequently air lifted to Toronto for immediate medical attention.
The investigation is ongoing with the collaboration of the Fort Frances Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the Northwest Region Crime Unit.
On July 26, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. police located the suspect involved in the assault in the #400 block of Portage Ave. and placed them under arrest.
Lindsay COPENACE, age 38 of Fort Frances has been charged with aggravated assault contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code.
The accused remains in custody awaiting her next Ontario Provincial Court appearance on July 29, 2021.
Members of the public with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online information can be provided at ontariocrimestoppers.ca