Officers from the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged 18 persons in attendance of a large gathering in Huntsville.
On June 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Huntsville OPP responded to a complaint from a member of the public about a large gathering that was occurring at a residence on Deerfoot Trail in Huntsville. Officers attended the location and found a large group of people non-compliant with restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA).
As a result, 18 persons were each fined $880 for failing to comply with an order made during a declared emergency.
The OPP continues to encourage everyone to follow the emergency measures and health recommendations. We are working with local Public Health Units (PHUs), bylaw enforcement and other agencies. Public safety remains our top priority.
The OPP asks that 9-1-1 be used for emergency purposes only. If you have questions about an emergency measure, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions. To learn more about COVID-19 support services, visit 211oncovid19.ca/ or call the hotline at 2-1-1 for assistance. 211 is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and service is available in 150 languages.
If you have any information on the above investigation or any other incident, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
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