Man assaults by-law officer in grand bend over $35 parking ticket


(GRAND BEND, ON)- On June 21, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m. members of the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended the Grand Bend By-law Office in order to investigate a disturbance.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a male had attended the by- law office to dispute a $35 parking ticket. It is alleged that during this dispute the male became irate, threatened and assaulted the by- law officer.

As a result, Joseph MCPHAIL, 60 years-of-age, of Bosanquet Township has been charged with allegedly assaulting a Peace Officer and utter threats to cause bodily harm. He is to appear at the Sarnia Court House on July 31, 2017, in order to answer to the allegations.