Collingwood man charged with slew of criminal offences


(COLLINGWOOD, ON) Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently charged a male with numerous criminal offences in relation to a threats incident in Collingwood.

On July 17, 2017 shortly after 8:30pm, officers were dispatched to an address on Walnut Street in regards to an unwanted person that had since left the residence. The male, who is known to the residents of the dwelling, was reported to have gained entry into the house and made threats to the occupants while brandishing a knife. No one was physically injured in the occurrence and the male left the residence where police were subsequently called.

Officers located the male a short time later at Eighth Street and Walnut Street in possession of an open container of alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to detachment for processing.

Charged is 40 year-old Matthew SOLONIK of Collingwood, he is facing 2 counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance, Criminal Harassment, 3 counts of Uttering Threats, Assault with a Weapon, Break & Enter Dwelling House, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose as well as a Liquor License Act offence of Having Liquor in Open Container in Other Than Licensed Premise, Residence or Private Place.

He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on July 18, 2017.