Man attempts to disarm OPP officer in Simcoe, he face multiple charges


(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand-Norfolk County Street Crime Unit has charged a male after conducting an investigation at a Cedar Street, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address.

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:08 p.m., members of the Street Crime Unit were on patrol in the area of Cedar Street, when a male on a bicycle attracted the officer’s attention.

As officers approached the male, he fled over a fence. Officers were able to locate the male where he then became involved in a physical confrontation. The male was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.

Charged with the following offences is 25-year-old Julian Christopher SWANNELL of Haldimand County, Ontario.

  • Personation with intent to avoid arrest
  • Disarming a police officer
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

He is to appear in Provincial Court, Simcoe at a later date to answer to the charges.