Gooderham man charged with weapons offences


    Haliburton Highlands OPP officers have charged a Gooderham resident with weapons offences after responding to an incident in Highlands East.

    According to a distributed press release, on October 14, 2021, at approximately 9:07 p.m., officers responded to an altercation between two males involving a firearm on County Road 503 in Highlands East.

    As a result of the investigation a 43-year-old man from Gooderham was charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, mischief under $5,000 and three counts of failure to comply with release order.

    The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

    County Road 503 was temporarily closed between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. for a police investigation. The OPP Emergency Response Team, Tactics and Rescue Unit and Canine Unit attended the scene. There is no threat to public safety.

    The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or