Haliburton Highlands OPP have charged two adults after an incident involving assault and firearms.

On Tuesday Oct. 26 at 3:35 pm police received a report of a male and a female in a dispute in downtown Haliburton. Reports claimed a male was in possession of a firearm.

Officers located both people and recovered a firearm. Police charged an adult male with pointing a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, unauthorized possession of a firearm, failure to comply with release order, two counts of assault, possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He is also charged with possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking; a category of substances that includes heroin, cocaine, opium, oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine, methamphetamine, and amphetamines.

A second male was also charged with two counts of failure to comply with a release order.


Both people are being held in custody until a bail hearing. Police said the identities of the accused are not being released in an effort to protect the identities of the victims.

In a press release, OPP said “if you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone. Please call 9-1-1 if you feel that you are in danger.”

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