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News Release

SIU Investigating Incident in Melancthon Township

Case Number: 14-PCD-269

Mississauga (21 November, 2014) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate in an ongoing incident in Melancthon Township. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday November 20, 2014 officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, Dufferin Detachment, responded to a call of a domestic nature, to an address in Melancthon Township. 
  • At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning there was a fire at the residence. 
  • SIU investigators are at the scene and are on standby to commence an investigation at the scene. 
  • Motorists are advised that 2nd Line Melancthon between 240 Sideroad and Dufferin County Road 21 will remain closed for an undetermined period of time while this investigation continues. 

The SIU has assigned four investigators and four forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.  

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 extension 2290.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342