Three people have been arrested after a report of individuals attempting to throw contraband over the exterior wall at the Bath Correctional Institution.
On April 12 at approximately 9 p.m., officers with the L&A County OPP were called to the Bath Institution in Loyalist Township. Officers arrived on scene and learned that Correctional Officers had apprehended three suspects. A loaded firearm had also been seized.
L&A County OPP, the OPP Emergency Response Team, OPP Canine Unit, OPP Penitentiary Squad, and the Correctional Service of Canada all assisted in securing the area.
As a result of an investigation, L&A County OPP have charged a 22-year-old of North York, a 16-year-old male from Oshawa, and a 17-year-old male from Ajax, with conspiracy to commit indictable offence, mischief – interfere with lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property-under $5,000, possession for the purpose of distributing, trespasses at a penitentiary.
The 17-year-old was also charged with two counts of fail to comply with sentence.
The 16 year old was additionally charged with obstruct peace officer, carrying concealed weapon, occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm, possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtain by crime, transfer firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon without authority, careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm and breach of firearms regulation – transport firearm or restricted weapon.
All accused are being held in custody pending a bail hearing.