Update – City of Kawartha Lakes – Fifth Person Arrested in Ongoing Attempted Murder Investigation (Name Released)

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A fifth person has been charged in relation to an ongoing attempted murder investigation in Eldon Township.

On April 12, 2022, OPP officers responded to a disturbance call involving a firearm on a rural property where they located a person with life-threatening injuries. A search warrant was executed at the property which resulted in a large amount of evidence being recovered.

On January 23, 2023, the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit, with the assistance of the OPP Central Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and the Physical Surveillance Unit (PSU) arrested and charged a fifth person:

Peter HABAYBEH, 48 years of age, of Ajax has been charged contrary to the Criminal Code with:

·        Attempt to commit Murder using a firearm – Section 239(1)(a.1)

·        Kidnapping with a Firearm – Section 279(1.1)(a.1)

·        Discharge Firearm With Intent  – Section 244(1)

·        Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Section 91(1)

·        Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Section 91(1)

·        Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Section 91(1)

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on January 24, 2023.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit, Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Anyone with information is asked to contact City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online at khcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to serving our province by protecting its’ citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety.

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