(ESPANOLA, ON) – On October 3, 2021 members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a disturbance on Barber Street, Espanola.


Officers were able to locate the individual responsible for the disturbance. During the arrest, a police officer was assaulted and others were threatened.


As a result of the investigation, Ryan CLOWATER, a 41-year-old resident of Espanola has been charged with:


  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking, contrary to section 145(4)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Uttering Threats- Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC (3 counts)
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, contrary to section 270(1)(b) of the CC
  • Mischief – Destroys or Damages Property, contrary to section 430(1)(a) of the CC
  • Mischief – Renders Property Dangers, Useless, Inoperative or Ineffective, contrary to section 430(1)(b) of the CC
  • Assault a Peace Officer, contrary to section 270(1)(a) of the CC
  • Resist Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC


The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on December 6, 2021.

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