It’s been a busy few days for police officers in Kirkland Lake who are dealing with four domestic disputes in less than a week.

The first was on May 13, 2019. Ontario Provincial Police were called to a local residence about a domestic dispute. After an investigation, they arrested a 38-year-old man eight days later. He’s now facing eight criminal charges including assault, theft, harassing communications, distributing intimate image without consent, among others.

The second domestic dispute happened on May 17, when police were called to a case of mischief involving a 32-year-old man.

On Sunday, May 19, investigators were called to deal with another case of assault, this time involving a 21-year-old local man. He’s also facing several charges including: breaking entering, cruelty to animals, and uttering threats.

The fourth case involves a domestic dispute on Monday, May 20 where a 49-year-old man was charged with uttering threats.

None of their identities are being released to protect the identities of the victims and all of the men are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kirkland Lake.

OPP want victims in abusive relationships to know that they’re not alone and if you know someone who is, there are resources available that can help. A toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women's Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. You can also visit the following websites for more information:  

Temiskaming Victim Services

Pavilion Women's Centre