OPP reports - Essex Resident charged with firearm related offences

submitted to EFP

On October 11, 2020 at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a disturbance on Tracey Crescent in the Town of Essex.

It was reported that a man had uttered threats to and pointed a firearm at a neighbour and fired the gun into the air.

The area was contained by OPP uniformed members, members of the Essex County Emergency Response Team (ERT) and K-9 unit. Neighbours in the area were evacuated.

The suspect was observed by police to exit and re-enter his residence numerous times at which point he was engaged by police and taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of a minor dog bite wound obtained during the arrest.

Timothy HEBERT, 58-years-old of Essex will appear at a bail hearing on October 13, 2020, charged with the following offences:

- Assault with a Weapon

- Utter Threats to cause Bodily Harm

- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

- Fail to Comply with Undertaking

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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