Biernacki Street weekend hold up results in charges laid

BARRY’S BAY – A 47 year-old man is scheduled to appear in Killaloe Court on December 4, 2013, after Killaloe OPP responded to a barricaded male call during the early hours on November 2. 
Killaloe OPP got the call and initially responded sometime around 12:30 a.m. 
As per procedure, Constable Jeff MacLeod explained, the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, the OPP Emergency Response Team, the OPP Canine Unit, the OPP Provincial Liaison Team and the Emergency Response Team, as well as the East Region Crime Unit were called in to assist the Killaloe OPP. 
Anytime a suspect has barricaded himself or herself within a structure, police have to call in the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, the constable said. This doesn’t mean the situation was of any elevated concern or danger, it was just proper procedure followed this past Saturday, he continued. 
Several hours later, as OPP and officials struggled to get the Biernacki Street resident from his home, a portion of the street was shut down, as well as other Barry’s Bay streets, and the Madawaska Valley Township Office was used as a command centre. 
Read more in the November 6, 2013 issue of The Valley Gazette.