Wanted Man Barricades Himself In House

Media Release

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Wanted Man Barricades Himself In House

A 42-year-old Lindsay man was arrested without incident after a 7-hour stand-off with police which closed off a portion of King Street in Lindsay yesterday.

The incident began shortly after 8:00 am on Monday, October 9th, 2017 when the man attended at Cambridge Street South residence and assaulted and threatened two of the residents of the home. The man was known to the occupants of the home but fled prior to police arriving. At 10:30 am on Monday a Kawartha Lakes Police officer attended at a King Street residence after receiving information that the wanted man may be residing there. The man was located but refused to leave the home and indicated that he would only harm someone if Police advanced on the home. Police began a lengthy negotiation with the man who at one point indicated that he had manufactured a chemical bomb that he was prepared to use if police entered the home. This caused the evacuation of a number of nearby homes on King Street. Police continued to negotiate with the man while obtaining a warrant to enter the home and arrest him. After almost 7 hours of negotiation, the man surrendered to police at 5:43 pm.

Matthew Jefrey Cork has been charged with two counts of Assault and one count of Threatening Death. He was detained in custody and will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Boat Batteries and Fishing Gear Taken

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017 Kawartha Lakes Police were called to a Durham Street West address after it was discovered that a number of boating and fishing related items had been removed from a boat on the property.

The owner of the boat indicated that sometime between Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and Saturday, October 7th, 2017 unknown person(s) attended on the property and removed a number of items from a boat that was being stored in the driveway. The missing items included 12-volt batteries, Fishing rods and tackle boxes and life jackets.

Kawartha Lakes Police are asking that anyone who may have information regarding the theft contact them at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide information anonymously, you can do so through Crimestoppers at 1.888.222.TIPS(8477) or at www.khcs.ca .