Members of Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently travelled to Calgary, Alberta, to return a person who was wanted for over a year to Brockville.
Police explain that William Litwinowich, 37. of Brockville was the subject of a Canada Wide Warrant after failing to appear in court on charges of possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with intent to resist arrest. Those charges were the result of an incident that occurred on January 17, 2021, when Leeds County OPP and the OPP East Region Emergency Response Team responded to a disturbance in the Township of Front of Yonge.
Police say accused failed to appear in the Brockville Superior Court of Justice in September 2022. A Bench Warrant, and later a Canada Wide Warrant, were issued.
On January 4, 2024, the Calgary Police Service notified the OPP they had the individual in custody. As a result, Leeds OPP has laid these additional charges against Litwinowich:
- Failure to attend court after having appeared – one count
- Failure to comply with undertaking – three counts
Charges have not been proven in court.
On January 10, 2024, OPP Emergency Response Team members travelled to Calgary and brought the accused back to Brockville. The accused was remanded into custody, and later released with conditions.
Litwinowich’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 23, 2024, at the Brockville Superior Court of Justice.