On Tuesday November 3, 2020, members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of an assault that occurred at a dog park in the Municipality of Port Hope.
At approximately 11:00 am, two Port Hope residents attended the off-leash dog park located on Baulch Road. One of the individuals tried prevent the other from entering one of the fenced in areas of the park. An altercation ensued between the two residents which resulted in one of the individuals being physically assaulted.
As a result of the investigation Michael ROWLAND (age 72) of Port Hope, Ontario, was arrested and charged with assault.
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on January 13, 2021.