A 27-year-old man is facing charges including forcible confinement after an incident at a business on the 1700 block of Victoria Avenue, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Police were dispatched to the business at about 1:51 a.m. for a report of an unwanted guest.
The caller informed police that a man was at the front desk and was acting aggressively toward employees. The caller said it looked like the man had forced his way into a back room of the establishment, at which point the caller could no longer see him.
When police arrived, there was no one in the business lobby, but they could hear faint noise coming from a back office, which was locked. Officers could see a struggle between a man and woman through a vent into the room.
They were able to gain entry into the office and took the suspect into custody. Upon further investigation, the man was charged in connection to this incident as well as breaches of court-ordered conditions .
A 27-year-old woman was treated by EMS and was able to go home.
27-year-old Jonathan Henry James Southwind is charged with:
– Forcible Confinement, s. 279(2) CC;
– Overcome Resistance (by attempting to choke), s. 246(a) CC; and
– Three charges of Breach of Recognizance, s. 811 CC.
Southwind will make his first court appearance in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.