Repeat Offender Melissa GAUDET Arrested For Assault

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(HEARST, ON) – One person was arrested for assault and criminal harassment in Hearst.

On March 26, 2024, shortly before 9:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call reporting that the caller had been grabbed and then followed by a person not known to them, on George Street in Hearst.

The suspect had left the scene prior to police arrival, and police were unable to locate them. Police conducted an extensive follow up investigation and were able to identify the suspect.

On April 2, 2024, shortly before 12:00 p.m., police received a call from the same victim, reporting the same suspect had approached them, and had been waiting for them outside of their workplace.

As a result of this investigation, Melissa GAUDET, 34-years-of-age, of Hearst, was arrested and charged with the following:

·        Assault

·        Criminal Harassment – repeatedly follow, watch and beset

·        Fail to comply with probation order (two counts)

The accused was released from a bail hearing and is set to appear before the Ontario Court in Hearst on a May 15, 2024.