Police are warning the public of a potential threat to public safety after issuing an arrest warrant for a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a robbery and aggravated assault in Minden that took place early Friday morning (February 9).
Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Friday, officers with the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault and robbery with a weapon at a home on Parkside Street in Minden. The victim was transported to Haliburton hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Saturday afternoon, police released a description of the suspect and advised the public he was considered a potential threat to public safety. On Sunday afternoon, police issued a warrant for the arrest of 28-year-old Michael Gunn of Minden on charges of robbery using firearm, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Gunn is described as 6’1″ (185 cm) with a thin build, short brown hair, light-brown partial beard, and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of the Canadian flag with a cross on his right forearm, and a tattoo of a female on his left forearm.
Police have released a photo of Gunn, who they believe has a weapon and is considered a potential threat to public safety. If seen, call 9-1-1 and do not approach.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Gunn is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.khcrimestoppers.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.