Penetanguishene Resident Charged With Attempt Murder And Assault


Jake Taylor 33 years of Penetanguishene, was arrested on February 19, 2024, at approximately 11:15 p.m. by members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment after Emergency Services contacted the Ontario Provincial Police Communication Centre to report that they had been dispatched to an injured male at an residence in the Balm Beach area of Tiny Township.

After a brief on-scene investigation, the accused was located and arrested at the residence and transported to Detachment for further investigation. The male victim was triaged and transported by paramedics to an area hospital and later transported by Ornge to a Toronto area trauma hospital for further treatment of life threatening injuries caused by an edged weapon.

Officers were assisted in this investigation by members of the Detachment Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services from OPP General Headquarters in Orillia.

Charges issued contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to this investigation are as follows.

  • Attempt to Commit Murder
  • Aggravated Assault

The accused is being held for a bail hearing and will appear before Ontario Court of Justice on a future date.

Investigators advise that there is no threat to public safety as a result of this investigation.

Anyone who may have information of this crime or any other crime are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your anonymous information online at You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.


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