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Police Arrest, Charge Man with Harassment

September 13, 2022

On September 12, 2022, a 48-year old man was arrested on warrants related to numerous incidents of Criminal Harassment.

The accused in this incident is James Talbot BERARD, male, age 48 of Vancouver, British Columbia, who is charged with:

  • Twenty-three counts of Criminal Harassment
  • Three counts of Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm
  • One count of Defamation

On September 12, 2022, Peel Regional Police arrested the accused on warrants related to numerous incidents of criminal harassment against 23 victims in North Bay. The accused harassed victims online and over the phone. In several instances the accused made threats against the physical safety of the victims and the safety of members of the victims’ families.

Members of the North Bay Police Service attended Peel Region and transferred the accused to North Bay where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.