Williams faces additional charges

BELLEVILLE, ON, April 29 /CNW/ - Today, April 29, 2010, the Major Case Management Team, led by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Criminal Investigations Branch, working jointly with Belleville Police (BPS), Ottawa Police (OPS) and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid more charges against 46-year-old Russell Williams, of Tweed, Ontario.

The Ottawa Police Service, Belleville Police Service and OPP, with the assistance of CFNIS, reviewed unsolved crimes in the vicinity of Ottawa, Belleville and Tweed. As a result, Williams faces 82 additional charges.

    WILLIAMS is further charged with:

    Belleville Police Jurisdiction
      2 counts break, enter and theft

    Ottawa Police Jurisdiction - All within the Fallingbrook area
      23 counts break, enter and theft
      3 counts break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence
      8 counts attempt break and enter

    Tweed/OPP Jurisdiction
      36 counts break, enter and theft
      7 break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence
      3 counts attempt break and enter

Following an extensive review of unsolved crimes relating to homicides, missing persons, sexual assaults and break and enters within these jurisdictions, (Ottawa, Belleville and Tweed), these charges today, represent the known offences that have been linked to Russell WILLIAMS to date.

On Sunday, February 7, 2010 Williams was arrested for the murders of Jessica Lloyd and Marie Comeau. He remains in custody.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call the OPP, Belleville Police, Ottawa Police or Crimestoppers.

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: For further information: Ontario Provincial Police, Sgt. Kristine Rae, (613) 285-5479

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