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Man arrested, homeowner wanted after 2 women attacked at neighbour’s home: London police

A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017. (Matthew Trevithick/AM980).
A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017. (Matthew Trevithick/AM980). Matthew Trevithick/980 CFPL

London police have charged a man and are seeking a homeowner after two women were attacked in a home on Mornington Avenue in the city’s east end on Friday afternoon.

According to police, a woman heard dogs barking at a neighbour’s home at roughly 2:30 p.m. on August 30. Police say she believed no one was supposed to be in the home at that time so she contacted the homeowner’s relative.

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The woman who first heard the dogs barking and the relative then went to the neighbour’s house, where they found an intruder. Police say one woman was slashed with a knife, but was able to escape and called 911. The other was stabbed and confined to a bedroom.

Police say officers negotiated with “a man inside the residence and a suspect was taken into custody without further incident.”

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The two victims were taken to hospital where one remains with serious injuries, but in stable condition. The other victim has since been released from hospital.

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Police executed a search warrant at the home on Saturday and seized a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, 25 rounds of ammunition, $61,800 worth of cocaine, $4,480 worth of marijuana, $2,500 worth of cutting agent, a digital scale, and $1,015 in cash.

As a result, a London man, 40, is charged with aggravated assault, break and enter, assault causing bodily harm, and forcible confinement.

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Police have also issued an arrest warrant for Misty-Anne Tabetha Scheltgen-Collins, 29, of London.

She’s wanted on charges of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession for the purpose of selling, two counts of careless storage of a firearm/weapon/prohibited device or ammunition, possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon/prohibited device knowing no authority, possession of a prohibited ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized, and possession of a loaded/unloaded regulated firearm.

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Police have not released a suspect description or photo of Scheltgen-Collins.

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Anyone with information in relation to her whereabouts, or the incident in general, is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).