Two suspects are facing numerous charges after a lockdown was initiated by Parry Sound area schools on Valentine’s Day.

West Parry Sound OPP says it stopped a car that had been evading officers on Parry Sound Drive just before noon last Thursday.

Occupants of the car told officers that a third passenger had fled on foot.

Police arrested the two and began an extensive search for the third person.

As a safety precaution, McDougall Public School, Parry Sound High School, Parry Sound Public School, and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School all initiated hold and secure procedures that remained in effect for most of the afternoon.

After completing the search, police determined there wasn’t a third suspect.

Arrested at the scene was 30-year-old John Nanibush of Penetanguishene.

Nanibush was charged:

  • Theft over $5000 of a motor vehicle
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Theft under $5000 – Shoplifting
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Dangerous operation
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Public Mischief
  • Failing to comply with Recognizance

Also arrested by police was 31-year-old Naomi Shawana of Sudbury

She was charged with:

  • Theft over $5000 of a motor vehicle
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Theft under $5000 – Shoplifting
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Dangerous operation
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Public Mischief
  • Fail to comply with Recognizance
  • Four Counts of Failing to comply with a Probation Order

Both Nanibush and Shawana were held for bail and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice, in Parry Sound.