2017-09-20

Port Medway man arrested after threatening phone calls



RCMP arrested a Port Medway man after he made over 40 calls to Queens District RCMP and the RCMP Operational Centre on September 8. In a news release, the RCMP described many of the calls as "threatening and harassing."

Forrester James Selig Jr., 46, was arrested September 8 and was remanded into custody. He is charged with one count of uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, media relations officer with the RCMP, told LighthouseNOW that she wasn't sure what prompted the calls; however, she noted the incident was serious enough that Selig Jr. was remanded into custody.

"The problem with this is it takes up a lot of valuable resources and time," Clarke said. She noted that in the event of an emergency it might have made it difficult for other callers to reach the police.

What's important is that RCMP were able to put a stop to the calls, Clarke said.

Selig Jr. will answer to these charges in Bridgewater Provincial Court on October 23 at 9:30 a.m. During that court appearance, he will also answer to charges related to an August incident in Port Medway.

The investigation is continuing as other charges may be considered.

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