The Ontario Provincial Police and Dryden Police Service have arrested an individual in connection with a serious assault from September 2021.  

On September 30, 2021, at approximately 12:15 a.m., members of the Dryden Police Service responded to a report of an unconscious male at a Clearwater Crescent residence. Dryden Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were on the scene and requested police assistance. 

Police arrived to discover a 31-year-old individual with serious injuries. The victim was transported to the hospital where the injuries were upgraded to life-threatening.   

Dryden Police requested the assistance of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

34-year-old Elliot Fiddler of Dryden was arrested with Aggravated Assault, contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code. 

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in Dryden Provincial Court on October 18, 2021. 

The OPP North West Crime Unit continues to assist the Dryden Police Service with this investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online information can be provided at