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Second Suspect Arrested – Devine St Stabbing


Broadcast Time: 09:40 am                        Date: January 16th, 2024    

*Update to Previous Releases*



On the 15th of January 2024, Michael Vella-White, 22 years old and a Sarnia resident, was arrested for Attempting to Commit Murder as a result of a stabbing incident that occurred on Friday, the 12th of January 2024.

Michael Vella-White, has been held for bail on the following offence:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder

This police investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sarnia Police Criminal Investigations Division at 519-344-8861.



General Information on Bail Hearings:

“Held for bail” means the police chose to not release an accused person back into the community. However, as the police cannot hold a person in custody for longer than 24 hours, we are required to send them to bail court, where they will have a bail hearing. There, the presiding judge or Justice of the Peace will decide on whether the person should be released into the community or not.

“Released on bail” means the police held them in custody, but a subsequent release decision by the courts was made.

The bail system provides a framework to oversee and put limits on police custody. It is governed by legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada.



Acting Staff Sergeant Miro Soucek #191

Operations Division

Tel: 519-344-8861, extension 0

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