Quinte West OPP says they have arrested 8 Wing Trenton commander Colonel Leif Dahl after an incident involving the use of a firearm at Murray Canal.
Police say they responded to the canal on Friday around 2:30 p.m on a complaint of a firearm being discharged from a boat.
It was reported to police that wildlife was being targeted.
The boat left the area before police arrived but was located a short time later.
Police say allege the firearm was thrown into the canal.
Col. Dahl is charged with the following:
- Obstruct peace officer
- Careless use of firearm
- Use firearm carelessly to hunt
- Hunt bird without a licence
- Unlawfully have a loaded firearm in conveyance
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on September 28.
The investigation is ongoing.