The Care Centre co-owner faces additional mischief charge

The Care Centre at 510 Second Street East in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A co-owner of The Care Centre is facing additional charges in relation to tenants of the facility being allowed access to the building.

The Cornwall Police Service says Dan Orr, 47, is facing charges of mischief, obstructing police, failing to attend the police station for fingerprints and breach of an undertaking.

Police say a tenant had been prevented from entering her home and not allowed lawful use of her property on April 8.

Orr had previously been charged with mischief in February, accused of interfering “with someone’s lawful enjoyment of their property.”

In emails to the police chief and the health unit earlier this year, shared with Cornwall Newswatch, Orr has maintained he’s been trying to protect other people in the Second Street East facility from those who are positive for COVID-19.

“Can you please ask your officers not to force someone who is testing positive into a congregate style of living,” Orr wrote the police chief on Jan. 27, noting that they would “gladly welcome her” with proof of a negative test.

Cornwall Community Hospital CEO Jeanette Despatie told CNW in a February interview, people can still test positive for COVID-19 even after they’ve been cleared by the health unit to return to a congregate setting because they have passed the period they’re shedding the virus.

Orr’s next appearance on both sets of charges is Thursday, May 13, 2021.