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Bridgewater Police Service -- Situation Update -- July 23, 2020

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Media Release – For Immediate Release

Bridgewater Police Service (BPS)

Date July 23, 2020


The search for Tobias Charles Doucette continues at this time, with RCMP currently leading search efforts in an area south of the Town of Bridgewater. Anyone who witnesses suspicious persons or activities possibly related to this case are asked to avoid contact and immediately call police.

Bridgewater Police Service is continuing to conduct a criminal investigation as a result of the incident that took place at the Bridgewater Hotel on High Street on July 20, 2020.

As part of the ongoing investigation, Bridgewater Police Service and RCMP are working cooperatively to follow up on the many tips that have been phoned in by the community. We would like to thank our residents for their continued vigilance and assistance during this time as BPS and RCMP work toward a safe and successful resolution to this case.

Sgt. Matthew Bennett, who was injured while responding to the initial domestic violence complaint, is stable and continues to rest and recover in hospital. Out of respect for the privacy of Sgt. Bennett and his family, we will be providing no additional updates at this time.

As the investigation and search for Tobias Doucette has unfolded over the past number of days, many businesses and individuals in and around the Bridgewater area have sent letters and messages of support and made donations in support of BPS and RCMP members. We are truly overwhelmed and thankful for the support that has been shown by our community during this challenging time.


Tobias Charles Doucette is arrestable for Attempted Murder and Assault.  He is described as 6’2”, 220 lbs, with brown hair, green eyes. When last seen, he was wearing no shirt, no shoes, and black shorts.

PROS # 20201004511

Deputy Chief MacPhee