Gravenhurst woman sprayed in face with chemical, female charged

GRAVENHURST — A wild and violent attack on the main street of Gravenhurst last Friday afternoon has resulted in the arrest of a Gravenhurst woman with charges against her in an assault on another female.

Police arrested a 22-year-old Gravenhurst woman after an attack on the main street against another female on Feb. 22.

Provincial police say that on Feb. 22, 2019, at 4:20 p.m. OPP officers responded to a report of an attack on a woman that occurred on Muskoka Road North.

They say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle stopped beside her and a woman jumped out and sprayed her in the face with a type of chemical and assaulted her.

Police quickly located the suspect, who was known to the victim, and as a result of their investigation, arrested and charged 22-year-old Kate Van Loan with Assault CC 266.

She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on March 26, 2019 to answer to her charge.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.