(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On January 2, 2021, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male breaking into vehicles in the area of Hartfield Drive and Wellington Road 7 in Guelph-Eramosa Township. The suspect was described as a Caucasian older male, with a white beard wearing a black hat and a reflective jacket, carrying a knapsack and riding a bicycle. The suspect fled when approached by the witness.
Police patrolled the area and observed other residences with footprints up the driveway, around the vehicles and back to the roadway.
Officers located an individual a short distance away that matched the description and they were placed under arrest.
Matthew KOCHAN, 48-years-old of no fixed address has been charged with Trespass at Night and Mischief contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on February 2, 2021 to answer to the charge.