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Middlesex OPP Weekend Report

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – Over the course of the weekend, members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were busy during their part to keep our communities safe. 

Thames Centre, ON – On March 19, 2021 at 5:35 p.m., Police were dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle collision, involving two vehicles, on Nissouri Road in Thames Center.

As a result of the collision, one vehicle left the roadway. One occupant was transported to hospital with minor injuries as a result of the collision. There were no other injuries reported.

Police have charged 29-year-old, Doug RICHARDSON, of Dorchester with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on April 22, 2021 to speak to the charges.

Middlesex Centre, ON – On March 18, 2021 at 11:53 p.m., Middlesex OPP observed a speeding motor vehicle travelling 50km/h in excess of the posted speed limit on Richmond Street, Middlesex Center. 

Police have charged a 35-year-old driver of London, ON with:

  • Stunt Driving- excessive speed as per section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver’s vehicle was impounded at the roadside and the individual’s driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 7 days.

The driver is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Provincial Traffic Court to speak to the charges.

Middlesex Centre, ON – On March 20, 2021, Middlesex OPP responded to an address on St. John’s Drive, Arva, Middlesex Centre Township. Sometime during the overnight hours of March 20, unknown suspects entered a residence on and made off with the complainants identification and personal vehicle, a black BMW 321, 4 door sedan, which had been parked in the garage. Police were dispatched to a second break and enter, after-the-fact, on Croydon Drive in Arva. The complainant had personal items stolen as well as identification. The investigation into both break and enters is ongoing.

Middlesex Centre, ON – On March 20, 2021, Middlesex OPP were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on East River Road, Chippewas of the Thames Frist Nation. 

Police have charged 36-year-old, Natasha BURCH, of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on April 26, 2021 to speak to the charges.

(Southwest Middlesex) – On, March 21, 2021 at 7:16 a.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police, local fire and Middlesex-London EMS, responded to the report of a 9-yr-old child injured, as a result of an ATV accident on Springfield Road, Southwest Middlesex Township.

As a result of the collision and unknown extent of injuries, the child was transported to hospital via Air Ornge.

The child sustained non-life threatening injuries in the collision.

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority immediately.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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