(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On February 4, 2021, at approximately 8:40 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Grandview Avenue in Fergus.
The homeowner reported hearing someone knocking on their front door. Moments later, the homeowner confronted the lone suspect who had just pried open a rear door. The suspect fled the scene on a bicycle and was quickly arrested nearby by police.
A search of the suspect resulted in the seizure of break-in tools and a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Matthew Cecil KOCHAN 49-years-old of Guelph has been charged with;
- Break and Enter to a Dwelling House
- Possession of Break-In Instruments
- Fail to Comply with Release Order (two counts)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine
Wellington County OPP would like to remind property owners to make sure that they keep doors locked day and night even if you’re home. Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to police.
Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.