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$300,000 Meth Bust

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – As a result of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation in Perth, Huron, and Wellington Counties, one person has been arrested, and a search warrant was executed in the City of Kitchener.

On June 1, 2023, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with the assistance of the Elgin-Middlesex CSCU, Grey-Bruce CSCU, Wellington CSCU, Wellington OPP, Central Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), and the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed a search warrant at a residence on Fernwood Place, Kitchener.

Police seized suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine, along with two firearms, drug trafficking paraphernalia, brass knuckles, gold, and cash, with a total estimated value of approximately $300,000.

Adam LINSEMAN, 39, of Kitchener, is charged with:

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine (two counts)  

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Fentanyl (two counts)

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

·      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order (nine counts)

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

·      Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

“This investigation will certainly have a positive impact on public safety. The OPP continues to take appropriate enforcement action to ensure our communities are safe. We appreciate the work of all the assisting units in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion.” -A/Inspector Dave Sinko, Interim Detachment Commander, Perth County OPP

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Another Meth Bust – Repeat Offender Arrested Again – KENNAWAY

(OWEN SOUND, ON) – On May 31, 2023, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police received reports of a possible location for a person with multiple outstanding warrants. The Grey Bruce OPP, with the assistance of the Owen Sound Police Service, located the person and placed them under arrest. A quantity of suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, an imitation handgun, a stun gun, brass knuckles, and a quantity of Canadian currency were located on the individual. 

As a result of the investigation, Darren Gregory KENNAWAY, 42-years-old of Meaford has been charged with the following:

·        Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

·        Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

·        Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl

·        Fail to Comply with Probation Order

·        Failure to Comply with Release Order – three counts

·        Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – three counts

·        Unauthorized Possession of Weapon – two counts

The accused was held pending a bail hearing.

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OPP Remind All Students “Beach Day” First Friday Of June

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment want to acknowledge that the first Friday of June has been declared by area students as “beach day.” 

Although not supported by authorities, students leave school with and without parental permission to attend the beaches of Long Point, Turkey Point and Port Dover. 

The OPP wish to remind all students participating in “BEACH DAY” that the Norfolk OPP will be completing enhanced patrols in and around the beach areas throughout Norfolk County.

Officers will be patrolling the beaches for the day and will be focusing their attention on those who fail to make safety a priority.

There will be enforcement of all Highway Traffic Act, Liquor, Trespassing and Criminal Code violations. Officers will be looking for underage drinking, drinking, and driving, trespassing, property damage and other actions that put other people or property at risk.

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Fatal School Bus Collision – OPP Officer & Bus Driver Deceased

(EAST ZORRA-TAVISTOCK TOWNSHIP, ON) – A two-vehicle collision has claimed the lives of two drivers northwest of Woodstock.

The collision happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. on May 29, 2023, at the intersection of Highway 59 and Oxford County Road 33.

An unmarked Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicle and a school bus collided in the intersection. Tragically, both drivers died as a result of their injuries. There were no students on the bus and no passengers in either vehicle.

Detective Constable Steven TOURANGEAU was with the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit, Perth County OPP Detachment, West Region. He was 35 years old.

The OPP will not be releasing the identity of the other driver, out of respect for the family’s privacy.

“We are deeply saddened over this tragic incident, as two families mourn the loss of their loved ones. I offer my deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues affected.” – OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique

The London Police Service will be assuming carriage of the investigation. 

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Justice Of The Peace Frank Leddy Added To HOS – The System Is Broken #Frankie-not-a-judge

If you think our “justice” system is run by qualified and educated legal professionals with a lifetime of experience, you have been fooled. 

On May 22, 2018 school principal with no legal experience Frank Leddy was appointed as a Justice Of The Peace to the Ontario Court of “Justice”. 16 others were appointed that day, virtually none of them had any legal experience what-so-ever. This man along with Wingham Town Hall’s lawyer Greg Stewart are responsible for the attack and destruction of Buck & Jo’s in Wingham.

These patronage appointments ensure they system is always skewed against the Public. These unqualified not-a-judges want only one thing, your unquestioning compliance and obedience. Only show fear, or they will beat you down like Stratford Police beating down a child that pulled a finger gun on them. #FilmThePolice

Detailed examination of court transcripts and available video show JP Leddy has severe attention and comprehension issues. This combined with his inability to absorb details, and his agonizingly slow toddler-like pace of taking notes during a trial ensures Justice is never accomplished.

JP Leddy’s comments about “general deterrence” should be reason enough for Leddy to be fired, and all judgements reviewed by a competent legal professional. For this and many other reasons Frank Leddy has been added to the Hall Of Shame.

One ubiquitous comment is “the system is broken”. Seemingly everyone agrees there is something horribly wrong with Canada, our rights have been taken, and we are being treated like children. Now you know why! School principals are still in charge of your life! These not-a-judges are also responsible for supporting the overreach of by-law enforcement, trampling your rights under the pretense of the “greater good”.

Men don’t act like Men anymore. It’s natural for the male of all species to want to protect the beings and things they love. They have convinced too many that it’s wrong to ask questions or act like Men. In fact they have convinced some desperate attention seeking people with mental health issues they can even change genders if they want.

When a local sex offender can “identify” as a female in order to go to lady-lockup, even those of you that rode the shortest bus to school have to agree the system is broken.

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Three More Charged With Impaired

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three impaired drivers over the Victoria Day long weekend due to alcohol and drug related driving offences. All three drivers were caught between 8:00 p.m. on May 21, 2023, and 1:00 a.m. May 22, 2023.

On May 21, 2023, just before 9:00 p.m., Perth County OPP and Perth East Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Road 111 in the Township of Perth East and spoke with the vehicle driver.

Blake BINKLE, 30, of Stratford, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

On May 21, 2023, just before 11:00 p.m., police received a report of a driver of a motor vehicle being possibly impaired in Listowel. Police located the vehicle and spoke with the driver.

Rebecca MOORE, 32, of North Perth, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

On May 22, 2023, just before 1:00 a.m., police initiated a traffic stop in the Municipality of West Perth due to a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

Rebecca LORENTZ, 47, of Stratford, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

–      Driving While Under Suspension – Highway Traffic Act

All of the accused parties were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per stature.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, by drug of alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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Another Home Invasion

(ERIN, ON) –On January 1, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence on First Avenue in the town of Erin. Approximately $350 worth of various items were stolen and one occupant received minor injuries during the incident. At the time, the Wellington County OPP asked for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects. 

On January 19, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a home invasion at the same residence on First Avenue in the town of Erin. It was reported that a single suspect threatened the occupants with a baseball bat. The suspect fled the scene and no items were stolen. Investigators determined that this suspect had also been involved in the earlier home invasion.  

As a result of the investigation, Ethan J. SKETCHLEY, 21-years-old of Alton has been charged with the following offences:

·        Robbery – two counts

·        Assault with a Weapon – two counts

·        Break and Enter – two counts

·        Disguise with Intent – two counts

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on July 21, 2023. 

The Wellington County Crime Unit is continuing to investigate and is asking that anyone with any information regarding the second suspect to please contact D/C Watson with the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. The suspect is described as a white male, thin build, deep voice, wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask.

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Ripley Meth Bust – DUNDAS Arrested Again

(RIPLEY, ON) – On May 23, 2023, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), and South Bruce OPP executed a search warrant along Huron Street in the Village of Ripley 

As a result of the execution of the warrant, police seized a quantity of offence related property. The list of recovered items includes several Gallagher products and a .22 caliber Savage rifle.  The estimated value of the seized property is $2,931.

Police also seized a quantity of Methamphetamine. 

Dylan DUNDAS, 26-years-old, of Huron-Kinloss Township has been charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of firearm of ammunition contrary to prohibition order – two counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods under $5,000
  • Failure to comply with Probation Order

The accused was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for May 24, 2023.

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23 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 21, 2023, at 10:55 p.m., members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. on Bruce County Road 15 in the Municipality of Kincardine when a vehicle stopped. 

The driver was found to have been drinking alcohol. They were placed under arrest and taken to a Qualified Intoxilizer Technician for breath tests.

Trevor FINLAYSON, 23-years-old, of Hanover was charged with Operate over 80 milligrams.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton on June 21, 2023, to answer to the charges.

An impaired driving charge includes an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and an immediate 7-day vehicle impoundment.

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Repeat Offender Arrested Again – THOMPSON

(NORTH MIDDLESEX, ON) – On May 23, 2023, at 7:38 a.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to an address on Ailsa Craig Main Street in the town of Ailsa Craig, North Middlesex, for the report of a suspicious vehicle.

Police arrived on scene and observed an individual passed out inside.

Officers were able to wake the driver, at which time they were removed and placed under arrest without incident.

As a result, Shawn THOMPSON, a 38-year-old of Parkhill, has been charged under the Criminal Code with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood drug concentration

·      Possession Break In Instruments

·      Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court

The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

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.

If you have any information that could assist with the investigation, the OPP can be reached anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.