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Ashley HUDSON Arrested Again – Meth A Factor

(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a resident of Huron County with a number of offences following an incident that took place late last night in Goderich.

On September 13, 2021 at 10:19 p.m. Huron OPP members responded to a business located on Courthouse Square in Goderich to assist with an individual that was reportedly damaging a washroom on the premises.

Upon arrival police located the accused on scene along with a heavily damaged washroom. The accused was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Upon arrest police searched the accused and located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine. Police also learned the accused was failing to comply with conditions of a probation sentence.

Ashley HUDSON, 30 years of age from Huron County has been charged with Mischief Over $5,000, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine and three counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for September 14, 2021  at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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BOLO Stolen Trailer

(NORTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the recent theft of an enclosed trailer that was taken from abandoned farm property located on Belgrave Road.  

Sometime this past weekend those responsible for the theft attended the property and stole a silver, 2015 Neo enclosed, dual axle trailer. Also inside the trailer at the time of the theft were some empty bee boxes and a smaller Briggs & Stratton generator. 

The total value of the stolen items is estimated to be approximately $7,000. 

If you have any information about this theft please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com , where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Tools Stolen From Pickup Truck

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking tips from the public to help catch the person responsible for stealing a collection of tools from a pickup truck in Clinton.

On Friday, September 3, 2021 Huron OPP received a report of an overnight theft that had occurred on Wellington Street in Clinton. The subsequent investigation revealed a work truck was entered through the unlocked tailgate and approximately $1,500 worth of power tools were stolen.

Some of the stolen tools are listed below:

·        3 – Impact drivers

·        2- Skill saws

·        A SDS hammer drill

·        A jigsaw

·        A Sawzall

·        6 battery chargers and 10 batteries

Investigators believe the suspect is a male about 6′ tall that was wearing a hoodie and shorts.

If you have any information about this theft please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

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Racer Caught On Huron Road

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A driver from London is facing a Racing charge and some stiffer penalties following a traffic stop conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) this past weekend.

On September 12, 2021 at approximately 9:16 a.m. a Huron OPP officer was conducting RADAR patrols on Huron Road near Whys Line when the officer observed a compact vehicle travelling eastbound at a very high rate of speed.  

A RADAR device was utilized and the speed of the racing car was measured in excess of 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was subsequently charged. Alexandra HEWITT, 27 years of age, from London has been charged with Racing. The defendant will now have to attend Provincial Offences Act Court in Goderich on October 5, 2021 to answer to the charge.

The involved vehicle has been impounded for 14 days and an immediate 30-day driver’s licence suspension has been served on the driver. 

All drivers should be aware on September 12th, 2021 roadside driver’s license suspensions under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) increased from seven (7) to thirty (30) days for all offences listed in Regulation 455/07.

If you choose to drive your vehicle like a race car be prepared for the stiff consequences when you get stopped by police.

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Assault Near Listowel

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – One person was charged after a person was stabbed in the Municipality of North Perth last week.

On September 06 2021, just after 10:30 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Perth County Paramedic Services responded to an address on Perth Road 164, just north of Listowel after receiving a report of an injured person.

One person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

One person was arrested at the scene, and during the arrest, a police officer was assaulted. The officer was not injured as a result of the assault.

Christine WYNEN-BROWN, 23, of Guelph, has been charged with:

–       Assault with a Weapon

–       Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest

The accused was held custody pending a bail hearing.

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Repeat Offender Arrested In Goderich – Officer Assaulted

(GODERICH, ON) – An incident that took place in Goderich over the weekend has now led to criminal charges against a London resident.

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 at approximately 9:16 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a Victoria Street business after receiving reports about an individual that was causing a disturbance. 

Upon arrival the accused approached the investigating officer in an assaultive manner. The accused failed to comply with the officer’s demands and had to be placed under arrest. 

Stephen POWERS, 33 years of age from London has been charged with Assault a Peace Officer, Causing a Disturbance and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 4, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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KONKLE – Impaired Driving

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On September 9, 2021, at approximately 1:55 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County Detachment received a report of a possible impaired-driver on Wellington Rd 17, west of Highway 6.

Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Officers formed the opinion that the driver was impaired and placed them under arrest.

As a result of the investigation Adam KONKLE, 41-years-old of South Bruce, has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drug. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on October 5, 2021.

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

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Break & Enter In Clinton

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively investigating a break, enter and theft that took place late last week in Clinton.

On September 10, 2021 Huron OPP members received a report of an overnight break, enter and theft at a business located on Albert Street in Clinton. Investigators learned those responsible forced entry into the business through the front door. Once inside the business the thieves stole numerous items including several wedding dresses, pairs of shoes, assorted costume jewellery, a laptop, a debit machine and a cash box containing a small amount of cash.

The value of the stolen items is estimated at $22,000.

If you have any information about this crime please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com , where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

If you see something, please say something. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity immediately to police by calling 1-888-310-1122. If it is a crime in progress please dial 9-1-1.

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BOLO Stolen ATV

(ELDERSLIE TWP, ON) – On September 12, 2021 at 9:11 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft report from a residence along Bruce County Road 10 in Elderslie Township. Sometime between 8:30 p.m. on September 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on September 12, 2021 a Green Honda Foreman TRX, 450 cc, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) was taken. The license plate is 75KW7 and there is duct tape across some tears in the seat.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Cyclist Stopped By Police

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On September 9, 2021 at approximately 12 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspicious people on bicycles in the area of George Street in the Town of Wiarton

Police arrived on scene and discovered a suspect matching the description provided by the complainant. Police attempted to stop the suspect, however the suspect ignored police and failed to stop. The suspect was stopped a short time later and placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation, the Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged Russel FORD, 22 years-of-age, from South Bruce Peninsula with the following offences:

·        Cyclist – fail to stop

·        Possession of a Schedule 3 substance

The accused was released and must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on October 14th, 2021.