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11 Year Old Abducted – 40 Year Old Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A North Perth resident is facing a charge following a missing person investigation in the Municipality of North Perth.

On January 12, 2022, just after 11:00 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of missing 11-year-old youth from a residence at a Listowel address. During the investigation, the youth was located with a family member, who was arrested and charged. There were no injuries as a result of the abduction.

A 40-year-old resident of Listowel, has been charged with:

–       Abduction in contravention of a court order – receive or harbour

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Two Arrested

(CHESLEY, ON) – On January 12, 2022 at 4:24 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol in the town of Chesley signalled a pick-up truck to stop using the police cruiser emergency lighting. The vehicle continued driving through town before coming to a stop along 5th Avenue south west.

The officer determined that the pick-up truck had been reported stolen.

The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

Dearl VESSIE, 31-years-old, of West Grey Township was charged with:

  • Driving while prohibited
  • Flight from police
  • 2 counts of possessing stolen property
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • 2 counts of fail to comply with release order

The accused was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for January 12, 2022.

Jessica JONKER, 34-years-old, of Chatsworth Township was charged with:

·       2 counts of possessing proceeds of crime

·       Obstruct peace officer

The accused was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for January 12, 2022.

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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Two In Hospital Following Snowmobile Collision

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers continue to investigate a snowmobile crash that took place early this morning (15Jan) southwest of Wroxeter that has resulted in serious injuries. 

Early this morning, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services and the North Huron Fire Department responded to a snowmobile crash located at the intersection of Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Trail B108 and C Line Road.

The driver, a 25-year-old from Morris-Turnberry and the passenger, a 25-year-old from Teeswater, both remain in hospital with serious injuries. 

Members from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team responded to the scene to assist with the collision investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation however alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this collision.

Huron County OPP reminds all snowmobile operators that the snowmobile trails are currently closed in this area. Access is prohibited and anyone entering the property may be charged with trespassing.

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Drunk Driver Extricated From Vehicle

(PERTH EAST, ON) – Another impaired driver has been arrested and charged after they rolled their car into the ditch.

Just after 7:30 a.m. on January 8 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Paramedic Service, and Perth East Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Perth Road 135, in the Township of Perth East. The driver of the vehicle had to be extricated by the fire department, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

During the investigation, officers determined that the driver had consumed alcohol, and was impaired. They were arrested and further testing was conducted.

Julie STEVERS, 36, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–       Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

–       Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. 

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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20 Year Old Tracked Down By K9 After Armed Robbery

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On January 5, 2022 at approximately 1 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a person with a weapon in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. There were no injuries.

The Grey Bruce OPP Major Crime Unit (MCU) commenced an investigation with the assistance of the OPP K9 Unit and the OPP West Region Emergency Response Team.  

On January 6, 2021, the Grey Bruce OPP MCU arrested and charged Reiley WRAY, 20 years-of-age, of Owen Sound with the following offences:

·        Robbery using firearm

·        Pointing a firearm

·        Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

The accused was released and is scheduled to attend court on February 10, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

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Repeat Offender Arrested For Assault In Listowel

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – One person was charged after an assault in the Municipality of North Perth.

On January 4 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an assault that occurred on Davidson Avenue North, Listowel. The accused had assaulted the victim with an object, and there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Brantley BYERLAY, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

–       Assault with a Weapon

–       Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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Cruiser Damaged, Meth A Factor – Four Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A traffic stop in the Municipality of North Perth in December has led to four people facing a variety of charges, seized drugs, and a damaged police cruiser.

Just before 1:30 p.m. on December 11 2021, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol attempted to stop a vehicle travelling on Perth Road 164, south of Palmerston. The vehicle tried to flee the scene, and ended up colliding with the police cruiser, and came to rest in a ditch. No one was injured in the collision.

During the investigation, the occupants were found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. All four occupants were arrested and charged with drug related charges. Quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, hydromorphone and morphine were seized.

Rebecca BROWN, 33, of Wroxeter, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Dangerous Operation

–       Flight from Peace Officer

–       Driving while Under Suspension

–       Carrying Concealed Weapon

–       Possession of an Identity Document

–       Possession of Imitation Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

–       Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance

–       Driver – Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Evan HANEY, 25, of Kitchener, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Possession of an Identity Document

Blake HURST, 21, of Owen Sound, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Possession of an Identity Document

Canden YOUNG-STONE, 30, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of an Identity Document

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.

The Perth County OPP was assisted by the Wellington County OPP and the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

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Hit & Run Involving Meth & Stolen Vehicle

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – One person was charged after they drove while impaired, and struck an outbuilding at a residence in the Municipality of North Perth.

A Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol attempted to stop a vehicle on Ellen Street, in Atwood, just after 1:30 p.m. on January 2 2022. The vehicle then drove across the lawn of a nearby residence in order to flee from police, and struck an outbuilding on another property.

The heavily damaged vehicle then fled southbound onto Perth Road 164, and then westbound on Perth Line 72. It continued into Huron County, where it failed to stop for stop signs and drove dangerously into Clinton. The vehicle was abandoned by the driver, who fled on foot, and broke into a drive shed at a residence on Ausable Line, near Hensall. They were confronted by the homeowner, who contacted police.

With the assistance of the Huron County OPP, the male was located and placed under arrest. They were brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision.

Kurtis MACDONALD, 29, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

–       Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

–       Dangerous Operation

–       Flight From Peace Officer

–       Break, Enter to Dwelling House with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence

–       Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

–       Take Motor Vehicle without Consent

–       Failure to Stop After Accident

–       Possession of an Identity Document (two counts)

–       Driving While Under Suspension

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Homeowners Find Criminal In Home – 31 Year Old Arrested

(GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) On January 6, 2022 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence located in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.   

Police arrived on scene and located the suspect a short distance away.

The Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged Samantha PLOUFFE-VACHON, 31 years-of-age, from Mono Township with the following offences:

·        Break and enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence

·        Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution, or obstruct justice

·        Possession Break-in instruments.

The accused was release and is scheduled to attend court on February 17, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

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Kincardine Resident Facing Drunk Driving Charge

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On January 8, 2022 at 11:23 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) collision along Park Street in Kincardine. Officers responded with Bruce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics to find the driver had been drinking alcohol.

James HOLROYD, 41-years-old, from the Municipality of Kincardine was charged with Impaired Driving and Operate over 80 milligrams. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on February 9, 2022 to answer to the charges.

The accused was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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