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Elgin County Weekly Update

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Elgin County Detachment would like to consolidate and streamline our notable traffic offences and publish a weekly release.

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On November 21, 2022, at approximately 3:55 a.m., an officer with the Elgin County OPP (Chatham Detachment) stopped a passenger vehicle for speeding on the Eastbound Highway 401, Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

The investigating officer administered a roadside approved screening device (ASD) test, registering a warning.

The driver, 43-year-old of Stoney Creek, Ontario was charged with Speeding 1 – 49 Km/h over posted limit and issued a Three-Day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS).

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On November 21, 2022, at approximately 10:59 a.m., an officer with the Elgin County OPP stopped a passenger vehicle to verify the insurance status on John Wise Line, Municipality of Central Elgin.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, 50-year-old of St. Thomas, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle

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On November 23, 2022, at approximately 11:44 p.m., members of the Elgin County OPP conducted a Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Carlow Road, Municipality of Central Elgin.

A vehicle entered the checkpoint and officers suspected that the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage.

A 46-year-old of Port Stanley, Ontario was issued a Three-day driver’s licence suspension for registering an Alert on the roadside Alcohol Screening Device (ASD).

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On November 24, 2022, at approximately 9:35 p.m., an officer with the Elgin County OPP stopped a passenger vehicle travelling on Wellington Road, Municipality of Central Elgin, for speeding.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, 25-year-old of St. Thomas, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • Speeding 1 – 49 Km/h over posted limit
  • Driving while under suspension

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On November 25, 2022, at approximately 9:38 a.m., members of the Elgin County OPP (Chatham Detachment) responded to a two-vehicle collision, involving a transport truck and a passenger vehicle, on St. Clair Road at Electric Line, Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

The road was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the collision was investigated.

The driver and lone occupant of passenger vehicle was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and lone occupant of the transport truck was uninjured.

As a result of the investigation, the driver of the passenger vehicle, 70-year-old of Windsor, Ontario was charged with Disobey stop sign – fail to stop.

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On November 27, 2022, at approximately 3:29 a.m., an officer with the Elgin County OPP stopped a passenger vehicle on Furnival Road, Municipality of West Elgin after the vehicle was observed traveling significantly below the speed limit.

The investigating officer administered a roadside approved screening device (ASD) test.

The driver, 19-year-old of Iona Station, Ontario was charged with Young driver – B.A.C. above zero and issued a Three-Day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS).

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If you have an urgent traffic complaint or if you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately. If you have a non-emergent traffic complaint, you may also call 1-888-310-1122 or www.opp.ca/reportacrime. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at stthomascrimestoppers.ca You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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$110,000 In Dirt Bikes & ATVs Stolen

(LAKESHORE, ON) – On November 23, 2022, at 2:50 a.m., members of the Lakeshore Detachment Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were dispatched to an address on Richardson Sideroad, Lakeshore, for the report of a break and enter.

It was determined that four unknown individuals entered the business and proceeded to steal twelve dirt bikes, a kids sized ATV, four electric bikes, 20 off-road tires and various apparel, valued at over $110,000.

The suspects were operating two pickup trucks, each pulling enclosed trailers. Both vehicles were believed to be heading towards the City of Windsor.

The two vehicles are described as:

·        A dark Dodge Ram pickup truck, towing a white double-axel enclosed trailer with the letters “LK” on the rear door

·        A white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a sunroof, towing a single-axle enclosed trailer.

The investigation is continuing.

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 Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Essex County OPP Street Crime Unit at 519-723-2491 or 1-888-310-1122.

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.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Anmol SANGHERA – Drunk Driving

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Elgin County stopped and investigated a vehicle after a Good Samaritan reported a suspected impaired driver.

On November 26, 2022, at approximately 2:12 p.m., an officer of the Elgin County OPP located the vehicle on Carlow Road, Municipality of Central Elgin.

As a result of the investigation, Elgin County OPP has charged Anmol SANGHERA, 26-year-old of Kitchener, Ontario with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas at a later date.

The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank the Good Samaritan who contacted police and reported this incident. As a direct result of their phone call, officers were able to safely stop the vehicle and take the driver into custody.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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Homicide Investigation

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – Investigators have determined a death at a Salt Springs Church Road address is the result of homicide.

The investigation began on November 24, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., after Brant County Detachment members attended an address on Salt Springs Church Road to investigate a report of a deceased individual. 

There will be an increased police presence in this area and a section of Salt Springs Church Road remains closed. Please avoid the area.

The investigation remains ongoing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and in partnership with the Brant OPP Crime Unit, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services.

OPP is asking anyone with any information that would assist this investigation to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Further updates will follow.

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Bus Driver Continues With 5 Year Old Caught In Doors

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – One person is facing charges following an investigation where a bus was driven a short distance with a child caught in its doors.

On Tuesday November 1, 2022, at approximately 3:56 p.m., Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a police assist call in Mount Pleasant, Brant County.

It was determined a five-year-old child was attempting to get off a school bus when the doors closed, trapping part of the child’s body. The bus travelled 15-20 feet with the child’s legs dangling outside the bus before it stopped. It was reported the child suffered minor injuries.

A 64-year-old from Brant County was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Careless Driving.

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Pervert Alert – Do You Recognize This Person?

(LEAMINGTON, ON) – Members from the Leamington Detachment Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Essex County OPP Crime Unit, continue to investigate an incident that occurred in September 2022 in the Municipality of Leamington.

An adult male was messaging with a young person on a messaging app that resulted in an in-person meeting. 

Police continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the male. The person of interest is described as a white male, over 40 years of age, balding with a grey goatee. The male may be operating a dark grey car with tinted windows. 

The Essex County OPP is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Leamington OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Terrorists Targeting Peaceful Citizens – Destroying Canadian Flags & Property

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On September 19, 2022, just after 9:00 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a mischief at a Mitchell Road South address in the Municipality of North Perth.

It was determined that someone attended the address the previous night and punctured the fuel tank and destroyed a Canadian flag that was mounted on the vehicle.

Members of the Perth County OPP are continuing to investigate and is seeking the public’s assistance with this investigation. If anyone has any information, they are being asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.

The OPP want to remind all residents that if they see anything suspicious to please contact police immediately. If anyone is found committing acts of mischief, appropriate charges with be laid.

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Two Killed By Impaired Driver

(WALPOLE ISLAND FIRST NATION, ON) – On September 6, 2022 members of Walpole Island Police Service arrested the driver who struck and killed two cyclists on River Road in June, 2022.

Delsin Wade JOHNSON-SHIPMAN, 22-years-old of Walpole Island First Nation, has been charged with the following:

·        Operation while impaired, causing death (two counts) and,

·        Dangerous Operation causing death (two counts).

The accused was released following a bail hearing on September 6, 2022 and is scheduled to appear again before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.  

On June 22, 2022 shortly before 5:00 a.m., members of Walpole Island Police Service and Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded, along with Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Service and Walpole Island Fire Department, to the report of two cyclists that had been struck by a vehicle on River Road. The cyclists were pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

River Road was closed for the investigation between Firehall Road and Austin Road.  

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Multiple GSW – Police Seeking Video

(MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ON) – On September 4, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the Middlesex County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received reports of an injured person on Sharon Drive, Middlesex Centre.

Officers arrived on scene and located an individual that had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. They were subsequently transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The OPP is continuing to investigate and is asking residents in the surrounding areas if they witnessed anything to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.

If any member of the public has video surveillance capturing anything suspicious, please contact investigators.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave an anonymous online tip at www.londoncrimestoppers.com, where you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Further updates will be provided when new information becomes available.

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Stolen Good Recovered – DARROCH & KESSO Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges against two North Perth Residents after being stopped with stolen goods in their possession.

On August 28, 2022, just after 2:00 a.m., Perth OPP officers stopped two males on bicycles on Road 166 in the Municipality of North Perth. The one male was in possession of thick black wire with copper in the middle. Following some investigation police arrested the two suspects. A search incident to arrest revealed more rough-cut wires, Pliers, a hammer, and a hacksaw.

As a result of the investigation, Jeffery DARROCH, 43 and Gordon KESSO, 55, both residents of North Perth were charged with:

–      Possession Break in Instruments

–      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000- in Canada

Both accused were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.