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Stolen Property Recovered – HAMM & KLASSEN Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two residents of North Perth after they were found in possession of stolen property.

On December 26, 2023, just after 2:00 a.m., Perth County OPP, while conducting a separate investigation, observed roadway signage in the possession of two individuals.

Jake HAMM, 21, a resident of North Perth was charged with:

–      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Jesse KLASSEN, 20, a resident of North Perth was charged with:

–      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

The accused individuals in this matter were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on January 22, 2024, to answer to the charges.

Perth County OPP want to remind the public that the removal of roadway, directional, and any signage leads to dangerous conditions for all roadway users. Signage identifying roadway speed, community safety zones, yield signs, stops signs, etc. ensure motorists traveling in the area have the information they need to safely navigate curvatures in the roadway, intersections, right of way, pedestrian crossings, etc. Any removal of such signs should be reported immediately to police.

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Spousal Assault In Huron-Kinloss

(HURON-KINLOSS, ON) – On December 28, 2023, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an address in the Township of Huron-Kinloss and initiated an intimate partner violence investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 34-year-old resident of Huron-Kinloss Township has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Spousal Assault
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Domestic Mischief – Two Counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Two Counts

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

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victims.

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Spousal Assault In Kincardine

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On December 28, 2023, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an address in the Municipality of Kincardine and initiated an intimate partner violence investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old of Municipality of Kincardine resident has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Spousal Assault
  • Assault
  • Domestic Mischief

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

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victims.

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Chatsworth Bust – $80,000 In Stolen Property Recovered – Names Released

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – On November 22, 2023, the Grey Bruce Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), West Region Regional Support Team (WRRST) along with General Law Enforcement (GLE) officers attended a property on Highway 6 in the Township of Chatsworth and executed a search warrant.

During the search police seized stolen property such as an Acura TLX, a Can Am 100R side by side, a Can Am Renegade ATV, a Honda ATV, and an ATV trailer. The total value of recovered stolen property is $80,000.

The OPP has charged John McNichol, 47-years-old of Chatsworth Township with the following offences under the Criminal Code:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 X2
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 X2
  • Alter/Destroy/Remove VIN

The OPP has charged Nathan McNichol, 24-years-old of West Perth with the following offences under the Criminal Code:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 X2
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 X2
  • Alter/Destroy/Remove VIN

Both accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 21, 2023.

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Farm Accident – One Airlifted To Hospital

(WEST PERTH ON) – On Monday, November 6, 2023, just after 11:30 a.m., members of Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Emergency Medical Services and West Perth Fire Services responded to a report on an individual injured by an auger in the area of Line 49, West Perth, Perth County.

A 34-year-old was transported by Air Ambulance to a trauma center with serious injuries.

The Ministry of Labour was contacted and is investigating the incident.

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22 Year Old From Brockton Arrested For Drunk Driving

(PAISLEY, ON) – On December 11, 2022, at 2:30 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) discovered a single vehicle collision along Queen Street in Paisley. The officer found that the driver had been drinking alcohol.

Tyler WOLTERS, 22-years-old, from the Municipality of Brockton was charged with Operate over 80 milligrams. The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the charge.

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

There were minor injuries reported at the scene.

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20 Year Old From Listowel Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Another driver charged with an impaired related offence in the Municipality of North Perth.

On July 10, 2022, just before 2:00 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was on general patrol when a vehicle stop was conducted on Mitchell Road South in North Perth.

During the investigation, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage. An Approved Screening Device was used, and they were arrested, and transported to a local operations center for further testing.

Tyson HAMILTON, 20, of Listowel, has been charged with:

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

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released and 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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Sandra ALBRECHT – Theft

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Another person has been charged for theft after they were caught shoplifting at a local business.

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to the business on Mitchell Road South, Listowel on February 18, 2022, just before 2:00 p.m., after a person was witnessed shoplifting.

Sandra ALBRECHT, 56, of Perth East, has been charged with:

–       Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting

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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Fatal Pedestrian Collision

(MEAFORD, ON) – On December 17, 2021 just before 6 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Meaford Fire Department and Grey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a collision between an SUV and a pedestrian on Sykes Street North in the Municipality of Meaford.

The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Their identity is being withheld pending a next-of kin-notification.

The Grey Bruce OPP are conducting the investigation with the assistance of the OPP West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team (TIME).

Sykes Street North will remain closed between Parker Street and Collingwood Street, while emergency crews process the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this 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) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Hero Chases Criminal & Gets Vehicle Back – LIPSETT Arrested Again

(HOWICK, ON) – A Hamilton resident is facing a total of thirteen criminal charges stemming from a stolen vehicle occurrence in Wroxeter. 

Just after 9:00 p.m. on November 23, 2021 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to attend Mill Street in Wroxeter for a theft of a pickup truck in progress. On the way to the call officers learned the owner of the pickup truck gave chase and had followed the suspect a short distance before the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. 

A Huron OPP officer arrived on scene and began patrolling for the suspect. Shortly after, the suspect was observed and was placed under arrest and taken into custody. A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of break-in tools, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, a stolen licence plate and a stolen driver’s licence. Further checks on the accused revealed he was prohibited from driving, as well he was found to be failing to comply with conditions of a court release order.  

Michael LIPSETT, 30 years of age, from Hamilton has been charged with:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Break-in Tools
  • Fail to Comply with Release Conditions – 4 counts
  • Drive a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited – 4 counts
  • Possession of Stolen Property – 2 counts

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for December 22, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.