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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.