(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – A break and enter and two vehicle thefts resulted in a Huron East resident facing 15 charges, after a series of events in Perth County last month.
On November 19 2021, just after 12:30 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter that had occurred at a residence on St. George Street, in Mitchell. Suspect(s) had entered the residence and stole tools, medications, collectables, electronics, and bank cards. The suspect(s) had also stolen the homeowner’s vehicle from the driveway.
The vehicle was later recovered by police at an address in Huron County, but the other stolen property was not located. Through the investigation, police were able to identify suspects.
On November 23 2021, after 10:00 p.m., police were called to a suspicious person and vehicle on Barber Avenue North, in Listowel. Police attended a residence and located a wanted person, who was in possession of another vehicle that was stolen from Hamilton area. That same vehicle had failed to stop for police a few hours earlier in Howick Township, and was seen fleeing towards North Perth.
Joseph CLUETT, 26, of Huron East, has been arrested and charged with:
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 (three counts)
– Possession of a Credit Card
– Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code (two counts)
– Failure to Comply with Release Order (two counts)
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order (six counts)
– Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.