(NORTH HURON, ON) – A Huron County man is facing twenty charges following an investigation conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) & the Huron-Perth OPP Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU).
Investigators determined that during the early morning hours of October 25th and October 26th, 2021 the accused trespassed onto residential properties in the Town of Wingham and stole various items from unattended vehicles.
The accused also stole a sport utility vehicle from a Boland Street property and later when police spotted the stolen vehicle the driver took off and failed to stop.
Police eventually located the stolen vehicle parked on Shuter Street and the accused was found inside. Upon arresting the accused police noted the driver was displaying several signs of impairment, thus he was transported to the Huron OPP detachment for a drug recognition evaluation. The evaluation was conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and the accused was deemed to be impaired by a drug.
A search incident to arrest also revealed the accused to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, stolen identification, stolen debit cards and unmarked cigarettes. Further, some checks on the accused also revealed his driver’s licence was under suspension and he was also prohibited from driving.
Matthew BOUVIER, 30 years of age from Seaforth is facing the following charges:
· Trespass at Night – 2 counts
· Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – 4 counts
· Possession of an Identity Document
· Theft of Motor Vehicle
· Failure to Stop after Accident
· Flight from Police Officer
· Dangerous Operation
· Operation While Impaired
· Operation While Prohibited – 2 counts
· Fail to Comply with Probation Order
· Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
· Driving While Under Suspension – 3 counts
· Possess Unmarked Cigarettes
The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 28, 2021 the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
Huron OPP reminds citizens to always secure their vehicles and never leave your ignition key behind in the vehicle. Please do your part to help prevent crime in your community.