Area OPP Police Press Releases

Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Suspended Driver Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – One person was charged for multiple offences after reports of a broken down vehicle in a live lane of traffic in the Municipality of West Perth.

On April 6, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a vehicle stopped in a live lane, obstructing traffic on Perth Line 24 in the Municipality of West Perth. 

Officers located the broken down vehicle and identified the male. An investigation revealed that the male was a suspended driver and in possession of a stolen vehicle. During the arrest the male resisted, and assaulted officers.

No serious injuries were reported as a result of the assault.

As a result, Douglas COLEMAN, 28, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–      Resist Peace Officer

–      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

–      Driving while under suspension

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 charges.