(GODERICH, ON) – A West Perth resident remains in custody following a domestic violence investigation conducted by members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment this past weekend.
Just after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021 Huron County OPP officers responded to a residence in Goderich after the victim called police to report the accused had shown up at the victim’s home and had assaulted the victim and a child. Upon assaulting the victims the accused damaged some property belonging to the adult victim and then left the home.
The accused then departed in an automobile and drove across the front boulevard and dangerously around the neighbourhood. Shortly thereafter the accused returned and broke into the home and proceeded to steal some cash.
After receiving some additional calls about the accused’s erratic driving police were able to locate the accused on Courthouse Square in Goderich. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.
The accused, a 37-year-old from West Perth has been charged with the following offences:
· Assault – 2 counts
· Mischief Under $5,000 – 3 counts
· Uttering Threats – 2 counts
· Dangerous Operation
· Theft Under $5,000
· Break, Enter – Commit an Indictable Offence
The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for July 14, 2021.
Victims of domestic violence are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help you. One organization you can contact is Victim Services – Huron County at 519-600-4108.
If you are in an immediate crisis, please dial 9-1-1.