Copper wire thieves charges with several offences

April 11, 2016

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Two Huron County locals have been charged in connection to a recent break, enter and theft of copper wire from a Hydro One high-voltage substation. 

 At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 12, 2016 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to the substation located on Hensall Road, east of Seaforth after being alerted to an intrusion on the property by security personnel. 

Several officers, including a canine unit, were in the immediate area from a previous call thus they were able to quickly converge upon the scene. 

Upon arrival at the substation officers noticed the perimeter fence had been breached and property at the site had been extensively damaged.  A canine track was activated which resulted in police locating one of the suspects in a nearby bush lot.  Police also located a backpack that contained stolen copper wire.  

The other suspect managed to elude police however it wasn’t long before police caught up with him and through investigative efforts police were able to identity the second male suspect. 

A warrant for his arrest was issued and on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 he was spotted by police on Main Street in Seaforth.  He was arrested without incident and taken into custody.  Upon searching the male officers located a small quantity of marihuana on his person.

 As a result, Huron OPP has charged a 25-year-old male from Central Huron.  His charges are Break, Enter and Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Mischief and Possession of a Schedule II Substance (Cannabis Marihuana).   He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 11, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.

Also charged is the second suspect, a 48-year-old male from Seaforth with: Break, Enter and Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Possession of Break-in Instruments, and Mischief.  

He was released from custody with a court date scheduled for April 18, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.





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On April 9, 2016 at 6:18 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a White Mercedes van speeding along Highway 21.  Officers located the van on Bruce Avenue in Kincardine and noted it was moving at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle speed was displayed on radar at more than 70 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone.  A 25-year-old Kitchener man was charged with speeding. The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.


On April 9, 2016 at 10:34 p.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol along Highway 21 in Huron Township stopped a Black Chevrolet Monte Carlo.  The officer found a quantity of illegal street drugs in the vehicle.  A 25-year-old Kincardine man was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  He is scheduled to appear in court on May 11, 2016 to answer to the charge.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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