Huron OPP report suspicious couple at mall in Goderich,
and theft of copper wire

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(GODERICH, ON) Aug. 27, just before 6:30 p.m., Huron OPP officers were notified of a couple acting suspiciously near the Suncoast Mall.  

A witness observed a man and woman discarding clothes hangers and placing numerous articles of clothing into backpacks. Officers located the couple at the corner of Suncoast Drive West and Bayfield Road.  

Officers spoke with the man and woman and were able to determine that they were in possession of stolen property from Suncoast Mall. Further checks revealed the woman was also in possession of several pieces of stolen identification and credit cards.

She provided a false name to the officers; however, her true identity was quickly established. Ashley BIERLING, 21, of South Huron has been charged with seven counts of Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000, Obstruct Peace Officer, Fail to Comply with Recognizance and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. She is currently in custody.

A search of the man resulted in officers seizing a set of bolt cutters and a small quantity of an illegal drug. Chad THIBIDEAU, 22, of Milverton has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000, Possession of Break-In Tools and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He has a court date scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Ontario Court of Justice Goderich. 



(GODERICH, ON) Huron OPP officers are investigating the theft of approximately 120 feet of copper wire stolen from the Hydro One substation located on Huron Road in Goderich. 

Those responsible accessed the property by cutting through the exterior fencing. This theft took place sometime this past weekend. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314

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

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