Area OPP Police Press Releases

Meth Bust, Stolen Vehicle Recovered – 20 Year Old Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the Municipality of North Perth.    

Police responded on March 28, 2023, at approximately 11:34 a.m., after the victim realized that their blue Ford F150 had been stolen from their driveway located on Elizabeth Street East North in North Perth. Vehicle was locked with keys inside.  

On the same date at approximately 1:00 p.m., the vehicle was recovered on Barber Avenue North in the Municipality of North Perth.

On April 1, 2023, a male was observed looking through cars and was subsequently arrested for multiple offences. Keys from the theft of the Ford F150 were located on the male.

As a result, Xavier RAITHBY, 20-year-old resident of North Perth was arrested and charged with:

–      Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence

–      Assault with a Weapon

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

–      Theft of Motor Vehicle

–      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on May 8, 2023.  

The Perth County OPP would like to remind citizens to keep all vehicles and buildings locked and report any suspicious activity immediately. Consider installing security features, such as increased lighting, cameras, or alarms.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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