Area OPP Police Press Releases

Repeat Offender Arrested Home Invasion & Foot Pursuit

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) – On December 24, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a person armed with a knife attempting to break into a residence in the area of Darkwood Road and Little Road in Puslinch Township.

It was reported that the suspect was threatening people and assaulted one of the residents. The suspect began smashing windows to the home and also damaged Christmas decorations and a vehicle parked on the property.

As police arrived on scene, the suspect attempted to flee in a vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle collided with a police cruiser that was arriving on scene. After a brief foot chase, the driver was placed under arrest.

The accused and the victims are known to each other. One victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A 33-year-old resident of Hamilton has been charged with;

  • Uttering Threats – Cause death (4 counts)
  • Attempted Break and Enter
  • Assault CC 266
  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court (2 counts)
  • Flight from Peace Officer CC 320.17
  • Dangerous Operation CC 320.13(1)
  • Resist Peace Officer CC 129(a)
  • Assault with A Weapon CC 267(a)
  • Mischief CC 430(1)(a)
  • Mischief over $5,000 CC 430(3)
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • The Accused was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice-Guelph.

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