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52 Year Old From South Huron Arrested – Name Released

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic stop on Monday April 8th, 2024. 

On April 8th, just before 10:00 p.m., Huron County OPP officers were provided information by a concerned member of the public that a vehicle driver may under the influence at an address on Main Street North in the Town of Exeter, Municipality of South Huron.

Police attended the location and conducted a traffic stop on the subject vehicle. Officers determined that the driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician. The breath tests resulted in readings which exceeded two times the legal limit.

Michelle TRUMBLE, 52-years-of-age from South Huron has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 13th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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Another Drunk Driver In South Huron – Name Released

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – On March 15, 2024, at 6:53 P.m., the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting Reduce Impaired Driving (RIDE) check on Bronson Line in South Huron.

The officers observed a vehicle avoid the RIDE check and officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver provided a sample of breath into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) which registered a fail. The driver was transported to the Huron County OPP Detachment for further testing.

Scott Hunter, 36-year-old from Middlesex County was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich on April 29, 2024.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Exeter Evacuation & Massive Response Unfounded #OOPS #WantedOvertime

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Multiple Huron County OPP officers attended an address in Exeter, South Huron, in relation to an incident.

On March 15, 2024, at 11:28 a.m., members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County OPP Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Canine, OPP Crisis Negotiators and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), were dispatched to an address on Main Street South in Exeter, South Huron, for the report of a possible hostage situation.

Main Street South between John Street and James Street were shut down and area residences and businesses were evacuated for public safety.

With the assistance of the South Huron Fire Department, the South Huron Recreation Centre was opened up to accommodate the displaced individuals.

Five individuals from within the apartment exited without issue.

The situation was unfounded, no charges have been laid and all resources have cleared.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. 

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.  

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Exeter Evacuation Update – Home & Business Owners Can Return

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Residents and business owners have seen an increased police presence in the Town of Exeter, South Huron while the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with an ongoing police investigation.

John Street and Main Street South had sections that were closed to the public.

Due to the location of the police incident, businesses and residences located between Sanders Street and Anne Street were evacuated to allow police to operate safely.

An evacuation centre was established at the South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter.

Police have now cleared the area and have re-opened all roadways previously closed.

The OPP would like to thank business owners, residents, and the Municipality of South Huron, South Huron Fire Department, and the Huron East Fire Department for their assistance and patience in this matter.

The investigation is still ongoing, and updates will be shared by the OPP as they become available.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

ALERT: Police Evacuate Main Street

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Residents and business owners have seen an increased presence in the Town of Exeter, South Huron while the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) deal with an ongoing police investigation.

John Street and Main Street South have sections that are closed to the motoring public. John Street is closed between Andrew Street and Main Street South. Additionally, Main Street South is closed between Huron Street and Wellington Street. Motorists and residents are asked to respect the closures and avoid the incident area. Commercial truck traffic will need to plan ahead if attempting to travel into or through the Town of Exeter. Alternate truck routes around Exeter include Morrison Line and Airport Line.

Due to the location of the police incident, businesses and residences located between Sanders Street and Anne Street have been evacuated to allow police to operate safely. Individuals that cannot depart their residences or choose to stay at home are being asked to shelter in place to avoid unintentional interruption of the police investigation.

An evacuation centre has been established at the South Huron Recreation Centre located at 94 Victoria Street East.

The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be shared by the OPP as they become available.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Hero Citizen Follows Criminals – Kaitlin EMMONS & Jonathan GLOVER Arrested #Catch&Release

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two residents of Forest with several criminal offences following a report of a break and enter in progress at a commercial property in South Huron on February 29th, 2024. 

On Thursday, February 29th, just after 4:00 p.m., Huron County OPP officers responded to a report of a break and enter on Quebec Avenue in the Municipality of South Huron. The property owner discovered two suspects and a minivan on their property. The suspects fled the scene in the van, and the property owner followed, providing updates for police.

OPP officers from Huron, Lambton, and Middlesex Counties were involved as the suspect vehicle entered Middlesex and Lambton Counties, before being located stopped on private property in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County. A female was placed under arrest immediately, while the second male suspect was located hiding in the area. Officers transported both arrested parties to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for processing.

As a result of the investigation, the following charges have been laid:

Jonathan GLOVER, 42 years of age from Forest, Ontario has been charged with:

–      Break, Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence,

–      Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000,

–      Fail to Comply with Release Order – (two counts).

The accused was additionally charged with an offence found in the Tobacco Tax Act.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

Kaitlin EMMONS, 23 years of age from Forest, Ontario has been charged with:

–      Break, Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence,

–      Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000,

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.

The accused was additionally charged with offences found in the Tobacco Tax Act and Cannabis Control Act.

The accused was processed and later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Shannen BRYANT Arrested

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a North Huron resident with Impaired Operation and several other offences after police stopped a vehicle for speeding in South Huron on Friday, February 23rd, 2024. 

Huron OPP officers were patrolling in the Municipality of South Huron at approximately 8:20 p.m. on February 23rd. Police locked a southbound motor vehicle travelling on London Road. The driver attempted to hide their vehicle from police in a private laneway but was located by the officer. Police spoke to the driver who displayed signs of impairment. Officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and they were subsequently arrested. Evidence of illegal drug use was located inside the vehicle.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment in Clinton for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.).  

Shannen BRYANT, 36 years-of-age from North Huron has been charged with the following offences:

–      Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,

–      Obstruct Peace Officer,

–      Personation with Intent.

The accused was additionally charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Speeding and Driving While Under Suspension.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

The accused was processed, then later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich on March 18th, 2024. 

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Philip ANDERSON – Drunk Driving

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday February 28th, 2024. 

On February 28th, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Huron County OPP officers were dispatched to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on Main Street North in the Town of Exeter, Municipality of South Huron.

Police attended the scene and determined that the at-fault driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Philip ANDERSON, 66 years of age from South Huron has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 25th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Matthew GORRIE Arrested – Meth A Factor

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a London area resident with several criminal offences following an investigation on February 20th, 2024. 

Just after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, a Huron County OPP officer was off duty in the Municipality of South Huron, Exeter when they received information of a shoplifting incident that just occurred at a business located on Thames Road East in Exeter. The officer followed the suspect a short distance outside and advised the suspect that they were a police officer and produced their police badge. The suspect resisted arrest and was quickly subdued by the officer. Additional officers arrived shortly after and secured the suspect.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP detachment for processing. The stolen items valued at over $750 were recovered.

Matthew GORRIE, 33 years of age from no fixed address in the London area has been charged with:

–      Theft Under $5,000,

–      Resist Peace Officer,

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.

The accused was held for a bail hearing, and later remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich

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