OPP Police Press Releases

Theft At Construction Site – WHEELER Arrested

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On January 16, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a theft in progress at new housing construction site in Rockwood.  

It was reported that a suspect was observed loading construction materials into the back of a red pick-up truck.  

Shortly after the suspect left the scene, police spotted the truck loaded with the stolen property on Wellington Road 124 near Wellington Road 27. The lone suspect was arrested and the property was recovered.

John Michael WHEELER, 39-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused is schedule to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice-Guelph on February 19, 2021 to answer to the charge.

Anyone with any information about this occurrence is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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