OPP Police Press Releases

Thief Attempts To Flee Through Field – WINKWORTH Arrested

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – On Friday, December 18, 2020, at approximately 8:32 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call for a theft in progress at a Rokeby Side road, Tillsonburg address.

It was determined that an employee arrived at an offsite location and located an individual committing a theft of cable. The person then entered a pickup truck and subsequently fled through an adjacent field. Officers responding to the area located the vehicle and took the driver into custody without incident.

Charges with the following offences is 35-year-old Mark James WINKWORTH of Norfolk County, Ontario:

·        Theft over $5,000,

·        Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000,

·        Possession break in instruments,

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs,

·        Possession of Fentanyl,

·        Possession of Methamphetamine,

·        Operation while prohibited, and

·        Having care or control of vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Woodstock at a later date.

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