Oxford OPP briefs: Arrests made in break and enter

Oxford OPP briefs: Break and enter leads to arrest, suspected fentanyl recovered

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Break and enter leads to arrest, suspected fentanyl recovered

Two people were arrested following an alleged break and enter while police also recovered suspected pink and purple fentanyl.

The Oxford OPP said they received a report of a break and enter Sunday morning on Bidwell Street in Tillsonburg.

The police arrested two suspects when they arrived at the scene. Two people had allegedly broke into camping trailer on the property, police said.

A 23-year-old Straffordville woman was charged with breaking and entering and possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking. A 31-year-old Tillsonburg man was also charged with breaking and entering.

The two suspects are scheduled to appear at the Ontario court of justice at a later date in Woodstock.

“The Oxford County OPP would like to thank the Good Samaritan that immediately contacted 911 to report a crime in progress,” Insp. Tony Hymers, the Oxford OPP detachment commander, said. “As a result of their quick-thinking actions, officers were able to take two people into custody without incident.”


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Teenager charged with driving into hydro pole

A 17-year-old driver is facing careless driving charges after their vehicle left the road and hit a hydro pole Sunday morning on Wallace Line in South-West Oxford Township.

The Oxford OPP said the driver was travelling south on Wallace Line, approaching Robinson Road, when the vehicle left the road, entered the ditch and struck the hydro pole.

The driver will appear in court at a later date.

Paramedic uniform stolen from vehicle

A Toronto paramedic uniform was stolen from a vehicle on Cherry Street in Ingersoll Sunday morning.

The Oxford OPP said unknown suspects went to the address, entered the vehicle and removed a bag that had gloves, masks, a pager and the uniform.

The investigation is continuing.

Person hospitalized after farm accident

A farming accident in Norwich Township Saturday afternoon led to a person being hospitalized in London with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

Police said they and Oxford paramedics responded to the accident. A worker had been cleaning straw from a spreader when their hand was injured, police said.

Police said the Ministry of Labour were contact and will follow with an investigation.

Man facing charges for excessive speeding and open alcohol

A 21-year-old Brantford man was charged with excessive speeding, driving with an open container of liquor and being a young driver with a blood alcohol level above zero.

The Oxford OPP said officers were patrolling Highway 59 in Norwich Township when they saw a vehicle travelling at high speeds. Their radar had the vehicle going more than 130 kilometres per hour in an 80 km/h zone.


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When they pulled the vehicle over, the officers also found open alcohol.

If convicted, the minimum fine is $2,000 and an automatic licence suspension for seven days and a vehicle impoundment of seven days.

He’s scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Shoplifter facing charge

A suspected shoplifter was charged Saturday afternoon on Broadway in Tillsonburg.

The Oxford OPP said officers responded to the call after the woman came into the store, allegedly took merchandise and left the area in a vehicle.

Police charged a 52-year-old Bayham Township woman with theft with a value less than $5,000.

She’s scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Theft from vehicle reported

The Oxford OPP are investigating theft from a vehicle parked at a Balsam Street home in Innerkip Saturday morning.

Unknown suspects came to the address and entered the vehicle on July 29, allegedly stealing a wallet that had personal and financial information.

The credit cards were later used at multiple businesses in Woodstock, police said.

Copper, conductor cables stolen

Close to $5,000 in copper bus bars and power conductor cables were stolen Saturday morning from a site on Township Road 3 in Blandford-Blenheim Township.

The police investigation found unknown suspects came to the site, forcibly opened a lock to the gate and gained access. The suspects then forced their way into the building and removed copper wiring and cables, police said.

The investigation is continuing.

Contacting the Oxford OPP

Anyone with information on an investigation can contact the Oxford OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

If they wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com where they may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.