Gerald Robert JACQUES (aka J.J.), age 37 of Port Stanley, Ontario who was wanted
by police for the alleged theft and arson of the Elgin County OPP Police boat on
June 25, 2014, was apprehended last evening July 22, 2014. He was arrested without
incident in the City of London by members of the OPP and London Police Service.
JACQUES is currently in custody awaiting a show cause bail hearing to be held in
St.Thomas this Friday July 25, 2014 facing the following charges:
1. Theft Over $5000
3. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
"While I can't comment specifically on details of the investigation, I certainly
want to thank members of the public and the many officers in partnership with other
policing services that brought this investigation to a successful conclusion. We
have moved forward with a temporary policing vessel which again allows us to respond
to marine emergencies on Lake Erie. We are also working on securing a permanent
replacement vessel for next year's boating season," Stated Inspector Brad FISHLEIGH,
Elgin County OPP Detachment Commander.
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