Woodstock Police had a busy weekend responding to approximately 150 calls for service.
On March 24th uniform officers conducting traffic enforcement charged a 48 year
old female Woodstock resident with Driving While Under Suspension and a 22 year
old male Woodstock resident with Driving With No Insurance. Both parties were issued
a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court in Woodstock.
Just after 9:00 p.m. on March 24th a uniform officer on patrol was flagged down by
a citizen in the area of Clarke Street and Nellis Street reporting that he had just
had a handgun pointed at him. The victim was not injured and the suspect had already
fled from the area in a vehicle. Assisting officers quickly located the suspect
vehicle and subsequently arrested four individuals in the vehicles. During the investigation
officers located and seized a replica handgun, a set of brass knuckles and a baseball
bat. It was also determined that this incident was the result of an ongoing dispute
between the involved parties. As a result of this investigation a 27 year old male
resident from Brantford was charged with Pointing a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited
Weapon, Resist Arrest amongst other charges and held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Also charged were an 18 year old female Woodstock resident and a 40 year old female
resident of Southwest Oxford with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Both were released
to appear in Court on a future date. A 30 year old male from the Township of Southwest
Oxford with Obstruct Police, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Possession of
a Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order. This male party was subsequently turned
over to Hamilton Police Service who held a warrant for his arrest.
Shortly before midnight on the 24th officers were dispatched to a report of trespassers
inside a local manufacturing plant in the south end of the city. Upon the officers
arrival it was learned that two adult females had entered the employee locker room
and were involved in the theft of property of employees at currently at work. One
of the suspects had fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival. Other officers were
able to locate the suspect vehicle approximately 10 minutes later at the north end
of the city. That vehicle was found to have been reported stolen to the OPP. The
Woodstock Police Service Canine, PSD Striker was used to search the area where the
vehicle was located and several stolen pieces of identification were found. As a
result of this incident a 41 year old female Woodstock resident has been charged
with Theft, a 20 year old female Stratford resident has been charged with Theft,
Possession of Stolen Property and Fail to Comply and a 52 year old male Woodstock
resident has been charged with Theft. All three were released from custody to appear
in court to answer to these charges.
On March 26th at 1:30 a.m. officers responded to a collision on Dover St. where a vehicle
had struck a parked vehicle and then the driver had fled on foot. PSD Striker was
again put into service to search for the suspect. With the assistance of Striker
officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect, a 32 year old male Woodstock
resident who now faces charges of Fail to Remain, Impaired Operation and Over 80.
He has since been released from custody with a future court date.
Sergeant Don MacKenzie states "It is disappointing that every week we are reporting
on yet more individuals being arrested for impaired driving. There is no excuse
and this individual is extremely lucky that he did not cause serious injury to himself
or anyone else."
- Woodstock Police Service: 519-537-2323
- Crime Stoppers: 519-421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
- Website: www.woodstockpolice.ca
- Domestic Abuse Services of Oxford: 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-265-1938
- Victim Assistance Services Oxford County: 519-537-2824
- Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501 or
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