Repeat Offender Arrested Near Goderich After Crime Spree In Huron
Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed Apr 27 10:27:38 MST 2016
Just before 3:00 p.m. on April 26, 2016 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to Saltford Road after receiving a complaint of a possible impaired driver. Police received information that a male driver had driven to a residence in Saltford and parked a vehicle on the front lawn of the caller’s property. The driver tried to leave the property in the vehicle however the engine had sustained significant damage and the vehicle was immobile. The driver abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot heading toward the Maitland River carrying a case of beer.
Officers were able to locate the male driver walking toward the river. Upon speaking with the male police observed several signs that the male was intoxicated. Upon confirming the identity of the driver he was placed under arrest for impaired driving. He later refused to provide a breath sample to the Intoxilizer Technician.
Further police investigation revealed the driver started his crime spree that morning in Clinton. The accused started off by stealing an unlocked 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck from a Huron Street business. He later drove to a property located on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway where he forced entry into the residence and stole a case of beer. He then abandoned the pickup truck and stole a Plymouth sedan from the scene. The episode continued when the driver was observed spinning his tires on several front lawns located on Westmount Line. After tearing up the lawns the driver took off with the damaged vehicle where it came to a stop at the Saltford Road property.
Catlin DAER, 25 years of age from Central Huron is facing the following charges:
Theft of a Motor Vehicle Over $5,000 - (2) counts
Break, Enter Dwelling House – Commit Theft
Refuse to Provide Breath Sample
Driving While Disqualified
Driving While Under Suspension
Mischief Under $5,000 – (4) counts
Fail to Comply with Probation Order – (2) counts
He remains in custody with a video court appearance scheduled for April 29, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
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