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Perth County OPP Reports - February 05, 2014

Web posted on February 05, 2014

ARREST MADE IN THEFT FROM CAR-WASH

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Saturday February 01, 2014, around 4:30 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers on patrol in Listowel attended at the North Town Car Wash on Wallace Ave North, to check on the premises as they had been the victim of some recent thefts and mischiefs.

The officers located a female near the vending machines matching the description of a suspect seen on the premises in January when thefts had occurred at the car wash. The female was arrested and break-in instruments were found to be in her possession.

Kate LACE (20) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with two counts of "mischief under $5,000", two counts of "Theft under $5,000", and "possession of break-in instruments". She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Listowel on Wednesday March 19, 2014, to answer to these charges.

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SNOWMOBILE STOLEN, MALE ARRESTED

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday February 04, 2014, shortly before 4 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a rural address on Line 60 North West of Monkton where the resident reported the theft of a snowmobile from their property.

Investigation revealed that a male suspect had driven the blue Yamaha snowmobile down the road where the snowmobile appeared to have run out of fuel. The male suspect was observed getting into a black pickup truck which left the scene.

Shortly thereafter, officers spotted the pickup truck in Monkton and located a male matching the description of the suspect. The male was arrested and transported to the North Perth OPP Detachment in Listowel.

Barren YUNDT (21) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with "theft under $5,000". He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Listowel on Wednesday March 19, 2014, to answer to this charge. The snowmobile was recovered, and has been returned to the owner.

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OBSERVANT CITIZEN ASSISTS POLICE

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) On Sunday February 02, 2014 around 6:30 p.m., a Mitchell resident contacted the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advising he observed two males and one female, acting suspiciously around a parked Toyota Rav 4 on Montreal St. in Mitchell.

A check on the licence plate of the vehicle, as provided by the resident, revealed that the Rav 4 had been stolen from Waterloo. Within minutes an officer located three individuals walking a short distance from the vehicle and obtained their identities. Upon confirmation that these had been the individuals with the stolen vehicle, they ran from police when told they were under arrest.

One of the males ran back to the Rav 4 and drove it away attempting to evade police. The vehicle sped off towards Frances St where it became stuck in a snow bank. The driver ran from the vehicle and was arrested by police on Wellington St.

The second male was arrested by police near the Mitchell Car Wash while the female ran towards the rear of the LCBO. The original caller followed the female and found her behind the LCBO hiding near a dumpster. The resident made a citizen's arrest and handed the female over to police.

Marcus ERB (27) of the Municipality of North Perth, Christopher PETERSEN (40) of Waterloo, and Jacqueline EHMKE (22) of Kitchener have all been charged with "possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000".

In addition Marcus ERB has also been charged with "possession of break-in instruments", "dangerous operation of a motor vehicle", "resist peace officer", "flight while pursued by peace officer", and "fail to comply with probation order". He appeared in Stratford Court on Monday February 03, 2014 and remains in custody.

Christopher PETERSEN has also been charged with two counts of "fail to comply with probation order". He appeared in Stratford Court on Monday February 03, 2014 and remains in custody.

Jacqueline EHMKE has also been charged with "fail to comply with probation order", "resist peace officer", and "possession of cannabis marihuana under 30 grams". She appeared in Stratford Court on Monday February 03, 2014 and remains in custody.


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