OPP arrest Wingham resident in connection with recent break-and-enter thefts

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A Wingham resident is facing 10 criminal charges related to a string of recent break-ins following an arrest.

On January 9, the Huron-Perth OPP Street Crimes Unit, alongside the West Region OPP Emergency Response Team and Huron County OPP Detachment conducted a search warrant at an address on Minnie Street in Wingham. Police seized five stolen laptop computers, numerous sets of stolen keys, break-in tools and two sets of brass knuckles.

Officers also determined the 26-year-old Wingham resident was connected to a number of recent break-and-enter thefts in the Wingham area recently. The accused has been released from custody with a court hearing scheduled for February 24 in Goderich.

The charges include:

Two counts – Break, Enter a Place – Intent to Commit Indictable Offence

Two counts – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Two counts – Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Two counts – Possession of Break-in Instruments

Use Disguise With Intent

Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon