Person arrested following slew of crimes in Huron County

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A North Huron resident remains in police custody following a number of crimes that were recently committed.

On October 13th, police were called to a Blyth business after a report of a stolen vehicle. Police discovered the accused arrived at the business and stole the vehicle from the impound facility. When the owner confronted the accused, they threatened the owner and drove off from the tow facility. Later that day, officers saw the accused in the stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on Harriston Road. Police tried to stop the driver, but the accused took off again and failed to stop. On October 15th, the accused was apprehended by Guelph Police and later transferred into the custody of Huron County OPP.

The 41-year-old from North Huron now faces numerous charges including Theft under $5,000, Uttering Threats, Fraud under $5,000, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Flight From Police Officer, Drive While Under Suspension and Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance. The accused has been held for a court appearance scheduled for October 20th in Goderich at the Ontario Court of Justice.