Police Seeking Suspect at Large, One In Custody After Police Search In Wingham

Large Police Trucks, OPP and local Police at the Wingham Police station (Photo by Marty Thompson)

One person is in custody, and another remains at large, after some heavy police activity in Wingham’s northeast end.

Wingham Police say they were contacted by South Bruce OPP Monday afternoon with information that two suspects who were involved in incidents in the South Bruce area may be in Wingham.

Officers found the suspects at an address on Highland Drive.  One was arrested, but a second male suspect got away.

Police closed off Highland Drive and several nearby streets and started a door-to-door search.  Officers armed with rifles instructed residents to stay inside and lock their doors.

A tactical squad from London assisted with the search, but it was suspended around midnight and the street was opened to normal traffic.

OPP are now seeking the public’s help in locating  Kent Wall of Bruce Township. He is wanted in connection with outstanding arrest warrants.

The South Bruce detachment of the OPP say the arrest warrants are in relation to driving offences, firearms offences and property crimes.

He is believed to have ties to Carrick Township and northern Huron County.

The 27 year-old Wall is described as male, white, 5’11”, 155 lbs, thin build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or crime stoppers.

27 year-old Kent Wall is wanted by South Bruce OPP on outstanding arrest warrants

27 year-old Kent Wall is wanted by South Bruce OPP on outstanding arrest warrants

– With files from Steve Sabourin