Stolen property worth $250,000 recovered in Huron County

An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. (Photo courtesy of the OPP)

Four people face charges after police recovered over $250,000 worth of stolen property on two properties in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh.

A number of OPP units from multiple jurisdictions were involved in the investigation.

And on Thursday, May 12, police searched a property on Zion Road and another on Belfast Road.

Police also seized suspected over $3,000 worth of Methamphetamine and Hydromorphone, firearms, ammunition and a compound bow.

Some of the stolen property that was recovered included; four pick-up trucks, three motorcycles, a camper trailer, a skid steer and two utility trailers.

Police also seized a kit used for changing Vehicle Identification Numbers on vehicles.

Jonathan McLean, 39, of South Bruce remains in custody and faces charges of:
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 16 counts
Breach of Firearms Regulation – Careless Storage – 3 counts
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – 3 counts
Fail to Comply with Undertaking – 3 counts
Altering/Destroying/Removing a Vehicle Identification Number – 2 counts
Trafficking in Stolen Goods
Fraudulent Concealment
Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purposes of Trafficking
Possession of Hydromorphone

John Vandiepenbeek, 41, of Ashfiled-Colborne-Wawanosh remains in custody and faces charges of:
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 10 counts
Fail to Comply with Release Order – 2 counts
Fail to Comply with Undertaking – 2 counts

Sonja Beynen, 22, of Huron-Kinloss faces charges of:
Breach of Firearms Regulation – Careless Storage – 3 counts
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – 3 counts
Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purposes of Trafficking
Possession of Hydromorphone
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 counts

A fourth suspect is still at large.

The charges have yet to be proven in court.