Suspected purple, pink fentanyl recovered in Tillsonburg

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On Sunday, August 2, at approximately 4:33 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford County Detachment responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call for a break and enter in progress at a Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg address.

It was determined that in the early morning hours, two unknown individuals gained entry into a camping trailer on the property.

Officers arrived on scene and took two people into custody without incident and recovered a quantity of suspected purple and pink fentanyl.

As a result of investigation, police charged 23-year-old Corrinne Swartz of Staffordville with break and enter along with possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Charged with break and enter is 31-year-old Christopher Steven Simmons of Tillsonburg.

Both accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Woodstock at a later date.

“The Oxford County OPP would like to thank the Good Samaritan that immediately contacted 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress. As a result of their quick thinking actions, officers were able to take two people into custody without incident,” said Inspector Tony Hymers, Oxford County OPP Detachment Commander in a media release.

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Shoplifting charge in Tillsonburg

On Saturday, August 1, at approximately 2:26 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment responded to a shoplifting incident after being called to a Broadway, Tillsonburg address.

It was determined that the accused attended the store and removed a quantity of merchandise, then left the area in a vehicle.

As a result, police charged 52-year-old Suzanne Budwah, of Bayham, with theft under $5,000.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Woodstock at a later date.

OPP seek assistance from public in locating missing person

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OPP seek assistance from public in locating missing person

On Sunday, August 2, at approximately 1:52 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment received a report of a missing male from a Prouse Road, South-West Oxford Township address (Spring Lake RV Resort).

It was determined that 39-year-old William Anthony David Sanchez had travelled from Quebec to the South-West Oxford RV Park to visit family. At approximately 4:00 a.m., Sunday morning he was seen walking away from the address and has not been seen since.

He is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” to 5’11”, average build, with short dark hair and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark grey shorts and black running shoes with no socks. He has tattoos on his face with a wide black line that runs across his eye, and a skeleton hand tattoo that runs from his chin down his neck

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Police and family members are concerned for his safety and is asking anyone who may have any information to contact the Oxford County OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The investigation is continuing.

Police expanded their search on Tuesday – Sanchez has not been located as of Wednesday afternoon.

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17-year-old crashes into hydro pole

On Sunday, August 2, at approximately 2:06 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford County Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision at a Wallace Line, South West Oxford Township address.

It has been determined that a 17-year-old driver from Oxford County was travelling southbound on Wallace Line and was approaching Robinson Road when the vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and collided with a hydro pole.

As a result, police charged the 17-year-old driver with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and was issued a Provincial Offence Notice.

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Farm accident

On Saturday, August 1, the Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford County Detachment, along with Oxford EMS, responded to a farming accident in Norwich Township.

It was determined that a worker was cleaning straw from a spreader when their hand was injured. As a result, the worker suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a London area hospital for further treatment.

The Ministry of Labour was contacted and will be following up with the investigation.