Cops Catch Thieves Red Handed
This morning, Huntsville OPP responded to reports on ongoing thefts from vehicles. Police say they had received tips that people were entering cars in the parking lots of businesses in the area of King William St. and Cliffe Ave.
OPP located a male and female on Menominee St. Huntsville and their initial investigation revealed that they were possession of stolen property and the two were arrested for theft.
Further investigation resulted in police locating a quantity of controlled substances in possession of the male and female. A total of 2.7 grams of fentanyl, and 1.0 gram of cocaine were seized. While being transported to the Huntsville OPP Detachment the male kicked and dented an OPP cruiser.
32 year old Robert Merkel of Huntsville, and 30 year old Ashley Peavoy of Sprucedale, face a number of charges including
- Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Theft under $5000
The two accused are being held for bail scheduled for February 12th, 2021 in the Ontario Court of Justice Huntsville.