Friday, June 11, 2021

Prepared By:

SPC Jackson

 

Contact:

SPC Jackson

 

Operation Borders

 Woodstock, ON (June 11, 2021) – Local police kick off Operation Borders.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 was the kick off of Operation Borders, a joint road safety project that will see Oxford OPP and the Woodstock Police Service Traffic Unit work together monthly to conduct speed, road safety and traffic enforcement on the roads bordering the City of Woodstock.

Day one of Operation Borders was a success where WPS and OPP laid a total of 15 charges – 11 under the Highway Traffic Act and four Criminal Code charges.

At approximately 9:55 a.m., while conducting radar for Operation Borders in the area of Oxford Road 17, the Traffic Unit observed a motorcycle traveling 130 km/h in the marked 60 km/h zone. With the assistance of the Woodstock Police Service Canine Unit, Community Response Unit (CRU), and Uniform Patrol, at approximately 10:15 a.m. police were able to locate and arrest the male suspect in the area of Ingersoll Road after failing to stop for police.

As a result of the investigation, police determined the motorcycle had been reported stolen. A 45-year-old male of Blandford-Blenheim was arrested and charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation
  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Driving While Under Suspension
  • Use Altered Plate