Geraldton OPP Arrest Two in Property Crimes Spree

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GERALDTON, ON – NEWS – The Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been dealing with a rash of property crimes in the town of Geraldton over the past several months.

Several reports of thefts from unlocked vehicle and buildings had been reported to police. The thefts and attempted thefts had been occurring in the overnight hours. As a result of an ongoing investigation by members of the Greenstone Detachment and the Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), police formed grounds to obtain a search warrant.

On Friday, September 6, 2019, Greenstone OPP and CSCU executed a search warrant at a residence in Geraldton, ON and arrested two male suspects. Several items of stolen property were recovered from the residence and seized by police.

Dawson PERREAULT, aged 20, of Geraldton, ON has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences.

  1. Break and Enter- commit theft contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
  2. Breach of Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
  3. Breach of Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

Jeff Junior (JJ) OGUSHING, aged 23, of Geraldton, ON has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences.

  1. Possession of property obtained by Crime contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  2. Possession of a Schedule I substance- Methamphetamine contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Both PERREAULT and OGUSHING are scheduled to appear by video in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Saturday, September 7, 201,9 to answer to the charges.

This is an active investigation and police are continuing to investigate. Police are asking any persons with information related to these occurrences to contact the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. Please ensure your vehicles, residence, and outbuildings are locked at all times with any valuables out of sight. The OPP’s website www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links to help keep your property safe and secure.