Dryden Police Kept Busy with Investigations

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Dryden Police Headquarters
Dryden Police Headquarters

DRYDEN – Dryden Police have been busy. There have been a number of crimes in the city recently. Here are details from the Dryden Police:

Traffic Stop leads to multiple charges
On April 23, 2019, the Dryden Police Service conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 601 for a Highway Traffic Act violation. The driver had outstanding charges in Dryden and was arrested at the roadside. A search of the accused and the vehicle led to the seizure of a small amount of Methamphetamine, Percocet, Cocaine, drug paraphernalia and Canadian Currency.

The accused has been identified as 29-year-old Benjamin Grant FUMERTON of Dryden, Ontario. On April 3, 2019, FUMERTON was charged in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a number of offences including offences related to firearms, and drug trafficking.

FUMERTON now faces additional charges by the Dryden Police Service of:

  • Uttering (passing) Counterfeit Money
  • Fail to Comply with a Recognizance of Bail x3 Possession of Proceeds of Crime
  • Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Opioids
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine Along with a number of Highway Traffic Act offences.

FUMERTON is set to appear in Bail Court today in Dryden.

Unsolved Break & Enters, Thefts and Mischiefs

TLC Automotive, located on Government Street, has reported that several windows of three vehicles had been smashed sometime between April 17th and April 22, 2019.

On April 18, 2019, a break and enter was reported at the Dryden Agricultural Fair Grounds located on Wice Road. The Corn Booth on that property was entered by smashing a window. Also entered was the Announcers Booth where suspects kicked in the door. Property inside the buildings was also damaged.

On April 19, 2019, a break and enter was reported at the old Cinema 86 building on Queen Street where the glass in the front door was smashed and plywood removed. It does not appear that anything was damaged or taken from inside of the building.

On April 20, 2019, Dryden Police Service received a report of a stolen boat and motor from an Albert Street residence. Stolen was an 18 foot Lund boat with a 1985 85hp Yamaha motor. It is still unclear as to when the theft occurred.

On April 23, 2019, Suntrac Contracting reported the theft of fuel and fuel tanks from their property located on Kennedy Road sometime between April 18 and April 23, 2019.

Police Presence at Hillcrest Trailer Park April 24, 2019

At 8:13 am, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the Dryden Police Service received a report of possible gunshots in the area of Hillcrest Trailer Park. Members of the Dryden Police Service immediately contained the area and upon investigation identified a 30-year-old male setting off fireworks. No injuries are reported and the Dryden Police Service is continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information in regards to these crimes is asked to call the Dryden Police Service at 807-223-1137 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.