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Caledon residents face armed robbery charges following December 14 incident

December 22, 2020   ·   0 Comments

On Monday, December 14, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a reported robbery and vehicle collision which had occurred in the area of Boston Mills Road and Chinguacousy Road in the Town of Caledon.

The police investigation revealed that that the robbery victim had met the suspect online and had then agreed to meet with the suspect at the roadside to sell them some items.

During the exchange, which took place inside the victim’s vehicle, the suspect pointed an imitation firearm at the victim in an attempt to rob them of the items. A brief physical altercation then ensued which resulted in the vehicle leaving the roadway. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and was later located and arrested by police in the area. An imitation firearm was recovered at the scene. 

As a result of the police investigation, two parties were arrested and are facing the following charges:

Matthew Allen, 19, of Caledon, stands charged with the following offences:

Armed robbery;

Conspiracy to commit indictable offence.

The accused party is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on February 25, 2021 to answer to the charges. The charges have not been proven.

A 17-year-old youth from Caledon is charged with:

Armed robbery;

Conspiracy to commit indictable offence

 The charges have not been proven.

The accused party is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on February 22, 2021 to answer to the charges.

Police believe that there is a third suspect, who is still outstanding. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Caledon OPP Detachment at 905-584-2241 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2000 upon an arrest.

WITNESSES REPORT

IMPAIRED DRIVERS

On Thursday, December 17, at approximately 12:47 a.m., officers from the Caledon OPP responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver at a gas station in the area of Airport Road and Olde Base Line Road in the Town of Caledon.

“Information was received from a witness that the driver, who appeared impaired, fell out of the vehicle after parking the car at the pumps,” say the OPP. “After gassing up the car, the driver got back in the vehicle and proceeded northbound on Airport Road.”

The officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the police investigation, the driver was placed under arrest for Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired, and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment, where further breath tests were conducted.

As a result, Mohammad Meer, 21, of Mississauga, has been charged with:

Operation while impaired – alcohol, and

Novice driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero

The accused is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on March 4, 2021, to answer to the charges.

The charges have not been proven.

Later that same day, at approximately 6:51 p.m., officers responded to a complainant of a possible impaired driver in the area of Charleston Side Road and Highway 10. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle swerving on the road, stopping and the driver stumbling out of the vehicle.

“The officers responded and located the vehicle in question,” say Police. “While speaking to the driver, the officers detected an odour of alcohol emanating from the driver’s breath. The driver was asked to provide a sample of their breath into an approved roadside screening device, which resulted in a ‘fail’ reading. The driver was then placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired – BAC over 80 mg, and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment, for further breath tests were conducted.”

As a result, Emmanuel Farrugia, 47, of Caledon, stands charged with:

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg; and

Operation while impaired – alcohol

The accused is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on March 4, 2021, to answer to the charges.

The charges have not been proven.

On Friday, December 18, at approximately, 12:49 p.m., officers responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver in the area of Highway 9 and Airport Road.

“Information was received from the witnesses that the driver of a cube van was seen consuming alcohol behind the wheel of their vehicle,” say Police. “The officers located the vehicle in question and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was displaying signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired. The driver was transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment for further breath tests to be conducted.”

As a result, John Simmons, 63, of Caledon, stands charged with:

Operation while impaired – alcohol;

Failure or refusal to comply with demand; and

Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor.

 The accused is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on March 4, 2021, to answer to the charges.

The charges have not been proven.

“Caledon OPP would like to thank the members of the public for making the call and reporting the above impaired drivers and by doing so, making our roadways safer.”

Police offer the following tips on how to spot an impaired driver:

Quick acceleration or deceleration

Weaving across the road

Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle

Stopping without a cause or erratic breaking

Drifting in and out of traffic lanes

Turning abruptly or illegally 

If you suspect impaired driving, call 9-1-1 immediately.



         

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