OPP inspector updates Police Services Board on shots fired at Fergus house

WELLINGTON COUNTY – An early morning incident on Feb. 8, during which shots were fired at a Fergus home, has been linked to a “stolen vehicle incident” in Guelph and “stolen vehicle occurrences” in Waterloo and Wellington as well as a gas drive-off.

The details were revealed in a report from Wellington OPP detachment commander Paul Richardson to the county’s Police Services Board on March 9.

Multiple bullets were fired at a Millburn Boulevard home before 1am on Feb. 8, according to a police account of events following the shooting. No one was hurt.

“There was damage to the front of the house and extending into the living space,” OPP spokesperson Joshua Cunningham told the Advertiser at the time.

Wellington OPP’s crime and street crime units were assisted by Guelph Police and “recovered” a “suspect vehicle” in Mount Forest.

“A related stolen vehicle was recovered in Guelph-Eramosa Township after it was involved in a collision,” Richardson’s report stated.

The Advertiser submitted a list of questions to the OPP, some of which sought information on how many rounds were fired into the home, how many people were inside at the time, possible motives for the shooting, and the connection between stolen vehicles and the shooting.

Wellington OPP investigators and Cunningham did not answer any questions, citing an ongoing investigation, and would not say if any suspects had been charged in relation to the shooting.

Richardson stated in the report that a forensic examination of the vehicles and their contents is ongoing, but it’s unclear where police are at with the investigation.

Police are still requesting anyone with information to reach out by calling 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by submitting a tip at www.csgw.tips.

Correction: The wording in an earlier version of this story has since been updated to clarify that a suspect vehicle was recovered in Mount Forest, not a suspect’s vehicle.