Plethora of charges for axe-wielding vandal

MAPLETON – On May 11 at about 7:30am, Wellington County and Perth County OPP officers responded to a report of a person striking a parked vehicle with an axe at a business on Wellington Road 86. 

“After causing significant damage, the person left the area in a passenger vehicle,” police stated in a press release.

“Officers located and eventually stopped the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest. A large amount of property was also located in the vehicle.” 

Police say the same person broke into two businesses on Wellington Road 86 earlier that morning and stole “multiple items.” 

Kenneth M. Huebert, 47, of Waterloo, was charged with: mischief under $5,000, mischief over $5,000, theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, flight from police, dangerous driving, impaired driving, refusing to comply with a demand for a breath sample, possession of a Schedule I substance (methamphetamine), possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of a prohibited device, and two counts of break and enter.

The accused was being held in custody.