Police beat: Gun, drug charges

Gun, drug charges

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Two Waterloo residents are facing weapon and drug charges after their vehicle was stopped here last week.

Wellington County OPP officials say the stop, conducted on July 20 at about  7:30pm on Wellington Road 18, was the result of an investigation that also involved Grey Bruce and Huron-Perth OPP officers.

“As a result of the traffic stop, a loaded handgun and a quantity of drugs and Canadian currency was located and seized. The estimated value of the seized property is over $11,500,” police stated in a press release.  

Kanaan Ebanks-Daley and Ethan Peter Krzyz, both 22, of Waterloo, were charged with:

– possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine);

– occupying a vehicle knowing there was a firearm;

– unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm;

– carrying a concealed weapon;

– careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; and

– possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm.

Ebanks-Daley was also charged with    possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Both men were held pending a bail hearing. 

Break-in, theft

FERGUS – On June 29, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of a break-in at a building on Union Street East here.

Police say that on June 29 at about 5:30am, two individuals “made entry into the building and stole building supplies.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Theft from vehicle

MOUNT FOREST – On July 12, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of a theft that had occurred sometime overnight on Wellington Street East here.

Police say someone entered the victim’s vehicle and stole approximately $500 worth of items, including a bank card that was used at a nearby business.

The investigation is ongoing.

Trailer taken

MOUNT FOREST – On July 17, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a theft of a trailer. 

Police say that sometime between 7am and 3pm a silver utility trailer with licence plate “L1303V” was stolen from a residence on Byeland Drive in Mount Forest. 

Prohibited driver

GUELPH – A Fergus woman was arrested after she was caught driving in Guelph while prohibited.

Just before 5pm on July 19, an officer with Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop on Neeve Street in Guelph.

A 51-year-old Fergus woman was charged with driving while prohibited and two counts of driving while suspended. 

She is to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 1.

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Anyone with information about any of the above incidents can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a cash reward.