Police Beat: OPP say help is available for witnesses of gruesome scene

FERGUS – Police say anyone who witnessed the very disturbing scene at the Fergus Zehrs last Friday night can seek help, if required, from Victim Services Wellington.

Emergency crews were called at about 6:45pm on May 31 for a “possible vital signs absent” call at the store on Tower Street South in Fergus.

“Initial reports indicated that an unknown male had sustained serious trauma and required medical attention,” stated a press release from Wellington County OPP officials.

Guelph-Wellington EMS transported the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police aren’t releasing much information but later confirmed the man’s wounds were self-inflicted.

“The name of the individual will not be released,” the OPP added.

Officials with Victim Services Wellington were at the Fergus store last Friday night to assist with “the emotional care of witnesses,” police said.

Anyone who has been affected by the incident and requires further support can contact Victim Services Wellington at 519-824-1212 x7304 or Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Man charged in armed robbery last summer

MINTO – Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery last summer at the Greenbush gas bar here.

On July 20, 2018 at about 4am, Wellington County OPP responded to the gas station, located on Highway 9 between Harriston and Clifford.

“A lone suspect arrived on a motorcycle and entered the gas bar brandishing a shotgun,” police stated in a press release. “The suspect was last seen fleeing northbound on Highway 9 towards the village of Clifford.”

Justin James Patrick Horrigan, 25, of Fordwich, was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an indictable offence, breach of probation and failing to comply with a recognizance. He was held for bail.

Police say officers continue to gather information and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Heidi Pautsch at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.