(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) -On January 29, 2020, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault that had just occurred at an apartment building on Gordon Street in the Town of Fergus. It was reported that an unknown person was attempting to get through the security door and had assaulted a resident who was trying to stop the would-be trespasser. The suspect had fled on foot prior to police arrival.
Police received further reports from neighbours in the area reporting a suspicious person passing through yards. Police located and arrested the suspect on Sideroad 15 near the Fifth Line, West Garafraxa. Search incident to arrest discovered that the suspect was in possession of a prohibited edged weapon and an altered government issued cheque.
As a result, Ryan Jacob Robert AMARAL, 30-years-old of Elora, has been charged with Assault, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Falsification of Documents with Fraudulent Intent, and Breaching a Weapons Prohibition order, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of justice - Guelph on March 3, 2020.
Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.