(CENTRAL HURON, ON) - A Huron East resident will have to make a trip to criminal court later this summer after he was caught shoplifting at a business outside of Goderich yesterday.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on April 29, 2020 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a department store located just outside of Goderich to investigate a shoplifting occurrence.
Upon arrival police located the suspect in the store lobby under detention by store security. Police learned the suspect failed to pay for several items and when he was confronted by staff members the accused attempted to run away. To no avail, the accused was apprehended in the store parking lot by a store security officer.
Police arrested the male and a search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of store items that he had failed to pay for.
Michael BERNARD, 31 years of age from Huron East has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for August 24, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.