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Tay man faces slew of charges after investigation in Midland

Police allege motorcyclist was involved in two previous fail-to-stop incidents
OPP car

A sharp-eyed officer of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment while on patrol spotted a suspect motorcycle at a convenience store on William Street in Midland and a further investigation has led to numerous charges for a Tay Township resident.

The officer noted the motorcycle pull into the store parking lot near 8:15 p.m. May 2, which was suspected to have been involved in two previous fail-to-stop investigations, one on April 30 on Highway 93 in Wyebridge and another on Old Fort Road in Tay Township on April 24.

The officer was able to locate the rider and continued an investigation into the fail-to-stop investigation. As a result of the investigation, a quantity of methamphetamine, an edged weapon and a motorcycle were seized during the course of the investigation.

Charged in connection to these three incidents is James Ronald Keyes, 28, of Tay Township, with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance (methamphetamine)
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with probation order (two counts)
  • Flight from peace officer (two counts)
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive motor vehicle with improper licence
  • Drive motor vehicle with no permit
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle

The accused was released on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 30.