Wingham resident facing charges

WINGHAM – Huron County OPP has charged a Wingham resident with several criminal charges following a recent traffic related investigation in Wingham.

In a July 28 media release, Huron County OPP say officers were patrolling in Wingham on July 21 “when they encountered a motorcycle that was being driven in an erratic manner.”

Police say an officer attempted to stop the motorcycle but “was unable to maintain a visual on the bike.”

A short time later, officers received a call about a suspicious person that “just attempted to hide a motorcycle” behind a home on Charles Street.

Police attended the home, and found the un-plated motorcycle and the driver “hiding in a shed on the property.” The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

Police further stated that a search incident to arrest found the accused to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

The accused, 47-year-old Katherine Upshall, has been charged with: possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; five counts of operation while prohibited;  possession of a Schedule I substance – methamphetamine; and fail to comply with probation order.

Upshall was scheduled to appear in Goderich court on July 29 to answer to the charges.