Suspect arrested after 2 OPP vehicles vandalized in Wasaga Beach last weekend

A 25-year-old man is facing numerous charges after two Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicles were damaged during a violent weekend in Wasaga Beach.

Police say the vehicles were damaged in the early morning hours of August 28 when suspects mounted the cars and smashed the windows. Police officers and a dog were inside the vehicles at the time of the violence. Neither the officers nor the dog were injured.

After what police called a “thorough and exhaustive investigation,” one of the suspects was identified and 25-year-old Anthony Houle from London, Ont., was arrested and faces eight charges including two counts of assaulting a peace officer, causing a disturbance and participating in a riot.

“The investigation will continue to identify the second individual,” police said in a statement.

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The incident was part of a weekend of violence and mischief that saw police respond to 327 calls and lay 191 charges between Friday and Sunday.

Along with the damage to the police vehicles, there was also property damage and break and enters as part of an unsanctioned car rally in the town.

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