Charges After Foot Chase

Criminal Charges

On January 3, 2018 while on general patrol on the West side of the Town of Midland, an officer from the Midland Police Service, observed an ATV travelling on the roadway without any lights or a permit on the vehicle. The officer activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop, but the ATV failed to stop and sped away from the officer. After a short distance, the ATV got stuck in a snow bank and the driver attempted to take off on foot.

The officer arrested the suspect a short distance away and transported him back to the Midland Police Service. He was later released on a Promise to Appear with a date to appear in the Midland Court of Justice on January 18, 2018 at 930am.

Charged: Richard James Kerwin (40 years of age) from Midland, Ontario
1) Flight While Being Pursued by a Peace Officer s. 249.1(1) CC