Woodstock Police responded to 195 calls for service over the long weekend.
Operation Impact stats
Woodstock Police officers charged several people over the weekend during the Operation
Impact Initiative. 2 speeding, 6 seatbelt, 1 red light, 1 fail to surrender licence,
1 suspended driver, 1 fail to surrender insurance card, 2 no insurance, 1 expired
validation tag, 10 distracted driving – hand held device and one 3 day license suspension
for registering an alert on a road side device.
On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Police observed Matthew EDWARDS in a business
on Dundas St. Edwards had a warrant for his arrest for failing to attend court.
EDWARDS left the business and got into a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped on Graham
St. by Police. EDWARDS tried to evade Police by lying about his identity. Police
placed EDWARDS under arrest and he fled the area on foot. Police engaged in a foot
pursuit and arrested EDWARDS.
On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Police observed Steven LICHTI, age 50 in
the downtown core. LITCHTI had a warrant for failing to appear in court. LITCHI
was arrested without incident.
On Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. a 27 year old man was waiting for a taxi
in a parking lot on Brock St. in the City of Woodstock. The 27 year old was chased
by a male who was yelling death threats at him. The 27 year old was able to get
into a business on Dundas St. and the staff contacted Police. Andre REED, age 40
was charged with Utter Threats and has been held in custody.
The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about
distracted drivers, aggressive drivers or impaired drivers to contact WOODSTOCK
POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at
- Woodstock Police Service: 519-537-2323
- Crime Stoppers: 519-421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
- Website: www.woodstockpolice.ca
- Domestic Abuse Services of Oxford: 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-265-1938
- Victim Assistance Services Oxford County: 519-537-2824
- Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501 or
- Counterfeit Money: