Moore ar­rested after Huron County ‘take­down’


After elud­ing po­lice for more than a week, Kyle Moore – wanted by area OPP on a num­ber of charges – is fi­nally be­hind bars.

The 33-year-old as­sault sus­pect was ar­rested early Fri­day evening in Huron County after an­other at­tempt to es­cape po­lice. After be­ing spot­ted ear­lier in the day, sev­eral marked and un­marked po­lice ve­hi­cles were sent to the Palmer­ston area to find the sus­pect, who had al­legedly stolen a GMC pickup ear­lier in the af­ter­noon. With help from an OPP air­plane, po­lice were able find the ve­hi­cle and co-or­di­nated a “take­down” on C-Line road south of Gor­rie, a village about 20 kilo­me­tres north­west of Lis­towel. While the sus­pect still tried to es­cape, ram­ming into one of the po­lice ve­hi­cles, his flight at­tempt was un­suc­cess­ful. Just after 5 p.m., Moore was ar­rested by mem­bers from the West Re­gion emer­gency re­sponse team, the OPP ca­nine unit and the West Re­gion crime unit.

Moore – of no fixed ad­dress – is be­ing held in cus­tody, with a video bail hear­ing sched­uled for Saturday, Oct. 7. The ac­cused is fac­ing a long list of charges, in­clud­ing sev­eral from Fri­day’s events as well as out­stand­ing changes from other OPP de­tach­ments and mu­nic­i­pal po­lice forces.

Moore was first spot­ted around 11 a.m. Fri­day morn­ing when a Huron OPP of­fi­cer spot­ted a stolen Chevro­let Ca­maro in Clin­ton. Be­fore the of­fi­cer could ini­ti­ate a traf­fic stop, the Ca­maro – al­legedly driven by the sus­pect – raced away at a high rate of speed, quickly leav­ing Clin­ton. Soon after, a Perth County OPP of­fi­cer saw the stolen Ca­maro in the At­wood area. Once again, the sus­pect ve­hi­cle raced away.

Of­fi­cers found the stolen Ca­maro a short time later, aban­doned south of the Palmer­ston area. The sus­pect then re­port­edly com­mit­ted a break and en­ter in Palmer­ston, where he al­legedly stole a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The pickup truck was aban­doned a short time later in Huron County, near Brus­sels, be­fore the sus­pect al­legedly stole the GMC pickup.

Po­lice be­lieve Moore had been spot­ted last Fri­day, Sept. 29, in the Hanover area. An off-duty Hanover po­lice of­fi­cer had seen a sus­pi­cious man car­ry­ing a gas can. When other of­fi­cers ar­rived, they chased the sus­pect into a res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hood – sprint­ing through a se­ries of back­yards – but couldn’t find him. Po­lice, how­ever, did find a stolen Ford F-250 pickup truck that had been re­ported miss­ing to the Lambton County OPP.

On Saturday at 7:30 a.m., Hanover po­lice re­ceived a re­port of a stolen Ford Es­cape SUV that was later re­cov­ered in Des­boro by Grey County OPP.

Moore was orig­i­nally al­leged to have bro­ken into a Zurich, Ont., busi­ness on Mon­day, Sept. 25, to steal an ATV but made off with a pickup truck after the owner spot­ted him. Ten min­utes later, the sus­pect re­turned, and “(stuck) his tongue out at me, yells and screams and takes off,” Gerry Prosser, the owner of Ben­der Rac­ing Canada which was hit, told the Bea­con Her­ald.

Po­lice said the sus­pect left Zurich in a Ford F-450 pickup and was pulled over near Blue­vale by Wing­ham po­lice. He’s al­leged to have as­saulted the of­fi­cer at road­side and stolen his cruiser. The po­lice car later crashed into trees be­hind an apart­ment com­plex in Lis­towel while the sus­pect was be­ing chased by po­lice. The sus­pect then ran shoe­less from po­lice and evaded ar­rest.

After a manhunt on that Mon­day in Lis­towel, in which schools were locked down as a he­li­copter cir­cled the town and of­fi­cers and a ca­nine unit pa­trolled the streets, there was an un­con­firmed sight­ing of a man match­ing his de­scrip­tion in Ri­p­ley. Po­lice were not able to find him there, ei­ther.

Huron OPP’s ar­rest war­rant wants Moore on 12 charges stem­ming from events that Mon­day. Sar­nia po­lice also have a war­rant for his ar­rest for fail­ing to at­tend court Aug. 10, on charges of driv­ing dis­qual­i­fied, re­sist­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, a pickup truck, and fail­ing to com­ply with pro­ba­tion.


Martin Stark from Lon­don is seen fish­ing Sun­day, Oct. 8, at the Wild­wood Con­ser­va­tion Area. Stark and his fam­ily de­cided to camp at the lo­ca­tion dur­ing this Thanks­giv­ing week­end.


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