Second person charged after Seaforth, Clinton shooting, chase
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is still actively searching for 34-year-old Karley Frayer of Huron East after a wild Oct. 18 morning that involved a vehicular collision and shots being fired.
On the morning of Oct. 18, OPP officers interacted with two individuals, according to a statement from the OPP, which resulted in injuries to what was later identified as a 35-year-old man. As a result of this interaction, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate and is investigating the incident further.
In the morning hours of Oct. 18, the OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle, according to a release from the SIU.
The statement goes on to read that members of the OPP, travelling in an unmarked police vehicle, followed the car to Seaforth, where it pulled into the driveway of a residence, at which point the officers approached the vehicle and “an interaction” ensued.
According to the SIU statement, an officer discharged his firearm into the vehicle and the vehicle drove off. Later, in Clinton, a 35-year-old man was dropped off at the hospital in Clinton and the driver left in the vehicle, striking another vehicle moments later, at which time the vehicle was abandoned.
The SIU also stated that the man dropped off at the hospital suffered serious injuries.
As a result of the investigation, “hold and secure” measures were put in place for Clinton schools, the hospital and other establishments for several hours before being lifted in the early afternoon of Oct. 18.
The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to the case. Furthermore, in an e-mail to The Citizen, Monica Hudon, the spokesperson for the SIU, said that the SIU has designated one subject official and eight witness officials to the case.
While Frayer remains at large the OPP has stated that there is no imminent threat to the public as a result of the incident.
Frayer is charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, Dangerous Operation, Operation while Prohibited, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 and two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000.
Frayer is described by the OPP as a white female who stands 5’3” tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds with coloured, wavy hair.
In an updated statement from the OPP, the Huron OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, says the unit has become aware that Frayer may have sustained a “serious injury” during her interaction with police. Investigators, the statement continued, remain concerned for her safety and well-being.
On Thursday, the OPP announced charges against 35-year-old Joshua Breau of Central Huron in connection with the incident. He is charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 and Failure to Comply with Release Order. He has been remanded into custody after a bail hearing in Goderich.
Anyone with information on Frayer’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Huron OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or locally at 519-482-1677. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web tip on the Crime Stoppers website, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
From the SIU perspective, the organization is urging anyone who may have information about the investigation, including videos or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at http://siu.on.ca/en/appeals/php