Woodstock Police Force arrests individuals on weapons and drugs charges

by | Jan 31, 2024

Officers apprehend man and youth during early-morning downtown patrols

A man and young offender will soon face charges concerning drug and weapons charges after their arrest in downtown Woodstock early Monday morning, Jan. 29.

The Woodstock Police Force reported the arrest in a press release on Jan. 31.

“In the early morning hours of January 29th, 2024, at approximately 4:30 a.m., uniformed members of the Woodstock Police Force, while on patrol in the downtown area, observed two males prowling in dark clothing,” the police said in the statement.

Police said the officer’s investigation into an adult male and a young offender resulted in their apprehension for drug and weapons offences.

The photo shows the quantity of meth seized by the Woodstock Police Force. (WPF photo)

Police explained a subsequent inquiry by the Woodstock Police Force Street Crime Section revealed that one of the arrested individuals was also linked to a series of property-related crimes and graffiti incidents throughout Woodstock.

“Safeguarding the well-being of the citizens of Woodstock is our top priority,” said Sergeant Seth Cahill. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to maintaining a safe community for everyone.”

Deputy Chief Mark Bennett said charges will be laid in court soon.

The Woodstock Police Force displayed the many weapons and other items seized during the investigation, which followed the arrest of two individuals in downtown Woodstock. (WPF photo)

He said the adult was known to police prior to his latest arrest.

Bennett said officers are trained to be aware of suspicious activities as they patrol the community.

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