North Dundas’ most wanted
OPP Const. Tylor Copeland (right) brought in a total of six “convicts” to raise money towards the Seaway Valley Crimestoppers’ program. From the left, Guy Fuels owner Chris Guy, Maria Shelp of Winchester Public School, North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser, Service Station owner Ron Blanchard and Winchester Print owner Kreg Raistrick. Absent from photo, Foodland owner Dan Pettigrew. Glover photo

The right to remain silent
Mayor Tony Fraser was cuffed up with 250 handcuffs by OPP Const. Tylor Copeland and sentenced to Foodland’s Coca-Cola case jail.
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WINCHESTER – After being arrested, cuffed with 250 handcuffs and thrown in Foodland’s Coca-Cola case jail cell at 10 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 19, Mayor Tony Fraser was released later that day on a set bail of $2,500, thanks to donations from locals.

However, Fraser was not the only culprit brought in to face justice. OPP Const. Tylor Copeland, also arrested and brought in Winchester Print owner Kreg Raistrick, Foodland store owner Dan Pettigrew, Guy Fuels owner Chris Guy, owner of the service centre Ron Blanchard and Maria Shelp of Winchester Public School on similar charges last week.

While it is still unknown what they were brought in for, the group was eventually released after raising a total of $2,500 for the Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers’ program in support of Crime Stoppers’ Month.

Copeland, who is also a member of the program’s board of directors, released a statement thanking the community and the “convicts” for their support in the cause.