NORTH DUNDAS – On January 13, 2017 The Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers Program hosted an event at Foodland in Winchester, Ontario.
The business owner of Winchester Foodland Dan Pettigrew was arrested and placed in a Coke Case jail cell. Cuffed up for a cause saw Dan put on 250 pairs of handcuffs.
The fundraising event was in support of Crime Stoppers Month and took place from 9am until Dan was freed from all 250 sets of handcuffs at 4:45pm.
Also, during this week PC Tylor Copeland of the SD&G OPP was around the village making other “arrests” of local business owners and community celebrities. The celebrities filled their “Bail Buckets ” to get them out of the cell on Saturday. The celebrities included Winchester Press Matthew Uhrig, Foodland store owner Dan Pettigrew, Cup of Jo’s co-owner Jo-Ann Houle, Main Street Clothing Company owner Lisa Williams, Summers Physiotherapy owner Dave Summers and North Dundas District High School vice-principal Mike Deighton.
This wonderful community graciously braved the cold and dug themselves out of the snow to support this event. The event raised over $2500!!!.
The Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and Police Co-ordinator Tylor Copeland would like to thank all of the involved “convicts” for their support of this event.
Featured Photo: Provided by The Winchester Press: From Left to Right; Dave Summers, Matthew Uhrig, Mike Deighton, (seated) Dan Pettigrew, Jo-Ann Houle, Lisa Williams and Constable Tylor Copeland(back).