It took team work and ingenuity to capture and arrest 27 year old Shawn
Oehring of Brockton who Police Chief Chris Knoll say was hiding in 20 inches of
loose insulation in the attic of a commercial building.
As clever as a hiding spot as it was, Knoll says it was no match for the
Hanover Fire Department’s thermal imaging camera.
It all began shortly after 1 am on Saturday May 18th, when Hanover
Police received a call to a break and enter in progress of a commercial building
located in the Town’s Industrial Park.
Upon arrival police set up containment with the assistance of the West Grey
A check of the building determined that the suspect had made their way from
one commercial unit into a second commercial unit within the same building
before entering the attic space.
The Hanover Fire Department was called in, and with their assistance a heat
source device was utilized that determined the suspect was in the northwest
corner of the attic.
Hanover and West Grey officers entered the attic space through a small hatch
door and located a male suspect completely hidden and covered with loose
The suspect was arrested for break and enter and lowered down two levels with
the use of ladders to the ground floor.
Further investigation determined the suspect was in possession of brass
knuckles, a lock picking set and stolen property.
Hanover Police have charged Shawn Oehring with: Break and Enter with Intent X
2, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Possession of Property obtained by crime,
Mischief Over $5,000, Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace, Possession
of a Prohibited Weapon and 2 counts of Breach of Probation.
Oehring made an appearance through the Weekend Bail Court System in London,
and has since been released from custody pending a court date on June
Knoll commends the fine team effort of Hanover and West Grey Police along
with the Hanover Fire Department that resulted in the safe and successful
He calls it a fine example of community safety partners working together,
combining their expertise and equipment to come up with a dynamic operational