By Connor Lynch
CAYUGA — A 21-year-old Haldimand County man faces 26 charges following a bizarre crime spree that included allegedly robbing a store using an axe.
It all began on the night of May 2 when a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup truck was pinched from the Oneida New Holland Agriculture dealership in Caledonia. The white pickup was used to smash through the glass doors of the West Haldimand hospital and then headed to Jarvis for a holdup at a Mac’s convenience store. The truck was ditched in a field.
Jonathon Chechalk will appear in Cayuga court Oct. 25 to face an impressive list of charges, including breaking and entering, forcible entry, theft of a motor vehicle, robbery, disguise with intent, pointing a firearm, mischief over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of oxycontin, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.
Chechalk was arrested in June while running through people’s yards in the New Credit First Nations community, northwest of Hagersville, after a vehicle smashed into a house and the homeowner confronted the driver.
Chechalk has also been charged for an armed robbery of a Petro gas station on Hwy 6.