HK man arrested after Ripley-area chase



A police officer and a civilian were injured Saturday after a man drove through a police barricade near Ripley on Saturday.


According to a report from the South Bruce OPP, police were looking for looking for a man who was wanted for an incident the day prior where threats were made and a firearm was involved. Shortly after noon on Saturday, police spotted the man they were seeking driving on Bruce Road 6 near Ripley.


In the report, police say they attempted to stop the driver by barricading the road. The man drove towards the barricade, smashing into two police cruisers and injuring an officer in the process. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released.


Police say a civilian vehicle was damaged a short distance away and the driver, a man, sustained minor injuries. We was treated by paramedics at the scene and released.


Following that collision, police say the wanted man fled from his vehicle and was apprehended following a short foot chase, approximately an hour after the police first spotted the man. A female passenger who was in his vehicle was treated for minor injuries and released.


Glenn William O'Neill of Huron-Kinloss was in custody pending a bail hearing held Monday and police say several charges were anticipated. O’Neill was the subject of a large scale man hunt in May 2017 where several police units spent a week searching for him after responding to a weapons-related call.