“Durham-area raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt is facing theft and mischief charges in connection with cameras that were found along the road near his farm.
Schmidt, 61, has been charged with theft under $5,000 and mischief in relation to two cameras belonging to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that had been placed along Conc. 2 near his farm.
He is scheduled to appear in court in Walkerton on Oct. 26.
Schmidt said he was notified by West Grey Police on Thursday afternoon that he had been charged and he plans to fight the charges.
“You cannot just sit there and be convicted of something,” said Schmidt. “They have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that I stole them, but I think the whole thing is another harassment thing to wear me down.”
West Grey police issued a brief news release on Thursday afternoon stating that the MNRF had reported two cameras missing in West Grey in early August. The release announced the charges Schmidt was facing and his court date. Further details were not available….”