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YOUTH APPREHENDED UNDER CURFEW LEGISLATION

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)   On Tuesday July 08, 2014, around 4 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol apprehended a 15 year old youth who was walking near the corner of Huron Rd and Nelson St in Mitchell.

Upon handing the youth over to his mother officers informed them that the Perth County OPP is just enforcing a provincial curfew.  This curfew states that children under the age of 16 that are found in a public place or in a place of public entertainment between midnight and 6 a.m., without an authorized responsible adult, will be picked up by police.  The parent or guardian will then be contacted to retrieve the child.

“This legislation falls under the authority of the provincial Child and Family Services Act and has been on the books and used by our officers for many years.  I have just urged my officers to concentrate on enforcing it, and to take advantage of the rules that are in place.  The result will be safety for the children and the municipalities we police,” said Perth County Inspector Stephen Porter.

Parents, the onus is on you to know where your children are at all times, and if they are staying at friends, be sure this is communicated between parents so you know this to be the case.

THEFT FROM RURAL PROPERTY

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Monday July 07, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were contacted by a rural property owner who resides along Perth Line 86 east of Molesworth, who reported thefts.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 6 p.m. Friday July 04, and 10 a.m. on Monday July 7th, unknown person(s) entered onto the property on an ATV.  Access was gained by driving through cultivated fields that are adjacent to the victim’s property. 

While on the property, fuel was syphoned from a vehicle fuel tank and a locked shed was forced open out of which a chain hoist and wire were removed. 

Anyone with information about the theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

POLICE ATTEND STRUCTURE FIRE IN SEAFORTH

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(HURON EAST, ON) – Last night at approximately 11:43 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a structure fire located at the former Queen’s Hotel located the corner of Main Street and Goderich Street in Seaforth.  Seaforth Fire Department, along with fire crews from Clinton and Mitchell also attended the scene after witnesses spotted smoke billowing out of the top story of the three story building.  Fire crews were able to contain the spread of the fire however the damage to the unoccupied building is considered a complete loss. A dollar value for the damages has yet to be determined.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been contacted and they are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

PRISONER ASSAULTS SPECIAL CONSTABLE IN ESCAPE ATTEMPT

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(GODERICH, ON) – A 21 year old male is facing additional charges after he assaulted and tried to escape from an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Special Constable on June 25, 2014.   The prisoner made his scheduled court appearance at the Huron County Courthouse and was denied bail.  Shortly afterward, as he was being escorted back to the cell area he pushed the Special Constable and temporarily broke free from the officers.  The prisoner attempted to escape custody but he did not get very far as he was wearing leg shackles and tripped over his feet.  He was taken back into custody and returned to jail.

As a result, the male, 21 years of age from Goderich has been charged with Assault a Peace Officer, Escape Lawful Custody and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.  He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich on July 7, 2014.

YAMAHA WARRIOR MOTORCYCLE STOLEN

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(HURON EAST, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the theft of a black, 2005 Yamaha Warrior motorcycle that was stolen from an unlocked garage located on MCNABB Line.  Those responsible entered the property and stole the motorbike sometime between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m..  

The black, 2005 Yamaha Warrior is equipped with a 1700 cc engine.  This motorcycle is valued at approximately $12,000.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

THIEF STEALS MOTO GUZZI MOTORCYCLE

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(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) -  Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the theft of a 2013 Moto Guzzi motorcycle that was stolen from a Brandon Street residence located in Belgrave.  Sometime around 2:15 a.m. on June 28, 2014 those responsible attended the property and managed to steal the motorbike that was parked in the laneway. 

The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is an all-black, 750 cc engine, with a very loud exhaust.  It is commonly described as a café style racing bike.  The motorcycle is valued at approximately $10,000.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

THIEVES STEAL ATV

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(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the theft of a Yamaha ATV that was stolen on July 2, 2014 at 4:45 a.m..   A Stone School Road home owner reported he was sleeping when he was awakened by the sound of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) driving around his property.  He checked for his ATVs that were parked near his garage and noticed one of his ATVs was missing.  He yelled at two suspects that were getting ready to take off on another ATV.  One of the suspects took off running and was picked up by the other suspect on the victim’s ATV.

The stolen ATV is described as a green, 2011 Yamaha, 450 cc engine that has a large plastic compartment on the back rack.

The suspects are believed to between 14 to 20 years of age.  They were dressed in all black clothing and were wearing black helmets.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

PERTH COUNTY OPP OFFICERS WORKED HARD TO KEEP OUR ROADS SAFE

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(PERTH COUNTY, ON)  Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers worked hard throughout the “Canada Day Long Weekend” trying to keep our roadways safe. 

From Friday morning June 27th, until midnight July 1st officers increased their patrols and visibility significantly on Perth County Roads.  Every available officer was engaged in traffic enforcement and Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) programs.

Nine RIDE programs were conducted throughout the County, with officers checking large numbers of drivers for sobriety. 

The Perth County OPP numbers indicate the following;

94 motorists were issued speeding tickets

2 racing charges (50 km/h over)

13 seatbelt charges

12 motorists received a ticket for distracted driving

9 for moving violations

23 other Highway Traffic Act tickets were issued

6 Liquor licence act tickets were handed out

3 charges of impaired or over 80mg/of alcohol

2 drug charges

“I am pleased with the hard work of our officers this weekend.  In addition to the normal long weekend increase in calls for service, they concentrated on locations where traffic enforcement had the greatest impact.  There were high numbers of tickets and charges however the extra effort our officers put into increasing their contact with the public by educating them about road safety is a major reason why Perth County Roads were as safe as they were this weekend”. – Staff Sergeant Joel Skelding, Perth County OPP

BIKE STOLEN FROM UNLOCKED GARAGE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Monday evening June 30, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted by a resident of Wood Drive in Listowel, who reported the theft of a bike from their garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday June 29 2014, and 5:30 p.m. on Monday June 30, 2014, an unknown suspect entered the unlocked man-door of the attached garage and removed a bike from inside.

The bicycle is described as an adult male 56cm, 2011, black and blue coloured, FELT F95 touring road-bike.  It had a Cateye Computer, Profile Design T1 Areobars, and Shimano 105 pedals. 

Anyone with information about this theft of the whereabouts of the bike is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

The public is reminded to lock their vehicles, homes, garages and outbuildings.

 

SPEEDING DRIVERS DISREGARD SAFETY

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON)  On Friday June 27, 2014 just before midnight, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting patrols along Perth Line 32 West of Stratford when a fast moving vehicle was observed. 

A vehicle was observed travelling west bound at a high rate of speed.  The officer activated the police radar and locked the vehicle in at a speed of 136 km/h.  This is 56 km/h above the posted 80 km/h zone.  The vehicle, a Pontiac Sunfire was pulled over and the 18 year old male, a Stratford resident, was issued a summons for “race a motor vehicle”.  The male is to appear at Stratford Court on July 22, 2014 to answer to this charge.  His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for a week.  The driver and his three teen passengers were picked up by his mother.

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON)  On Saturday June 28, 2014, shortly after 10 p.m., a vehicle travelling at an extremely high rate of speed was observed by a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on Perth Line 20 south of Sebringville.  The officer activated the police radar and locked the vehicle in at a speed of 152 km/h., which is 72 km/h above the posted 80 km/h zone.  The vehicle, a 2014 Mitsubishi LST was pulled over.  The vehicle driver, a 37 year old male from Kitchener was issued a summons for “race a motor vehicle”.  The driver is to appear at Stratford Court on August 12, 2014 to answer to this charge.  His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was towed from the scene and has been impounded for a week.

IMPAIRED E-BIKE OPERATOR

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  On Friday June 27, 2014, shortly before 9:30 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to Perth Line 36 near Sebringville, where a male on an E-Bike was observed weaving all over the road and falling off his bike.

Police located the male who displayed obvious signs of impairment.  The male was arrested and transported to the Perth County OPP Detachment in Sebringville, where he failed two Intoxilyzer breath tests.

A male (54) of Stratford has been charged with “driving while ability impaired”, and “driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood”.  He is to appear at the Stratford Court of Justice on July 28, 2014 to answer to these charges.  He was issued a 90 day driver’s licence suspension.

THEFTS FROM UNLOCKED AND OPEN GARAGES

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigation the entry into four unlocked or open garages in Listowel. 

Between Friday June 20 and June 26, residential garages on Parkview Cr., Riverview Dr., Inkerman St. E., and Boyne Ave S., were entered.  Items removed from these garages were; bicycles, golf clubs, and other expensive sport equipment.  Some garages had their overhead doors left open while others had unlocked man-doors.

Residents are urged to lock their vehicles, homes, outbuildings and garages.  If you hear unusual noises or the dog barks, take it seriously.  Look outside and if anything out of the ordinary is spotted call the police immediately.  If strangers are checking out your neighbourhood during the day or at night, try to obtain a description, get a licence plate and report this to the police right away. 

Anyone with information about these thefts or the whereabouts of the stolen items is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Tips to protect your property:

  1. Tall trees, shrubs and fences create hiding spots for criminals.  Keep your landscaping neatly groomed and consider a shorter fence.
  2. Lock the doors and windows, even if you’re going out for a short time.  Consider using quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
  3. Keep the grass cut or keep the driveway shovelled and don’t let the mail accumulate if you’re going to be away.
  4. Engrave identifying marks on your property.  This makes it easier for police to identify your belongings if they are stolen.
  5. Make sure the outside lights work and use them to deter low light visitors.
  6. Know your neighbours and watch for suspicious people or activity on your block.
  7. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and don’t hide a spare house key outside.
  8. If you’re planning a trip, be careful who you tell.  Try not to advertise your absence with electronic or answering machine messages.

Anyone interested in more information on crime prevention tips can check online at http://www.opp.ca/                          

BREAK-IN TO VACANT SCHOOL BUILDING

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(ST.MARYS, ON)  On Wednesday June 25, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to the former Arthur Meighen Public School at 151 Water St. in St.Marys, where a break-in had occurred.

Investigation revealed that sometime between Monday June 23 and Wednesday June 25, an unknown culprit(s) gained entry into the building.  The building was rummaged through and the old music room was ransacked.  A number of items stored in the building were damaged and graffiti was spray painted on a wall. 

The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information but wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.  If suspicious activity around the former school building is observed, please contact the OPP immediately.

TRIO FACING CHARGES

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(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers including members from the Huron OPP Crime Unit have arrested three teens in relation to a recent theft and subsequent arson of a pickup truck.  Just before 2:00 a.m. on June 20, 2014 Huron County OPP and Goderich Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) parking lot located on Bennett Street West.  Goderich Fire extinguished the fire; however, the 1998 GMC pickup sustained extensive fire damage. 

Police investigation determined the suspects entered the pickup truck that was parked on Bennett Street East and proceeded to steal a CB radio from the truck.  Two of the youth then proceeded to steal the truck.  They didn’t make it very far down the road as the truck ran out of power as it approached the GDCI parking lot.  One of the suspects then intentionally set the truck on fire and fled the scene.

Police have now arrested and charged the three involved suspects. 

A male, age 18, from Goderich has been charged with Arson, Theft Under $5,000 - Motor Vehicle and Theft Under $5,000.  He has been released from custody and has a court appearance scheduled for July 7, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

A second, age 18, from Goderich has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 - Motor Vehicle and Theft Under $5,000.  He has been released from custody and has a court appearance scheduled for August 18, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

A third male, age 19, from Goderich has been charged with Theft Under $5,000.  He has been released from custody and has a court appearance scheduled for August 18, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

THIEVES SWIPE RIMS & TIRES

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(SOUTH HURON, ON) -  Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating a theft of rims and tires that were stolen this past weekend. 

Those responsible attended Huron Motor Products on London Road and proceeded to steal a complete set of rims and tires off of a brand new GMC Sierra pickup.   The aluminum rims are described as being 20” heavy duty ultra-brights.  The truck was left behind on four cement blocks. 

The approximate value of the rims and tires is $4,000.  This theft took place sometime between 6:00 p.m. on June 21 and 7:00 a.m. on June 23, 2014.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

THIEVES STEAL TRAILER, SNOWBLOWER AND CHAINSAW

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(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating a break, enter and theft that took place at a barn located on Cardiff Road.  Sometime during the last two weeks those responsible attended the unoccupied property and entered the unlocked barn.  Once inside they stole a 4’ X 6’ homemade steel utility trailer.  The trailer was painted black with white rims. They also stole a model 826 Noma gas powered snow blower; this model operates on a track system.  As well, a John Deere snow blower attachment for a riding lawn mower was stolen along with an older model chainsaw

The value of the stolen goods is estimated at $1300.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

MALE ARRESTED TWICE IN TWO DAYS

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(GODERICH, ON) – A 21 year old male was arrested twice over the course of a couple days this past week.  Just before 9:00 p.m. on June 20, 2014 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attended the Zehr’s  grocery store located on Huron Road to investigate a report of a male acting suspiciously in the store.  Officers located the male inside the store and arrested the male under the authority of the Trespass to Property Act.  Upon arrest officers searched the male and found a quantity of suspected hydromorphone and drug paraphernalia.  In addition, the male was in possession of stolen credit card and a prohibited knife.  Further investigation revealed the male had used the stolen credit card at a local bank by fraudulently obtaining a cash advance.

The male then attempted to mislead police in their investigation by providing a false name.  Officers were able to later determine the male’s correct name and they also determined the male was currently serving a probation sentence. 

As a result, a 21 year old, from Goderich was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone), Possession of a Stolen Credit, Use a Stolen Credit Card, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Public Mischief and two counts of Fail to Comply with a Probation Order. 

He was later released on a recognizance to the court and two days later he was arrested again.  Police learned the male provided a false address to the courts to satisfy a condition of his release.  On June 22, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. Huron OPP officers spotted the male cycling on West Street in the Town of Goderich.  Officers stopped the male and arrested the male for failing to comply with a condition of his recognizance.  Upon arrest officers searched the male and located a quantity of suspected Hydromorphone. 

 

As a result of his second arrest he was charged with:  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone), Fail to Comply with Probation Order and three counts of Fail to Comply with a Recognizance.  He remains in custody with a video court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich on June 25, 2014.

 

OPERATION FREEZE 2014: DOING THE RIGHT THING CAN BE COOL

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(HURON COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is once again teaching kids that getting caught ‘doing the right thing’ this summer can be cool.

Through a partnership with Mac’s Convenience Stores, OPP officers who see young people doing random acts of kindness and exhibiting positive behaviour will be handing out ‘tickets’, which are actually coupons valid for a free Froster beverage at Mac’s. 

Operation Freeze 2014 provides law enforcement officials with an additional tool to initiate conversation and promote community awareness.  During the upcoming summer months, OPP officers across the province will be presenting thousands of these coupons to kids. 

Officers will use Operation Freeze to recognize youth for wearing bicycle helmets; doing good deeds like picking up trash; observing crosswalks and participating in community activities.  They can also be used as conversation starters to help establish a rapport with kids in their patrol areas.

“Any opportunity that police officers have to interact with young people is an excellent way to open up conversation and develop a rapport with them,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander for Traffic Safety and Operational Support. “When police officers work with local businesses to recognize youth, positive things can happen.  Partnerships like the ones made during Operation Freeze can leave a lasting impression on our youth and make our communities better places to live.”

 

“Mac’s is once again proud to partner with the OPP on this important initiative that gives kids a chance to show they do care about their communities,” said Sean Sportun – Manager, Loss Prevention & Security for Mac’s.  “Crime prevention is important to us and when young people show positive behaviour, we want to reward them.”

THEFT FROM LOCKED CONSTRUCTION TRAILER

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON)  On Monday June 23, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a rural address along Line 26 west of Avonton where a construction trailer had been broken into.

Investigation indicated that sometime between 8 p.m. on Sunday June 22nd and 8 a.m. on Monday June 23rd, unknown person(s) attended the rural construction site and removed the lock from the trailer.  A large number of drills, saws, batteries, nailers, and hand tools were removed from inside.  The majority of the power tools are manufactured by DeWalt and Hilti.  An ATV or some other motor vehicle may have been used to remove the items from the property.

Anyone with information about the theft of these tools is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK REMAINS OUTSTANDING

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  Sometime between Tuesday May 27, 2014 and Wednesday May 28, 2014 a classic 1977 Ford F150 pickup truck was stolen from the back of a field along Perth Line 86 east of Listowel. 

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated this theft however the vehicle has not yet been located.  The public is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 if you know the trucks whereabouts.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Truck description;

-       Dark green coloured 1977 Ford F150 pickup truck with a regular cab.

-       Narrow box with fenders around the rear wheels.

-       Heavy iron bumper on the back

SCHOOLS OUT, WATCH OUT

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(PERTH COUNTY, ON)  It’s that time of the year again, when in the next couple of days, school children will be out on summer break.  With this taking place the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County detachment would like to remind motorist to take extra care.

With the children being out of school, there the will be an increased amount of pedestrian and bicycle traffic on our streets. 

Motorists are reminded to;

  • Drive with care, especially near parks, and recreation centres.
  • When coming upon bicycles give them space.
  • Slow down, and keep an eye for children playing near the street.

Parents please talk with your children;

  • Remind them of pedestrian rules when walking and crossing the streets.
  • Bicycle helmets are the law for those under 18.  Parents, be an example, and wear yours also.
  • When out and about the “Buddy System” is always best.

“Children are our most valuable resource.  Ensure their safety by taking time to teach them rules of the road, and general safety awareness.  Just being that positive example also goes a long way to keep them safe.  Let us all work together for a safe and happy summer in which we create memories that last a lifetime.” Inspector Steve Porter Perth County OPP.

CITIZEN CALL TO POLICE RESULTS IN ARREST OF TWO MALES

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(HOWICK, ON) – A quick call to police by an alert witness has led to the arrest of two males.  Just before 8:00 a.m. on June 19, 2014 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a call of a suspicious male that was seen crawling out of a ditch near a Gough Road residence.  The witness maintained a visual on the suspect male and watched him enter a residence on Gough Road.  Huron County OPP officers along with officers from the West Region Canine Team and the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene and were able to locate and arrest a 20 year old male suspect inside the residence.

Meanwhile, a short distance away on Mud Lake Line officers encountered a second suspicious male.  Police observed the suspect driving a Kawasaki sport bike very slowly down the fresh gravel road.  The male was having difficulty keeping his motorcycle upright and at a steady speed.  Officers signaled for the driver to stop however the driver failed to stop and proceeded to drive through a stop sign at the intersection of Mud Lake Line and Harriston Road.    

The driver attempted to evade police however the driver was having difficulty on the gravel roadway and the engine appeared to sputter out on the driver.

The driver ended up stopping for police and was arrested on the spot.  A check on the motorcycle revealed the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja was reported stolen from the region of Waterloo.  Further checks revealed the driver held a suspended driver’s licence. 

A male, 22 years of age from Harriston has been charged with Flight from Police, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Driving While Under Suspension, Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle and Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance.   He has a court appearance scheduled for Ontario Court of Justice – Wingham on August 21, 2014.

 

A second male, 20 years of age from Brockton has been charged with Trespassing and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.  He has a court date scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice – Wingham on August 21, 2014.

THEFT OF TOOLS FROM BARN

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Saturday June 21, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a rural property along Perth Line 86 east of Molesworth, where a barn was entered.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 10 a.m. on Friday June 20th and 1 p.m. on Saturday June 21st, unknown person(s) cut the pad lock on the barn door and removed tools from inside.

A red coloured “King” generator, a set of air tools and a battery charger were stolen. To gain access to the property the culprit(s) may have used an ATV.

Anyone having information about this theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

PROMPT CALL TO POLICE LEADS TO ARREST OF TEEN

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) – Yesterday morning, just before 8:00 a.m. a Dungannon resident was awakened to the sound of breaking glass coming from her neighbour’s back yard located on Albert Street.  She peered into her neighbour’s yard and observed a young male trying to gain entry into her neighbour’s Ford pickup truck. 

The alert witness immediately called police and reported the crime in progress.  As police were en-route to the scene police learned the victim had followed the suspect and had a visual on him.  Police located the suspect on Southampton Street and were able to arrest him without incident.

Upon further investigation officers learned the young male tried to steal a quantity of cash from the pickup truck along with the property from within the residence prior to being confronted by the homeowner.  Upon arrest, officers determined the male had been consuming alcohol and was also currently serving a probation sentence.

As a result, a 16 year old Young Person from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh was charged with the following offences: 

·         Mischief Under $5,000

·         Theft Under $5,000 from a motor vehicle

·         Break, Enter a Dwelling House with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence

·         Theft Under $5,000

·         Failure to Comply with a Disposition

·         Person Under 19 years Consuming Liquor.

MALE CAUGHT TRYING TO STEAL CAMPER TRAILER

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(BLUEWATER, ON) – A 33 year old is facing a charge of theft after he was caught in the act trying to steal a camper trailer last night.  Just before 8:00 p.m. officers responded to the Bluewater Golf Course & Campground located on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway after receiving a call from the property owner.  Police learned two males were on the property and were in the process of hooking onto a used Belair camper trailer when they were confronted by the owner.  The suspects made up a story but the owner didn’t buy it.  As the owner was calling police the suspects fled the scene.

Early this morning, at about 1:30 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers encountered the suspect vehicle, a silver Dodge Pickup on Road 130 in the Municipality of Perth South.  The driver was arrested for the attempted theft of the trailer. 

FUEL THEFT FROM BULK TANK

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted by a resident who lives a long Line 87, north-west of Listowel.   The resident reported a theft of gasoline from a locked bulk fuel tank located on the farm property.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 7 p.m. on Monday June 16th and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 17th, the culprit entered onto the property with a vehicle.  The lock on the fuel tank was cut and approximately $500 worth of gasoline was pumped from the tank.  A vehicle with a fuel tank located inside of a van type vehicle or a pickup truck with a tank in the box may have been utilized to complete the theft.

Anyone with information about this theft, or having observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the theft during the above noted hours, is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Bulk fuel tank owners are urged to locate their tanks in areas were access can be controlled, where the tank is well lit, and where the tank is visible from the residence and/or roadways.  The tank and the dispenser should be locked to prevent easy access.

EARLY MORNING FATAL CRASH

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) -  Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently on scene and investigating a single motor vehicle collision that has claimed a life. 

This morning, at 5:22 a.m. Huron County OPP received witness information that a crash had occurred and a vehicle was found resting on its’ roof in a field adjacent to Bluewater Veteran’s Highway, south of Port Albert.   Within minutes Huron County OPP along with Lucknow Fire Department and Huron County EMS arrived at the collision scene located on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway (Highway 21) between Sheppardton Line and Division Line.

Police are trying to establish the time of the collision however preliminary investigation has determined sometime prior to 3:00 a.m. the driver of a Suzuki Vitari was travelling northbound on Bluewater Veterans Highway when he drove off the east shoulder of the road and proceeded to strike a culvert and hydro pole.  The vehicle rolled and ultimately came to rest on its roof.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased has been identified as 31 year old William COLLINS from Kincardine.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for today at London Health Sciences Center – University Hospital.

SERIOUS TWO VEHICLE COLLISION

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  On Monday June 16, 2014, shortly after 6 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 8 and Road 125 (West of Stratford).

Investigation revealed that at approximately 6 p.m. a silver Toyota sedan was travelling east bound in the east bound lane on Hwy 8.  When the Toyota neared the intersection of Road 125, it crossed over into the west bound lane where a Chevrolet Blazer was travelling west bound.  A frontal collision ensued resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles.

The male driver of the Toyota and the female driver of the Chevrolet, both Stratford residents, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The male was later transported to a London hospital. 

The OPP Western Region Traffic Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and is continuing the investigation into this crash. 

A BICYCLE CAN BE STOLEN IN SECONDS

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(ST.MARYS, ON)  A 13 year old St.Marys male discovered that it takes only seconds for a bike to be stolen.

On Saturday June 14, 2014, the male contacted a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer to report the theft of his bicycle.  He advised that at 1:30 p.m., he had left his bicycle in front of the VIDEO 99 variety store along Queen St. East while he was inside.  When walking out the store a few minutes later he discovered that his bike had been stolen. 

Description of the bike:

-       A white youth BMX framed bike

-       Blue handlebars with blue hand grips

-       White walled tires

-       Rear tire is a “slick”

-       Has blue pedals

Anyone having information about this theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Bicycle owners are reminded to lock their bicycles to solid objects when leaving them in public places.  Locking sheds and garages where bicycles are stored will also make it less desirable for bicycle thieves.  Copy down your bicycle serial number and description, this will assist in identifying and possibly returning the bike to you.

CRASH RESULTS IN TWO PERSONS TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Saturday June 14, 2014, shortly before 2:30 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Elma St. East and Wellington Ave South in Listowel.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that a Mazda M31 was travelling West bound on Elma Street East crossing the Wellington Ave South intersection.  A North bound Honda Accord on Wellington Ave South entered the intersection and struck the driver’s side of the Mazda.  The impact caused the Mazda to veer towards the North West corner of the intersection where it struck a building.  The 31 year old female driver of the Honda and her 6 year old female passenger, both Wellington County residents, were transported to local hospital with minimal injuries.  The 26 year old female driver of the Mazda, a Municipality of North Perth resident also sustained minimal injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

The driver of the Honda has been charged with “fail to yield to traffic on through highway”.

GARAGE ENTERED / TOOLS STOLEN

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Saturday June 14, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Thathan Place (south of the Fairview Cemetery in Listowel), where the homeowner discovered that a theft had taken place from his garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 10 p.m. on Thursday June 12th, and 8 a.m. on Friday June 13th, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked man-door of the residential garage and removed power tools. 

Stolen tools:

-       Porter Cable, gray/black coloured cordless drill, model 987

-       Porter Cable, gray/black coloured cordless flashlight

-       Porter Cable, gray/black coloured cordless reciprocating saw, model 837

-       Porter Cable, gray/black coloured cordless circular saw, model 845

-       Motomaster, black coloured mobile battery pack model 500A

Anyone with information about this theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or you may contact the North Perth OPP Detachment at (519) 291-1414.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Residents should call the police immediately when the following situations occur:

 

  • Unusual noises, such as someone screaming for help.
  • A vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian that seems to be “casing” the neighbourhood.
  • Furniture or electronics being removed from homes when the owners are at work or on vacation.
  • A vehicle that appears to be abandoned and is unknown to you or your neighbours.
  • A stranger looking into homes or parked cars.
  • Unusual activities of pets such as a dog barking that is normally quiet.
  • A salesperson or canvasser going door to door that doesn’t have proper identification.

TRUCKER BLOWS A RED LIGHT AND A ROADSIDE SCREENING DEVICE

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(ST.MARYS, ON)  On Friday June 13, 2014, around 10 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer in a low visibility cruiser was observing the flow of traffic at the intersection of Queen St. East and Church St. South in St.Marys.

The officer observed a fully loaded west bound dump truck on Queen St. East proceed to drive through a red light at the Church St. intersection.  The officer pulled over the truck and spoke with the male driver.  The officer detected the odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and subsequently administered a roadside breath test on the Township of Perth South resident.  This resulted in a 3 day loss of his driving privileges and he has been charged with “red light – fail to stop”.

THEFT FROM UNLOCKED GARAGE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Thursday June 12, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was informed of a theft of sports equipment from an unlocked residential garage on Blake St. East in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday June 11th and 4 a.m. Thursday June 12th an unknown person(s) entered the unlocked garage.  A $600 set of golf clubs and a baseball bag containing $500 worth of ball gear was taken. 

Anyone who may have observed suspicious persons carrying large bags along Blake Street east, near Davidson Ave North, or who has other information about this theft, is requested to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or you can contact the North Perth OPP Detachment at (519) 291-1414.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Residents are urged to lock their vehicles, garages and homes to avoid these crimes of opportunity. 

FORD TAURUS STOLEN FROM BRUSSELS

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(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the theft of a green 2002 Ford Taurus four-door sedan stolen from Elizabeth Street in Brussels.  At approximately 5:00 a.m. on June 12, 2014 the vehicle owner looked out his residence window and spotted his vehicle parked on the street; Less than a half hour later, when he went to leave for his morning commute the vehicle was gone. 

The vehicle was left in an insecure condition with the doors unlocked and the ignition key inside the vehicle.   

The green Ford Taurus has damage to the passenger side rear corner panel, it has a sunroof and it is equipped with an a 9 foot tall CB antenna affixed to the trunk.    

The vehicle is valued at $500.

Indeed the dollar value of this vehicle is low, however, please keep in mind stolen vehicles are often used to commit other serious crimes that often place members of the public and police officers in dangerous situations.  Always lock your vehicle and remove the ignition key. 

Crime prevention is everyone’s business and it begins with you.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

THEFT FROM OPEN GARAGE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Tuesday June 10, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a residence on Boyne Ave. South in Listowel where the homeowner discovered a theft from his attached garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 9:30 p.m. Monday June 9th and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday June 10th 2014, five golf clubs were removed from a golf bag located in the garage.  The overhead garage door of the garage had accidentally been left open during the night. 

Stolen golf clubs:

-       Adams Speedline Tech Driver

-       Ping G 15 Driver

-       Taylor Made R7 3 Wood

-       Taylor Made R7 5 Wood

-       Odyssey White Ice Putter 

While officers were investigating this theft, they spoke with a neighbour living down the street of the victim.  The neighbour advised that his unlocked garage had also been entered sometime between June 7th and June 9th, and two bicycles were stolen.  He had not bothered to report this break-in to police.  As the neighbour provided the description of the stolen bicycles to police, the officers immediately recognized one of the described bikes as one that was recovered in town on June 9th.

These two incidences reiterate the need to lock our homes and garages, and to immediately report criminal activity to police.  If you have any information about these thefts, you are urged to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or you can call the North Perth OPP Detachment at (519) 291-1414.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

YOUNG MOTORISTS HAD VEHICLES IMPOUNDED

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON)  On Sunday June 08, 2014, shortly after 8 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was driving southbound on Perth Road 130 south of Sebringville when a fast moving north bound minivan was observed.

The officer utilized police radar and determined that the minivan was travelling at 139 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.  The vehicle was pulled over and the 18 year old female driver, a Stratford resident was issued a summons for the offence of “race a motor vehicle”.

On Tuesday June 10, 2014, around 3:30 a.m. a Volkswagen was observed travelling south bound on Hwy 7 near Perth Line 20 at a high rate of speed.  A Perth County OPP officer locked the vehicle’s speed in on radar at 134 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The 21 year old male driver, a Zorra Twp resident was issued a summons for “race a motor vehicle”. 

Both drivers had their driver’s licences suspended and their vehicles impounded for seven days.  The will both be appearing at the Stratford Court of Justice on June 24, 2014, to answer to their charge. 

DAY TIME BREAK-INS IN ST.MARYS

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(ST.MARYS, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating three residential day-time break-in’s that occurred on Friday June 06, 2014, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  In all three cases the home owners were out for the day while the entries occurred. Two of the homes are on James St. North with the third being located on Emily St. in St.Marys.

Investigation revealed that all three homes had been entered by means of unlocked garage and patio doors.  Once inside the garages and covered patios, the culprit(s) were then able to force their way into the homes without being observed.  The homes were searched and in all three instances cash and jewellery was taken.  From one of the homes a small camera and some personal documents were also removed.

The stolen items are small but valuable and can easily be carried away without attracting too much attention to the culprit(s).

The Perth County OPP would like to speak with anyone who may have observed suspicious pedestrians, bicyclists or vehicles driving around or stopped in the area of the break and enters.  You can contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

The Perth County OPP wants to offer residents the following tips to help protect their property.

  1. Tall trees, shrubs and fences create hiding spots for criminals.  Keep your landscaping neatly groomed and consider a shorter fence.
  2. Lock the doors and windows, even if you’re going out for a short time.  Consider using quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
  3. Keep the grass cut, make the house looked lived in and don’t let the mail accumulate if you’re going to be away.
  4. Record serial numbers and engrave identifying marks on your property.  This makes it easier for police to identify your belongings if they are stolen.
  5. Make sure the outside lights work and use them to deter low light visitors.
  6. Know your neighbours and watch for suspicious people or activity on your block.
  7. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and don’t hide a spare house key outside.
  8. If you’re planning a trip, be careful who you tell.  Try not to advertise your absence with electronic or answering machine messages.

Break-ins are a crime of opportunity, that you can help control.  Suspicious vehicles or people should be reported to police immediately.  Anyone interested in more information on crime prevention tips can check online athttp://www.opp.ca/.

ASSAULT POLICE CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING IMPAIRED DRIVING INCIDENT

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(GODERICH, ON) – A 19 year old male is facing six criminal charges following an incident police responded to late last night.  At 11:20 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of an intoxicated and upset male that was walking in the area of Cameron and Raglan Streets damaging vehicles.   Police responded to the scene and located a Ford Taurus that had a smashed windshield.

Police were also informed by witnesses the same male was also seen driving a green Subaru Leagacy with two flat tires.  Shortly thereafter, police observed the driver of the suspect vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Blake Street and South Street.  Police followed the vehicle and it was stopped at a private drive on South Street.

Upon stopping the vehicle the driver immediately exited the car and attempted to push his way past the officers to gain entry into a residence.  Officers determined the male was impaired by alcohol and proceeded to arrest the driver for impaired driving.  The male began to resist arrest and attempted to break free from the officers.  The male continued to resist arrest and head-butted one of the arresting officers.  Officers were able to gain control of the male and he was placed into custody.

Officers then transported the male to the hospital to be checked over for a pre-existing injury and while he was being escorted into the hospital he proceeded to kick the escort officer.

Both officers sustained minor injuries.

As a result, a 19 year old from Goderich has been charged with the following criminal code offences:

  • Two counts of Assault a Peace Officer contrary to section 270(1)(a)
  • Resist Peace Officer contrary to section 129(1)(a)
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to section 249(1)(a)
  • Driving While Ability Impaired contrary to section 253(1)(a)
  • Mischief Under $5,000 contrary to section 430(4)

He was held in custody for a bail hearing and has since been released from custody with his next court appearance scheduled for July 7, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

FORD F-150 PICKUP STOLEN

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(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the theft of a 2011 Ford F-150 FX4 four-door pickup truck valued at $28,000.   At approximately 10:00 p.m. on June 9, 2014 the truck owner attended his place of work located on Newry Road and parked his truck in the company parking lot.  Early this morning he returned to his vehicle only to find it had been stolen.   

Police have since learned the stolen pickup truck was spotted on Concession Road #3 in Mapleton Township of Wellington County.  Just before 4:00 a.m. a property owner observed a suspect with the stolen vehicle attempting to steal gasoline from a gas pump at the residence.  The property owner was able to stop the theft however the suspect was able to flee the scene in the stolen truck. 

The black pickup truck has tinted windows, a soft tonneau cover and is equipped with towing mirrors. 

It should be noted the pickup was left unlocked with the keys easily accessible inside the console.  Huron County OPP would like to once again remind our residents to always lock your vehicle and to remove the ignition key.  Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s business and it starts with you.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

COMPUTER REPAIR SCAM ACTIVE AGAIN

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(HURON COUNTY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind Huron County residents that the computer repair scam, commonly known as the “Microsoft Scam” is still very active. 

Huron County OPP learned of another victim to this scam yesterday afternoon.  A 27 year old from Goderich reported to police that she was scammed out of $2,159 after receiving the scammer’s cold call on May 27, 2014. 

The scammer used the same general technique as reported by other victims.  The scammer called the victim and identified himself as a “Microsoft Windows Technician” and asked the victim if her computer was running slow.  The scammer convinced the victim he was able to remotely repair her computer by first installing a remote access program then he would defrag and clean up her computer.  He directed her to an online website and instructed her to download a remote access program.  Ultimately the victim followed through and provided remote access to the scammer.  He advised the victim the program was free however there was a $10 service charge that had to be paid to “Microsoft Technical Support”. 

The victim then provided her credit card number and three digit security number.  The scammer now had everything he needed to complete his scam.  He instructed her to leave her computer on and to not to use the computer until she received a phone call from him the next day. 

The victim became suspicious and checked on her computer later that evening to find the scammer in the process of trying to transfer $8,000 from her credit card through a common money transfer service to the scammer located in India.  She was able to cancel this transaction however not before the scammer completed eight transactions totaling $2,159.

Below are a few simple tips that should be followed to prevent becoming a victim of the computer repair scam.

·         Do not give out personal information to unknown callers or email offers.

·         Do not release credit card or banking information to unsolicited callers.

·         Do not wire money to people you do not personally know and trust.

·         Use an up- to-date computer virus software program.

·         If you are not sure what to do when you encounter a problem with your computer, contact a trusted computer company / repair shop.

·         Companies such as Microsoft and Apple will not make unsolicited calls trying to remotely fix your computer.

·         Go with your gut, if it sounds too good to be true or if it just doesn’t make sense hang up the phone.

 

If you would like additional information about frauds and scams or if you have been victimized by a scam please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca 

BREAK & ENTER AT TOURIST BOOTH

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(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating an overnight break, enter and theft at the Town of Goderich tourist booth located on Hamilton Street.    

Sometime between 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon and 8:00 a.m. this morning someone forced entry into the building through a rear door.  Once inside the building the thief stole a 50” flat screen television valued at approximately $1,000. 

Note: A description of the television is not available at this time.

The damage to the door is estimated to be around $500. 

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

TRUCKER CHARGED AS A RESULT OF CRASH

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Tuesday May 27, 2014, shortly before 11 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a collision involving a tractor trailer and a car on Mitchell Rd. South in front of Erie Meats in LIstowel.

Investigation revealed that a full sized tractor trailer was south bound on Mitchell Rd (Hwy 23), when it slowed and proceeded to make a left turn.  A north bound car travelling in the north bound lane of Mitchell Road was struck by the turning truck.  The impact caused the car to enter the east ditch where it rolled onto its roof.

The driver of the car, a 56 year old male resident of the Municipality of North Perth sustained minimal injuries.  The passenger of the car, a 66 year old male from the Municipality of North Perth sustained minor injuries.  Both men were transported to local hospital for treatment.  The 52 year old male driver of the transport truck, a Brampton resident was uninjured. 

The driver of the transport truck has been charged with “turn not in safety”.

Traffic was routed around the collision scene by means of a single lane for approximately an hour until the debris and damaged vehicles were removed from the roadway.

HONDA ATV STOLEN

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(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the recent theft of a Honda All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) stolen from a barn located on Roxboro Line.

Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25, 2014 those responsible entered the barn and cut the pad lock and chain off of the ATV. 

The stolen ATV is described as a red 1986 Honda TX5 four wheel drive quad runner.  

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

HOMEMADE TRAILER STOLEN

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(NORTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the theft of a homemade trailer stolen from a Clyde Line property in Bluevale.  The trailer was stolen sometime between 6:00 a.m. on May 22, 2014 and 6:00 p.m. on May 23, 2014.  Those responsible cut a padlock off of the trailer hitch and drove off with the trailer.

A witness observed a red pickup truck parked near the trailer on May 22, 2014 between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.

The single axle, A-frame homemade trailer is made out of plywood with a black metal frame.  The trailer is 14 feet in length by 6 feet wide and 8 feet in height.  The trailer is valued at approximately $2500.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPP INVESTIGATING DAYTIME BREAK & ENTERS

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(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating two daylight break, enter and thefts that occurred in the west end of Goderich last Friday afternoon. 

The first break and enter was reported to police by an Elizabeth Street property owner.  Police investigation revealed a thief forced entry into the resident’s home through a kitchen window sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on May 23, 2014.  The thief stole approximately $2000 worth of jewellery consisting of a chain necklace and two gold rings with diamonds.

Nearby on Picton Street West a home owner noticed someone had entered the home and stole jewellery.  The thief entered forced entry into the residence sometime on Friday afternoon between 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Once inside the residence the thief proceeded to steal approximately $4000 worth of jewellery and a nominal amount of cash.

The stolen items include:  A gold, “twisted” bangle bracelet, three matching earrings, and a gold ring with a golden beryl gemstone.      

Any person with information regarding these crimes should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.