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RED LIGHT OFFENCE LEADS TO THREE DAY SUSPENSION

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(GODERICH, ON) ? A 19 year old male driver is facing a charge of Fail to Stop for a Red Light and a three day driver?s licence suspension after he was stopped by police on September 13, 2014.  At approximately 4:45 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed the driver of a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of Suncoast Drive and Bayfield Road.  Upon stopping the driver and speaking with the male driver police noted the driver had been drinking alcohol.   

 

A roadside screening test was completed and the driver registered a warn range suspension.  The 19 year old male driver from Central Huron was charged with Red Light ? Fail to Stop and his driver?s licence was suspended for three days. 

VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH ROAD SIGN BARRIER

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(CENTRAL HURON, ON) ? A Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer narrowly escaped injury after a driver slammed his vehicle into a road sign barrier yesterday morning.  The incident unfolded a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Huron Road and Benmiller Line.  A temporary wooden road sign barricade had been set up on Huron Road as police were actively directing traffic away from a nearby collision scene.

The involved officer was standing outside of his police vehicle directing traffic when he observed the driver of a Buick Lucerne travelling westbound on Huron Road directly into the path of the barricade.  The officer was able to move out of the way moments before the vehicle collided with the barrier.  The road sign barrier was completely destroyed and the Buick Lucerne sustained moderate damage. 

 

The male driver and his passenger were uninjured.  Police have charged a 91 year old from Huron East with Careless Driving.

FRAUDSTERS GO THE EXTRA MILE BY CALLING YOU A CAB

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(ST.MARYS, ON) During the past three weeks, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been made aware of attempted lottery fraud involving single elderly residents of St.Marys.

Investigation into these reported incidents revealed that the victims had been convinced into withdrawing substantial amounts of money from their local bank accounts and depositing this into accounts by means of money transfer services, or via money orders. 

The fraudster has been calling from Jamaica and is using the ?Jamaican Lottery Scam?.  The new twist utilized by the fraudster is to contact a local taxi companies, and ordering a cab to the victim?s front door.  The fraudster called from Jamaica and arranged for the victim to be transported to their local bank. 

Local taxi drivers report having been dispatched to elderly residents by an individual calling from Jamaica. 

Elderly citizens are urged to be very wary of anyone attempting to have money sent to them in return for a prize.  Never send money to anyone you don?t know and trust.

Family members, individuals having power of attorney over loved ones, neighbours, health care workers, as well as legal and financial service providers, are urged to be on the watch for scammers that are trying to defraud our seniors and our most vulnerable citizens.

Fraud is a billion dollar enterprise that will only stop when the scammers stop making money.  Anyone interested in more information on fraud can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call centre at 1-888-495-8501 or check online athttp//:www.antifraudcentre.ca.


CRASH WITH DEER CLAIMS ONE LIFE

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Deceased Identified

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) -  Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 Huron County OPP officers and Huron County EMS responded to a fatal collision in Port Albert located on Bluewater Veteran?s Highway at Victoria Street. 

The investigation has revealed a Chevrolet Traverse was southbound on Bluewater Veteran?s Highway when it collided with a deer that had entered onto the roadway.  The impact of the collision sent the deer airborne into the path of a northbound Ford Escape whereupon the deer entered the interior compartment of the Escape and struck and killed a front seat passenger. 

The female passenger in the Ford Escape was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The deceased has been identified as 67 year old Elizabeth NEABLE from Tiverton. 

The driver of the Ford Escape, 69 year old Murray NEABLE from Tiverton was transported to hospital with minor injuries.  He has since been released from hospital. 

The two occupants in the Chevrolet Traverse were uninjured.

The roadway is now open for travel.

HURON COUNTY OPP INVESTIGATES SHOOTING INCIDENT

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Victim Identified- Investigation Ongoing

(MUNICIPALITY OF CENTRAL HURON, ON) -  The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Chris Avery of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch is continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2014 in the vicinity of the Hullett Wildlife Conservation Area.

Investigation has determined that the victim and a female were riding horses in the area when an unknown male approached them and shot the victim. The female sustained minor injuries but was able to get to a place of safety.  

The male victim has been identified as 70 year old Donato FRIGO from Caledon East.  A post mortem examination is expected to take place in the coming days.

A number of OPP resources have been brought in to assist with the investigation including the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the West Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS).  At this time, the OPP continues to restrict access to the area where the shooting took place.

The investigation is continuing and further information will be provided when available.

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact the Huron County OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122, or their nearest police authority.

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

HURON COUNTY OPP PARTICIPATES IN DRUG ERADICATION PROJECT

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(HURON COUNTY, ON) ? Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently participated in a multi-jurisdictional marihuana eradication project.  The project involved resources from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Forces (CF), West Grey Police Services and Saugeen Shores Police Service.

This group effort required police services to share information and intelligence in order to identify the marihuana grow sites.  Between August 18th and August 21st, 2014 police seized and destroyed 2,829 marihuana plants from 14 illegal grow sites in Huron County. 

Typically marihuana crops will be harvested starting as early as late August up until the beginning of October.  Usually these marihuana crops are located in swamps, corn fields, wooded areas, along rivers and on rural properties with large acreage.

Huron County OPP would like to offer the following safety tips to members of the public in case they come across an illegal outdoor marihuana grow operation. 

Public Safety Tips

  • As soon as possible, call your local police service or Crime Stoppers.
  • Do not touch the marihuana plants due to potential chemical residue on the plants.
  • If confronted by a marihuana grower, leave the area immediately and contact police.
  • If possible and safe to do so, record vehicle particulars including license plate numbers.  Acquiring GPS coordinates would also be very beneficial.
  • In some cases, outdoor marihuana grows are guarded or protected with booby traps.  If you discover a crop of marihuana plants, do not enter the area! For your personal safety, turn around and immediately leave the area the same way you came in.

If you see suspicious activity or if you have information regarding illegal marihuana grow operations please contact the Huron County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

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. 

VICTIM FALLS FOR INTERNET SCAM

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(GODERICH, ON) ? A Goderich resident has recently fallen victim to an internet based scam and is now left without two rings valued at $2400.  The scam started when the victim advertised her engagement ring and a wedding band on a popular online classified site.  She was promptly contacted by an eager buyer willing to pay full price.  The buyer and seller settled on the price and then the buyer instructed the victim to use PayPal to complete the transaction.  The scammer advised her that it would be an easy, safe and secure method to complete the transaction.

The scammer then sent the victim a link to a spoofed PayPal website.  The unsuspecting victim followed the link and was promptly given instructions on how to set up an account.  After setting up the account she was told to await the deposit of funds from the buyer into her account. 

Shortly thereafter the victim received notification that the funds had been deposited into her fake PayPal account.   She then followed through and sent the two rings to an address located in Irving, Texas. 

After sending the rings she received a follow-up email from the fake PayPal site advising her that there was a 48 hour hold put on the deposited funds due to an overpayment of $550 into her account.  The next email she received instructed her to wire the excess $550 through a money transfer service to a recipient based in Beijing, China.  She was reminded in the email that her money then would be released to her once she wired the money.

The victim became suspicious of the entire transaction and called the actual PayPal customer service department whereupon she was informed that she had been scammed. 

The victim attempted to have the parcel stopped in transit however it was too late and the parcel was delivered. 

Below are some tips provided by PayPal that will protect you from PayPal related frauds and scams.

1.    Log in Safely:  To Log into your PayPal account or access the PayPal website open a new web browser and type in the following:  https://www.paypal.com  Don?t get tricked by a spoofed, look-a-like site.

2.    Check the email greeting:  Emails from PayPal will always address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account.  A PayPal scam email may include the salutation ?Dear PayPal User? or ?Dear PayPal Member?

3.    Look out for Attachments:  PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program.  An attachment found in a PayPal scam email will often contain a virus that can harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account.

4.    Never Give out Personal Information:  If PayPal requests personal information they will only request it after you have safely and securely logged into your PayPal account.  Often PayPal scams will request details such as your full name, account password, credit card number, bank account, PIN number or mother?s maiden name.

Knowledge is power.  Scams are changing all the time, stay on top of the latest scams to protect yourself.  You can learn more about current scams and ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim at www.opp.ca and atwww.antifraudcentre.ca.

CHAINSAWS STOLEN

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) ? Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the overnight theft of two chainsaws stolen from the back of an insecure pickup truck that was parked on Nile Road. 

The chainsaws were stolen sometime overnight on September 7, 2014. 

The chainsaws are both orange and white Stihl brand, two stroke gas powered engines.  One is a model MS441 valued at $1200 and the other is a model 0-34 valued at $1,000.

 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. 

UTILITY TRAILER STOLEN

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(BLUEWATER, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the recent theft of a utility trailer stolen from a private driveway located on Bayfield Terrace in Bayfield. The owner reported his black, 1972 model utility trailer was stolen sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on September 8, 2014. 

The trailer is approximately 4 feet by 6 feet in size.     

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. 

YOUTH FACING POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY CHARGE

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(SOUTH HURON, ON) ? A 15 year old teenager is a facing a charge of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.  On September 3, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers spotted the young male walking on Main Street, near the Exeter OPP Detachment. 

Officers approached the male and arrested the male without incident.  A search incident to arrest was completed and officers located a GPS system in the males? backpack.  Further investigation revealed the GPS system was stolen from an unlocked pickup truck that was parked on Andrew Street in Exeter.   

As a result, a 15 year old male from Bluewater was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime ? Under $5,000 and Failure to Comply with a Disposition.  He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Youth Justice Court on October 9, 2014.

TOOLS STOLEN FROM MONCRIEFF ROAD PROPERTY

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(HURON EAST, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating two break, enter and thefts that occurred over the course of two weeks at a seasonal cottage located on Moncrieff Road.    

Those responsible attended the property sometime around August 21, 2014 and they managed to steal approximately $200 in food and alcohol from the trailer parked on the property.  Then a couple weeks later they returned to the property and pried their way into two outbuildings.  Once inside the shed and shop they proceeded to steal approximately $2,500 in tools, food and alcohol. 

An orange and grey Husqvarna chainsaw, a Dewalt skill saw and a Mini-bike are some of the stolen items.

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. 

BREAK AND ENTER INTO PHARMACY

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(BLUEWATER, ON)  ? Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating an early morning break and enter that took place on September 3, 2014.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. two male suspects attended the Michael?s Pharmasave located on Bayfield Main Street and forced entry into the building.  Entry was gained into the store by causing extensive damage to the front doors. 

The two male suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival.  It is unknown at this time what has been taken.

The suspects are described as:

  • A male with a tall, slim build.  He was wearing a baseball cap, a black sweater with long sleeves, knee length shorts, with white and grey shoes.
  • The second male is described as being tall, with a slim build.  He was wearing dark coloured pants with a red stripe on the side and a dark coloured long sleeve shirt.  He was also wearing a baseball cap.

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. 

TOOLS STOLEN FROM TRUCK TOOL BOX

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Sunday morning September 07, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a Richelieu Ave South address in Listowel where tools were discovered stolen from a pickup truck that was parked in a residential driveway.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday September 06 and 7 a.m. on Sunday September 07, an unknown person(s) pried open a tool storage box that is secured to the box of the pickup truck.  From inside the tool box several DeWalt cordless tools and a spool of residential electrical wire were removed.  The value of the stolen items is estimated to be $1,100.

Items stolen:

  1. 18V DeWalt cordless hammer drill yellow in colour
  2. 18V DeWalt cordless sawzall yellow in colour
  3. 18V DeWalt cordless Impact drill yellow in colour
  4. A saw kit (6 units), in a black case
  5. 12V DeWwalt drill kit yellow in colour located in a black case
  6. Two spare yellow and black rechargeable batteries
  7. A spool of residential electrical wire (white casing) 

Anyone with information about the theft of these tools, or who knows the stolen items whereabouts 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

YOUTHS APPREHENDED DURING CURFEW HOURS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)   On Sunday September 07, 2014 at 3:16 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed two female youths walking along Main St. West near Wallace Ave North in Listowel.  The officer discovered they were carrying bottles containing alcoholic beverages, and that they were under fifteen years of age.

The girls, both residents of Listowel were apprehended and transported to the North Perth OPP Detachment in LIstowel.  The parents of the girls were contacted, and attended the detachment to pick up their daughters. 

The girls and their parents were warned about the alcohol possession.  The alcohol was confiscated by police and will be disposed of.  Upon handing the girls over to their parents, the officer informed them that he was enforcing a provincial curfew under authority of the provincial Child and Family Services Act.  This curfew states that; children under the age of 16, 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.

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.

UNLOCKED VEHICLES ENTERED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)  Between Thursday September 4th and Sunday September 7th, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were contacted by two Mitchell residents who reported their unlocked vehicles entered.

Sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday September 4th and 6:40 a.m. Friday September 5th a pickup truck was entered on George St.  The interior of the vehicle was ransacked and lose change, ownership and insurance documents, as well as a Dodge Ram manual were stolen from inside. 

On Saturday September 6th, between 1 and 2 p.m. a car was left parked on Coulton Drive in Mitchell with the doors unlocked and the windows down.  Upon returning to the vehicle, the owner discovered that a pair of ?Sun Dog? sunglasses, a Swiss Chalet gift card, a Samsung A660 cell phone, and a black Canon Power-shot Camera were removed from inside. 

 Here are some tips to prevent you from becoming a victim:

  • Always secure your vehicle doors when parking your vehicle, even if you are only going to be a few minutes.
  • Remove valuables from your vehicle.  If you can?t, then keep them from plain view.
  • Park in well lighted areas with high traffic.
  • Clean out your garage and park your vehicle in it ? locking your vehicle and the garage door.

Remember, if you see something, say something.   If you see suspicious activity or behaviour around your vehicle or neighbourhood, report it. 

Anyone with information about these thefts from vehicles 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

THEFT OF BICYCLE FROM SHED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Wednesday September 03, 2014, a Listowel resident attended the North Perth Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment to report the theft of a bicycle from a garden shed of their residence located on Main Street East in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that sometime between the noon hour on Monday August 25 and 8 a.m. on Monday September 01, 2014 the theft occurred.  The bicycle was stolen from among other bikes that were located in the unlocked shed. 

Description of bicycle:

-       Schwinn Grande 6.1 black and orange mountain bike

-       29? tires with a 19? frame

-       Disk brakes

-       Odometer mount

-       Black leather type seat

Anyone with information about this theft or 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

As a result of recent thefts of bicycles in Perth County, the Perth County OPP wants the public to step up their approach to theft prevention.  For starters, bike owners should utilize high quality locks and use them to attach their bikes to solid objects when leaving them in public areas.  At home bikes should be stored in locked sheds or garages.

The additional step that bicycle owners should take is to record serial numbers.  Most bicycles have distinct serial numbers.  These numbers in conjunction with the bicycle description will allow for easier identification of your bike. 

If your bike is stolen or goes missing, the serial number, make and model, as well as the colour and description can be added to the police information data base.  This information of the bike can now be used to identify bicycles that are recovered or found in possession of other persons.  A picture of the bicycle is also helpful.

Locating your bike?s serial number:

The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Simply turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number there then check places like the headset at the front of the bike or the rear stays (inside the horizontal bar near the rear axle). It may also be located on the seat tube next to the crank, or on the round steel on top of the crank.  If you just can?t find anything then you can engrave your licence plate number on the bike.

MISCHIEF TO CARVED WOODEN HERON

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call advising that one of the West Perth?s wooden heron sculptures in the Mitchell downtown had been senselessly damaged.

Investigation revealed that sometime over the Labour Day Long Weekend, unknown suspect(s) sawed the head off the wooden heron which adorns the sidewalk in front of the IDA pharmacy.  It is estimated to cost $1,500 to repair the damaged sculpture.

Anyone with information about this mischief is urged 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

PERTH COUNTY OPP LABOUR DAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

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(PERTH COUNTY, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police was actively patrolling Perth County Roads during the Labour Day Weekend. 

During the weekend only five minor collisions occurred with no serious injuries reported in the County.  Officers did however issue over 101 speeding tickets to drivers who felt the need to drive well in excess of the speed limit. 

One driver a 19 year old male from the Municipality of West Perth operated his Honda Civic on Line 36 west of Stratford at 122 km/h in a posted 70 km/h zone.  This resulted in his vehicle being impounded for a week and his driver?s licence being suspended for seven days.  He has also been issued a summons to appear in court to answer to the charge of ?race a motor vehicle?. 

Perth County officers also charged four motorists with distracted driving offences, nine with hazardous moving violations and ten others with other Highway Traffic offences.  In addition, a large number of Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) programs were conducted throughout the county. 

The Perth County OPP will continue to target distracted, impaired, speeding, aggressive and suspended drivers.  Citizens are urged to contact police immediately if they witness or suspect an impaired driver.  The OPP can be reached anytime anywhere within the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN ATV STOLEN

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) ? Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the theft of a green 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV stolen from a St. Helen?s Line property. 

Those responsible for the theft attended the property sometime between 12:15 p.m. on August 30, 2014 and 2:30 p.m. on August 31, 2014 and entered an unlocked garage.  Once inside they located the ATV and drove off in an unknown direction of travel.

The stolen ATV is described as a green 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV with black fenders.  There is also a yellow rack attached to the front and a white 10 gallon field sprayer attached to the rear.  The ATV and sprayer are valued at a total of 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. 

COLLISION - DRIVER FAILS TO STOP FOR STOP SIGN

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  On Tuesday September 02, 2014, at 7:20 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a serious two vehicle collision at the intersection of Perth Road 112 and Line 29 (south of Stratford).

Investigation indicated that a Dodge Caravan travelling west bound on Line 29, failed to stop at the stop sign controlled intersection and collided with a Honda Civic travelling south bound on Perth Road 112.  The impact caused both vehicles to roll into the ditch and field located in the south west corner of the intersection.  The Dodge landed upright while the Honda landed on its roof.  The Township of Perth East Fire Department attended and extricated the driver of the Honda. 

The female driver of the Dodge a 53 year old St.Marys resident was transported to local hospital with major injuries.  The female driver of the Honda, a 60 year old Woodstock resident was transported by air ambulance to a London Hospital with major injuries.

The Perth County OPP is continuing their investigation into this collision.

MALE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT & DANGEROUS DRIVING

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Friday August 29, 2014 shortly before 3 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a collision between a minivan and an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on Line 40 east of Road 106. 

Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation.  Justin BIEBER (20) of Calabasis California U.S.A., has been charged with ?dangerous driving?, and ?assault?, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.  He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on September 29, 2014, to answer to these charges.

UNLOCKED GARAGE ENTERED - TOOLS STOLEN

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigation the theft of tools from a garage on Nichol Ave North in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that sometime between Monday August 18, 2014 and Monday August 25, 2014, unknown person(s) entered the attached residential garage by means of an unlocked man-door. 

Items stolen from garage:

-       Mastercraft belt sander

-       Mastercraft hammer drill

-       Delta 13? planer model 22-580 black in colour

-       Cakkawat ,full set of irons and drivers golf clubs (right handed) golf bag and cart

Anyone with information about this theft, or knowing the whereabouts of these 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

DRIVERS FAILING TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES CAUSE CONCERN FOR OPP

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(WEST REGION, ON) ?West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is gearing up for this year?s back-to-school season by encouraging everyone to be vigilant and patient when you encounter school buses.

The Independent School Bus Operators Association (ISBOA) conducted a province-wide study with their school bus companies between May 5, 2014 and May 9, 2014.  During this period, bus drivers reported incidents where vehicles failed to stop for the school bus when lights were flashing.

Results show that approximately 151 such incidents occurred each day during the 5-day study.  The majority of these incidents (75%) happened while the vehicle was approaching the bus from the front.  These numbers concern the OPP because bus drivers are not the only people who are responsible for the lives of our children.

?As drivers, we know that at certain times of the day we can expect to encounter school buses during our travels. Drivers need to be vigilant and pay attention to the flashing red lights and other safety equipment used on buses. Our children?s safety depends on it,? says West Region OPP Traffic Inspector Ian Chappell.

The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario indicates that when a school bus is stopped on the roadway with its red lights activated and ?Stop? sign out, drivers must come to a complete stop in-front of and behind the bus.  Motorists must not pass the stopped bus until the stop arm is retracted and the red lights are turned off.  The owner of a vehicle can be charged if their vehicle fails to stop for a school bus even if they were not the driver.

Back-to-school is always a busy time for everyone.  The OPP and ISBOA are working together to educate the public and to raise awareness about the possible serious consequences of ignoring school bus flashing lights. 

?Family-owned school bus companies across the province are pleased to be working with their local law enforcement agencies to raise awareness about the dangers of passing a stopped school bus,? says Steve Hull, President of ISBOA.  ?Our common goal is to make back-to-school ? and the rest of the school year- safe for all children who ride the bus.?

For more information on the study please visit the ISBOA website at: I Stop You Stop Campaign

For more safety tips and information please visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ and www.opp.ca.

SUV DRIVES INTO BACK OF COMBINE-HARVESTER

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Wednesday August 20, 2014, shortly after 1 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a collision involving a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a combine on Perth Road 140 south of Teviotdale.

Investigation revealed that a John Deere combine was driving north bound on the east gravel shoulder of Perth Road 140 when a north bound Hyundai Tucson drove into the back of the combine.  The impact caused extensive damage to both vehicles, and resulted in injuries to both drivers. 

The drivers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Both the 27 year old male driver of the combine, a West Grey Twp. resident, and the 29 year old male driver of the Hyundai, a resident of Brockton, sustained minor injuries. 

The driver of the Hyundai has been charged with the following Highway Traffic Act of Ontario offences; ?careless driving?, and ?drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit?.

Area motorists are reminded that farm machinery traffic tends to be heavier on Perth County roads towards the end of the summer and into the harvest months. Farm vehicles also tend to be larger than other traffic on our roads.  In addition they usually travel between 30-40 km/h, while other vehicles may be travelling 80-90 km/h on the same road.  To avoid a potential collision, motorists are to use good judgement when approaching and overtaking farm machinery.

CURFEW LEGISLATION UTILIZED - YOUTH APPREHENDED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)   On Wednesday August 20, 2014, at 2:20 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol observed two female youth walking along Inkerman St. West near Victoria Ave. North in Listowel.

The officer determined that one of the girls was 16 while the other was 15 year of age.  The 15 year old girl was apprehended and transported to the North Perth OPP Detachment in Listowel.  Her mother was contacted and advised to pick up her daughter. 

Upon handing the girl over to her mother, the officer informed her that he was enforcing a provincial curfew under authority of the provincial Child and Family Services Act.  This curfew states that; children under the age of 16, 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.

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.

CONSTRUCTION WORKER INJURED

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(GODERICH, ON)  On Tuesday August 19, 2014, shortly after 2 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to North Harbour Road, Goderich, in response to injuries sustained by a construction worker.

Investigation revealed that a construction company was using a barge as a worksite while doing repair work to the North Harbour break-wall, located approximately 1 km off-shore.  The barge which housed a tracked excavator was held in place against the break-wall by a tug boat and cables.  As a worker was securing the barge closer to the wall, the excavator reversed slightly on the deck.  Simultaneously a large wave struck the barge causing the worker to lose his footing and step backwards into the excavator?s tracks.  The worker?s legs became caught underneath the track for a short period of time.

The worker, a 71 year old male from London was immediately returned to shore by boat, from where he was transported to a local hospital by Huron County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. 

Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors attended the scene and are continuing their investigation into this incident.

-UPDATE- STOLEN MOTORBIKE RECOVERED Located in Blyth

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(NORTH HURON TWP, ON)  A 2008 Honda CBR125R motorcycle that had been reported stolen from a King St. North residence in Blyth on Tuesday August 19, 2014, has been recovered.

A Blyth resident located the motorcycle in the bushes along the snowmobile trail near Mill Street in Blyth.  The motorcycle appears to be undamaged.

The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing their investigation into this theft and would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the person(s) responsible.  The Huron County OPP can be contacted at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

RESIDENT SCAMMED OUT OF $1000

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(NORTH HURON TWP, ON)  On Monday August 18, 2014, a North Huron Twp resident contacted the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and reported having fallen victim to the old ?grandparent scam?.

A Huron County OPP officer met with the victim, who advised that she is an educated female in her fifties.  She went on to explain that earlier in the day she received a phone call from a male stating to be her nephew.  He told her that he was arrested for impaired and was in a ?Drunk Tank? in New Brunswick.  He sounded intoxicated while talking to her.  A second male came on the phone advising he was a lawyer.  The lawyer went on to explain that if she could send money right away, he would only have to pay the $1000. Insurance deductible for hitting the other car and her nephew would avoid a criminal record.

?The lawyer? gave instructions to purchase a Visa PAY POWER credit card for $1000.  The female immediately purchased two $500 credit cards which she paid for using her own credit card.  ?The lawyer? called her back a short while later and she read the card numbers and the security numbers on the back of the cards back to him.  He assured her he would take care of everything.

A few hours later the resident received a call from her ?nephew? asking for more money. He spoke with a slight French accent.  The resident became suspicious and asked for a picture of the nephew via his cell phone.  When he said he couldn?t do this, she realized she had been scammed. 

She contacted the Huron County OPP, but prior to an officer arriving at her home she got in contact with her real nephew who was alive and well in Alberta. 

The Huron County OPP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre are continuing their investigation into this incident.

The Huron County OPP wants to remind residents to always be on guard.  Pressure is the tactic used here.  There is an urgency presented to the victim that causes them to make hasty decisions, remember scammers are counting on the fact that you will want to act quickly to help your loved ones in an emergency.

Before acting however remember the following;

·         Never send money to anyone you don?t know and trust.  Verify the person?s identity before you take any steps to help.  Scammers usually want you to keep things confidential; this should raise your suspicions.

·         Don?t give out any personal information to the caller.

·         Investigate by asking the person questions that only your loved one would be able to answer.  Call the child?s parents or friends to verify the story.  Ask yourself, does the caller?s story make sense?

·         Educate your relatives, friends, and neighbours about this scam.

What should I do if I have been scammed?  You should report the matter immediately to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca 

As well, you should report the matter to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Although it may be difficult to recover the money you have lost to a scam, by reporting the scam to authorities you are warning other people about the scam and minimizing the chances of the scam spreading further.  

MOTORBIKE STOLEN FROM DRIVEWAY

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(NORTH HURON TWP, ON)  Shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday August 19, 2014, Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to King St. North residence in Blyth where the homeowner reported a motorcycle stolen.

Investigation revealed that between 9:30 p.m. Monday August 18th and 3 a.m. Tuesday August 19th an unknown person removed the motorcycle was removed from the homeowner?s driveway.  The motorcycle had been parked beside another motorcycle and two other vehicles on the driveway.  The keys were not with the machine.

Description of motorcycle:

-       2008 Honda CBR125R motorcycle  (125 cc)

-       Red in colour

-       Ontario licence plate 1156W was attached

-       Has front plastic cowling

Anyone with information about the theft of this motorcycle or who knows of its whereabouts is requested to contact the Huron 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

YOUNG PERSON INJURED IN ATV CRASH

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(MUNICIPALITY OF CENTRAL HURON, ON)  On Monday August 18, 2014, around 9 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision on Fish and Game Line north of Huron Road.

Investigation revealed that a green Polaris Ranger had been driven north bound on Fish and Game Line approximately 500 meters north of Huron Road, when the driver lost control.  The vehicle entered the east ditch and veered back onto the gravel roadway where it tipped onto its side.  Two of the male riders were able to get loose and away from the vehicle while a third male was trapped underneath.  

The Central Huron Fire Department and the Huron EMS removed the trapped 14 year old male from underneath the ATV.  He was transported to a local hospital and subsequently transported to London by air ambulance for treatment for his major but non-life threatening injuries.  The 13 year old male driver sustained minor injuries while the third male, 14 years of age was uninjured.  All three males are residents of the Municipality of Central Huron.

The Huron County OPP is continuing their investigation into this collision.

BICYCLE STOLEN FROM BACK PATIO

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Monday evening August 18, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a Barber Ave. North residence in Listowel, where a $1,000 bicycle was stolen from a rear patio. 

Police investigation revealed that the victim placed his bike on the rear patio of the residence at 9 p.m. on Monday August 18th.  When he returned 40 minutes later the bike was gone. 

The bicycle is described as being black in colour, men?s adult 18 speed HUTCH THRUST Mountain bike (dirt jumper style).  ?Hutch? is written in white letters on the lower cross bar.  A bell is located on the handle bars, it is described as a having a chrome top with a grey plastic bottom. 

Anyone who may have seen someone on this bicycle on Monday evening or who knows where the bike can be located, 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

THEFT OF DUMP TRAILER

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to attend at an address located west of Shakespeare along Hwy 7/8 where a construction dump trailer was reported stolen.

Investigation indicated that sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday August 15, 2014 an unknown person(s) hooked up a vehicle to the dump trailer and drove it away from the scene.  At the time of the theft the trailer was parked at a construction job site located on the south side of Hwy 7/8, between Road 108 and Road 109.

Description of trailer:

-       Make ? a CAM ?Superline? ten ton trailer

-       6? x 12? steel dump box approximately 5? tall

-       Black in colour with double axle

-       Roll up tarp cover attachment at the front of the box

-       White spare tire on the front of the box

-       Ontario trailer plate  K9657R attached to the back

-       VIN #  5JPBU1628DP031253

-       White and red safety stripes along both sides of the entire box and tongue

Anyone with information about the theft of this trailer or who knows the trailers whereabouts 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), you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

SWIMMER IN DISTRESS

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH TWP, ON)  On Friday August 15, 2014, shortly after 2:20 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to Point Farms Provincial Park where a swimmer was reportedly in distress.

Investigation revealed that a number of males had been swimming in Lake Huron at Point Farms Provincial Park.  The males who were approximately 25 meters out into the lake decided to return to shore.  One of the males remained in the water and swam further out.  The lone male who was now approximately 35 meters from shore appeared to be in distress and was yelling for help.  He was having difficulty in the rough water and was unable to make it back to shore on his own.

Three males entered the water with floatation devices and swam out the distressed swimmer.  They reached the male and were able to safely pull him to the shore where he was attended to by Huron EMS paramedics.  The distressed male, a 21 year old Township of Perth East resident was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

Water conditions at the time were less than ideal, it was windy and the waves were high.  It is believed that the swimmer may have encountered an undertow.  Without the efforts of the three males this incident may have had a tragic outcome.

The Huron County OPP wants to remind the public, that when strong winds are blowing and large waves are rolling in, beach goers and swimmers have to respect the power of the rip current (undertow).  This is the force of the water returning to the centre of the lake after hitting the sore.  Very seasoned and capable swimmers have lost their lives in the rough waters of Lake Huron.  Experts recommend swimming across, not against a rip current, however the best way to protect your self is to avoid them all together by staying out of the water when it is windy and the waves are large. 

SENSELESS DAMAGE TO CHAPEL

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(ST.MARYS, ON)  On Thursday August 14, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to the Westover Inn on Thomas St. in St.Marys, where a break-in to the Westover Inn Chapel was discovered.

Investigation revealed that sometime between Tuesday August 12th and Thursday morning August 14th, unknown person(s) forced open the front door of the chapel which is located on the south west edge of the Westover Inn property.  Once inside, the culprit(s) smashed the large marble altar onto the ground and window ledges were broken.  Electrical boxes and poles on the outside of the chapel were also damaged. 

The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone who may have information about this senseless damage to contact them immediately 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

TOOLS STOLEN FROM BACK OF PICKUP TRUCK

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Friday August 15, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a Palmerston resident who advised that tools had been stolen from the back of his work truck while it was parked in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that between 6 p.m. Thursday August 14th and 6 a.m. Friday August 15th an F150 Ford pickup truck with a cap on the box had been left parked on a driveway of a residence on Inkerman St. East in Listowel.  The cap of the truck was left unlocked while tools were left in the box.  

Description of stolen tools:

-       DeWalt skill saw Model DSE575 (yellow in colour)

-       Hilty reciprocating saw Model WSR100 (red in colour)

-       Milwaukee steel sheer (red in colour)

Anyone with information about the theft of these tools or who knows their whereabouts 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

ATV OPERATOR INJURED IN COLLISION

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)  On Thursday August 14, 2014, shortly after 2:30 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a collision involving an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and a Buick Rendezvous at the intersection of Perth Line 44 (Bornholm Rd), and Road 170 (between Bornholm and Brodhagen).

Investigation revealed that the ATV was being driven on Perth Line 44 when it was struck by the west bound Rendezvous.  The impact resulted in the ATV and the ATV operator to be thrown into the ditch area on the south west corner of the intersection. 

The 16 year old ATV operator, a male resident of the Municipality of West Perth was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.  The 78 year old female driver of the Rendezvous, a resident of Fergus was uninjured as a result of the crash. 

Both the ATV and the Rendezvous sustained extensive damage as a result of the collision.  The Perth County OPP is continuing its investigation into this crash.

SERIOUS HEAD-ON COLLISION SOUTH OF MITCHELL

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)  On Friday August 15, 2014, at 5:20 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a serious head-on collision on Hwy 23 north of Line 24, south of Mitchell.

Investigation revealed that a Chevy Equinox travelling south bound on Hwy 23 collided with a Dodge Caravan travelling north bound.  The vehicles collided in the north bound lane.  The impact resulted in the three occupants of the Equinox as well as the four occupants of the Caravan having to be transported to hospital.

One of the Equinox passengers, an adult male was transported from the scene by air-ambulance to a London hospital with major injuries.  The adult male driver of the Equinox and another adult male passenger were transported to a local hospital by land ambulance with minor injuries.

The four occupants of the Caravan, all residents of London, were transported to local hospitals by land ambulance.  The adult male driver and the adult female passenger sustained minor injuries.  An infant passenger was transported to local hospital, but has since been transported by air ambulance to a London hospital.  A toddler passenger has also been transported from the local hospital by land ambulance to a London hospital.

SERIOUS CRASH BETWEEN MOTORCYCLE AND BICYLE

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  On Tuesday August 12, 2014, shortly after 10:35 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a collision involving a motorcycle and a bicycle on Road 111, north of Line 34 (Hwy7/8).

Investigation revealed that a south bound Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by a 61 year old male, a resident of the Township of Perth East, collided with a bicycle.  The bicycle was being ridden by a 26 year old male, a resident of Stratford.  The impact caused both males to be ejected onto the roadway resulting in injuries to both of them.  They were both transported to a local hospital with major injuries. The male operating the bicycle has since been transported to a London hospital.

DRIVER FAILS TO NEGOTIATE CURVE

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(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON)  On Saturday August 09, 2014, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Perth Line 56 at Perth Road 119 in Topping. 

Investigation indicated that a Toyota Camry was being driven west bound on Perth Line 56 when the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the road.  The car continued straight, entering the ditch where it flipped and struck a hydro pole.  The two passengers in the vehicle, an 88 year old female and a 60 year old male both residents of Hamilton were transported to local hospital with major injuries.  The 35 year old male driver also from Hamilton did not sustain injuries.  He has been charged with ?careless driving?.

IRRESPONSIBLE SPEEDING DRIVERS

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(PERTH COUNTY, ON)  Since August 01, 2014 the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police has investigated five racing driver incidents where drivers operated their motor vehicles in excess of 50 km/h above the posted speed limit.

On Friday August 01, around 8 a.m., a 54 year old male from The Township of Perth South operated his pickup truck at 139 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Perth Line 26 south of Stratford.

On Friday August 01 shortly after 3 p.m., a 19 year old male from The Township of Perth South operated his Volkswagen Jetta at 146 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Line 39 North West of Mitchell.

On Saturday August 02, before 1 p.m., a 34 year old male from Stratford drove his Chrysler sedan at 131 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Hwy 7 near St.Marys.

On Sunday August 03, around 4:45 p.m., a 32 year old male from Cambridge was driving his Yamaha motorcycle on Perth Line 20 near Fullarton at 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

On Sunday August 10 shortly after 2:30 p.m., a 17 year old male from Kitchener was driving his Toyota sedan on Perth Line 20 south of Sebringville at 138 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

All five of these irresponsible drivers have been charged with ?race a motor vehicle?, they have all been issued a summons instructing them to appear in Stratford court where they are to answer to this charge.  They each had their licences suspended for seven days and their vehicles were impounded for a week.

The Perth County OPP will continue to target impaired, aggressive and suspended drivers.  Citizens are urged to contact police immediately if they witness or suspect an impaired driver.  The OPP can be reached anytime anywhere within the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.

SMOKING PASSENGER CHARGED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Friday August 08, 2014, at 6:44 p.m. an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division officer on patrol in Listowel observed a south bound Pontiac sedan on Wallace Ave North.  The male adult passenger in the car was observed smoking a cigarette while a female child was observed seated in the back seat of the vehicle.

The car was pulled over in downtown Listowel and the male passenger was spoken to.  The female child was determined to be 8 years of age.  The 27 year old male passenger, a resident of Drayton was aware of the requirements under the Smoke Free Ontario Act.  He was issued a ticket of $155 for the offence of ?smoke tobacco in motor vehicle while another person less than 16 years old is present?. 

HAND HELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE CHARGES

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  Between 2 p.m. Friday August 08, 2014 and 1 p.m. Saturday August 09, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police Officers and members of the OPP West Region Highway Safety Division issued 14 tickets to motorists who deemed it necessary to operate their hand held electronic communication devices while driving.

On Friday between 2 and 8 p.m., thirteen motorists travelling through Listowel received $280 tickets for driving their motor vehicles while having communication devices in hand. 

On Saturday August 09, 2014 around 1 p.m., a 34 year old male from Huron East felt the need to communicate on his hand held device while operating his farm tractor on Line 75 west of Atwood.  Subsequent lack of attention to driving resulted in a minor collision between his tractor and a Jeep Wrangler.  Fortunately the impact did not result in injuries to the 44 year old male driver from Huron East operating the Wrangler.  The impact caused minor damage to the rear bumper of the Wrangler. 

The operator of the farm tractor was charged with ?drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device?. 

CRASH RESULTS IN SNARLED TRAFFIC

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON)  On Friday August 08, 2014, shortly after 4 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Livingston Ave and Main St west in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that a Ford Taurus travelling west bound on Main St west at the intersection of Livingstone Ave, was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder that was travelling north bound on Livingstone Ave.  The impact resulted in both vehicles coming to rest on the North West corner of the intersection. 

The lone occupant of the Taurus, a 62 year old female driver from Howick Twp. was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her minimal injuries.  The 13 year old male passenger of the Pathfinder, a resident of Palmerston, was also transported to a local hospital and was treated there for his minimal injuries.

The female driver of the Pathfinder, a 45 year old Palmerston resident, sustained minimal injuries however she did not require transport to hospital.  She has been charged with ?fail to yield to traffic on through highway?. 

Livingston Ave has stop signs while Main St west is the through highway. 

This collision resulted in traffic back-ups on Main St West until approximately 5:30 p.m. when the vehicles and debris were cleared from the roadway.