by DrivePerth  

(BLUEWATER, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating a mischief that occurred sometime during the early morning hours of November 16, 2014.  A Jeep Sahara was parked on Catherine Street in Bayfield when it was vandalized.  

Those responsible smashed the rear window of the Jeep by throwing a trailer hitch ball through the window.  Further damage also extended to the gear shifter.  The total estimate of the damage is approximately $800.

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. 

THREE DAY SUSPENSION

by DrivePerth  

(GODERICH, ON) -  A 59 year old driver had his driver’s licence suspended following a traffic stop on November 15, 2014.  Just after 7:00 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a Dodge Dakota pickup truck on Kingston Street in the Town of Goderich.  Upon speaking with the male driver the officer noted the driver had consumed alcohol.   A roadside test was completed and the driver registered a warn range reading.  

 

As a result, the 59 year old driver from Goderich was served with a three day driver’s licence suspension.  

NUMEROUS COLLISIONS INVESTIGATED

by DrivePerth  

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – During the nearly 24 hours that the snow storm was raging, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy responding to high number of traffic related calls for service.  

Most calls involved motor vehicles leaving roadways, and entering into snow filled ditches.  Other vehicles crashed into guardrails, fence posts, or trees.  A number of collisions involved multiple vehicles, however due to the relative low speed the vehicles were travelling damage and injuries were relatively minor in nature.  

A total of 40 collisions were attended to by the Perth County OPP during the period from Tuesday morning November 18th until Wednesday morning November 19th.  

One snow plough collision was investigated, involving a Township plough that was struck by a pickup truck.  Shortly before 2 p.m. the pickup truck lost control on Hwy 8 at Road 145 sliding into the plough as it was making a turn. No injuries were reported, but the pickup truck sustained moderate damage while the plough received minor damage.

Around 4:30 p.m. along Hwy. 7/8 west of Shakespeare, a tow truck was pulling a vehicle out of the ditch when it was hit by another vehicle.  The tow truck driver who was working outside of his vehicle narrowly escaped injuries.  Damage to all vehicles involved was minor to minimal in nature.

Motorists are reminded to “go slow, when you see snow”.  During blowing snow and poor visibility conditions, “Don’t take chances”.  Stay off the roads until conditions improve.

IRRESPONSIBLE TEEN DRIVEN HOME BY PARENT

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Sunday morning November 16, 2014, shortly before 1 a.m., an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting patrols along Highway 8 east of Mitchell when a fast moving vehicle was observed.  

An SUV was observed travelling east bound on Highway 8 at an extremely high rate of speed.  The officer activated the police radar and locked the vehicle in at a speed of 169 km/h.  This is 89 km/h above the posted 80 km/h zone.  The 2009 Honda CRV was pulled over by the officer, and the seventeen year old male driver, a resident of Stratford, advised that he was operating his mother’s vehicle.   

The male was issued a summons for “race a motor vehicle”, and is to appear at Stratford Court on December 09, 2014, to answer to this charge.  His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his mother’s vehicle was towed from the scene and has been impounded for a week.

The teen’s mother attended the scene and drove him home. 

RIDE PROGRAM EFFECTIVE

by DrivePerth  

(PERTH COUNTY, ON)   Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers experienced a busy weekend as a result of snowfall and motorists not adjusting their driving to the road conditions.                                                             

On Friday November 14, 2014 alone, officers responded to 32 collisions on OPP patrolled roadways within the county.  

In addition to high number of collisions, officers still conducted RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) programs in seven locations throughout the county.  At one of these RIDE programs, at the intersection of Wallace Ave. North and McDonald St. East in Listowel, officers stopped a vehicle around 11 p.m. and conducted a roadside breath test on the driver.  The driver failed the test, and also failed two subsequent Intoxilyzer  breath test at the North Perth OPP Detachment in Listowel.

The driver (61) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with “driving with more than 08 mgs. of alcohol in blood”, 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 Listowel on December 10, 2014, to answer to this charge.  He was issued a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED IN INCLEMENT WEATHER

by DrivePerth  

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON)  On Friday November 14, 2014, around 6 p.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was proceeding to a motor vehicle collision.  The officer was driving on Hwy 7 south of line 26 when a south bound minivan was observed veering into the north bound lane forcing northbound traffic onto the east shoulder to avoid being struck by the minivan.

The minivan was pulled over by the officer and the driver who displayed signs of impairment was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Perth County OPP Detachment in Sebringville, where two Intoxilyzer breath tests indicated that he had consumed more than the legal limit of alcohol.

The driver (62) of Stratford has been charged with, “driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood”, and “driving while ability impaired”, 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 December 15, 2014, to answer to these charges.  He was issued a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

                                                                           

ADJUST YOU DRIVING HABITS TO THE CONDITIONS

by DrivePerth  

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – Winter conditions have returned to Perth County and as a result the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to eleven collisions on Thursday November 2014.  

The investigating officers found that in the majority of these collisions speed and lack of proper tires played a factor.

The Perth County OPP wants to remind motorists that although they cannot control the road or weather conditions, they can control the vehicle they are driving.  Electronic traction control, all-wheel drive and snow tires will all help to maintain control of your vehicle, but the safest way to drive in winter is to reduce your speed.  Remember that an ordinary driver reacts to the changing road and weather conditions, while a good driver anticipates problems before they occur.  Slow down, stay alert, stay in control and arrive safely at your destination. 

TRAILER STOLEN FROM PARR LINE BUSINESS

by DrivePerth  

(BLUEWATER, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the early morning theft of an enclosed cargo trailer stolen from a business located on Parr Line.  This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m. a light coloured, full sized pickup truck with a topper entered the property and was seen leaving shortly thereafter pulling away with the stolen trailer.  The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling northbound on Parr Line.    

The Cargo Mate, Model 824 enclosed trailer is approximately 30 feet in length and is painted black.  The trailer is estimated to be worth 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.  

CRASH AT STOP SIGN CONTROLLED INTERSECTION

by DrivePerth  

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) – On Tuesday November 11, 2014 around 3:30 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Line 39 and Road 122 north of Stratford.

Investigation revealed that a Hyundai SUV was travelling north on Road 122 and upon approaching Line 39 made a right turn directly in front of an east bound Volkswagen sedan.  The lone male occupant of the Volkswagen, a 21 year old male driver from Delhi was uninjured.  The female driver of the Hyundai, a 51 year old resident from the state of South Carolina was also uninjured.  She has been charged with “Disobey stop sign, fail to stop”. 

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed from the scene.

VEHICLE CRASHES INTO HYDRO POLE

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday November 11, 2014, shortly before 9 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to the intersection of Wellington Street and Henry Street in Mitchell where a collision had occurred.

Investigation revealed that a Dodge Ram pickup truck was travelling north bound on Wellington Street when it was struck by an east bound Volkswagen car travelling on Henry Street.  The Volkswagen proceeded into the intersection without stopping and collided with the rear driver’s side corner of the pickup truck.  The impact forced the pickup truck onto the boulevard on the north east corner of the intersection, where it struck a hydro pole.  The Volkswagen came to rest on the roadway.

The 31 year old female driver of the Volkswagen as well as the 46 year old female driver of the pickup truck sustained minimal injuries and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  The 13 and 14 year old female passengers of the pickup truck were treated at the scene.  All involved persons are residents of the Municipality of West Perth.  

The driver of the Volkswagen has been charged with “Disobey stop sign”.

Two hours after this collision an OPP officer was conducting patrols along Wellington Street in front of the Community Centre (where Remembrance Day ceremonies were being conducted).  This location is one block south of the above noted collision scene. The officer observed a northbound car on Wellington Street drive through the stop sign controlled intersection at Rowland Street without stopping.

The 50 year old female driver of the car, a resident of Stratford was also charged with “Disobey stop sign, fail to stop”.

INTERSECTION RELATED CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION

by DrivePerth  

(HURON EAST, ON) -  Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Kippen Road and Morrison Line just before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.  

Preliminary investigation has revealed a Ford Escape sports utility vehicle was northbound on Morrison Line when it collided with a Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer that was westbound on Kippen Road.  

The driver and lone occupant of the Ford Escape, 34 year old Brian SCHULTZ from Zurich was transported by land ambulance to a local hospital.  He remains in hospital with life threatening injuries.  

The driver and lone occupant of the transport truck was uninjured.  

OPP West Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are currently on scene investigating.   

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Any person with information regarding this collision should immediately contact Huron County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

NOTE:   Kippen Road is closed at Morrison Line.  Please take alternate routes to avoid delays.

MALE INJURED BY TRACTOR

by DrivePerth  

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) -  A 67 year old male from Morris-Turnberry remains in hospital with serious injuries following an accident with a tractor.  On November 10, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. Huron OPP officers, Huron EMS paramedics and North Huron Fire Department firefighters responded to a farm property located on Glenannon Road to assist an injured male.  

Emergency responders attended the scene and located the injured male trapped beneath a running farm tractor.  The injured male had been working underneath the tractor when the tractor went into gear and ran over the male.  

The injured male was transported to a hospital in London by air ambulance.  The 67 year old male from Morris-Turnberry remains in hospital with serious injuries.

STOLEN TRUCK FOUND DESTROYED BY FIRE

by DrivePerth  

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the theft and subsequent arson of a pickup truck stolen from a Princess Street East residence in Clinton.  On November 9, 2014 Huron OPP officers were contacted by the pickup truck owner.  A neighbor of the victim reported she observed a suspect leave in the pickup truck on November 8, 2014 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.   The suspect was described as a male wearing a bright orange hunting jacket. 

Two days after the theft, the grey 1996 Toyota Tacoma was found on a trail close to Conservation Line at the Hullett Wildlife Conservation Area.  The pickup truck had sustained extensive fire damage.  

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.  

RACING CHARGE LAID

by DrivePerth  

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A male driver from Goderich is facing a one week driver’s licence suspension and a vehicle impoundment for seven days following a traffic stop early this morning.  At approximately 3:15 a.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a Toyota Corolla speeding on Huron Road near Pondsview Road east of Goderich.  The officer confirmed his observations with a RADAR device and measured the speed of the vehicle at a speed of 131 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.  

A traffic stop was completed and the driver was subsequently charged.  The driver, 53, from Goderich has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle.  His driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for the week.  He has a court appearance scheduled for January 6, 2015 at Provincial Offences Court – Goderich.  

BREAK & ENTER ATTEMPT

by DrivePerth  

(SOUTH HURON, ON) -  Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating what is believed to be a break and enter attempt to a pharmacy located in Exeter.  Huron OPP officers were notified of the break and enter attempt on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on November 8, 2014 suspects damaged an interior stairwell wall of an apartment building located on Main Street South in Exeter.  The suspects kicked the interior wall breaching the interior wall of the stairwell however they didn’t get past the inside wall of the adjacent pharmacy.  Although the suspect(s) were unsuccessful gaining entry into the pharmacy they caused approximately $300 in damage to the wall.  

 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. 

IMPAIRED BY DRUG CHARGE LAID

by DrivePerth  

(BLUEWATER, ON) – Huron Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have laid charges against a Huron East man following a traffic stop on November 7, 2014.  Just after 8:00 a.m. Huron OPP received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen regarding the driving of a Hyundai Elantra driver.  The witness reported the driver of the Hyundai was swerving into oncoming traffic as he travelled eastbound on Huron Road.  Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on London Road near Vanastra.   A Huron OPP officer observed the suspect vehicle cross the centre line into the path of two vehicles just prior to stopping the vehicle.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noticed the driver was under the influence of an illegal drug.  A field sobriety test was completed and the driver failed the test.

The driver was arrested and a search incident to arrest revealed the driver was in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) attended to assist with the investigation and a series of tests were completed.  The DRE confirmed the driver was under the influence of an illegal drug and his ability to drive a motor vehicle was impaired.  

 

As a result, a 53 year old from Huron East has been charged with Impaired Driving and Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.  He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 17, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

ERRATIC DRIVER STOPPED & CHARGED

by DrivePerth  

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – A young driver is facing multiple charges after he was stopped by police late Saturday night.  At approximately 11:40 p.m. on November 8, 2014 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received information that the driver of a Toyota Corolla was driving in an erratic manner as he entered into Exeter.  The witness also reported the vehicle was being operated without taillights and only one operating headlamp.   

A Huron OPP officer spotted the suspect vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, at the intersection of Andrew Street and Sanders Street.  The vehicle was stopped and police spoke with the driver.  Upon speaking with the driver officers determined he had been drinking alcohol.  A roadside screening test was administered and the driver registered a fail.  He was arrested and transported to the Exeter OPP Detachment for breath tests. He provided two samples of his breath to a qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both samples registered over the legal limit.  

A search incident to arrest was completed and it revealed the driver was in possession of marihuana.

 

As a result, the 19 year old from Exeter has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol, Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Marihuana and Young Driver Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Above Zero.  He has a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice – Exeter on December 18, 2014.  He received an automatic 90 day driver’s licence suspension and his motor vehicle has been impounded for seven days. 

ARRESTED FOR OVER 80

by DrivePerth  

(HURON EAST, ON) – A 19 year old driver from North Huron is facing an Over 80 charge following a single motor vehicle collision yesterday afternoon.  Just after 4:00 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Huron County EMS responded to a single vehicle collision on Jamestown Road between Adams Line and Mt. Pleasant Line.  A Pontiac Grand-Am was found on its roof in the north ditch by a passerby. 

Further police investigation revealed the driver was travelling westbound on Jamestown Road when he lost control of his vehicle.  The Grand-Am left the roadway and collided with a tree before it came to rest on its roof in the north ditch.  The driver sustained minor injuries from the collision and was transported to hospital for treatment.  

Upon speaking with the driver police determined he had been drinking alcohol.  A roadside screening test was administered and the driver registered a fail.  He was arrested and transported to the Listowel OPP Detachment for breath tests. He provided two samples of his breath to a qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both samples registered over the legal limit.  

 

As a result, the 19 year old from North Huron has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol.  He has a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice – Wingham on December 11, 2014.  He received an automatic 90 day driver’s licence suspension and his motor vehicle has been impounded for seven days. 

-UPDATE- OPP SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN FAIL TO REMAIN COLLISION Driver Charged with Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident

by DrivePerth  

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) -  The investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that killed 27 year old Jordan MOOREHEAD has now led to a criminal charge against a male driver from Huron County.  

On September 22, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County EMS and Brussels Fire Department responded to the collision scene located just east of Bluevale on Amberley Road.  Emergency responders located an injured male pedestrian lying on the roadway.  He was transported to hospital by air ambulance and as a result of his injuries he died in hospital the next day.

An OPP investigation into the collision has determined the victim was walking westbound on Amberley Road when he was struck by a westbound 2009 International 4400 delivery truck.  The driver of the delivery truck failed to stop at the scene of the accident and failed to render assistance to the injured pedestrian.  Police identified the involved vehicle and driver and have since charged the driver.  

The driver, 55 years of age from Gorrie has been charged with Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident contrary to section 252 of the Criminal Code.  He has a court date scheduled for November 20, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Wingham.

Investigators from the Huron, Perth and Wellington County Crime Units, Mount Forest Forensic Identification Services (F.I.S) and the West Region OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) Team assisted in the investigation.   

OPP INVESTIGATING BREAK, ENTER & THEFT OF JEWELLERY

by DrivePerth  

(PERTH EAST, ON) – Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers & crime scene investigators from the Mount Forest Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit are currently investigating a break, enter and theft that took place at single dwelling residence located north of Milverton on Road 131 in Perth East.  On October 31, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. those responsible entered through an insecure door and entered the residence.  Once inside, the thieves made their way into an upstairs bedroom and located two jewellery boxes.  The thieves stole numerous pieces of expensive jewellery including:

  • A Gucci 18 karat gold necklace
  • Electroform 18 karat white gold earrings with black pearls
  • White gold Gucci Drop earrings
  • A 14 karat gold wedding ring with a black pearl pave diamond
  • A 14 karat white gold wedding ring with a blue sapphire
  • A Tissot brand men’s watch
  • Two Seiko brand women’s watches

The value of the stolen jewellery is estimated to be around $31,000.  

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact 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), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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