TWO MOTORISTS HAD LICENCES SEIZED

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) – A 34 year old male, a resident of the Municipality of North Perth was served a three day driver’s licence suspension following an early morning traffic stop on Saturday January 24, 2015.

Shortly before 2 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a pickup truck on Davidson Ave. North in Listowel. Upon speaking with the driver the officer noted that the driver had been drinking alcoholic beverages. A roadside breath test was conducted and the driver was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C) from .05 to .08

The male’s driver’s licence was seized and is under suspension for three days.

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - Around 1 a.m. on Sunday January 25, 2015, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 23 south of Mitchell. The driver of the motor vehicle was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

The driver registered a B.A.C. from .05 to .08 on a roadside screening device. The 58 year old male, a resident of the Municipality of West Perth was issued a three day suspension notice and his driver’s licence was seized.

These two drivers are examples of individuals who should not have been driving as a result of their alcohol consumption. Although their B.A.C. readings were below chargeable levels, one more drink may have caused them to be arrested for being over the legal limit of .08 It is important to note that you may be impaired at lower levels.

Drinking and driving is unacceptable. As a result the Perth County OPP will continue their patrols and regular RIDE programs throughout the year in an attempt to stop these drivers and maintain safer roadways. The public is encouraged to report impaired and erratic drivers. Calls can be made to the OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

THEFT OF GENERATOR FROM GARAGE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Saturday January 24, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Listowel were called to an Elma St. West residence where the home owner discovered the theft of a generator from the garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between Saturday January 17, 2015 and Saturday January 24, 2015 an unknown person entered the unlocked garage and removed a black and yellow Champion generator. The value of the generator is estimated at $800.

Anyone with 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

Residents are reminded that the most useful tools for crime prevention is to call police if you see suspicious activity. You are not bothering police with your call, on the contrary, officers highly recommend and encourage you to make the call if you see suspicious activity. When in doubt, please call the police. For suspicious activity and crimes in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately and continually update police with a description of the events that are unfolding.

VEHICLE LOSES CONTROL AFTER PASSING SNOW PLOW

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Saturday January 24, 2015 shortly before 10 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Line 86 near Road 146 east of Listowel.

Investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Impala was driving west bound in the west bound lane of Perth Line 86 following a snow plow. The driver of the Impala proceeded to pass the snow plow and subsequently lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the north ditch where it rolled.

The 23 year old male driver and a 4 year old male passenger were transported to a local hospital with minimal injuries. The 24 year old female passenger was transported to hospital with major non-life threatening injuries. All three occupants were Municipality of North Perth residents.

The driver of the car has been charged with; “careless driving”, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

Motorists are urged to stay well back of snow plows so they can do their job. Never pass a snow plow! It is extremely dangerous to pass a snow plow as the blade and truck form a cloud of light powdery snow that severely restricts visibility. The road surface is always better behind the low than in front of it. Snow plows are also wider at the front than they appear to be from the rear. When you see the blue flashing lights of a snow plow, remain a safe distance back.

MAILBOXES DESTROYED

by DrivePerth  

(TOWNHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Sunday January 25, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were contacted by two rural residents regarding the destruction of their roadside mailboxes.

Investigation revealed, that sometime between 3 – 3:30 a.m. on Sunday January 25th, unknown person(s) attended at the two rural home mailboxes and vandalized them. The homes are located along Road 110 and Perth Line 37 North West of Stratford.

Anyone with information about these mischiefs 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

CAR AND BUGGY COLLISION SENDS 3 TO HOSPITAL

by DrivePerth  

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Saturday January 24, 2014, shortly before 11 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a collision involving a car and a horse drawn buggy along Perth Road 131north of Milverton.

Investigation revealed that a horse and buggy was travelling south bound on Perth Road 131 when it crossed the centre line and entered into the path of the north bound car. The horse collided with the car, causing the horse to land on the windshield and roof of the car. The car, a Hyundai Elantra was extensively damaged as a result of the impact. The buggy was not directly impacted by the collision and therefore sustained only minor damage.

The lone male driver of the buggy, a 27 year old male resident of the Township of Perth East was transported to local hospital with minor injuries. The 71 year old male driver of the car, a Stratford resident, and his 69 year old male passenger, a Keppel Township resident, were also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The horse was able to be walked away from the scene to a nearby farm where its cuts and bruises were to be attended to by a veterinary. The driver of the buggy has been charged with; “fail to share half roadway – meeting vehicle” contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

PEDESTRIAN HIT AT CROSS-WALK Update to Release

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) – As a result of the Tuesday January 20, 2015 collision, involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian in Listowel, Margaret ESKRITT (69) of Fordwich (the pedestrian) succumbed to her injuries at a London hospital on Friday January 23, 2015.

The Perth County OPP with the assistance of the Western Region OPP Technical Traffic Investigation Unit are continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision.

ANNOYING BUT AVOIDABLE THEFTS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH & TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Tuesday January 20, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received a number of calls from rural residents residing in the corridor from Nithburg to Monkton who reported that their unlocked vehicles had been entered and items had been stolen from inside.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 11 p.m. on Monday January 19th and 7 a.m. on Tuesday January 20th, three residents discovered that someone had walked onto their property and rummaged through the vehicles in their driveways. Items such as a wallet, change, sunglasses, CD’s, power cords and other small items were removed. All the victims advised that they had left their vehicles unlocked. One victim also admitted that one of the entered vehicles had the key in the ignition.

It is suspected that more vehicles may have been entered by the same culprit(s) during this time period however some residents may not have realized it or they could not be bothered to report it.

In the past OPP investigators have asked accused persons why they would enter and steal from a particular vehicle. The criminals themselves say, “we won’t waste our time breaking windows, causing noise, and run the risk of getting caught; we simply go along the road and look for a vehicle that is left unlocked”.

The Perth County OPP in response to these opportunistic crimes has promoted the “Lock It or Lose It” program for years. This program sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has done a lot to create greater awareness and encourages vehicle owners to take a few simple precautions that will protect their vehicles and their contents from theft. Vehicle owners are encouraged to; roll up their windows, remove valuables from the vehicle or keep them out of sight, lock their doors and pocket their keys.

Anyone with information about the theft from these 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

PEDESTRIAN HIT AT CROSS-WALK

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Tuesday January 20, 2015 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Perth County OPP officers were called to a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision at the intersection of Wallace Ave North and Inkerman St. East in Listowel.

Investigation revealed that a GMC Sierra pickup truck was driving south bound on Wallace Ave North when it made a left turn onto Inkerman St. East. The pickup struck a pedestrian in the Inkerman Street crosswalk. The pedestrian, a 69 year old female from Howick Township was transported by land ambulance to a local hospital from where she was transported by air ambulance to a London Hospital with major injuries. The driver of the pickup truck a 57 year old male from the Municipality of North Perth did not sustain injuries.

Inkerman St. East just east of Wallace Ave North is expected to remain closed until 6:30 p.m. to assist in the safe removal of the involved vehicle and to allow the Western Region OPP Technical Traffic Investigation Unit to continue their investigation into the cause of the collision.

Investigators are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the Perth County OPP Listowel Detachment at 519-291-1414.

DAYTIME BREAK-IN

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a break-in to a rural residence along Line 78 south of Listowel.

Investigation revealed that on Sunday January 18, 2015 sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. the unlocked rural residence was entered while the homeowners were away. The culprit(s) searched the home and stole small easy to carry items such as a gift card, an inexpensive electronic time piece and a small amount of cash. A vehicle was used by the suspect(s) as tracks could be observed in the driveway.

Anyone with information about this break-in 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 Perth County OPP wants to remind citizens that research indicates the decision to commit a crime is tied to the perceived risk of being caught. Criminals will look for the easy target. Are you doing enough to secure your property?

Some tips to ponder;

Secure your vehicle & remove your valuables from your vehicle at all times.
Target harden your home, garage and sheds by locking your doors with a quality lock set. For added security, consider installing a dead bolt locking system.
Motion activated lighting will deter a potential thief and help alert possible witnesses.
Be careful from obscuring sightlines from windows and doors with too much landscaping. Excessive landscaping can give a criminal the opportunity to move about your property without being noticed.
Photograph your valuables, record the serial number and consider engraving a unique identifier. Positively identifying your property will help police hold a thief accountable.
Make sure your home always looks lived in (e.g. newspapers/flyers picked up, snow shovelled, timed lighting systems etc.)
Get to know your neighbours and encourage them to keep an eye out for suspicious activity around your property.
If you have a security system, use it. Ensure that your contact list is current and up to date.
Be a good neighbour and remember if you see something suspicious report it to police IMMEDIATELY!
Anyone interested in more crime prevention tips is encouraged to visit http://www.opp.ca and a Home Security Audit Guide can be found under the What We Do/Community Issues/Safe Guard Ontario tab.

PERTH COUNTY OPP ACTIVELY PATROLLING TRAILS

by DrivePerth  

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) With trail conditions improving the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is patrolling the trails. During the weekend a number of snowmobiles were checked and one fifteen year old driver was charged for “drive motorized snow vehicle, trail permit not issued”.

Snowmobile operators need to realize that many of the rules governing motor vehicle drivers apply to snowmobile operators, such as speeding, failing to stop at a road crossing and driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that exceeds the legal limit. Failure to comply with the law carries penalties including fines, loss of driver’s licence, criminal charges and/or imprisonment.

A rider whose BAC is between 0.05 and 0.08 (known as the “Warn Range”), can be issued the same 3-day warning that suspends a driver’s licence on the road. This means that on the snow, the offending rider can no longer drive his/her sled to complete their ride. Riders are reminded that the Ontario Zero Tolerance law for drivers 21 and under also applies to snowmobiles.

To ride legally, snowmobile operators must always carry:

Valid driver's licence (or if under age 16, a Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence)
Proof of snowmobile ownership
Sled registration (including properly placed registration numbers and validation sticker on sled)
Proof of sled insurance (pink slip)
Approved snowmobile helmet (for each rider)
While snowmobiling for recreation on an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) prescribed trails, a 2015 Snowmobile Trail Permit (properly displayed on the sled) with permit receipt.
The Perth County OPP encourages snowmobilers to get properly trained. The OFSC offers courses approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO): OFSC Learn the Right Way is a course for snowmobilers aged 12 years and older. For more information about available courses visit www.ofsc.on.ca.

The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program. Visit opp.ca for more information.

CHILD INJURED IN SNOWMOBILE COLLISION

by DrivePerth  

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Sunday January 18, 2014, shortly before 2 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a snowmobile collision on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail (O.F.S.C.) south of Listowel.

Investigation revealed that three snowmobiles were travelling south bound on the rail bed snowmobile trail, between Line 81 and 78, when the last of the three machines veered towards the ditch causing the driver to lose control. The sled struck a number of trees on the east side of the trail. An eleven year old male passenger of the snowmobile, a Township of Perth East resident, sustained injuries as a result of the collision. The male was transported approximately 500 meters to the intersection of Hwy 23 and Line 81 by fellow riders to an awaiting ambulance and police personnel.

The injured male was subsequently transported to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Arctic Cat snowmobile was severely damaged.

-UPDATE- PONTIAC PURSUIT STOLEN Stolen Vehicle Recovered - Two Facing Charges

by DrivePerth  

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have laid charges against a male and a female from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh in connection to the theft of a Pontiac Pursuit that was stolen from a Goderich residence on December 7, 2014.

Just after 2:00 p.m. on January 14, 2015 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers located the Pontiac Pursuit parked on the side of Belfast Road. Officers noted the vehicle did not have attached licence plates and it was partially blocking the eastbound lane. From a distance officers watched a female driver exit the vehicle and begin to walk westbound on Belfast Road. Upon arrival at the scene officers checked the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle and were able to determine the vehicle was stolen from Goderich.

Just down the road from the stolen vehicle officers located the female driver. She was placed under arrest for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000. Officers searched the female driver upon arrest and discovered she was in possession of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine. Officers then searched the stolen vehicle and located a front licence plate that was stolen from a vehicle located on Marnoch Line in North Huron.

Further police investigation revealed a male from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh also had been in possession of the stolen vehicle and stolen licence plate.

As a result, the female, 31 years of age from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 and Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Methamphetamine). She remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 19, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

The male, 33 years of age from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000. He has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 2, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

MULTI-VEHICLE COLLISIONS ON HIGHWAY 8

by DrivePerth  

(HURON EAST, ON) - The section of Huron Road (Highway 8) east of Seaforth that was closed earlier this morning as a result of two separate motor vehicle collisions has just been re-opened.

The first collision occurred on Huron Road near Hensall Road when the driver of a westbound sports utility vehicle lost control of his vehicle trying to pass two vehicles. The driver of the sports utility vehicle clipped the lead vehicle he was passing causing him to leave the roadway and roll his vehicle. The single occupant, a 46 year old male driver from Waterloo was transported to hospital with minor injuries. He has since been released from hospital.

Less than ten minutes later, at nearly same location, the driver of an eastbound Chevrolet Cobalt lost control of her vehicle and sideswiped two tractor-trailers that were travelling westbound on Huron Road. After the Cobalt collided with the second tractor-trailer the Cobalt was struck by a following eastbound motor vehicle that attempted to take evasive action to avoid the collision. The female driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt has been transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Huron OPP reminds drivers to always drive according to weather and road conditions. Drivers need to be prepared for unexpected weather and road conditions at all times.

Slow down and drive safely.

DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES LAID

by DrivePerth  

(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a 53 year old male driver from North Huron following a traffic stop on January 13, 2015. At approximately 11:45 p.m. a Huron OPP officer spotted a Pontiac Sunfire turn off of Courthouse Square onto Kingston Street. The officer stopped the driver to inform him the trunk of his vehicle was insecure.

When the driver exited his vehicle to secure his trunk the officer noticed the male had a piece of drug paraphernalia sticking out of his pant pocket. When the officer questioned the driver about the item the driver immediately tossed it into a nearby snowbank. The driver was placed under arrest and a search incident to arrest revealed the driver was in possession of illegal drugs.

As a result, the male, 53 years of age, from North Huron has been charged with two counts of: Possession of a Schedule I Substance. He has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 2, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

POWER TOOLS STOLEN FROM WORK VAN

by DrivePerth  

(SOUTH HURON, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating the recent theft of approximately $6,000 in power tools stolen from a work van. Huron OPP members learned of the theft on January 14, 2015 when the property owner contacted police to report his locked work van was broken into sometime through the night.

The victim parked his company work van in the 400 block of Main Street South in Exeter around 9:00 p.m. on January 13, 2014. The next morning, around 7:00 a.m. when he arrived at the job site he discovered his locked van had been entered and several expensive power tools had been stolen.

The stolen tools consist of a Makita Power tool set comprised of a sawsall, impact drill, jigsaw, grinder, skill saw and a battery charger. All items are green and black. This tool set is valued at approximately $1,000.

Also stolen was a red Burndy Patriot Press used for crimping heavy duty gauge wire. The model of the Patriot Press is a PAT750-LI. The estimated value of the machine is approximately $5,000.

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.

COPPER WIRE STOLEN

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(SOUTH HURON, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the recent theft of braided copper wire used for grounding power transmission lines. Police responded to a wind turbine project located in the area of Crediton Road and McTaggart Line yesterday afternoon to investigate.

Sometime between December 17, 2014 and yesterday those responsible stole the copper ground wires from the base of four steel poles that support the power transmission lines. The suspects unbolted the copper wire from the steel towers and were able to cut the copper wire where it entered at the ground level.

The four lengths of copper wire that were stolen were approximately one metre to a metre and a half in length. The copper wire is described as American Water Gauge Standard size 2/0 16 strand braided copper wire, approximately ½ inch thick.

The stolen copper wire is valued at approximately $100. Although the value of the stolen property is low in this case it should be noted there are costs to repair and also service disruptions attached to this crime.

The removal of live copper wire used to ground electricity can also pose serious safety threats to first responders, industry employees and the thieves themselves. Individuals can be exposed to the risk of electric shock, fire, explosion leading to injury or even death.

Members of the public are encouraged to contact police as soon as possible if they see suspicious activity taking place.

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.

CAN-AM ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE STOLEN

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(HOWICK, ON) - A resident from Howick Township recently returned home from a week-long vacation only to find his 2012 Can-Am All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) stolen from his detached garage. Sometime between January 4, 2015 and January 11, 2015 those responsible attended the Orange Hill Road farmhouse and entered an insecure detached garage through the main bay door. Once inside, the suspect(s) searched the garage cupboards and located the key to the ATV and were able to drive away on the machine.

The stolen ATV is described as a black and yellow, 4 wheel drive, 2012 Can-Am with 27 inch “Swamp Light” tires and M2 chrome rims. The ATV is valued at an estimated $11,000.

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.

POLARIS SNOWMOBILE STOLEN

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(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating the recent theft of a Polaris snowmobile that was stolen from a farm located on Blyth Road near Sharpes Creek Line.

The snowmobile was stolen sometime between January 4, 2015 and January 7, 2015. Those responsible attended the property and forced entry into the locked shed through a man door. Once inside the shed they located the snowmobile and were able to drive away on the machine.

The stolen snowmobile is described as a black, 2010 Polaris 550. The estimated value of the machine is approximately $6,000.

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.

GRANDPARENTS SCAMMED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Friday January 09, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted by an elderly Listowel resident who requested advice from police about money that was sent to their grandson who was in trouble.

Investigation revealed that couple in their eighties received a telephone call from a male who said he was their grandson. The male used their grandson’s name and sounded very convincing. He told them he was in a holding cell of a Quebec police station, as he was arrested for something related to impaired driving. He also spoke to the grandparents about a surgery he was to undergo of which they were aware. This fact made everything believable and they sent $900 to a Quebec post office as instructed by the caller.

The grandparents became suspicious about this entire situation and contacted the OPP. They were advised to contact their grandson and verify everything that had been told to them. Their grandson confirmed that this was a scam.

Investigation is continuing into the possible recipient and address where the money was delivered.

The Perth County OPP wants to remind residents to be weary of this “grandparent emergency scam”. If you receive requests for money, take measures to VERIFY the requestor’s identity and the legitimacy of their story before you complete the transaction. If you are not sure about financial requests, contact a trusted person, your bank or the police.

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.

SCHOOL LOCKDOWN INITIATED

by DrivePerth  

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – An afternoon school lockdown at Central Huron Secondary School (CHSS) has been lifted after police were able to confirm there was no threat of danger posed to the students or staff at the school.

Just after 12:30 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to the high school located at 165 Princess Street East in Clinton after police received information that indicated a male had been observed entering the school with a weapon.

Upon arrival police immediately located the suspect male standing outside of the school. The male was immediately placed under investigative detention and searched by police. No weapons were located on the male.

Through further investigation police were able to determine the male was not in possession of a weapon nor did he ever pose any threat to the staff or students.

The school lockdown was lifted just after 2:00 p.m.

No charges have been laid in this investigation.

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