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South Wellington OPP Reports - Apr. 10, 2017

Web posted on April 10, 2017

OPP LOOKING FOR HELP TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT IN THEFTS

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On March 19, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) started receiving reports of vehicles that had been entered overnight in the Township of Puslinch. Calls were focussed to the west of Aberfoyle in the vicinity of Wellington roads 32 and 35.

Property stolen from the vehicles included wallets, purses and credit cards. Further investigation revealed the stolen property was used to make purchases in the City of Guelph.

OPP are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person caught on surveillance cameras while using one of the stolen credit cards. (See attached photo).

The OPP would like to use this opportunity remind everyone about the LOCK IT OR LOSE IT campaign. It is a crime prevention program that reminds the public to lock their vehicles and to remove the valuables and keys from within. This helps reduce the motivation and likelihood of property crimes. If you do suspect that your vehicle has been entered please report it.

Any person with information regarding this or other criminal activity should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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FIRE DESTROYS BARN IN TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - Today at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a barn fire located on 7697 County Road 36, Township of Puslinch. Fire Departments were on scene at a fully engulfed barn fire.

Firefighters from Guelph-Eramosa Fire Department, Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services, Guelph Fire Department and Milton Fire Department remain on scene battling the blaze.

There were no animals in the barn. The barn did store older vehicles and equipment.

The fire has since been brought under control and County Road 36 has been reopened. Puslinch Fire and Rescue remain at scene to monitor. The fire is not considered to be suspicious.

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RACING CHARGE

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 5, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m., a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 and Concession 4 in the Township of Puslinch. The officer observed a male driving a 2017 Hyundai Elantra travelling at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar at 152 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

24-year-old Dylan STUCKEY of Mississauga has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and will appear in Guelph Provincial Court on May 3, 2017.His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

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RACING CHARGE

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 2, 2017 at approximately 10:35 p.m., a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Maltby Road in the Township of Puslinch. The officer observed a male driving a 2012 Hyundai travelling at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar at approximately 136 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

A 17-year-old youth has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court May 17, 2017 to answer to the charge. His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

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SUSPENDED DRIVER

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 2nd, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a black Chevy Impala on Victoria Road South in the Township of Puslinch for a seat belt infraction. A passenger in the vehicle was not wearing their seatbelt.

Investigations revealed that the driver of the vehicle was suspended for unpaid fines.

40-year-old Howard McKITTY of Etobicoke has been charged with driving while suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court on May 3rd, 2017 to answer to the charge.

Drivers are reminded that on a first conviction of driving while your licence is suspended may result in a fine from $1,000 to $5,000. Subsequent convictions fines start at $2,000 and a driver may also be liable to imprisonment of up to 6 months.

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE BEING INVESTIGATED IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - Today at approximately 4:52 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with fire crews from the Puslinch Fire and Rescue and Guelph-Eramosa Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 7203 Concession 2, Township of Puslinch.

A witness in the area observed the fire and called the fire department.

The building is an abandoned residence and has been completely destroyed. The fire is considered to be suspicious. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) has been notified and will be attending.

The Wellington County OPP along with West Region OPP Criminal Support Unit and Forensics Identification Services Unit are investigating this incident.

Concession 2 between Concession 7 and Concession 2a is currently closed.

Anyone with any information about this occurrence is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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VEHICLE FIRE IN GUELPH-ERAMOSA

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On March 31, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from Guelph-Eramosa Fire Department of a vehicle fire located at a rental property at 8006 7 Highway, Guelph-Eramosa Township.

Police attended, along with the Fire Department, and found a pickup truck was fully engulfed. There was also damage to another pickup truck parked nearby and minor damages to the shop's door.

The cause of the fire was deemed not suspicious.


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