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South Wellington OPP Reports - Apr. 12, 2017

Web posted on April 12, 2017

ERIN MALE CHARGED WITH FRAUD

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a male from the Town of Erin after receiving a complaint from a victim who had transferred money in the exchange for Collectors Canadian Currency and an Austin Matthews Rookie Card and never received the goods.

The victim completed an on-line purchase from a website "LetGo" and paid for the good thru e-transfer. The victim never received the items that he had paid for.

31-year-old Gordon LESLIE from the Town of Erin has been charged with Fraud under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court June 6, 2017 to answer to the charge.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca

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MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION LEADS TO IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On April 8, 2017 at approximately 04:30 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the scene of a one vehicle motor vehicle collision on County 124 at Jones Baseline, Township of Guelph-Eramosa.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male driver of a 2012 Dodge Caravan. The vehicle was in the ditch of the westbound lane of County Road 124. While speaking with the male driver, officers believed him to be impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and brought to a local Police Detachment for further testing.

46-year-old James MCDONALD of Burlington has been charged with Over 80 Mgs and Impaired Driving contrary to the Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on May 19, 2017. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute.

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BREAK AND ENTER

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a Break and Enter at an address on Concession 4 in the Township of Puslinch, south-west of Guelph.

On April 7, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. police received a call that the front door of the residence had been forced open.

Suspect(s) appeared to have entered the residence and stole electronics from the home. Investigators have gathered forensic evidence left at the scene by the suspect(s) and are currently processing it.

Any person with information regarding this incident 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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STOLEN TRUCK

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 9, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the car pool lot in Morriston, Township of Puslinch.

The vehicle is described as a burgundy 2006 GMC Sierra bearing Ontario marker 33FS93. It was stolen sometime between April 3, at 10:30 p.m. and April 9 at 6:30 p.m. The vehicle has 17" black wheels and a tonneau cover. It had side steps and a vent visor.

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked 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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SUSPENDED DRIVER

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On April 10, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a black Hyundai Tiburon on Silvercreek Parkway North in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa for a validation tag infraction.

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

22-year-old Brandon GRAY of Cambridge has been charged with Driving While Suspended and Driving with an Expired Validation contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court on June 7, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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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