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OPP Report Nov. 26, 2019

Web posted on November 27, 2019

Racing charge north of Guelph

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On November 22, 2019, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 between Guelph and Fergus. The officer observed a maroon sedan truck travelling above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar in excess of 145 km/h.

As a result, Hunter GORDON, 19-years-old of Centre Wellington has been charged with Racing a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in Guelph at the Ontario Court of Justice - Provincial Offences Court on February 5, 2020. Their vehicle and driver's licence were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

Conveniently report minor crimes online -

(ORILLIA, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) invite citizens to consider using Online Reporting - a secure, simple and convenient tool to report minor crimes. 

In 2018, the OPP Provincial Communications Centres (PCC) received over two million 9-1-1, non-emergency and administrative calls. Of these, officers were dispatched to approximately 1.05 million occurrences. An increased use of Online Reporting will allow our frontline officers to focus efforts on urgent calls and crime prevention strategies within our communities  

Crimes that are eligible for Online Reporting are occurrences that include:

  • Theft Under $5000;

  • Mischief / Damage to Property Under $5000;

  • Mischief / Damage to Vehicle Under $5000;

  • Theft from Vehicle;

  • Lost / Missing Property Under $5000;

  • Stolen License Plates; and

  • Driving Complaints (after the occurrence)

Online Reporting is a user friendly process that can be completed from any mobile device, laptop, tablet or computer with internet access. To access the system, a user can go to, choose their location and click on Start a Report. This will take the user to a secure link where they will be given precise instructions on how to fill out the report.


View the Online Reporting video at: To report a minor crime and for more information:

"The Ontario Provincial Police continually strives to improve efficiency in processes and service delivery, including effectively using technology to better serve the public. By using Online Reporting to report minor crimes, such as thefts, minor damage to property and vehicles and graffiti, you are increasing the availability of officers and communications operators for the most urgent calls."

- Chris Harkins, OPP Deputy Commissioner


Insecure packages are easy targets for criminals

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On November 8, 2019, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of theft in the Town of Fergus. It was reported that a parcel of pet medications was stolen off the front step of a residential home after being left by a delivery service. The victim had surveillance footage of the suspect. As a result of the investigation, a 15-year-old youth (who will not be identified) was located and the parcel was returned without incident.

Per the pending period of parcel placements, this particular happening is a perfect prompt to protect your provisions from the pesky 'Porch Pirate'. If you're expecting to receive deliveries, make arrangements so that you don't find yourself a victim. Here are some useful tips that may help:

  • Track deliveries online and try to be home at the time a package is delivered.

  • If possible, request deliveries services to get a signature from a recipient.

  • When scheduling a delivery, leave instructions on where the package can be delivered or ask for a phone call when it is delivered. Even leaving a package out of sight may make all the difference.

  • Ask a trusted friend or neighbour to receive your package at the time of delivery.

  • If allowed by an employer, have the packages delivered to your work.

  • Have the package delivered to a delivery depot where it can be held for pickup.

  • Consider installing a motion-detection home security system that records video and sends immediate notice of activity to your cell phone. Many new smart door bell system allow live updates.

  • Some stores provide a pickup-in-store service that allow you to pick up items from a nearer location.

  • Look carefully when ordering as retailers may have a way of customizing delivery instructions.

  • Be a good neighbour and watch for suspicious activity and immediately call Police if any such activity is seen in your neighbourhood.

Impaired driver in roll-over

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On November 22, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle collision on Wellington Road 18 east of the Town of Fergus. Initial reports indicated that a driver had rolled a blue pick-up truck and had suffered injuries.

Emergency service responded the male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police attended the hospital and while speaking with the driver, formed the opinion that the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested and underwent further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Justin William KING, 26-years-old of Amaranth has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood).

A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on December 24, 2019.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.


Police respond to medical distress

 (SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON) - On November 22, 2019 at 10:52 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a medical distress at Cameron Drive, Saugeen First Nation.

Grey Bruce OPP and Saugeen First Nation Fire Department attended the scene ahead of Bruce County Paramedics and observed an unconscious person in the residence. There was evidence to suggest the person suffered a drug overdose. OPP officers administered Naloxone and the person became conscious. They were transported to hospital by ambulance.

Most overdose incidents occur inside a residence, making it difficult for police and emergency services personnel to provide the necessary assistance unless they are called. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) provides some legal protection for individuals who seek emergency help during an overdose.  

If you know someone who struggles with drug use, you are urged to know how you can help in the event of an overdose.  

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603


Theft from lndfill

(NORTH PERTH, ON) - At approximately 6:40am on November 24, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), North Perth Detachment were patrolling the area of the North Perth Landfill site on Road 166 due to reports of recent thefts.

 Once there, they observed a male suspect inside the fenced area moving items from a large bin to other areas inside the compound.

 Police accessed the fenced area and arrested the male for theft.

 Burton WEISS, 49-years-old of North Perth was charged with:

         Theft Under $5000 contrary to section 322(1) of the Criminal Code.

        Break, Enter & Commit an Indictable Offence contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

 He was released with a December 30th, 2019 court date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


(GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) - On November 22, 2019 at 2:33 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a (black) pick-up truck and a pedestrian at Highway 10 and Grey Road 12 in Markdale. The truck was making a left turn from Grey Road 12 to the southbound lane of Highway 10 when the pedestrian was struck.

OPP officers were assisted at the scene by Grey County Paramedics. The injured 59 year old pedestrian was transported by air ambulance to hospital with a life-threatening head injury.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are attending to assist with the collision investigation.  

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.