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Centre Wellington OPP Reports - June 07, 2017

Web posted on June 07, 2017

RACING CHARGE

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Monday June 5, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7 near South Street in Elora. The officer observed a male driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla travelling at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar at 115 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

38-year-old Valentin-Octavian FODOR of Guelph has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and will appear in Guelph Provincial Court on July 19, 2017.His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

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TRAFFIC COMPLAINT LEADS TO DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On June 2, 2017 at approximately 12:15 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received reports of a Silver Jeep Liberty driving erratically and spinning its tires on Tower Street South in Fergus.

OPP officers located and stopped the vehicle. While speaking with the male driver officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was not registered. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

22-year-old Brodie Patrick GIBSON of Arthur has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and for driving a motor vehicle without a valid permit contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute. He is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on July 11, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On June 3, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were travelling on St Andrew St. E in the Town of Fergus. Officers stopped a female operating a 2006 Mercedes ML500 for a traffic violation.

While speaking with the female driver the officer formed the opinion that she was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. She was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

45 year-old Iwona SZYDLOWSKI of Mississauga has been charged with Refuse to Provide a Breath Sample contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. Her driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute. She is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 23, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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POLICE SEEKING INFORMATION ON SUSPICIOUS PERSON

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is looking for witness information after receiving a report of suspicious female approaching a young boy waiting for a school bus.

On May 26, 2017 at approximately 8:25 am the young boy was waiting for his school bus on Eighth Line, Nichol Township. A black pick-up truck drove by slowly and the female passenger put the window down and spoke with the boy. She asked him if he would like chocolate or cookies. The truck then drove off.

The truck is describes as a newer black pick-up truck with grey tinted windows. It had rear seats and was dirty.

The passenger was described as being in her 40's with long greyish-brown hair in a pony-tail. Her teeth were in poor condition and she wore a burgundy t-shirt.

The Wellington County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to 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 www.csgw.tips, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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