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Centre Wellington OPP Reports - July 13, 2017

Web posted on July 13, 2017


(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - Today at approximately 12:30 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with fire crews from The Erin Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Sideroad 10, south of The Village of Erin. It was reported that an abandoned residence had smoke coming from it.

The residence is vacant and there have been no injuries reported. Damage values have not been assessed at this time. OPP and Erin Fire Department are currently investigating and have notified The Ontario Fire Marshall Office. The Fire is being treated as suspicious.

Sideroad 10 is open to traffic.

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 You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.



(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Friday July 7, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a claim someone had made on the Twitter Website on Thursday July 6, 2017. A person had posted that they had located a firearm near the ball diamonds in Ponsonby and another citizen reported the twitter post to OPP.

Officers went to the alleged area and were able to locate a loaded firearm. The firearm has been secured for public safety and its history is being investigated. The OPP is actively searching for the owner of the gun.

The OPP is also actively seeking to locate the Good Samaritan who initially came across the gun near the Ponsonby Ball Diamond and "tweeted" about it. If anyone knows the person, please have them contact Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Attempts to reach this user through social media have failed.

The OPP would like to remind anyone who comes across a public safety concern to immediately call 911. The OPP do not routinely monitor social media for public safety concerns or hazardous situations.

The Wellington County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.