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Centre Wellington OPP Reports - Sept, 28, 2017

Web posted on September 28, 2017

BREAK AND ENTER TO BUSINESS

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - Wellington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a Break and Enter which occurred on September 28, 2017 at approximately 3:05 a.m. to an ESSO Gas Station on Main Street, Erin.

A lone occupant broke the side window into the business and removed the trays of lottery tickets and the cash trays.

Witnesses saw a white pick-up truck with green and orange writing on the side of the truck leave the area heading southbound on Main Street, Erin.

The suspect is described as a white male, clean shaven with a thin build, mid 20's, wearing a light coloured hoodie with the hood up, grey or blue jeans, dark running shoes with white soles. He was wearing gloves and holding a hammer in his right hand.

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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SHOPLIFTER CHARGED

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Thursday September 21, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a shoplifting theft at Zehrs Markets on Tower Street South, Fergus. Loss prevention staff had observed a male attempting to thieve approximately $800 in products.

44-year-old Leslie P. (Les) GAGNON of Fergus was arrested and charged for Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on October 31, 2017. He has also been banned from the store.

Any person with information regarding this or any 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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VEHICLE TAMPERED WITH

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Thursday September 14, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a mischief to a passenger vehicle on Barker Street, Fergus. It was reported that unknown suspect(s) had loosened the tires nuts on the vehicle.

The mischief was identified before anyone was injured. OPP are actively seeking to identify if this is an isolated incident.

Wellington County OPP would like to remind the public that a vehicle, in anything less than 100% operational condition, could result in a fatally hazardous situation. Please routinely check your vehicle and ensure that no one has tampered with it. If you suspect your vehicle has been tampered with call your local police service and report it.

Any person with information regarding this or any 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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RIDE PROGRAM FINDS DRUNK DRIVER

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - On September 22, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m. members of Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check on County Road 124 in the Town of Erin.

A female driving a 2017 Chevrolet Cruz entered the RIDE check. While speaking with the driver the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. She was arrested and transported to a local OPP Detachment for further testing.

58-year-old Debra PAYNE of Erin has been charged with Drive Over 80 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. Her driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days as per statute. She is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on November 3, 2017 to answer to the charge.

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MOTOR STOLEN OFF BOAT

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Wednesday September 13, 2017 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of boat motor being stolen off a boat at a residence on Amalia Court, Belwood.

Unknown suspect(s) removed the outboard motor sometime overnight between September 12 and 13, 2017. The motor is a Blue Evenrude 20 horse power and had a three blade propeller attached.

Any person with information regarding this or any 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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