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South Wellington OPP Reports - Apr. 18, 2017

Web posted on April 18, 2017

DRUNK DRIVER STOPPED IN RIDE CHECK

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 14, 2017 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on Gore Road in the Township of Puslinch, west of Aberfoyle. At approximately 9:30 p.m. the driver of a Black Honda Civic sedan entered the R.I.D.E. check.

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. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

40-year-old Mahendra BALKINSSOON of Kitchener has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on May 30, 2017.

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OPP RESPOND TO OVERTURNED CANOE

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On April 17, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overturned canoe on Guelph Lake.

Police were called by a passerby who had noticed two males in the lake screaming for help and flailing their arms. Police attended along with Guelph Fire Department and Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The males who were both wearing Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) were able to swim to shore. They were both transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of mild hypothermia.

The OPP would like to remind the public to be cautious of open water at this time of year as there is the risk of hypothermia should you be exposed. Hypothermia begins to set in at 35.5 degrees Celsius. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and obvious exhaustion which may result in cardiac or respiratory arrest.

It is also extremely important to remember the importance of wearing a PFD (or lifejacket) when operating a boat. A Canadian approved standard lifejacket, when worn properly is designed to turn an unconscious person from face down to face up in the water, allowing them to breath. A Canadian approved PFD is designed to keep you afloat in the water and are designed for use in recreational boating. They are generally smaller, less bulky and more comfortable than lifejackets.

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MISCHIEF TO BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 18, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a mischief to a building under construction on Concession 1, Township of Puslinch.

Police were advised that sometime overnight March 13, 2017 and early morning March 14, 2017, two Molotov cocktails were thrown through the windows of the building causing a small fire which extinguished itself. There was minor damage.

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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MISCHIEF AND THEFT FROM VEHICLES

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - At approximately 7:30 a.m. April 13, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a mischief to multiple vehicles on Winer Road near Brock Road and the 401 Highway.

Suspect(s) removed and stole a set of tires from a GMC Denali, smashed two windows and damaged body panels. An Infinity G35 had a smashed out window and its contents had been rummaged through.

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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FRAUD

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 12, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a victim of a Fraud.

Investigation revealed that the victim had received a call from someone claiming to be from Toronto Dominion Visa Department. The suspect told the victim that her bank account was being investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and provided the victim with the name of a Constable said to be with the RCMP.

The victim permitted the suspect remote access to her computer and at that time money was transferred from her Visa to her Bank Account. The victim then sent a Money Transfer to the suspect.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca. If you have lost money due to a fraud please contact police.

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STOLEN TRACTOR AND TRAILER RECOVERED

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County detachment investigated a Theft of a Tractor and Trailer that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on April 10, 2017.

Suspects gained entry to the yard under a fence and then left by way of the gate after cutting the chain and deadbolt.

OPP received a report on April 10, 2017 that the Toronto Police Service had located the tractor and trailer. The ignition was punched on the semi-tractor however there was no other damage. Part of the load was still on the trailer.

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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SUSPENDED DRIVER CAUGHT WITH DRUGS IN RIDE CHECK

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On Friday April 14, 2017 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Highway 6 north of Guelph. At approximately 11:00 p.m. the driver of a grey Chevrolet Cruze entered the R.I.D.E. check.

While speaking with the male driver officers detected the odour of fresh marijuana and suspected that he may be in the possession of a controlled substance. When asked, the driver admitted to recently smoking marijuana and then surrendered a baggy of marijuana to police. Search incident to arrest revealed the driver was also in possession of cocaine. Further investigation revealed that his driver's licence was suspended.

31-year-old Mathew Stanley BOYS of Fergus has been charged with Driving While Suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He was also charged with two counts of Possessing a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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THEFT FROM TRAILER

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On the morning of April 12, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a theft of tools from a utility trailer on Dennis Street, Rockwood.

Sometime overnight suspect(s) forced open the utility trailer and stole a generator and an assortment of hand and power tools. The estimated value of the property taken is $3100.

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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THEFT FROM VEHICLES

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On April 9 and 10, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received reports of vehicles being entered overnight in the Hume Road and Victoria Road South areas near Guelph.

Suspect(s) entered 8 vehicles sometime overnight from April 8 to 9, 2017. Vehicle were rummaged through and, in some cases, property was stolen.

The OPP would like to use this opportunity remind everyone about the LOCK IT OR LOSE IT campaign. It is a crime prevention program that reminds the public to lock their vehicles and to remove the valuables and keys from within. This helps reduce the motivation and likelihood of property crimes. If you do suspect that your vehicle has been entered please report it.

Any person with information regarding this or 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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