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Centre Wellington County OPP Reports - May 09, 2017

Web posted on May 09, 2017


(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - Yesterday at approximately 10:20 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a small barn fire located on 6428 Wellington Road 26, Township of Centre Wellington. Centre Wellington Fire Department was on scene.

Workers arrived at the barn at approximately 10:00 p.m. to check on the chickens as part of the nightly routine. They entered into the electrical room and noticed smoke coming from within.

It is believed that the fire was caused days prior by a lightning strike to the barn which caused the barn to smoulder slowly and eventually lead to smoking last night. Damage amount is unknown however no chickens perished.



(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County detachment investigated a Break and Enter at 25 Hamilton St. in the Village of Elora.

On April 29, 2017 at approximately 12:00 a.m. police received a call regarding a break and enter to a storage locker at the above address. Investigation has revealed that sometime between April 8, 2017 and April 26, 2017 unknown suspect(s) cut the lock to the storage unit.

Once inside the suspect(s) proceeded to cut the wall of a gun safe and remove five long guns. When finished, the suspect(s) placed a new lock on the storage unit to disguise the break and enter.

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



(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On May 6 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a member of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed on Highway 6 north of Sideroad 15. The officer stopped the 2006 GMC Sierra and spoke with the male driver.

While speaking with him the officer believed the male driver had consumed 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.

28-year-old Daniel VALENTE of Mapleton has been charged with Over 80 Mgs contrary to the Criminal Code. He was also charged with Suspended Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 2, 2017. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute.