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Perth County OPP Reports - January 23, 2013

Web posted on January 23, 2013

THEFT OF COPPER WIRE
(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) Perth County OPP officers in Mitchell were called to the Erie Thames Power yard at 50 Arthur St. South to investigate the theft of heavy duty electrical wire.

Investigation indicated that sometime between Jan.16 and Jan. 21, 2013, unknown person/s entered the public works-hydro company yard and removed 120 meters of insulated heavy duty copper wire from the spool storage rack located at the rear of the Hydro company building. The approximate value of the stolen wire is $1,200.00

The wire has the following marking on the side of the black plastic coating.

NEXANS WE OVERGEX 210 AWG CPT ALUM 280 TR-TLPE 90C 100% INSUL LEVEL CSA FT1 LTGG SR MADE IN CANADA 2010 OCT 015460

Anyone having observed suspicious activity at the Erie Thames Power yard, or who has information about this theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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SEVEN MINOR CRASHES IN PERTH COUNTY
(PERTY COUTNY, ON) The challenging weather and road conditions on Tuesday January 22, 2013, were too much for some Perth County motorists as they failed to drive according to these conditions.

Three drivers lost control of their vehicles and slid into the ditch in the Municipality of West Perth while four other minor collisions involved multiple vehicles.

>> A two vehicle collision on Perth Road 139 west of St.Marys. >> A three vehicle crash on Perth Line 72 between Newton and Millbank (resulted in one person to be transported to Listowel Hospital with minor injuries). >> A two vehicle collision on Perth Line 44 north of Mitchell. >> A two vehicle crash on Perth Line 86 near Molesworth (resulted in one person being transported to Listowel Hospital with minor injuries).

Motorists are reminded of the three key elements of safe winter driving " Stay alert, slow down, and stay in control.


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