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Perth County OPP Reports - December 02, 2013

Web posted on December 02, 2013

IMPAIRED DRIVER ROLLS PICKUP TRUCK

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) On Friday November 29, 2013, shortly before 3:30 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash along Line 32 west of Road 130 (south of Sebringville).

Upon police arrival it was determined that a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had been driving west bound on Line 32 when it left the roadway, entered the north ditch, and rolled twice. The uninjured male driver of the vehicle displayed signs of impairment and was arrested. He was transported to the Stratford Police Station where he failed Intoxilyzer breath tests.

Shawne ADAMS (27) of the Municipality of West Perth has been charged with "impaired operation of a motor vehicle", and "driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood". The male has to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on Monday December 16, 2013 to answer to these charges. He received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and his badly damaged truck has been impounded for 90 days.

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PICKUP TRUCK RETURNED TO OWNER

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Sunday December 01, 2013 around 11:30 a.m. a suspicious pickup truck was observed parked at a parking lot on Barber Ave. North in Listowel. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attended the location and determined that this vehicle had been reported stolen from a driveway of a Livingstone Ave North residence in Listowel on Friday morning sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on November 29, 2013.

The keys to the pickup truck had been left in the ignition when it was stolen on Friday. When the truck was recovered it was found to be undamaged and the keys were still in the ignition.

The Perth County OPP is urging owners to lock their vehicles and pocket the keys. Anyone with information about the theft and use of this truck 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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OPP TOY DRIVES A HUGE SUCCESS

(ST.MARYS, ON) On Saturday November 30, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police Officers and volunteers were in attendance with their police vehicles in front of the St.Marys Canadian Tire Store in St. Marys for their annual OPP Christmas toy drive.

The citizens of St.Marys and surrounding area dropped off unwrapped toys to the officers who were able to pack two OPP mini vans and an OPP Tahoe full of toys. At the end of the day, all the toys were delivered to the St.Marys Salvation Army who will be distributing them to needy families within St.Marys.

Perth County OPP Inspector Steve Porter who was in attendance with his wife said, "I am impressed by the residents of St.Marys who realize a need and cheerfully give towards this cause. The number of toys donated will go a long way to ensure that children of less fortunate families will have a nice toy for Christmas".

The OPP wishes to thank the St.Marys Canadian Tire store for their assistance and additional toy donations.

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(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Saturday November 30, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police Officers and volunteers were in attendance with their police vehicles in front of the WalMart Store in Listowel for their annual OPP Christmas toy drive.

Officers collected a large amount of toys from citizens who felt the need to donate towards this worthwhile cause. As a result the large OPP prisoner van, an OPP Tahoe and a regular cruiser were packed with toys. They were subsequently transported to the Listowel Salvation Army who will ensure proper distribution to children of less fortunate families in our community.

"I am absolutely overwhelmed by the unsurpassed generosity of the citizens of North Perth" Sgt. Mike Scott (one of the officers in attendance during this event).


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