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Perth County OPP Reports - December 04, 2013

Web posted on December 04, 2013


(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday December 03, 2012, shortly before 7 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a suspicious male inside the Mitchell Speed Wash Laundromat on Ontario Road in Mitchell, who appeared to be removing money from the laundry machines.

Officers arrived within minutes of the call and located a male inside the Laundromat.

David MCEWIN (28) of Stratford was arrested and has been charged with "theft under $5,000", "possession of break-in instruments", and "fail to comply with probation order". He has to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on January 20, 2014 to answer to these charges.



(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Saturday November 30, 2013, shortly before 3 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol observed a car weaving in its lane on Wallace Ave north in Listowel.

The vehicle was pulled over by police on Main St. East, where the female driver was administered a roadside breath test which she failed. She was transported to the North Perth OPP Detachment in Listowel where she also failed two Intoxilyzer breath tests.

Melissa ROBINSON-MCGRATH (33) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with "impaired operation of a motor vehicle", "driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood", and "assault a peace officer".

She has to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Listowel on Wednesday January 15, 2014 to answer to these charges. She has also received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and her vehicle has been impounded for 90 days.



(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Saturday November 30, 2013 around 8 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Napier St and Huron Road (Hwy 8) in Mitchell.

Investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Cavalier with three occupants (including a 3 year old child) had stopped in the west bound lane on Huron Road at Napier St. The driver of the Cavalier was waiting for east bound traffic on Huron Road to clear before turning south onto Napier St. A Pontiac Montana van with three occupants was travelling west bound on Huron Road as it came upon the stopped Cavalier.

The driver of the Montana van was placing his pizza on the front dash while reaching for his cigarettes when he observed the stopped Cavalier. The Montana van was nearly brought to a stop but still struck the back of the Cavalier.

Due to the low impact of the collision, only one of the Cavalier occupants, a 33 year old female passenger sustained minimal injuries. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The 18 year old male driver of the Montana van, a Bluewater resident, has been charged with "careless driving".



(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Sunday November 01, 2013 Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a residence along Perth Road 107 in Amulree, where the homeowner had discovered a theft from his garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between midnight on Saturday November 30th and 9 a.m. on Sunday morning December 01, 2013, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked garage and stole two chainsaws as well as a toolbox. One of the chainsaws is a red coloured Shindaiwa 18" chain saw. The two unlocked vehicles in the driveway were also rummaged through but nothing was taken.