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Perth County OPP Reports - January 02, 2013

Web posted on January 02, 2014


(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) - On Tuesday December 31, 2013, around 7:45 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a fail to remain collision at the intersection of Line 29 and Road 125 (south west of Stratford).

Investigation revealed that a Jeep Grand Cherokee carrying a Municipality of West Perth family was travelling east bound on Line 29, when a black pickup truck travelling north bound on Road 125 T boned them within the intersection.

The pickup truck left the scene without stopping. The 40 year old male driver of the Jeep as well as the 32 year old, and the 20 month old female passengers did not sustain injuries in the collision. The pickup truck was located by police a short while later, resulting in the arrest of the male driver.

Jake GROENESTEGE (19) of the Township of Perth East has been charged with "fail to stop at scene of accident", "possession of a schedule II substance cannabis marijuana under 30 grams", "careless driving", and "novice driver B.A.C. above zero". He will have to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on Monday February 10, 2014 to answer to these charges.



(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON)- On Tuesday December 31, 2013 shortly after 4 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a rural residence along Hwy 23 south of Mitchell where the homeowner reported a break-in.

Investigation indicated that sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on December 31, 2013, an unknown culprit drove a vehicle onto the driveway of the rural home. The culprit forced open the man-door on the side of the garage and entered the home by means of the garage. The culprit stole a Sharpe Aquas 42" flat screen TV, a Panasonic DVD player and a Fossil Wallet with contents.



(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday December 31, 2013 shortly before the noon hour, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a break-in at a commercial building near the corner of Wellington St. and Herbert St. in Mitchell. Entry to the shed was gained by forcing open the man-door. This occurred sometime between Thursday December 26, 2013 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 6 a.m. An ARCTIC CAT snowmobile was removed from inside the building.

On December 31, 2013 around 11 a.m., a Mitchell resident observed an abandoned snowmobile in a field near the Wetlands at Frank Street. The undamaged snowmobile was determined to be the stolen ARCTIC CAT.

On Wednesday morning January 01, 2014 the owner of the same shed contacted the OPP and reported another break and enter into the building. This entry had occurred sometime between midnight December 31st and 10 a.m. January 1st. The man-door was forced open and tools were removed from inside.

Anyone having observed suspicious activity in the industrial/commercial area around Wellington St. and Herbert St. in Mitchell between Christmas and New Year's, 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.



(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Wednesday January 01, 2014 shortly before 2 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving a gun at an Atwood residence.

Upon arrival at the Monument road residence officers determined that a male pointed a pellet gun during the disturbance. The male had been disarmed by some of the persons at the gathering. While being disarmed, the male sustained injuries that required treatment at a local hospital.

The male with the pellet gun, Christopher LORENZ (18) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with "assault with a weapon". He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Listwel on February 12, 2014, to answer to this charge.