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Perth County OPP Reports - March 18, 2014

Web posted on March 18, 2014

THEFT OF FUEL FROM BULK TANK

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Thursday March 13, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to Roth Drainage Company located on Line 45 just east of Perth Road 107, where gasoline was reported stolen from a fuel bulk tank.

Investigation indicated that sometime between Thursday March 06 and Thursday March 13, 2014, unknown person(s) entered onto the property and pumped nearly 2000 litres of gasoline from the tank (approx. value $2,300).

The fuel tank is one of three tanks located on the south side of the building. They are in a lighted location, visible from traffic on Perth Road 107 and Line 45.

Anyone having observed a suspicious vehicle near the fuel tanks, or having 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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DRIVER ISSUED A 30 DAY SUSPENSION

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Friday March 14, 2014, shortly before 6 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers conducted a Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) program at Perth Line 87 at Perth Road 165 (north-west of Listowel). They stopped a vehicle and determined that the male driver had been drinking.

The driver was administered a roadside breath test on which he registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) from .05 to .08 A further check revealed that the driver had two previous BAC .05 to .08 suspensions.

Therefore the driver was served a 30 day drivers licence suspension. For the driver's licence to be reinstated he will have a 6 month ignition interlock condition and will be required to take an alcohol treatment program.

Two other drivers also registered a BAC from .05 to .08 at roadside administered breath tests. They were stopped at a RIDE program along Hwy 23 at Line 87 and at a program on Elm Ave North at Main St. East in Listowel. These two drivers had their drivers licences seized for three days.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING RESULTS

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) As a result of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), province wide "Distracted Driving Campaign", that ran from Saturday March 8th until Friday March 14th, the Perth County OPP has ticketed a large number of drivers.

Throughout this week long campaign, Perth County officers have charged a total of 37 drivers with driving a motor vehicle while using a hand-held communication device.

Drivers need to be aware that as of tomorrow (March 18, 2014), the fine for distracted driving is increasing from $155 to $280.


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