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Perth County OPP Reports - March 25, 2014

Web posted on March 25, 2014

REMOTE ALLOWS GARAGE ENTRY

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Friday morning March 21, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Pond St. in Mitchell, where the homeowner discovered his garage entered.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 20th and 7 a.m. on Friday March 21st an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence.

The vehicle was rummaged through and the remote garage door opener located inside the vehicle was used to open the residence garage door. A vehicle parked inside the garage was subsequently entered and rummaged through, however nothing appears to have been removed from the vehicle or the garage.

On Friday March 21, 2014, Perth County OPP officers were also contacted by a Mitchell resident residing on Toronto St, who advised that their unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway had been entered sometime overnight. A wallet containing cash and ID was stolen from inside.

These two crimes were preventable. All the owners needed to do, was to lock their vehicle doors and pocket the keys.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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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SEBRINGVILLE POST OFFICE BREAK-IN

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) - On Sunday March 23, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a break-in that occurred at the Sebringville Post Office.

Investigation indicated that sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning an unknown person(s) gained entry into the building by breaking the glass pane in the front door. An interior accordion security door was forced open which allowing access to the back of the building. Faye's Antiques located in the same building was also entered.

The Perth County OPP and Canada Post are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone having observed suspicious activity at the Sebringville Post Office prior to Sunday morning 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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SPRING SNOWFALL RESULTS IN CRASHES

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) On Thursday March 20, 2014, Perth County experienced a Spring Snowfall which seemed to catch many motorists off guard.

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a total of fourteen collisions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Twelve of these collisions involved single motor vehicles, with the majority rolling in ditches and becoming stuck in snowbanks.

Two of the fourteen collisions involved multi vehicles but they were minor in nature. There were no serious Injuries reported although the damage to many vehicles was extensive.

An 8:30 a.m. crash of a car into a hydro pole along Line 32 near Road 140 south west of Sebringville resulted in a short power outage. The impact caused the pole to snap and lines to spark. A small section of Line 32 required closure from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing hydro crews and emergency personnel to make the necessary repairs and remove the debris.

Motorists are reminded that we may still experience some snowy and icy roads within the next few days. Snow on our roads may be hard-packed and as slippery as ice. It can also be rutted, or it can be smooth and soft. Wet snow can make for slushy roads.

Slow down and avoid sudden turns of the steering wheel, and sudden braking and accelerating, which could cause a skid. Extra caution should be exercised when driving in these conditions.


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