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Perth County OPP Reports - April 18, 2014

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THEFT FROM WALLACE PUBLIC SCHOOL

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Monday April 14, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to Wallace Public School in Gowanstown where a break-in and theft was discovered.

Investigation revealed that sometime between Sunday afternoon April 13th and early Monday morning April 14th, unknown person(s) gained entry into the school and stole a black Hewlett- Packard XP laptop computer from a classroom. A portable radio and charger was also removed from a hallway. The radio is a black Motorola CP110 walkie-talkie type radio.

Anyone with information about this break-in and 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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OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES STOLEN FROM SHED

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Wednesday April 16, 2014, shortly before 1 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a possible break-in in progress at a residence on Road 106 east of Nithburg.

Upon police arrival it was determined that culprits had entered a shed on the property of the rural residence and removed two Yamaha off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles are blue and white in colour, one is a 90 cc and the other is a 50cc. The motorcycles appear to have been loaded onto a vehicle which had backed up to the shed.

The culprits had also gained entry into the residence by forcing open the man-door of the attached garage. Nothing appears to have been removed from the residence.

The Perth County OPP would like to speak to anyone having observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Perth Line 56 and Road 106 around the noon hour on Wednesday. The vehicle would have been transporting two small off-road motorcycles.

Anyone with information 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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CIRCLE-CHECKS SAVE LIVES

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) Every year the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigates devastating incidents involving young children being injured by family members operating farm machinery or vehicles. In West Region alone, we have already investigated two such incidents this year.

The OPP urges every driver, of any type of vehicle, to always perform a "walk-around" circle-check of your vehicle prior to putting it into motion. The circle-check helps to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the road and more importantly ensures there are no persons or obstacles in the way.

Police warn drivers whose vehicles are equipped with back up cameras and alarms, not to rely on them. They are an added safety feature; however there are blind spots that they cannot detect. Nothing can replace the importance of doing a circle-check around your vehicle to make sure it is safe to put into motion.

"Small children are quick and unpredictable they can be behind your vehicle without you realizing it. Do a "circle- check", ensure no toys, bikes or little ones are in your path of travel. It only takes a couple extra seconds to do this check however it can mean the difference between life and death" Constable Kees Wijnands

With spring upon us, the OPP is urging the farming community to be extra careful to keep young children away from farm vehicles and machinery during the upcoming planting season. Teach them the dangers of being around vehicles and machinery. Circle-checks around farm equipment are vitally important as the bigger equipment has more blind spots to contend with.

Predictable is preventable!


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