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Perth County OPP Reports - April 30, 2014

Web posted on April 30, 2014

SPEEDY DRIVER FAILS BREATH TEST

(STRATFORD, ON) - On Saturday April 26, 2014, around 8:40 p.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was driving south bound on Erie Street in the south end of Stratford. The officer observed a northbound SUV on Erie Street approaching at a high rate of speed. The officer locked in the speed of the SUV on the police radar at 122 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone. The Vehicle was pulled over by the officer on Erie St north of Lorne Ave.

The officer determined that the female driver had been drinking alcoholic beverages. A roadside breath test was administered which she failed. She was transported to the Stratford Police Station where she also failed two Intoxilyzer Breath Tests.

Martha Jane DWYER (28) of London has been charged with "driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood", and "racing". She is to appear a Stratford Court of Justice on June 02, 2014 to answer to these charges. She received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and her vehicle was impounded for a week.

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DRIVER ARRESTED AT RIDE PROGRAM

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Saturday April 26, 2014, shortly before 11 p.m., a car travelling on Perth Line 86 near Molesworth was stopped at an OPP Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) program.

The male driver of the vehicle had been drinking alcoholic beverages and was subsequently issued a roadside breath test demand. The driver refused to provide samples of his breath.

Andrew FAULKNER (36) of Huron-Kinloss Twp has been charged with "fail or refuse to provide sample". He is to appear at the Listowel Court of Justice on May 28, 2014, to answer to this charge. He was issued an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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SUSPICIOUS GRASS FIRES NEAR CEMETARY

(ST.MARY'S, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two suspicious grass fires that have taken place within the past month near the St.Mary's Cemetery.

The St.Mary's Fire Department and the OPP have been aware of young people using the grassy area to the South East of Cain Street as a place for parties and campfires. The area is hidden from view due to tree lines and vegetation.

The last incident resulted in the burning of 2-3 acres of grass. So far, no injuries or serious property damage has occurred, however the potential is exists. Parents are urged to remind their children not to trespass, play with fire or have campfires.

Residents are reminded to contact the police immediately if field parties or campfires are observed in the area around the cemetery. In addition, anyone with information about the persons responsible for these previous fires 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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HARDWOOD FLOORING STOLEN FROM GARAGE

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Monday April 28, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a residence on William Shakespeare Street in Shakespeare, where packaged hardwood flooring was stolen from a residential garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 9 p.m. on Sunday April 27th and 6 a.m. on Monday April 28th, unknown person(s) entered the home's attached garage by means of an unlocked man-door, and removed seven boxes of engineered "click" style "woodscape" natural oak flooring. The boxes may have been carried some distance before being loaded onto a vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident, or having observed a suspicious vehicle or persons carrying long heavy boxes during the time of the 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), you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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