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Perth County OPP Reports - June 12, 2014

Web posted on June 12, 2014


(ST.MARYS, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating three residential day-time break-in's that occurred on Friday June 06, 2014, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In all three cases the home owners were out for the day while the entries occurred. Two of the homes are on James St. North with the third being located on Emily St. in St.Marys.

Investigation revealed that all three homes had been entered by means of unlocked garage and patio doors. Once inside the garages and covered patios, the culprit(s) were then able to force their way into the homes without being observed.

The homes were searched and in all three instances cash and jewellery was taken. From one of the homes a small camera and some personal documents were also removed.

The stolen items are small but valuable and can easily be carried away without attracting too much attention to the culprit(s).

The Perth County OPP would like to speak with anyone who may have observed suspicious pedestrians, bicyclists or vehicles driving around or stopped in the area of the break and enters.

You can 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



(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) - On Sunday June 08, 2014, shortly after 8 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was driving southbound on Perth Road 130 south of Sebringville when a fast moving north bound minivan was observed.

The officer utilized police radar and determined that the minivan was travelling at 139 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The vehicle was pulled over and the 18 year old female driver, a Stratford resident was issued a summons for the offence of "race a motor vehicle".

On Tuesday June 10, 2014, around 3:30 a.m. a Volkswagen was observed travelling south bound on Hwy 7 near Perth Line 20 at a high rate of speed. A Perth County OPP officer locked the vehicle's speed in on radar at 134 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The 21 year old male driver, a Zorra Twp resident was issued a summons for "race a motor vehicle".

Both drivers had their driver's licences suspended and their vehicles impounded for seven days. The will both be appearing at the Stratford Court of Justice on June 24, 2014, to answer to their charge.



(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday June 10, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a residence on Boyne Ave. South in Listowel where the homeowner discovered a theft from his attached garage.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 9:30 p.m. Monday June 9th and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday June 10th 2014, five golf clubs were removed from a golf bag located in the garage. The overhead garage door of the garage had accidentally been left open during the night.

Stolen golf clubs: Adams Speedline Tech Driver, Ping G 15 Driver, Taylor Made R7 3 Wood, Taylor Made R7 5 Wood, and an Odyssey White Ice Putter.

While officers were investigating this theft, they spoke with a neighbour living down the street of the victim. The neighbour advised that his unlocked garage had also been entered sometime between June 7th and June 9th, and two bicycles were stolen. He had not bothered to report this break-in to police. As the neighbour provided the description of the stolen bicycles to police, the officers immediately recognized one of the described bikes as one that was recovered in town on June 9th.

These two incidences reiterate the need to lock our homes and garages, and to immediately report criminal activity to police. If you have any information about these thefts, you are urged to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or you can call the North Perth OPP Detachment at (519) 291-1414. 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