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Perth County OPP Reports - June 27, 2014

Web posted on June 27, 2014


(ST.MARYS, ON) On Wednesday June 25, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to the former Arthur Meighen Public School at 151 Water St. in St.Marys, where a break-in had occurred. Investigation revealed that sometime between Monday June 23 and Wednesday June 25, an unknown culprit(s) gained entry into the building. The building was rummaged through and the old music room was ransacked. A number of items stored in the building were damaged and graffiti was spray painted on a wall. The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information but 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. If suspicious activity around the former school building is observed, please contact the OPP immediately.



(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigation the entry into four unlocked or open garages in Listowel. Between Friday June 20 and June 26, residential garages on Parkview Cr., Riverview Dr., Inkerman St. E., and Boyne Ave S., were entered. Items removed from these garages were; bicycles, golf clubs, and other expensive sport equipment. Some garages had their overhead doors left open while others had unlocked man-doors. Residents are urged to lock their vehicles, homes, outbuildings and garages. If you hear unusual noises or the dog barks, take it seriously. Look outside and if anything out of the ordinary is spotted call the police immediately. If strangers are checking out your neighbourhood during the day or at night, try to obtain a description, get a licence plate and report this to the police right away. Anyone with information about these thefts or the whereabouts of the stolen items 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



(PERTH COUNTY, ON) This Canada Day holiday weekend the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is calling on all drivers, boaters, and off-road vehicle (ORV) enthusiast, to work together to make it a safe one. As in previous years, Perth County OPP officers will increase their patrols and visibility on Perth County Roads. Traffic enforcement and Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) programs, will form a major part of their patrol strategy. According to Provincial data, speed-related deaths are currently in the lead when compared to collision fatalities in which distracted or impaired driving were causal factors. Of the 113 people who have been killed on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year (as of June 15, 2014), speed was a factor in 33 of those deaths. Distracted driving is in second place at 24 fatalities and impaired driving related deaths are at 12. During the 2013 Canada Day Long Weekend Perth County OPP traffic enforcement 112 drivers were issued speeding tickets while one driver was charged with "racing", resulting in a loss of his licence and vehicle for seven days. 25 RIDE programs were conducted with 2347 drivers being checked for sobriety. One was charged with "over 80", and one was issued a 3 day drivers licence suspension. "With the Canada Day Weekend approaching, I would like to remind all drivers travelling on roads within Perth County that they have the ability to make it an incident free weekend. Make proper choices when driving; obey speed limits, avoid distractions, refrain from drinking and driving, and avoid risky behaviour. Let's all enjoy a safe weekend" Inspector Steve Porter, Perth County OPP Detachment Commander.