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Perth County OPP Reports - July 28, 2014

Web posted on July 28, 2014

WARRANT EXECUTED IN MITCHELL

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Wednesday July 23, 2014, around 11 p.m. Perth and Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers with the assistance of Stratford Police Service, the OPP West Region canine unit, and the OPP West Region Emergency Response team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant at a residence on William Street in Mitchell.

As a result of the execution of the warrant, police charged three males with Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) and CDSA offences. A quantity of suspected drugs were seized, they include Cannabis Marihuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine. The estimated combined street value of these drugs is $670

The following three males have been charged in relation to this warrant:

Britt ETHERINGTON (35) from the Municipality of West Perth has been charged with; "assault with intent to resist arrest", and "fail to comply with probation order" contrary to the CCC. He has also been charged with "possession of a controlled substance, Cannabis Marihuana" contrary to the CDSA. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on August 18, 2014, to answer to these charges.

Michael MCLAUGHLIN (31) of the Municipality of West Perth has been charged with; "fail to comply with a recognizance" contrary to the CCC. He has also been charged with "possession of a controlled substance Cannabis Marihuana", and "possession of Cocaine" contrary to the CDSA. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on July 30, 2014, to answer to these charges.

Dylan SIGL (19) of Stratford has been charged with; "fail to comply with undertaking" contrary to the CCC. He has also been charged with "possession of a controlled substance Cannabis Marihuana", and "possession of Methamphetamine" contrary to the CDSA. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on August 18, 2014, to answer to these charges.

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RUNAWAY VEHICLE NEARLY ROLLS INTO TOWN HALL

(ST.MARYS, ON) - On Tuesday July 22, 2014, around 3:15 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to the St.Marys Town Hall where a runaway vehicle had come to rest in front of the building.

Investigation revealed that a 34 year old female resident of St.Marys parked her Jeep facing east bound on the south side of Queen St East. While walking away from the vehicle, she observed it roll backwards in a U-turn curve through the middle of the Church St. North intersection. The vehicle jumped the curb on the north east corner of the intersection crossing the sidewalk and coming to rest against the bushes in front of the town hall.

There were no other vehicles involved and no one was injured. The Jeep sustained minor rear end damage. Motorists are reminded to follow these steps when parking on hills or inclines:

When parking facing downhill, turn your front wheels towards the curb or right shoulder. This will keep the vehicle from rolling into traffic if the brakes become disengaged

Turn the steering wheel to the left so the wheels are turned towards the road if you are facing uphill with a curb. The tires will catch the curb if it rolls backward.

When facing uphill without a curb, turn the wheels sharply to the right. If the vehicle rolls, it will go off the road rather than into traffic.

When parking on a hill, always set the parking brake and move the gear selector into park, or shift into first or reverse gear if your vehicle has a manual transmission. Turn off the engine and remove the key. Check for traffic before opening the door and remember to lock your vehicle.

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BICYCLE HELMET SPARES CHILD

(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - On Wednesday July 23, 2014, shortly before 2:30 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were informed of a collision involving a minivan and a bicycle at the intersection of St. Andrew St. and Montreal St. in Mitchell.

Investigation revealed that shortly after 2 p.m. two boys, residents of the Municipality of West Perth were riding their bicycles west bound on Montreal St. One of the boys failed to yield from the stop sign and crossed St. Andrew St directly in the path of a north bound minivan operated by a 19 year old female from Municipality of West Perth.

The van contacted the bike and the seven year old boy fell to the pavement. The boy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released. The boy's helmet protected him and he was found to have sustained only minimal injuries.

This collision is a reminder for bicyclists to abide by the rules of the road and to properly wear their bicycle helmets. This boy's parents will be purchasing him a new helmet since helmets are designed to work in one crash only and then should be replaced.


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