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Perth County OPP Reports - August 07, 2014

Web posted on August 07, 2014


(NORTH PERTH, ON) A young male driver is facing several criminal charges after leading police on a lengthy chase throughout the counties of Huron and Perth early this morning. At approximately 12:20 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a GMC Sierra pickup truck travelling southbound on Highway 23 with a burnt out headlight.

The officer activated her emergency lights and the driver of the pickup momentarily pulled over to the shoulder of Highway 23 at Fairlane Road. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot the driver squealed his tires and fled south on Highway 23 into Listowel.

As officers were following the suspect vehicle they received information that the vehicle was reported stolen from Palmerston. The driver failed to stop for police and continued to drive dangerously through the towns of Listowel, Atwood, Ethel and Molesworth.

The driver eventually returned to Listowel where he proceeded to drive over a spike belt. A short distance later he came to a stop on Main Street East and immediately fled from the pickup truck on foot. After a short foot chase officers were able to locate and arrest the fleeing male.

Police completed checks on the driver and learned he was currently serving a probation sentence with a condition to keep the peace and be of good behavior. Officers were also able to confirm the pickup truck was stolen from a residence in Palmerston on August 4, 2014.

As a result, Perth County OPP has charged 21 year old Dustin LUNZ, of Guelph with the following Criminal Code offences: Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice Stratford on August 20, 2014



(PERTH SOUTH, ON) - Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently investigating a three vehicle collision that took place this morning south of Stratford. Just before 9:00 a.m. Perth County OPP officers responded to the collision scene located at the intersection of Line 20 and Perth Road 119 (Highway 7 & 19).

Preliminary investigation has revealed a transport truck and trailer was travelling southbound on Perth Road 119 when it initially collided with a Subaru Outback that was travelling eastbound on Line 20. The transport truck and trailer then left the roadway on the east side of the road and struck hydro pole and a northbound Ford sedan.

Crews are on scene removing the damaged vehicles and making repairs to the downed hydro wires.

Two occupants from the Subaru Outback and a single occupant from the Ford sedan were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the transport truck was uninjured. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

To avoid travel delays please take alternate routes. The roadway will be closed at this intersection for an estimated two to four hours.

Any person with information regarding this collision should immediately 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), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.