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Perth County OPP Reports - Jan 05, 2017

Web posted on January 05, 2017

BREAK IN TO STORAGE YARD (NORTH PERTH, ON) On December 27, 2016, at around 11:30 p.m. two suspects riding bicycles, cut the fence surrounding the Hydro One yard located on Bright Street East in the Municipality of North Perth. The suspects then began stacking items outside the fence that had been collected from the yard. The suspects remained in the yard for approximately one hour. No stolen items were reported to police. The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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DISABLED CAR TURNS OUT TO BE STOLEN (TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Monday December 26, 2016, shortly before 7 a.m., members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a disabled blue Honda Civic car near Line 37 and Perth Road 107 in the Township of Perth East. Investigation revealed that the car had been previously reported stolen. Perth County OPP members attended the scene and located a male with the motor vehicle. He was subsequently arrested. 25 year-old Dustin BENNINGER of Haldimand County was charged with possession of stolen property over five thousand dollars and failing to comply with probation order. He was held for a bail hearing and was remanded into custody until he next appears at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on December 28, 2016. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (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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DRIVER WILL NOW HAVE TO BE PASSENGER (NORTH PERTH, ON) On Thursday January 1, 2016, shortly after 7:30 pm, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 23 north of Line 72 in the Municipality of North Perth. A driver operating a 2011 Chevrolet was observed at a speed well above the posted speed limit and was locked on radar at approximately 169 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The 17-year-old driver from North Perth has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and will appear in Stratford Court on January 24, 2017. His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of 7 days as per statute.

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HORSE AND BUGGY INVOLVED IN SERIOUS COLLISION (TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Sunday December 25, 2016, at around 11:15 p.m., members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Perth Road 131 and Line 61, south of the Town of Milverton. The collision involved a horse drawn buggy and a Volkswagon car. All four occupants of the horse drawn buggy were transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment. Passengers in the car were uninjured. Members from the West Region OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) Team attended and assisted with the collision investigation. The intersection of Perth Road 131 and Line 61was closed for a period of time while the initial investigation took place. A 17 year-old passenger from the buggy remains in critical, but stable condition. The investigation into this collision is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is requested to contact the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (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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IMPAIRED DRIVER TRIES TO RUN AWAY

(WEST PERTH, ON) On December 24, 2016, shortly after 9:30 pm, a member of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a red Chrysler Neon car on Ontario Road in the Municipality of West Perth. OPP attempted to stop the car. The driver pulled into a parking lot and quickly exited his car. He was caught by the officer after a short foot chase.

After the driver was caught, the officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath and saw signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest for operating motor vehicle while impaired.

He was transported to the Perth County OPP Detachment in Sebringville for breath tests. He later provided samples of his breath into an Intoxilizer and registered over the legal limit.

As a result, 40-year-old William BIDDLE from West Perth has been charged with Impaired Driving, Drive Motor Vehicle with over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol and Drive Disqualified contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

He was also charged with two counts of driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He was released from custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on January 9, 2017. He also received a 90-day driver's licence suspension and the car was seized for 7 days.

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CHILD LURING INCIDENT IS INVESTIGATED

(NORTH PERTH, ON)- The OPP investigation has revealed that on Monday, December 19, 2016 around 3:30 p.m. an 11-year-old girl was walking home from school when she was approached by a stranger near the intersection of Nichol Avenue South and Main Street East.

A white van pulled up alongside the girl whereupon a passenger in the van opened up the passenger side door, called out to the girl and offered her candy if she were to take a ride with him.

The young girl kept her distance, refused the offer and took off running home and immediately reported the incident to a parent.

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has concluded their investigation into this child luring allegation. As a result of new evidence obtained by investigators, the OPP have determined that this incident, as reported, did not take place and wish to thank the public for their assistance into this matter.

The OPP takes these allegations seriously in the interest of public safety. Police remind caregivers of young children to regularly speak to them about personal and community safety issues.

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TRAFFIC STOP GETS IMPAIRED DRIVER OFF THE ROAD

(NORTH PERTH, ON) On Saturday December 31, 2016, shortly before 1:00 a.m. a member of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a Black Dodge pick-up truck on Main Street in the Municipality of North Perth.

Upon speaking to the driver, the officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath and saw signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest for operating motor vehicle while impaired. He was transported to the Perth County OPP Detachment in North Perth for breath tests. He later provided samples of his breath into an Intoxilizer and registered over the legal limit.

As a result, 22-year-old Adam STULL from North Perth has been charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Motor Vehicle with over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He was released from custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Perth on January 11, 2017. He also received a 90-day driver's licence suspension and the truck was seized for 7 days.

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THEFT OF BIKES ST MARYS

(ST MARYS, ON) Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two separate bicycle thefts that occurred over the weekend.

On Saturday December 31, 2016, between approximately 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, a blue and grey Kona women's mountain bike was stolen from an unlocked garage on Waterloo Street South in the Town of St Marys.

On Sunday January 1, 2017, between approximately midnight and 7:00 am, a black and white Norco Bigfoot bike was stolen overnight from a garden shed on James Street in the Town of St Marys.

If you see a suspicious vehicle or person, please report it to the police immediately.

The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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