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Perth County OPP Reports - Feb. 14, 2017

Web posted on February 14, 2017

LACE-UP TO FIGHT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) Join the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), St Marys Fire Department and Perth County Paramedic Services in support of "The Push for Change" with Victim Services of Bruce Grey Perth.

On May 1, Joe Roberts-a former street youth turned successful entrepreneur-began pushing a shopping cart 9,000 km across Canada as part of a national awareness campaign to help end youth homelessness: The Push for Change.

Please join us on Saturday February 18, 2017, between noon and 4:00 pm to participate in an "Educational Awareness Sleepout Challenge". Free hotdogs and refreshments will be provided.

There will also be a free family skate between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm. and then stay and watch some exciting hockey action between members of the Perth County OPP and their rivals, the St Marys Fire Department. (Guns and Hoses)

Admission for this event will be by donation directed to The Push for Change Foundation.

This will all be happening at the St Marys Pyramid Community Centre located at 317 James Street South in St Marys.

Please come out and support this event as it strives to bring attention to this worthy cause, the struggle to help end youth homelessness.

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THEFT OF GENERATOR IN PERTH EAST

(PERTH EAST, ON) On Monday February 13, 2017 shortly before 9:00 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of the theft of a generator from in front of a shop on Line 83 in the Township of Perth East.

The owner had been running the generator throughout the previous night because of the power outage. He checked the generator on Monday February 13, 2017 at approximately 5:00 a.m. and returned at around 8:00 a.m. and found it had been stolen.

The generator is a blue 2012 Miller Trailblazer 325 diesel generator which has been bolted to a single axle, unplated trailer. The value of this generator is estimated to be around $10,000.

The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 393-6123. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at http://www.pc-crimestoppers.ca/, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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