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Perth Counthy OPP Reports - Apr. 12, 2017

Web posted on April 12, 2017


(PERTH SOUTH, ON) - On Tuesday April 11, 2017 shortly after 8:30 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call that shots had been fired at a rural residence on Perth Line 6 in the Township of Perth South.

Investigation revealed that several shots had been fired at various locations on the property and a lone resident was home at the time. There were no reported injuries as a result. A female party was located and arrested shortly after without incident. The complainant and the accused are known to each other.

As a result 56 year-old Joan CLARKE of St Marys has been charged with attempt to commit murder and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to the Criminal Code. She is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on Wednesday April 12, 2017.

Perth County OPP Crime unit and West Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS) are investigating.

There is no public safety risk and the investigation is ongoing. Police are not looking for any other suspects.

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, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.



(NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Sunday April 9, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended at a rural location on Perth Line 93 (County Road 123), in the Municipality of North Perth in response to a report of a disturbance.

OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Crisis Negotiators and crime unit members attended the scene.

The matter was resolved without incident and the investigation into this matter is ongoing.