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OPP Reports- July 20, 2017

Web posted on July 20, 2017

FRAUD ATTEMPT

(WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON) - On July 10, 2017 OPP were contacted regarding an online rental home fraud attempt. The complainant reportedly posted an ad on Kijiji looking for a house to rent in the Guelph area.

The complainant was contacted by an individual claiming that they were in the United States but had a property for rent in the Guelph area. The suspect sent pictures, waived any kind of interview and advised once they received money, keys would be mailed.

The complainant then located the proper ad for the rental place online and compared photos of the home with photos the suspect had sent her. The photos did not represent the home in question. Fortunately she recognized that the person she was dealing with was trying to scam her. No money was exchanged.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca

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OPP AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDING TO TWO SEPARATE STRUCTURE FIRES

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) - Today at approximately 5:53 a.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with crews from Town of Erin Fire & Emergency Services responded to a fire at a barn at 8813 Sideroad 27, Town of Erin.

Fire Crews are currently on scene and the building is fully engulfed.

Moments later at approximately 6:00 a.m. OPP were advised of a fire at 8688 Sideroad 15, Township of Guelph-Eramosa. Guelph-Eramosa Fire Department is on scene. Initial reports indicated there was fire to both a house and a barn at this location. Fire crews have extinguished the fire to the house and are currently working on the barn.

At approximately 6:52 a third fire was discovered by emergency personnel in the area. Fire crews are on route to a barn fire at 5292 Third Line, Guelph-Eramosa.

More updates will be released as information becomes available.

Anyone with any information about this occurrence is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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RIDE CHECKS RESULT IN TWO DRIVERS CHARGED

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) - Two separate Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checks in Wellington County overnight July 18, 2017 resulted in two drivers being charged with Over 80.

On July 18, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. officers were conducting RIDE checks on Main St. North near Birmingham Street, Town of Mount Forest. A male driver of a silver 2010 Mazda B40 entered the RIDE check.

While speaking with the driver the officer formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

21-year-old Sheldon MACDONALD of Kitchener has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code. He was also charged with Drive Motor Vehicle with No Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. He is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on August 25, 2017 to answer to the charges.

Just after midnight July 19, 2017 officers were conducting RIDE checks on the Hanlon Expressway near College Avenue, City of Guelph. A male driving a 2017 Hyundai entered the RIDE check.

While speaking with the driver the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

28-year-old Douglas MASSON of Guelph has been charged with Over 80 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on August 25, 2017 to answer to the charges.

Both drivers had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicles impounded for a period of seven days as per statute.


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