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OPP Report Feb. 3, 2020

Web posted on February 03, 2020


OPP INVESTIGATE SERIOUS COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 6

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On February 1, 2020, at approximately 7:45 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious head-on motor vehicle collision involving a northbound sedan and a southbound sedan on Highway 6 just north of Wellington Road 17.
Emergency Services responded and the driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the northbound vehicle was uninjured.
Highway 6 is closed between Side Road 21 and Wellington Road 17.
The cause of the collision is currently being investigated by OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and the roadway will remain closed until further notice.
Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122.


METROLINX GO TRANSIT PASSENGER ARRESTED FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On February 1, 2020 at approximately 2:45 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance on a Metrolinx Go Transit bus while it was stopped at the terminal on McLean Road in Aberfoyle. It was reported that an intoxicated rider assaulted a fellow passenger and was threatening others. 
The rider exited the bus and was attempting to board a second bus when they were arrested and taken into custody by police without incident.
No one was injured.
As a result of the investigation, Shawn WELCH, 35-years-old of Kitchener has been charged with Assault, Uttering Threats and Cause Disturbance contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused will appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on March 6, 2020 to answer to the charges.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident 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.


CHARGES LAID IN PUSLINCH ROBBERY


(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On January 25, 2020 at approximately 11:20 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery that just occurred at a business located on Brock Road south just north of Highway 401 in the Township of Puslinch.
It was reported that two persons, with their faces concealed, entered the store and threatened the employee while demanding cash. The suspects stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes prior to fleeing the business on foot.
The incident was captured by the security camera on the property. 
On January 26, 2020 another policing organization arrested a number of suspects that were involved in a similar robbery, with two of the suspects matching the description of those that were involved in the Puslinch incident.
As a result of the investigation, Hasan HASSAN, 18-years-old of Etobicoke and Dahir KHEYRE, 19-years-old of Brampton have been charged with Robbery with Intent and Disguise with Intent contrary to the Criminal Code. They will appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on March 3, 2020 to answer to the charges.


IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED


(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On January 28, 2020, at approximately 5:10 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on King Street west in Wellington North Township for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.
Mark Daniel HOTSON, 31-years-old of the Town of Minto has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on March 3, 2020.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.


IMPAIRED DRIVER STOPPED AT RIDE

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On January 27, 2020, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on the Woolwich-Guelph Townline near Speedvale Avenue West in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. At approximately 10:30 p.m. the driver of a blue sport utility vehicle entered the R.I.D.E. check.
Officers formed the opinion that the driver had been consuming alcohol. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted and the driver registered a fail. Investigators also discovered that the drive was suspended. They were arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Vlado W. SKRINJARIC, 53-years-old of Kitchener, has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code and Suspended Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on March 6, 2020.


PARTY ARRESTED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC OCCURRENCE

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On January 30, 2020, at approximately 1:30 a.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute in progress at a residence on St. Andrew Street in Fergus.
It was reported that a female party had been physically assaulted by her common-law partner and had locked herself in the bathroom prior to calling police.
As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old Fergus resident has been charged with Spousal Assault contrary to the Criminal Code and will appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on March 6, 2020 to answer to the charge.


*UPDATE* SUV STRIKES HOME;
Toxicology report confirms impairment

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On September 21, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Wellington Road 26 in the township of Guelph/Eramosa. Initial reports indicated that a black Sport Utility Vehicle (S.U.V.) had left the roadway and struck a home. The lone occupant, a 32-year-old driver, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators had suspicions that the driver was impaired and sought analysis of their blood.
OPP has received the results of the toxicology report, and as a result, Paul Bhupendra HEERALALL, 32-years-old of Fergus, has been charged with Impaired Operation - Combined Blood Alcohol and Blood Drug Concentration and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on February 18, 2020.
The Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122.


CANINE UNIT ASSISTS IN NORTH PERTH ARREST

(NORTH PERTH, ON) - Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020, Perth County OPP officers responded to an address on Road 128 in Perth East, after receiving a complaint about a stolen pickup truck.
Police located the stolen pickup truck abandoned in the Town of Listowel. Officers conducted a search with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team and the OPP Canine Unit and arrested a suspect in a garage on Havelock Street.
A second stolen vehicle from Middlesex County was recovered not far from the residence.
As a result of the investigation, Christopher HUTCHINSON, 37-years-old, from Stratford was charged with multiple property, driving, and bail violation offences.
The accused is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on January 30, 2020, in the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford.

TRAFFIC STOP NETS GUN AND DRUGS

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On January 28, 2020, at approximately 12:45 a.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a vehicle on Wellington Road 34 near Brock Road in Puslinch Township. The driver was stopped for a provincial offences violation. Investigation revealed that the driver was wanted by another Ontario police service.
Police arrested the driver and discovered he was in possession of a quantity of drugs including cannabis, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and Canadian currency. The driver was also in unlawful possession of photo identification. Further to the arrest, officers uncovered a loaded hand gun in the vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, Richard Brian WISMER, 37-years-old of Georgian Bluffs Township. has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Knowledge of an Unauthorized Weapon, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle having Knowledge of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, two counts of Possession of an Identity Document Unauthorized, Trafficking Methamphetamines, Trafficking Clonazepam, Drive with Cannabis Readily Available and four counts of Suspended Driving. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of Justice - Guelph on March 6, 2020.
Any person with information regarding this person should 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 online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

MAILBOXES DAMAGED

 (NORTH PERTH, ON) - On January 27th, 2020, the North Perth OPP received a complaint of a mailbox being damaged on Line 90, east of Road 164. The incident occurred on January 25th between 10:30 pm and 12:30 pm.
Further investigation revealed that a second mailbox had been damaged in the area. Police canvassed homeowners and it was discovered that this was the fourth similar incident in the previous few months.
Police want to encourage homeowners to report any suspicious vehicles or activity to the police or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Witnesses can also submit a secure web-tip at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

DRIVER CHARGED WITH RACING

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) - On January 24, 2020 at 10:03 am, a Perth County OPP officer stopped a speeding vehicle traveling southbound on Perth Road 180, south of Line 28 in West Perth. The vehicle was traveling well in excess of the posted 80 km/h limit.
The driver will be required to attend court and their driver's licence was suspended for seven days. The vehicle they were operating was also seized for seven days under the Vehicle Impoundment Program.
A 41-year-old driver from Huron East was charged with:
Race a motor vehicle - excessive speed
The penalties for Racing include six demerit points, a $2,000 - $10,000 fine, a possible extended driver's licence suspension and up to 6 months in jail.
Drivers are reminded to obey the posted speed limits at all times and drive cautiously as road conditions can change quickly in the winter.

SLEEPY DRIVER IMPAIRED BY DRUG

(CITY OF GUELPH, ON) - On January 25, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m. an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer responded to a medical assist call on the Hanlon Expressway in the City of Guelph. It was reported that two parties were asleep in a sedan on the shoulder of the highway with the engine running.
Officer attended and located the sedan on the side of the highway with one tire separated from the rim. Officers awoke the driver and while speaking with them, formed the opinion that they were impaired by a drug. The driver was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. A Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.) officer conducted further testing and concluded that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drug.
As a result, Nicolas Claude DUPUIS, 20-years-old of Oakville, has been charged with Impaired Operation and Dangerous Operation contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on February 25, 2020.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.



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