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Perth County OPP Reports - Sept. 20, 2017

Web posted on September 20, 2017


(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - On Thursday, September 14, 2017, members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit and uniform division as a result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeit USA currency made an arrest.

24-year-old Gerhard BRAUN of the Township of Perth East was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance-methamphetamine
  • Possession of counterfeit money (USA $100 Bills)
  • Fail to comply with recognizance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00
  • Fail to comply with probation order

BRAUN was held for a bail hearing and has been released on a Recognizance.

The arrest resulted in the seizure of pre-paid credit cards, drugs and drug paraphernalia and counterfeit bills.

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (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.



(PERTH COUNTY, ON) With another school year underway, the streets are again filled with pedestrians of all ages. Crossing guards across Perth County are ensuring that even the smallest walkers are arriving safely.

Every year, local incidents are reported that involve motorists disobeying the directions of crossing guards. Of particular concern, are the instances in which school children are narrowly missed while entering the road way. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be on patrol in all school zones and are watching for motorists who fail to yield for crossing guards.

The Highway Traffic Act states that, when a school crossing sign is displayed, the driver of any vehicle including a bicycle approaching the stop sign shall stop before reaching the crossing. He/she shall remain stopped until all persons, including the school crossing guard have cleared the entire roadway. Failure to obey the crossing guard could result in a fine and the accumulation of demerit points.

Drivers cannot become complacent. Paying extra attention will make the difference between safe arrivals and serious injuries. It is the responsibility of every vehicle operator to constantly observe their surroundings and react accordingly, particularly in school zones.

"School crossing guards have a tremendous responsibility to our children. We expect that drivers will do everything possible to assist them with the safe crossing of students in our communities." Sergeant Scott Bentley, North Perth OPP.

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