The Fountain Pen, Guelph's On-Line News

OPP Report Jan. 8, 2020

Web posted on January 08, 2020

-UPDATE- FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION ON TRAFALGAR ROAD

Deceased Identified

(TOWNSHIP OF ERIN, ON) - On January 5, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services and the Town of Erin Fire Services responded to a serious two-motor vehicle collision on Trafalgar Road near Side Road 17 in the Town of Erin.

Investigation revealed that a southbound sport utility vehicle (SUV) collided head-on with a northbound sedan. The driver of the sedan, Jayson Alexander WADDELL, 36-years-old of Caledon was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the SUV, an 18-year-old from Barrie, was transported to a Georgetown hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

The Wellington County OPP along with OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) continue to investigate the collision.

Wellington County OPP ask anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122.

PACKAGE STOLEN FROM FRONT PORCH

(NORTH PERTH, ON) - On January 7, 2020, North Perth OPP received a complaint from a Listowel resident that a package had been stolen from their front porch. The notice from the delivery company stated the package had been dropped off shortly after 2:00 pm.

The OPP is warning residents that thieves will target parcels left at someone's home when they are not available to accept them.

The OPP recommends that anyone placing an order online to have a better idea when the package will arrive and be home when it is delivered. If this is not an option, Police suggest having a friend or a trusted neighbour be around to accept the delivery or pick it up for safekeeping.

Installing a motion-detecting security camera that records video is also an option that homeowners can consider.

Even though the holiday season has concluded, thieves will take advantage of the opportunity to steal a package from a front porch.

If you are a victim of a parcel theft, call the OPP and the shipping company. Witnesses of a theft or suspicious activity are asked to call Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000. 

Stunt drivers charged increases again in 2019

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On January 4, 2020 Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a driver with stunt driving. At 12:43 p.m. an officer stopped a (red) car travelling on Bruce Road 8, east of Allenford Road, South Bruce Peninsula.

OPP have charged 18 year old, Jacob PRETTY from Owen Sound with stunt driving - speeding by 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA). The driver's vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver lost his licence for 7 days.  

In 2018, 130 drivers were charged on Highway 6, from Wiarton to Tobermory, with stunt driving, 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. In 2019, 191 drivers were charged on the same stretch of roadway, a 46 percent increase over the previous year.

A total of 236 drivers were charged with stunt driving throughout the OPP Grey Bruce Detachment area in 2019.  

Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety and traffic safety. Grey Bruce OPP detachment continues to work with community stakeholders and community partners to get effective traffic safety messaging out to the public driving on the roads of Grey and Bruce County.      

IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On January 7, 2020, at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a sedan on Highway 6 as it entered into Mount Forest 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 Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

Kenneth CRAINE, 31-years-old of Wellington North Township has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood), Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol Readily Available contrary to the Liquor Licence Act and Drive - Handheld Communication Device 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 February 11, 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.

 


Back