Today's date: Wednesday June 20, 2018
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,251 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

column width padding column width padding

Dog thwarts break-in at Fergus home

by Advertiser staff

FERGUS - A man with bad teeth who tried to break into a local home last week bit off more than he could chew, as his efforts were thwarted by a dog.

Wellington County OPP officers were called to South Street in Fergus on Aug. 29 to investigate the attempted break-in.

Police say that at about 8:30am a man living in the home let his dog out on a leash in the backyard. The dog ran off the porch towards the detached garage.

“The dog's owner then noticed an unknown male suspect standing at the man door of the garage with his back towards him and appeared to be attempting to gain entry,” police stated in a press release.

“The dog grabbed a hold of the jacket that the suspect was wearing … and pulled it off him as the suspect fell backwards to the ground.”

The dog's owner pulled the dog back into the house and the suspect fled.

Police describe the suspect as a white male approximately 30 to 35 years of age, six feet tall with a thin build, about 140 pounds, unshaven, blue eyes, black shoulder-length scruffy hair. He was wearing a black jacket, which the dog ripped, and a white T-shirt, blue jeans, brown belt and grey Jordan sneakers.

“He had poor dental hygiene,” police added of the suspect.

Anyone with information can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip at

September 8, 2017


Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.




Wellington County

Related Stories

  • Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament
  • Habitat for Humanity launch well attended
  • Chong sees party stick to plans; has two issues of his own
  • Fur-friendly fashion: Creations by Rose McCulligh
  • Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name, more beneficiaries
  • Kill Joy brings suspense to local theatre
  • Settlers Creek Band to compete in national online reality music show
  • Target plans to spend millions to renovate local Zellers
  • Some contamination at site delays construction for Walmart
  • Habitat event signalling return to township
  • Bears Cheerleading teams bring home provincial medals
  • Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film
  • Four babies made a grand entrance on Jan.1
  • Sample of Scotland coming to town with Robbie Burns night
  • Quilt raffle fundraiser to support Groves Memorial Community Hospital
  • School hosts First Nations fundraiser
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser





    Digital Publications


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo