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Today's date: Tuesday April 24, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 16
   
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‘Dramatic increase’ in road, boating, snowmobile deaths

ORILLIA - The OPP has released traffic data that shows increases in road, boating and snowmobile deaths in 2017.

Morriston practitioner now faces 17 sexual assault charges

GUELPH - The number of sexual assault charges laid against a traditional Chinese medical practitioner in Morriston is up to 17.

Speeders of the Week

On April 5 at about 1am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway. Police say the officer observed an orange passenger vehicle that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 140km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Crime of the Week

Sometime after midnight on March 25, someone stole a white 2017 Ford F150 pickup truck with tonneau cover from Wellington County Road 6. The truck, valued at over $45,000, may have hit a guardrail on Wellington Road 2 (across from the car wash at 4 Mill Street) in Clifford sometime between 12:30 and 1:30am on March 26.

Woman confronts employee with ‘imitation weapon’

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - A local woman faces several charges after police say someone broke into a business and confronted an employee with an “imitation weapon.”

Shelves stolen

HILLSBURGH - On April 11 at about 11:30am Wellington County OPP responded to a theft from Snoopers Custom Furniture here.

Teen charged in break-in

HARRISTON - On April 14 Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a break-in at Dave’s Body Works here.

More break-ins throughout Wellington County

Local police are again dealing with a rash of break-ins.

Another break-in

ERIN - At about 1:30am on April 7 someone broke into a house on Erin Heights Drive here and stole alcohol and a pair of motorcycle gloves and then damaged a motorcycle by knocking it to the floor.

Fergus man faces crack charge following brief foot pursuit

FERGUS - On April 2 Wellington County OPP were notified Guelph Police Service officials were trying to arrest a man for property crimes who was known to frequent Fergus.

Mischief in Mount Forest

MOUNT FOREST - On the morning of March 30, Wellington County OPP received multiple reports of mischiefs near Main Street South and Wellington Street West here.

Gas theft

PUSLINCH - On March 29 Wellington County OPP received a report of a theft of gas from the Shell gas station at 315 Brock Road South here.

Driving charges

FERGUS - On March 30 at about 8:30pm Wellington County OPP stopped a vehicle on Johnston Street North here for allegedly displaying an expired licence plate.

More driving charges

ABERFOYLE - On March 30 at about 6pm the OPP stopped the driver of a black truck for an alleged seat belt violation here.

Break-in

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On April 7 police were dispatched to a break-in at a residence on 5th Line, near Brucedale.
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