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Today's date: Thursday August 17, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 32
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‘Move over’ charges up again in 2016: OPP

ORILLIA - For the second consecutive year, OPP officials say they are concerned about the number of drivers who fail to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks.

Drinking and driving

MAPLETON - On Aug. 5 at about 8:40pm a Wellington County OPP officer received a traffic complaint regarding a pick-up truck on Wellington Road 7 near Sideroad 16.

Speeder of the Week

GUELPH - On Aug. 4 at about 4am a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Parkway, near Laird Road here.

Crime of the Week

PUSLINCH - Sometime between 5:30pm on July 21 and 9am on July 22, someone broke into a business on Townline Road here and stole cash, several cell phones and numerous credit cards.

Murphy Park mix-up: new swings not stolen, just being replaced

MOUNT FOREST - Residents here can relax knowing a pair of swings that went missing at Murphy Park were not stolen, as initially reported by police.

Owner facing nine fire code violations after drug bust

WELLINGTON NORTH - A local property owner has been hit with a slew of fire code violations one month after police busted an alleged marijuana grow-op on the property.

Mischief at high school

ERIN - Sometime between July 3 at 9pm and Aug. 1 at 8am, someone climbed to the roof of Erin District High School and used yellow spray paint to deface areas of the roof and skylight.

Collision charge

WELLINGTON NORTH - On July 31 at about 6:25pm Wellington County OPP responded to a collision involving an SUV and a motorcycle on Concession 9.

Charge after collision

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On July 30 at about 8:30pm Wellington County OPP responded to a serious collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Highway 7 and Wellington Road 29, west of Rockwood.

Workplace injury

ABERFOYLE - On July 28 at about 8am emergency crews responded to a serious workplace injury on Kerr Crescent here.

Vehicles entered

ROCKWOOD - Wellington County OPP received numerous calls about vehicles being entered overnight on July 24.
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