Police beat: Assault charge

Assault charge

CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Aug. 7 at about 4:30am, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of an assault at an address on 3rd Line  here. 

Police say someone unknown to the owner arrived and “assaulted someone at the residence.”

Peter A. Vanderheyden, 48, of Guelph-Eramosa, was charged with assault and is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

Business break-in

ARTHUR – The Wellington County OPP is investigating a break-in at a business here and is asking for the public’s help.

On Aug. 10, police responded to a report of a break and enter sometime overnight. Police say someone broke an exterior lock and gained entry into the building, but it appears nothing was stolen.

“A white four-door sedan was seen leaving the area southbound on Highway 6 and is believed to have been involved,” police stated.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips. 

Dog bites child

ELORA – Police are reminding dog owners of their responsibilities after an incident involving two unleashed dogs at a local park.

On Aug. 9, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a child that had been bitten by an unleashed dog at a park off Bricker Avenue in Elora.  

“The individual was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries,” police stated. 

“While officers are still investigating this incident, the Wellington County OPP would like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to be familiar with the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.”

Police say the legislation states “the owner of a dog shall exercise reasonable precautions to prevent it from biting or attacking a person or domestic animal; or from behaving in a manner that poses a menace to the safety of the public.

“Further, the owner of a dog could be liable if the dog bites or attacks another person or domestic animal. Please ensure that you are able to maintain control of your dog at all times in order to prevent any potential injuries to others or to the dog itself.”