CENTRE WELLINGTON – A local man is dead following a serious crash here last week.
Emergency crews responded to the collision, on Wellington Road 21 near the hamlet of Inverhaugh, on Sept. 26 at about 6:30am.
Wellington County OPP officials say two sedans collided head-on, resulting in serious injuries for multiple occupants.
One of the drivers, John James Lumsden, 31, of Centre Wellington, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two adult male occupants of the other sedan were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to call 1-888-310-1122.
FERGUS – On Sept. 23, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a break-in at a retail store on St. Andrew Street West here.
Police say surveillance captured someone breaking in through a front window and removing a quantity of property at about 4:15am.
“The inventory of items removed and their value has not been determined at this time,” police stated in a Sept. 24 press release.
“The person was last seen entering the passenger side of a waiting, older model, dark coloured [SUV] that left west bound on St. Andrew Street West.”
Police are asking anyone in the area near this time that has a dash cam or surveillance camera – or even saw something suspicious – to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.
Car wash caper
MINTO – On Sept. 19, Wellington County OPP responded to a theft at a car wash on Main Street in Palmerston.
Police say that sometime overnight someone on a motorcycle cut into the coin dispenser machine and stole approximately $500 in currency. A similar incident occurred at the car wash on Mill Street in Clifford.
Police are looking to identify the motorcycle operator. 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.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local police are again reminding residents to lock their vehicles following a number of recent thefts across the county.
Wellington County OPP auxiliary officers were in the area of Bridle Path in Puslinch Township on Sept. 20 conducting a neighbourhood canvass in response to a number of thefts from vehicles in that area.
On Sept. 3 at about 8:30am Wellington County OPP was dispatched to a vehicle entry on Gore Road in Puslinch.
Police say surveillance captured the suspect prior to the theft of a wallet from the vehicle.
The OPP is asking for help to identify the person caught on the video (above) and also asking anyone in the area of Gore Road near this time – either with a dash/surveillance camera or who may have saw something suspicious – to contact them.
On Sept. 12 at about 1:45pm Wellington County OPP responded to a “suspicious person” call on Ariss Valley Road in Guelph-Eramosa.
Police say a resident exited his home and saw a white Volkswagon Tiguan parked in his driveway with a man behind the wheel and a woman rummaging through his and his mother’s vehicles.
“The female was startled by the witness and returned to the awaiting vehicle which then sped away at a high rate of speed,” police stated.
She is described as caucasian, medium build, dyed pink or red shoulder length hair, approximately 30 to 40 years of age. The man is described as caucasian, heavy build, brown hair with a scruffy beard, approximately 30 to 40 years of age.
Sunglasses, vehicle documents and cash are some of the items that were stolen.
Anyone with information about these incidents can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.
To help prevent thefts, the OPP is reminding everyone to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables and the keys.
Additional person charged
MINTO – On Aug. 28 OPP officers from Huron, Perth and Grey-Bruce seized a large quantity of methamphetamine from a vehicle in Minto. Offence-related property, including cash and the vehicle, were also seized.
Aaron Walsh, 33, of the North Perth, was arrested and charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking methamphetamine and psilocybin. He was held for a bail hearing in Stratford court.
On Aug. 29, OPP officers executed search warrants – at addresses on Albert Avenue in North Perth and on Minto Road in former Minto Township – and seized quantities of methamphetamine and psilocybin, along with offence-related property and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
The estimated value of the drugs is $218,000; the value of the property is $49,000.
On Sept. 18 Melissa Luu-Tran, 32, of North York, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine. She was held for a bail hearing on Sept. 19.
Further property valued at about $71,000 was seized during Luu-Tran’s arrest.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.