Police beat: Drugs at RIDE program

Drugs at RIDE program

GUELPH – On Dec. 5 at about 1:40am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on the Hanlon Expressway near Wellington Street.

Police say officers spoke to the driver and discovered drug paraphernalia and small quantities of suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.

“Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from an address in the Region of Waterloo,” police stated in a press release, adding the two occupants of the vehicle were  arrested.

Natalie Jean Arthurs, 25, of Guelph, was  charged with possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a Schedule 1 substance (methamphetamine).

Tyler Watt, 29, of Minto,  has been charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance (opioid).

Both are to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 5.

Two break-ins at same shed in four days

PALMERSTON – On Dec. 9 at about 4pm, Wellington County OPP received a report of a break-in to a shed on Bell Street here.

Police say the locked shed was entered sometime after 10pm the previous night when someone cut off a lock on the shed and removed a power washer.  The property owner later secured the shed with a new lock.

On Dec. 12 at about 11am the OPP received a report of another break-in to the same shed, which occurred the previous night sometime after 9:30pm.

“Again, a lock was cut and a yellow Champion generator was stolen,” police stated.

Anyone with information can contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.