Police beat: Golf carts stolen

Golf carts stolen

GUELPH/ERAMOSA – On July 6 at about 10:05am Wellington County OPP received a report of a theft at a business on Wellington Road 22 here.

Police say that sometime between July 2 and 5 someone stole five golf carts from the business.

“The golf carts are described as 2020 Tempo fuel-powered golf carts with beige frames and black tops with plastic windshields valued at $5,000 each,” 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.

Campaign leads to charges

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Wellington County OPP, in partnership with the OPP Highway Safety Division and Ministry of Transportation, participated in the “Operation Safe Driver” campaign from July 11 to 17.

“The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the number of collisions involving commercial motor vehicles by conducting enforcement and education aimed at commercial motor vehicle operators,” police stated in a press release.

On July 14 and 15 police conducted “targeted and offence-based traffic stops” of commercial motor vehicles throughout Wellington County.

As a result of 24 inspections:

– 13 unsafe vehicles were removed from local roads;

– 12 charges were laid, including seatbelt, insecure loads, overweight loads, logbook violations and other equipment related issues; and

– 28 warnings were issued.

OPP officials say they “are very appreciative of the majority of drivers and companies that were observed to be doing it right. Successful drivers and companies recognize that road safety is just good business.”