Police beat: Kincardine couple caught

CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Sept. 28 at about 1:30pm Wellington County OPP responded to a single vehicle collision on Wellington Road 21.

Police say a westbound pickup truck with two occupants was “weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed and forcing other vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a collision.”

Following the crash, a taxi driver with a fare onboard stopped to render assistance to the occupants of the pickup, who then tried to steal the cab and assaulted the customer inside.

Further investigation revealed the pickup was stolen from Kincardine and one of the suspects was involved in fuel thefts in Wellington County.

Jeremy Jason Hogg,  25, of Kincardine, was charged with driving while prohibited, possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000), failing to comply with a probation order and two counts of theft under $5,000.

Jordan Amira Graveley, 27, of Kincardine, was charged with theft over $5,000, dangerous driving, possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000) and assault.

Both will appear in Guelph court at a later date.

Wallet, keys stolen

ERIN – On Sept. 27 at about 11:10am, Wellington County OPP responded to a theft that occurred on Elizabeth Crescent.

Police say that sometime between 1 and 6am on Sept. 27 unknown suspects entered the complainant’s unlocked vehicle in the driveway and stole his wallet containing all of his identification and bank cards as well as house, mail and car keys.

Two credit cards were used successfully in the City of Guelph prior to them being cancelled.

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.

Drug charges

BOLTON – A Guelph-Eramosa man is one of two people charged following a drug bust here last week.

On Sept. 11 Caledon OPP officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Trailview Lane in Bolton, and seized about $2,000 in Canadian currency, 29g of cocaine, 31g of a suspected cutting agent, 60g of cannabis, raw tobacco, bags and packaging materials, digital scales, five cell phones and an imitation firearm.

A 19-year-old resident of Guelph-Eramosa was charged with:

– possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking  (cocaine);

– trafficking in a schedule I substance (cocaine);

– possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000;

– distributing illicit cannabis, and

– possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling.

A 19-year-old resident of Caledon faces similar charges, as well as weapon charges and a charge for failing to comply with a release order.

The accused were held for a bail hearing and will appear in Orangeville court at a later date.

Anyone with information can contact Caledon Detachment Community Street Crime Unit at 905-584-2241 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous call Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Back-to-school campaign

WELLINGTON COUNTY –  Police have released the results of the Back-to-School Traffic Safety Campaign, which ran from Aug. 31 to Sept. 24.

Wellington County OPP officers were deployed to school zones “to conduct high-visibility, zero tolerance enforcement with the goal of keeping children safe to and from school,” police stated. “Anything that could put a child’s life and well-being at risk was targeted.”

As a result, 154 charges were laid during the campaign:

– six for stunt driving;

– 95 for speeding;

– 21 for other “Big 4” violations (seatbelt/cell phone);

– nine other moving offences; and

– 23 other offences.

“Wellington County OPP will continue with high visibility patrols around the school zones throughout the year to ensure that drivers and students are following the rules of the road and exercising the appropriate level of care and caution,” police stated.

“Children’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.”