Police beat OPP: Close to 40 crashes after first snowfall

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Following the first significant snowfall this season on Nov. 11, local OPP officers responded to 37 vehicle collisions across the county.

“Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt,” police stated in a press release.

“This response to winter driving conditions should remind us that snow covered roads can limit drivers’ abilities.”

Police are reminding drivers to slow down, clear ice and snow from vehicles, ensure vehicles are in good working order and to never drive while intoxicated.

Car wash targeted by thieves

ERIN – On Oct. 31 at about 3:30am, Wellington County OPP officers responded to an alarm call at a car wash on Erin Park Drive here.

Police say that at about 3:20am three suspects in a black Volkswagon Jetta forced their way into an internal room.

“Once inside the suspects gained access to the vault and stole just under $800 in Canadian currency,” police stated in a press release.

The OPP is still investigating and asks anyone with information to 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.