FERGUS – Police are looking for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash here who was driving a stolen vehicle.
On July 27 at about 6:30pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a collision in a parking area on Tower Street South in Fergus.
“It was reported that an unidentified driver of a white Sprinter style Mercedes van struck a black pick-up truck and fled the area,” police stated in a press release issued on Aug. 24, four weeks after the incident.
“Investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from the Sudbury area. A passenger in the vehicle was described as white, male, in their 20’s, tattooed arms, wearing a black ball cap.”
Officer assaulted: OPP
FERGUS – On July 26 at about 8:15pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a reported traffic complaint at a parking area on Tower Street South here.
“It was reported that the driver of an orange sedan drove at the complainant,” police stated in a press release.
Timothy Richard Stauffer, 43, of Kitchener, was charged with assaulting a peace officer, dangerous driving, impaired driving, refusing to comply with a demand for a breath sample, driving while prohibited and mischief (destroy or damage property).
He is to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 22.
Police offer few details about golf course damage
PUSLINCH – Police are investigating after four people caused over $2,000 in damage at a local golf course.
Wellington County OPP officials say that on Aug. 19, four individuals “performed stunts with a golf cart and caused extensive damages.”
Police did not provide the name of the golf course and when asked for a location, OPP spokesperson Josh Cunningham stated, “Without identifying the victim I’d say it was in the southern part of county.”
Officials at Victoria Park Valley Golf Club, located on Maltby Road in Puslinch Township, between Victoria and Watson roads, have told other media outlets it was their business that was targeted.
The damage included driving a golf cart over greens and through bunkers as well as damage to at least one golf cart.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Man drove on pedestrian bridge
ELORA – On July 30 at about 10:30pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Victoria Street here.
In a press release issued on Aug. 24, almost four weeks after the incident, police say “the driver of a blue coupe was operating the vehicle on a pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River.”
A 23-year-old man from Kitchener was charged with dangerous driving and is to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 19.
Drug, driving charges
ERIN – On Aug. 11 at about 10:45pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Wellington Road 125 here.
Police say a “white sedan had struck a pickup truck before entering the ditch and fleeing the scene. There were no reported injuries.”
On Aug. 12 at about 7:30am Wellington County OPP responded to a suspicious vehicle report on the 2nd Line in Centre Wellington.
“It was reported that a damaged white sedan was parked near a barn and the operator appeared to be [sleeping],” police stated in a press release.
William Clifford Gibbs, 57, of Acton, was charged with impaired driving, failing to stop after an accident, careless driving, failing to report an accident, two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking (opioid and cocaine) and two counts of driving while suspended.
The accused was held for bail.
Pair charged after stop
PUSLINCH – On Aug. 22, at about 6:45am, Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Brock Road South here.
Police say “a black pickup truck had been observed driving erratically.”
Cody James Allison, 25, of Erin, was charged with four counts of possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000), two counts of possession on an identity document and three counts of failure to comply with release order.
Further, Brittany Kylynn Pullicino, 25, of York, was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited device or ammunition, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000), possession of an identity document, and two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking.
Both were held for bail.
Driver charged in crash
WELLINGTON NORTH – On Aug. 22 at about 10:15pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a vehicle collision on Wellington Road 109 here.
Police say “a blue SUV and a brown sedan had been involved in a serious [crash] and there was a serious injury. Further, the other driver fled the scene on foot.”
Ryan Patrick McLean, 32, of Wellington North, was charged with failing to stop after an accident resulting in bodily harm, careless driving causing bodily harm and driving while suspended.
He is to appear in Guelph court on Oct. 20.