GUELPH/ERAMOSA – A local resident was hospitalized after being assaulted by two people here.
Wellington County OPP officials say police responded to an assault call at a home on Highway 7, west of Guelph, on April 23 at about 6pm.
“It was reported that two known individuals had assaulted a resident and that the injuries were severe,” police stated in a press release.
“A 60-year-old resident was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.”
Police say “the investigation is continuing” and the incident “is believed to be … isolated.”
Adult assaults youth
WELLINGTON NORTH – An Arthur resident has been charged after a youth was assaulted by an adult here.
Wellington County OPP officials say police responded to a reported disturbance at a house in Wellington North on April 15, shortly after midnight.
“It was reported that a youth had been assaulted by an adult at the party,” police stated in a press release.
Dana Bowden, 42, of Arthur, was charged with assault and is to appear in Guelph court on June 6.
CENTRE WELLINGTON – On April 18 at about 9pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a disturbance call at a house here.
A 60-year-old from Centre Wellington was charged with spousal assault, assault with a weapon (spousal) and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm (spousal).
The accused is to appear in court at a later date.
WELLINGTON NORTH – On April 16 at about 6pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a disturbance call at a house here.
A 30-year-old from Wellington North was charged with spousal assault and is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.
ELORA – On April 16 at about 10:30am, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of a break-in at a residence here. Police say “officers attended the area and located the suspect.”
Adrian Smith, 54, of Nichol Township, was charged with failing to comply with undertaking, mischief under $5,00 and breaking into a dwelling with the intent to commit an indictable offence.
He is to appear in Guelph court on May 26.
Theft from new house
PUSLINCH – The Wellington County OPP is investigating after approximately $20,000 was stolen from a construction site on Concession 1 here.
Police say that sometime between April 16 and 17, someone entered an unoccupied house that’s under construction and stole a quantity of flooring, as well as appliances.
Theft from business
ELORA – On April 12 at about 1:30pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a theft at a business on Metcalfe Street here.
“After speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage a suspect was identified,” police stated in a press release.
Angel Watson, 48, of Elora, was charged with theft under $5,000 and is to appear in Guelph court on June 9.
Utility vehicle stolen
ARTHUR – On April 9, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a theft.
Police say that sometime between 1 and 4pm on April 9, a “utility vehicle” was stolen from a parking lot on Eliza Street in Arthur.
“The keys were with the vehicle,” which was “last seen eastbound down a walking trail in the area,” police stated.
PALMERSTON – On April 11 Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a mischief at a business on Main Street West here.
Police say officers “were able to review surveillance footage and obtained descriptors of the suspect and the suspect’s electric bicycle.
“The suspect caused approximately $800 in damage to machines on the property.”
While on patrol later that evening, officers observed a person on an electric bicycle that matched the description of the suspect, police stated.
Andrew Lloyd Doupe, 36, of Palmerston, was charged with mischief under $5,000 and is to appear in Guelph court on June 6.
NORTH PERTH – Perth County OPP officers were called to a business on Mitchell Road South in Listowel on April 10 just before 4pm.
Police say “a person was witnessed removing sale tags from store items and placing them on items they were purchasing.”
Frances Anderson, 66, of Minto, was charged with theft (fraud) under $5,000.
The accused is to appear in Stratford court at a later date.
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Anyone with information about any of the above incidents can contact the 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.