Police beat: Resisting arrest

CENTRE WELLINGTON – On May 5 at about 10pm, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Wellington Road 21 here.

Police say the driver of a vehicle that entered the checkpoint was wanted by police but “was uncooperative and attempted to resist arrest.”

Jason Francis Law, 31, of Puslinch, was charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, failing to comply with release order, possession of methamphetamine, and driving while prohibited. 

He is to appear in Guelph court on June 30.

Intimate partner violence

WELLINGTON COUNTY – On May 13, Wellington County OPP responded to a disturbance at a residence in the County of Wellington and entered into an “intimate partner violence investigation. “

A 34-year-old resident of Wellington County has been charged with assault causing bodily harm (choke, suffocate or strangle), assault with a weapon, sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, uttering threats, careless use of a weapon or prohibited device, possession of weapon contrary to a prohibition order and overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person.

The accused is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

ATV stolen

WELLINGTON NORTH  – On May 10 Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a break-in on Lovers Lane here.

Police say that sometime overnight, someone entered outbuildings on the property and stole a hunter green 1999 Suzuki 300 king quad all terrain vehicle with Ontario plate 8SJ79. 

Theft from business

FERGUS – On May 9 at about 1:30pm, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a theft from a business on St. David Street here.

“It was reported that three men had left the rear of the business with multiple stolen items,” police stated in a press release.

“They were observed loading the items into a grey sport utility vehicle.”

Owner charged after dog bites people

CENTRE WELLINGTON – On April 30 at about 10am, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a dog that was not on a leash that had bitten multiple people. 

A 75-year-old resident of Fergus was charged with failing to restrain a dog with a leash and two counts of failing to prevent a dog from biting.

The defendant is to appear in Guelph court on July 19.

OPP to take part in Canada Road Safety Week

ORILLIA – Last year 359 people were killed on OPP-patrolled roads, marking a 16-year high in fatalities.

And police say the majority of the 2022 deaths were the result of “bad decisions” by drivers and passengers.                    

“Every year, a significant number of road deaths are linked to motorists who decide to drive aggressively, distracted, under the influence of alcohol/drugs or fatigued, with little or no thought about the unimaginable consequences that await them – the loss of human life,” police stated in a press release.

“The decision to not buckle up is another factor that costs drivers (and passengers) their lives every year.”

This year Canada Road Safety Week takes place from May 16 to 23.

“Leading up to and right through the Victoria Day long weekend, the OPP will join Canadian police partners to target all forms of poor and careless driving, as well as lack of seatbelt use, in an effort to save lives on roads across the country,” police stated.

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Anyone with information about any of the above incidents can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at csgw.tips.