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North Wellington OPP Reports - Feb. 15, 2017

Web posted on February 15, 2017


(MAPLETON TOWNSHIP, ON) On February 11, 2017 at approximately 6:10 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a broken down motorist that was possibly impaired at the intersection of Wellington Road 9 and Wellington Road in Mapleton Township.

The female driver asked a witness for assistance getting her 2013 Dodge started so she could drive home. The witness, an off-duty OPP officer detected the strong odour of alcohol on her breath and noted obvious signs of impairment and placed her under arrest.

An on-duty officer arrived at the scene, observed the signs impairment and re-arrested the driver and transported her to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

48-year-old Irene STEENBERGEN of North Perth has been charged with Care or Control While Impaired and Care or Control Over 80 Mgs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. She is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on March 3, 2017 to answer to the charges.



(WELLINGTON NORTH TOWNSHIP, ON) On February 11, 2017 at approximately 2:33 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an alarm call at the Grech Outdoors Gunsmithing Store located on Fergus Street South in the Town of Mount Forest, Wellington North Township.

Investigation revealed that unknown suspects threw a cinderblock block against the window of the overhead garage door in an attempt to gain access to the building. The window was smashed and the alarm activated but entry into the building was not made. Suspects fled the scene when the alarm was activated.

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.