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North Wellington OPP Reports - May 09, 2017

Web posted on May 09, 2017

DRIVER CHARGED WITH CARE AND CONTROL

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH ON) - On May 6, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver on Line 8 near County 14, Township of Wellington North.

Police attended and located the motor vehicle and found the driver asleep in the vehicle. Police woke the driver and while speaking with him believed he may have consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Detachment for further testing.

55-year-old Steven BURNS of Wellington North Township has been charged with Care or Control While Ability Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 6, 2017. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute.

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FIVE PEOPLE CHARGED AFTER DRUG WARRANT EXECUTED

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On May 5, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and OPP West Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at 335 Wellington Street West in Mount Forest. As a result, OPP seized a quantity of drugs, drug trafficking equipment and stolen property resulting in charges for five people.

39-year-old Genville Shane BALLARD and 38-year-old Kasie Theresa BALLARD, both of Mount Forest, were arrested and charged for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Possession of Stolen Property contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC). They were held for Bail.

29-year-old Scott William WEILER of Mount Forest was arrested and charged for the Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine) contrary to the CDSA. He was held for Bail.

63-year-old Erik Herbert FRIEDEL and 58-year-old Louise Marie PITRE, both of Mount Forest, were arrested and charged for Possession of Methamphetamine contrary to the CDSA. They are scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 6, 2017.

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THEFT OF SCRAP METAL

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On April 27, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at an address near Margaret St. North and William St. West in the town of Harriston.

Police attended and located a white Ford pickup truck with a trailer parked beside it and two male parties. The males were loading up scrap metal into their pickup truck and trailer. Investigation revealed that the property was owned by a different male party.

58-year-old Ronald MCCANNELL and 48-year-old Joseph YORKE of Southgate Twp. have been charged with theft under $5000 and will appear in Guelph Criminal Court June 2, 2017.

Any person with information regarding this or any other criminal activity should 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 www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


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