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Updated - North Wellington OPP Reports - July 05, 2017

Web posted on July 05, 2017


(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On July 1, 2017 at approximately 4:20 a.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a motor vehicle in the parking lot of St. Johns Evangelist Catholic Church in the Town of Arthur. Officers stopped a male operating a 2008 Nissan and spoke with the driver.

While speaking with the driver the officer observed signs of drug use and alcohol consumption. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

23-year-old Justin DOUGHERTY of Arthur has been charged with Over 80 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and Possession of Marihuana contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days as per statute. He is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on August 1, 2017 to answer to the charges.



(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - June 30, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with The Minto Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Webb Street, Harriston. It was reported that a parked school bus was on fire.

The vehicle was not being used at the time and there have been no injuries reported.

Damages to the bus caused by the fire exceed $30,000.

OPP have concluded their investigation into the fire and have charged a 12-year-old young-person with Arson.

OPP and Minto Fire Department are currently investigating and have notified The Ontario Fire Marshall Office.

The fire is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone with any information about this occurrence 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.