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Wellington North OPP Reports - Dec. 21, 2017

Web posted on December 21, 2017


(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On December 15, 2017 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a theft of Christmas tree lights from an address on Main Street, Town of Palmerston.

Investigation revealed that the homeowner had decorated his house with the outdoor Christmas laser motion projector lights which were zip-tied to trees in the yard. Sometime on December 15, 2017 between 3:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. an unknown suspect removed the lights and left the yard on foot.

The lights are described as Prime brand Projector Laser lights. One was red and dark green in colour and the other was red, blue and green.

Any person with information regarding this incident 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 You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.



TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON, ON) - On December 12, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Sideroad 18, Township of Mapleton.

The officer observed a male driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar in excess of 130 km/h.

40-year-old Gronville VIRGO of Woodstock has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and will appear in Guelph Provincial Court on January 17, 2018. His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.



(TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON, ON) - On December 15, 2017 OPP were contacted by a victim of a fraud that had occurred on that date.

The victim advised OPP that the victim's Facebook account had been hacked. When this happened, the victim searched the internet for a number to contact Facebook to have it unlocked. The victim called the number located and reported the Facebook account being hacked.

The victim requested it to be unlocked. The victim was told to pay a sum of iTunes gift cards to have the account unlocked. The victim bought the requested iTunes gift cards and turned over the numbers of this gift cards to the person on the phone. At this point the person on the phone advised that the victim would be required to pay more in gift cards. The victim refused and hung up realizing that this was a scam.

Modern, tech-savvy scammers have the ability to create very convincing scams. They won't hesitate to use the name of a legitimate company in an effort to gain your trust and trick you into paying them.

Always be cautious with unsolicited email, phone calls, letters, even visitors at your door. Always be certain who you are dealing with before you ever consider sending money or sharing personal information.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at



(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) - On December 19, 2017, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of mischief done to the Meaford Re-chlorination building located on Grey Road 15 in the Municipality of Meaford.

Sometime between December 11 and December 18, 2017, unknown person(s) spray painted the initials "BWZR" on the building using red paint. *Photo attached.

Graffiti has a negative impact on the community. Person(s) responsible may be charged with the criminal offence of mischief which is the wilful damage or destruction of property.

Get involved. Report any suspicious activity to police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a secure Web Tip at You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.