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OPP Report March 18, 2020

Web posted on March 18, 2020

MAGIC MUSHROOMS SEIZED IN SEARCH WARRANT

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERMASOA, ON) - On March 6, 2020 the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) along with members of the Grey County and South Bruce OPP CSCU executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Princess Street in Rockwood.

As a result of the search warrant, officers seized a quantity of Psilocybin, a Schedule 3 Substance, also known as Magic Mushrooms.

Susanne HEPBURN, 45-years-old and Richard PIOTTO, 43-years-old, both of Guelph-Eramosa Township have been charged with Possession of a Schedule 3 Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). They are scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph to answer to their charge.

IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On March 14, 2020, at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a white sport utility vehicle on Highway 89 near Wellington Road 2 for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

Ryan Richard Patrick MATTHEWS, 31-years-old of Clifford has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on April 17, 2020 to answer to the charge.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

BREAK AND ENTER INTO FERGUS BUSINESS

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On March 14, 2020 at approximately 7:00 a.m. a break-in occurred at a business located on St. Andrew's Street East in Fergus.

Investigation revealed that a suspect gained entry into an eating establishment by smashing the glass door with a tire iron and stole over $2000 in cash. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on St. Andrew St.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male wearing a black Under Armour hoodie with black Adidas track pants with reflective stripes on the bottom, black skater shoes and tan gloves.

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 www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

UNLOCKED GARAGE ENTERED

(WEST PERTH, ON) - Overnight on March 13th 2020, suspects entered an unlocked garage located at an address on Toronto Street in West Perth and stole a number of items.

Stolen from the residence were power tools, electronics and vehicle spare keys.

Perth County OPP continue to remind homeowners to lock the doors to their homes and garages at night and when not home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police 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 http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

 UPDATE - UNLOCKED GARAGE ENTERED

Some Items Recovered

(WEST PERTH, ON) - Perth County OPP have recovered some of the property reported stolen as a result of a break and enter reported on March 14th 2020.

Police attended a residence in West Perth after the homeowner called OPP to report they had located some property in their basement that does not belong to them.

The recovered property included stolen electronics and vehicle keys.

Perth County OPP continue to investigate the incident.

 


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