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Fatal Fire

(CULROSS TWP, ON) – On November 28, 2022, at 9:06 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a fire along Bruce County Road 6 in Culross Township. Officers attended with members of South Bruce Fire Rescue to find a home fully engulfed by flames.

A deceased individual has been located inside the home.

The South Bruce OPP is continuing to investigate along with the South Bruce OPP Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office and the Coroner’s Office.  

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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 www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Cruelty To Animals, Assault With Weapon & Mischief

(PERTH EAST, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kitchener resident after a domestic disturbance incident. 

On November 27, 2022, just after 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the Township of Perth East. During the investigation, the victim revealed historical assaults. It was determined that one person involved had assaulted the other. The victim received minor injuries.

A 29-year-old resident of Kitchener was arrested and charged with:

–      Cruelty to animals- unnecessary pain, suffering or injury

–      Assault with a weapon – Spousal

–      Mischief Under $5000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

Victims of sexual assault/domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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27 Year Old From Clinton Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On November 27, 2022, just after 5:00 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Line 34 in the Municipality of West Perth.

During the investigation, the officer noted that the driver had been drinking alcohol. A roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations center for further testing.

Cody FISHER, 27, of Clinton, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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.

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Ditch Drunk Driver Arrested – KROEKER

(PERTH EAST, ON) – On November 26, 2022, just after 10:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting general patrol when they came across a vehicle in the ditch on Perth Line 72 in the Township of Perth East.

During the investigation, the officer noted that the driver had been drinking alcohol. A roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations center for further testing.

Andrew KROEKER, 30, of Waterloo, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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.

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Another Meth Bust – BOON

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On November 25, 2022, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle on Binning Street West in the Municipality of North Perth.  

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, he was subsequently arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.

As a result, Jeffrey BOON, 41, of Gowanstown, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Methamphetamine

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Opioid (other than heroin)- 2 counts

–      Operate unsafe vehicle

–      Fail to surrender insurance card

–      Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the criminal charges.

The accused was also served three Provincial Notices for the other offences.

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.

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Missing Person Located Deceased

(MILDMAY, ON) – On November 28, 2022, at 11:27 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a missing person from the town of Mildmay. 

Jason BURBIDGE has been located deceased. 

The investigation is continuing.

The South Bruce OPP appreciates the assistance of the media and the public.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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 www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Theft From Delivery Truck In Listowel

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On November 25, 2022, at approximately 10:16 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of cell phone from a delivery truck.

It was determined an unknown gained entry into a delivery truck parked at a business on Wallace Avenue North in the Municipality of North Perth. The driver of the truck was alerted by two witnesses who saw a male enter the truck and remove a cell phone.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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21 Year Old Charged Following Collision

(PERTH EAST ON) – On November 24, 2022, just before 8:00 a.m.., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Perth County Paramedic Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Perth- Oxford Road in the Township of Perth East.  

A 21-year-old resident of Listowel, has been charged with:

–      Disobey Stop Sign – Fail to Stop

The accused was issued a Provincial Notice for the offence.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Jeremy WELSH & Justin HILL Arrested For Break & Enter

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On November 7, 2022, members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter at a business located on Main Street West in the Municipality of North Perth.   

The business is equipped with a monitored security system. Police were alerted after a door was forced open.

As a result of this police investigation, Jeremy WELSH, a 24-year-old resident of North Perth has been arrested and charged with:

–      Break, Enter a place – with intent to commit indictable offence

–      Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Justin HILL, an 18-year-old resident of North Perth has been arrested and charged with:

–      Break, Enter a place – with intent to commit indictable offence

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.p3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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19 Year Old Arrested For Sexual Assault

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a North Perth resident after police responded to a disturbance.

On November 19, 2022, at approximately 4:20 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the Municipality of North Perth. It was determined that one person involved in the disturbance had assaulted the other. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  

During the investigation, it was also disclosed that the victim was sexually assaulted by the accused.

As a results, a 19-year-old male resident of North Perth has been arrested and charged with:

–      Sexual Assault

–      Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, suffocate or strangle

–      Assault

–      Assault with A Weapon

–      Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Victims of sexual assault/domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.