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Middlesex OPP Weekend Report

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – Over the course of the weekend, members of the Middlesex County, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were busy doing their part to keep our communities safe. 

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – ILDERTON RESIDENCE DESTROYED BY FIRE

On June 7, 2020 at 3:39 a.m. members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Middlesex-London EMS and the Middlesex Centre Fire Department responded to an active structure fire at 11 Warbler Circle, Ilderton, Municipality of Middlesex Centre.

Police confirmed the structure and its contents were a total loss as a result of the fire.

The fire is deemed to be non-suspicious and there were no injuries.

(Middlesex Centre, ON) – TRAFFIC COMPLAINT RESULTS IN IMPAIRED CHARGE

On June 6, 2021 at 7:56 p.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Centre Road, Adelaide-Metcalfe Township. The vehicle was located on Centre Road at Egremont Drive, at which point a traffic stop was initiated.

As a result, Gurmeet BHATOA, a 30-year-old of London, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 9, 2021 to speak to the charges.

(Middlesex Centre, ON) – TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN IMPAIRED CHARGE

On June 5, 2021, at 7:46 p.m., while on general patrol, a member of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police observed a suspicious vehicle on Gideon Drive, Middlesex Centre Township. A traffic stop was initiated.

As a result, Andrew WRIGHT, a 31-year-old of Mount Brydges, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 12, 2021 to speak to the charges.

(Middlesex Centre, ON) – STUNT CHARGE LAID FOR DRIVER TRAVELLING AT DOUBLE THE POSTED 90 km/h SPEED LIMIT

On June 6, 2021, at 9:03 p.m., the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police received a traffic complaint of a speeding motor vehicle on Nairn Road, Middlesex Centre Township. The vehicle was located by police and a traffic stop was initiated.  

As a result, police have charged a 19-year-old driver of London with:

  • Race a Motor Vehicle – excessive speed as per section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver’s vehicle was impounded at the roadside and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 7 days.

The driver is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Provincial Traffic Court to speak to the charges. 

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority immediately.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.   

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