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Wellington OPP Weekly Report

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to consolidate and streamline our notable traffic offences and publish a single weekly release.

On July 26, 2023, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a reported traffic complaint at a parking area on Tower Street South, Fergus. It was reported that the driver of an orange sedan drove at the complainant. As a result of the investigation, Timothy Richard STAUFFER, 43-years-old of Kitchener, has been charged with Assault Peace Officer, Dangerous Operations (of a Motor Vehicle), Operation while Impaired, Refusal to Comply with Demand, Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code and Mischief – Destroy or Damages Property, contrary to the Criminal Code (C.C.). The defendant is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 22, 2023.

On July 26, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Wellington Count OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, Wellington North. It was reported that black sedan was being driven erratically. As a result of the investigation, Manpreet Singh SANDHU, 30-years-old of Brampton, was charged with Impaired Operation contrary to the C.C. and with Possession of Schedule I – Heroin and Possession of Schedule 1 – Methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (C.D.S.A.). The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 22, 2023.

On July 27, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a black Sport Utility Vehicle (S.U.V.) along Wellington Road 7, Mapleton. As a result of the investigation, Jeremy John SWAN, 39-years-old of Guelph, has been charged with Operation while Impaired and Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood), contrary to the C.C. Further the driver was charged with Suspended Driving and Driving No Currently Validated Permit contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (H.T.A.). The driver was also charged with Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (C.A.I.A) and Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act (L.L.C.A.). The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on August 18, 2023.

On July 27, 2023, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a Fail to Remain collision in a parking area on Tower Street South, Fergus. It was reported that an unidentified driver of a white Sprinter style Mercedes van struck a black pick-up truck and fled the area. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from the Sudbury area. A passenger in the vehicle was described as white, male, in their 20’s, tattooed arms, wearing a black ball cap. Police continue to investigate and are asking one with information about this occurrence to call 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.

On July 28, 2023, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a traffic complaint on East Mills Street, Elora. It was reported that the driver of a black sedan was asleep in a parking area. As a result of the investigation, Daniel Edwen BEARSS, 48-years-old of Kincardine, was charged with Impaired Operation contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on August 29, 2023.

On July 7, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., A member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a grey sedan on Highway 21,Minto. As a result of the investigation, an 18-year-old driver from Clifford, was charged with Driving while Under Suspension, contrary to the H.T.A. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on September 19, 2023.

On July 29, 2023, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Wellington County responded to a reported traffic complaint on Highway 7, Guelph/Eramosa. It was reported the driver of a white S.U.V. was possibly driving while impaired. During patrols, investigators observed a white sedan being driven erratically. As a result of the investigation, Nhu Khoan DANG, 49-years-old of Guelph, has been charged with Impaired Operation, Refusal to Comply with Demand and Dangerous Operation, contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 19, 2023.

On July 30, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Victoria Street, Elora. It was reported that the driver of a blue coupe was operating the vehicle on a pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River. As a result of the investigation, Elliot Robert CAIRNEY, 23-years-old of Kitchener, was charged with Dangerous Operation contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 19, 2023.

On August 1, 2023, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Queen Street West, Fergus. It was reported a grey sedan and black sedan had collided and that there were no injuries. As a result of the investigation, Jessica Lynn BUCHANAN, 36-years-old of Elora, was charged with Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on August 29, 2023.

On August 7, 2023, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a white sedan on Wellington Road 34, Puslinch. As a result of the investigation, Paul Nicholas Roy SMITH, 25-years-old of Guelph, was charged with Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on August 25, 2023.

On August 11, 2023, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Wellington Road 125, Erin. It was reported that white sedan had struck a pickup truck before entering the ditch and fleeing the scene. There were no reported injuries. On August 12, 2023, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Second Line, Centre Wellington. It was reported that a damaged white sedan was parked near a barn and the operator appeared to be passed out. As a result of the investigation, William Clifford GIBBS, 57-years-old of Acton, was charged with Operation while Impaired and Fail to Stop After an Accident, contrary to the C.C. Further, the driver was charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid and Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, contrary to the C.D.S.A. Further the Driver was also charged with two counts of Driving while Under Suspension, Careless Driving, Fail to Report Accident, contrary to the H.T.A. The accused was held for bail.

On August 13, 2023, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 89, Minto. It was reported that a grey pickup truck was stopped along the roadway. As a result of the investigation, Justina MURRAY, 26-years-old of Barrie was charged with Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 1, 2023.

On August 16, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a black S.U.V. on Wellington Road 27, Guelph/Eramosa. As a result of the investigation, a 74-year-old driver from Guelph/Eramosa, was charged with Driving while Under Suspension and Drive Motor Vehicle without a Currently Validated Permit, Contrary to the H.T.A. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on December 6, 2023.

On August 19, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to vehicle collision on Lake Road, Puslinch. It was reported that a golf-cart had collided with a beige pickup truck and that there were no injuries. As a result of the investigation, Christopher OBERMEYER, 39-years-old of Guelph, has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus, contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on October 13, 2023.

On August 20, 2023, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a reported collision on Sideroad 15, Mapleton. It was reported that the operator of an All-Terrain Vehicle (A.T.V.) had been involved in a collision and youth passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old operator from Listowel was charged with Fail to Wear Proper Helmet, Dive Off Road Vehicle without Insurance and Drive Off Road Vehicle without a Number Plate, contrary to the Off-Road Vehicle Act (O.R.V.A.).

On August 20, 2023, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 11:30, a grey S.U.V. was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 34-year-old driver from Richmond Hill, was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt, contrary to the H.T.A. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on November 15, 2023.

On August 20, 2023, members of the Wellington County OPP were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Catherine Street South, Mapleton. At approximately 4:00 p.m., the operator of a red sedan entered the check. As a result of the investigation, Heinrich HILDEBRANDT, 56-years-old of Moorefield was charged with Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 5, 2023.

On August 21, 2023, at approximately 12:00 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Wellington Road 109, Wellington North. It was reported that a black S.U.V. was being driven dangerously. An updated report indicated that the subject of the complaint had been involved in a collision with a van. As a result of the investigation, Beau John DICICCO, 32-years-old of St Catharines, has been charged with Impaired Operation, Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus and Dangerous Driving, contrary to the C.C. Further the driver was also charged with Driving while Under Suspension and Novice Driver – B.A.C. above Zero, contrary to the H.T.A. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on October 13, 2023.

On August 21, 2023, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, Puslinch. It was reported that a red pickup truck was being driven erratically. As a result of the investigation, Dustin Michael GOODFELLOW, 30-years-old of Kitchener, has been charged with Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus contrary to the C.C. and with Drive Vehicle Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act (C.C.A.) The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 12, 2023.

On August 22, 2023, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Second Line, Erin. It was reported that a dark pickup truck was being driven erratically. As a result of the investigation, Karnail Singh TAKHAR, 67-years-old of Erin, has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation – B.A.C. 80 Plus, contrary to the C.C. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on September 15, 2023.

On August 22, 2023, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Brock Road South, Puslinch. It was reported that a black pickup truck had been observed driving erratically. As a result of the investigation, Cody James ALLISON, 25-years-old of Erin, was charged with four counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, two counts of Possession on an Identity Document and three counts of Failure to Comply with Release Order – Other than to Attend Court, contrary to the C.C. Further, Brittany Kylynn PULLICINO, 25-years-old of York, was charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition, two counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, Possession of an Identity Document, and two counts of Failure to Comply with Undertaking, contrary to the C.C. Both were held for bail.

On August 22, 2023, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Wellington Road 109, Wellington North. It was reported that a blue S.U.V. and a brown sedan had been involved in a serious injury and there was a serious injury. Further, the other driver fled the scene on foot. As a result of the investigation, Ryan Patrick McLEAN, 32-years-old of Wellington North, was charged with Fail to Stop at Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm contrary to the C.C. and with Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Drive While Under Suspension, contrary to the H.T.A. The defendant is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on October 20, 2023.

*Anyone charged with Operation while Impaired – B.A.C. 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) or Failing to Comply with Demand receives a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment as per statute.

*Anyone charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt receives a 14-day impoundment and a 30-day driver’s licence suspension as per statute.

If you have an urgent traffic complaint or if you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately. If you have a non-emergency traffic complaint, you may also call 1-888-310-1122 or www.opp.ca/reportacrime. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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