Suspect Photos Released, Robbery in Milverton

MILVERTON – Perth County OPP have released photo’s of the man who robbed a CIBC in Milverton.
Police say the man walked into the bank on Tuesday afternoon with a weapon. He was able to make off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Luckily none of the bank staff were injured in the robbery.
Police are searching for a white man, about 6’0 tall with a thin build. He was wearing a blue shirt and grey zip-up jacket with a photo of an eagle on the back, long green shorts, a white ball cap with “Budweiser” written on the front and a blue bandana covering his lower face.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Driver Goes Off Road To Evade Police

WELLINGTON NORTH – A 20 year old man has been charged after speeding and driving off road near Highway 6 north of Kenilworth.
On Tuesday at about 9:30 pm Wellington OPP attempted to stop a south bound vehicle. The speeding 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe took an extreme evasive action and drove off the road, through a ditch and crossed a hay field attempting to conceal the car behind a row of hay bales.
Police was able to locate and detain the four occupants of the vehicle. A 45 year old passenger was found to be in possession of marihuana. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under multiple driving suspensions.
The passenger has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and will be appearing in Guelph Criminal Court on August 29.
The driver was charged with three counts of Driving While Suspended and Speeding and will be appearing in Guelph Court on September 6.
The vehicle was impounded as per statue.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol to report it to 911.

Woman arrested trying to steal electronics.

FERGUS – Wellington OPP have arrested a woman who was caught on camera trying to steal from the Walmart in Fergus.
A women on the video could be seen falling over the curb while trying to steal over $600 in electronics. Thanks to the video police were able to catch and her and charged with uttering threats and two counts of theft under $5,000.
Police are still looking for her accomplices and are searching for five people, two men and three women:
Male 1 – white, 30 to 40-years-old with short dark hair wearing dark sunglasses and a dark short sleeve shirt with blue jeans
Male 2 – white, 30 to 40-years-old wearing a red/white ball cap, light colored sweater and khaki pants
Female 1 – white, 20 to 30-years-old wearing all black and is prone to concealing her face
Female 2 – white, 20 to 30-years-old with long dark hair wearing a white shirt and black pants
Female 3 – white, 20 to 30-years-old with long blond hair wearing a black sweater and black pants
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wellington OPP or Crime Stoppers. Charged is 44 year old Stacey L. Fulford.

Child hurt in Fergus crash

FERGUS – An 11 year old child suffered minor injures after he was hit by a car in Fergus.
Wellington OPP were called out to St. Andrews Street yesterday afternoon after the kid was hit by a west bound vehicle. The child had darted into the street, causing the collision. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
There was minor damage to the vehicle and the driver was not hurt.

Judging next week for Communities In Bloom

HARRISTON – The Town of Minto is participating in the 2017 National Edition of Communities in Bloom for the Canada 150 category.
Judges from Quebec and the USA will be evaluating the Town between July 16th and 18th. Minto is asking businesses and residents to tidy up their properties before they arrive.
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental
responsibility, beautification and to improving quality of life through community participation and a national challenge.
The National and International results will be announced in Ottawa from September 13 to 16, 2017 during the Symposium and Awards Ceremonies with the theme of communities and Green Spaces.
To support the educational aspect of its activities, the organization established the Communities in Bloom Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to funding, developing, and disseminating education and awareness on the value, improvement, importance and sustainable development of green spaces and natural environment in
Canada.

Charges Laid in School Bus Fire In Harriston

MINTO – A 12 year old kid has been charged with Arson after a school bus was set on fire in Harriston.
Wellington County OPP and The MInto Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Webb Street in Harrison on June 30th at approximately 8:00pm. It was reported to police that a parked school bus was on fire. The damages to the bus caused by the fire exceeds $30,000. OPP have concluded their investigation into that fire and has charged a 12 year old young person.
Police are asking anyone with any information about the occurrence is to contact the Wellington County OPP.

Multiple Charges After Vehicle Stopped in Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH – Wellington County OPP has charged a 44 year old woman after receiving a traffic complaint.

On Tuesday at approximately 8:40 pm Wellington County OPP received a traffic complaint on a burgundy truck that was traveling northbound on Highway 6 from Side road 5. An officer located the vehicle as it entered into Mount Forest. While police spoke with the drive an investigation resulted in several violations

She has been charged with Using a Plate not Authorized for Vehicle, Drive While Under Suspension and Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance.

Arthur Wastewater Project Update

ARTHUR – The Arthur Wastewater treatment plant will be getting an upgrade after Wellington North Council awarded a contract to CIMA Canada Inc.
The project is going to cost $714,578. Over half of the cost will be covered by the Clean Water Grant and the Provincial and Federal Governments. Wellington North will be on the hook for $331,706 dollars which will come out of their reserve fund.
CIMA is currently working on a design for the upgrades and they will start construction. The entire project is expected to take nearly a year.
Wellington North chose CIMA after receiving proposals from four engineering consulting firms.

Mount Forest Pizza Delight Break-In

MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP is currently investigating a break and enter at a restaurant on Main Street North in Mount Forest.

Early last Thursday at approximately 3:30 am. The County of Wellington OPP was dispatched when an entry alarm at a restaurant on Main Street North in Mount Forest was set off. The person had gained entry by smashing the glass front door and stole over $4000 in cash from the Pizza Delight.

Any person with information regarding the incident should contact the Wellington County OPP.

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..