Area OPP Police Press Releases

Good Samaritan Assaulted Near Listowel – Suspect Description Released

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking to identify a person of interest after an altercation that occurred on a rural road in the Municipality of North Perth.

On January 27 2021, just after 6:00 p.m., the Perth County OPP and Perth County Paramedic Services responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred on Line 89, west of Perth Road 164, north of Listowel. The victim had stopped to assist a motorist, and was assaulted.

The second vehicle had left the scene in a westbound direction on Line 89 prior to police arrival. There may have been two other occupants in the vehicle, and police would like to confirm their well-being.

The victim received minor injuries and was transported to local hospital.

The person of interest is described as:

  • Male, early 30’s
  • Long, scruffy, dark hair
  • Wearing a black mask with white spots, and grey coveralls

The outstanding vehicle is described as:

  • Light coloured compact car (silver or grey)
  • Loud muffler
  • Rust on the trunk, older style licence plate in poor condition

While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police want to remind members of the public to always be aware of their surroundings and personal safety.

The Perth County OPP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the altercation, or observed a similar vehicle, or travelled in the area of Line 89 or Road 164/Highway 23 around 6:00 p.m. to please check dash-camera footage.

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

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