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Centre Of Wellington OPP Police Press Releases

18 Year Old Student Arrested For Threats

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a threat that occurred at a local secondary school.

On April 29, 2024, at approximately 12:00 p.m., OPP responded to a reported threats call on Scotland Street, Fergus. It was reported that a student had been threatened by another student during a dispute. Police responded and an 18-year-old was arrested.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information about this event to contact the 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.

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$400,000 Fraud

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police Major Crime Unit (OPP) has laid charges in a fraud that cost a Wellington North business nearly $400,000.

It was reported that several cheques were stolen in December 2022, and cashed illegally. As a result of the investigation, Istvan DOLANYI, 44-years-old of Richmond Hill, Klauidia FAJKO, 26years-old of Toronto, Anita LAKAI, 35-years-old of North York, Elemerne OLAH, 63-years-old of North York, and Geoffrey COWMAN, 69-years-old of Richmond, BC, have all been charged with Fraud Over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

Anyone with any information related to this occurrence is asked to call investigators 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.

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Centre Of Wellington OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Customer Kills Store Employee In Elora

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On April 6, 2024, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to injury at a business on Wellington Road 18, Elora. It was reported that a customer had caused serious injuries to an employee when they struck them with their vehicle.

OPP, Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service responded. A 67-year-old male from Fergus was pronounced deceased at scene.

The Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ministry of Labour were notified. The investigation is ongoing.

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Collision Update: Driver From Mount Forest Now Deceased

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – A 47-year-old Mount Forest driver involved in a collision along Wellington Road18, has succumbed to their injuries.

On March 1, 2024, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious, motor vehicle collision on Wellington Road 18, east of Fergus where a black Sport Utility Vehicle had left the roadway. The driver was transported to hospital but later died.

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Centre Of Wellington OPP Police Press Releases Wellington

Epidemic Of Spousal Abuse – Arthur, Harriston, Minto, Guelph, Wellington North, Center Wellington

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON)

On January 28, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an Intimate Partner Violence (I.P.V.) investigation in the Town of Minto. As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old male from Harriston, has been charged with two counts of Spousal Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Mischief, and Utter Threats to Cause Death contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held for bail.

On January 29, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Centre Wellington. As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old male from Guelph, has been charged with Spousal Assault, and Sexual Assault. The accused was held for bail. 

On January 31, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Wellington North. As a result of the investigation, a 60-year-old male from Township of Wellington North, has been charged with Spousal Assault. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date. 

On February 1, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Centre Wellington. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old male from Centre Wellington, has been charged with Spousal Assault, mischief, and breach of recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held for bail.

On February 10, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Centre Wellington. As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old male from Guelph, has been charged with Spousal Assault and public mischief, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 10, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Town of Minto. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old female from Palmerston, was charged with Spousal Assault and Mischief, contrary to the criminal code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 11, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Wellington North. As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old female from Arthur, has been charged with Mischief, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 21, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Town of Minto. As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old male from Harriston, has been charged with Spousal Assault and Mischief, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 22, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Center Wellington. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male from Bellwood, has been charged with two counts of Spousal Assault. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 24, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Town of Minto. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old male from Harriston, has been charged with Spousal Assault and Assault Cause Bodily Harm, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, at a later date.

On February 24, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Washington north. As results of the investigation a 39-year-old male from Wingham, was charged with Failure to Comply with Undertaking and Failure to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held for bail.

On February 29, 2024, Wellington County OPP entered into an I.P.V. investigation in the Township of Centre Wellington. As a result of the investigation, a 64-year-old male from Southgate, has been charged with Spousal Assault contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was held for bail.

Victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault are not alone. If you, or someone you know, needs support, there are local resources listed below that are available to help:

·      Victim Services Wellington: 519-824-1212

·      Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre: 519-837-6440

·      Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis: 519-836-1110 or 1-800-265-7233

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Centre Of Wellington OPP Police Press Releases

Do You Recognize This Suspect?

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a theft from a retailer in Fergus. At approximately 8:00 p.m., on March 2, 2024, the suspects entered the store, placed nearly $1000 in product in a black duffle bag and left the store, making no attempt to pay for the items.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for the theft. Surveillance photos attached.

Anyone with any information related to this occurrence is asked to call investigators 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.

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Collision: 47 Year Old From Mount Forest Suffers Life-threating Injuries

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On March 1, 2024, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious, motor vehicle collision on Wellington Road 18, east of Fergus. Initial reports indicated that a black Sport Utility Vehicle had left the roadway, and the driver was seriously injured.

Members of the Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph Wellington Paramedics Service responded. The lone occupant of the vehicle, a 47-year-old driver from Mount Forest, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Reconstructionist from the West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) team are expect to have the roadway closed till dusk.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and anyone with information related to it is asked to call 1-888-310-1122.

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