Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wellington OPP had a busy week.

Wellington County OPP handed out over 100 speeding tickets during Canada Road Safety Week.
Police were targeting the big four factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities last week. The goal was to save lives and remind people that is not ok to speed, drive distracted, drive while impaired or not wear a seat belt.
Results from the campaign resulted in the following charges:
– 2 Alcohol/Impaired driving
– 1 Warn Range Suspensions
– 2 90 day Suspension
– 15 Stop and Yield
– 4 Careless Driving
– 111 Speeding
– 2 Racing
– 41 Seat Belt
– 5 Distracted Driving
Wellington County OPP also investigated a total of 18 motor vehicle collisions last week. 12 of these collisions resulted in property damage only, five of the crashes resulted in injuries and they also investigated one fatal collision.

Pellet Gun Fired in Downtown Palmerston

PALMERSTON – Wellington OPP were called out to Palmerston after a pellet gun was fired at a minivan and a local woman.
Police say a man was driving down King street when he noticed two people were wearing camouflage clothing on King Street with what appeared to be a long gun. After he passed the two people, they shot at the back of his minivan breaking the window. The gun they were using turned out to be a pellet gun.
Officers say a woman who was outside working was also hit with a pellet from the pellet gun being fired.
A 12 year-old male from Palmerston was charged with Mischief and Assault with a Weapon. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Fatal 2 Vehicle Crash In Moorefield

The OPP have now released the name of the deceased. Here is an updated version of the story.

MOOREFIELD – Wellington County OP responded to a fatal crash on Concession Road 6 near Moorefield last night.
Police say a pickup truck ran a stop sign and collided with a minivan around 10:00 pm.
The driver and passenger of the minivan were rushed to a local hospital where the female passenger was pronounced dead. The driver remains in the hospital with non life threatening injuries and the drivr of the pickup truck was not seriously injured.
The passenger has been identified as 69-year-old Brenda JONES of West Grey Township.
The intersection of Wellington Road 9 and Concession Road 6 of Mapleton Township was closed for almost 12 hours to allow for the investigation and it has since been re-opened.
The Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122.

Farmers Market Set For May 26

MOUNT FOREST – The Wellington North Farmers Market is opening up for the season next Friday.
The Market will run every Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Victory Community Centre in Mount Forest on King Street East starting on May 26th. It will run until October 6th of this year.
Several local vendors will be at the market this year selling locally grown fruits and vegetables and other food from their farms. Economic Development Officer for the Township of Wellington North Dale Small says they are really excited to be offering the farmers market to local residents once again this year.
“A Farmers’ Market is a good opportunity for the community to connect. It allows us to buy from and support our local farmers and producers, thus contributing to our local economy. We are pleased to give our residents and visitors the opportunity to experience agriculture close up and hear the story of where their food came from, straight from the person that grew and prepared it.”
They do have a couple of spots open and interested vendors are asked to contact Dale Small at the Township of Wellington North.

Steel Stolen in Mount Forest

MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP are investigating after a 4 tons of sheet metal roofing material were stolen from a construction site near Mount Forest.
Police say the material was taken sometime overnight between Sunday and Monday on Sideroad 2 West, south of Mount Forest. The sheet metal is worth an estimated $10,000.
OPP Forensic Identification Services attended and are currently analyzing crime scene evidence.
If you suspect someone is trying to sell stolen property or have information regarding the theft of this or other property, please 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 You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

New Electric Car Charging Station Opened in Arthur

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington County has officially opened three Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations in Arthur, Puslinch and Guelph.
They were able to do this thanks to receiving over $215,000 in Provincial funding from the Government of Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Grant Program. The grant program is in support of the Province’s Climate Change Action Plan. Level 3 charging stations use a 480-volt system that can charge your vehicle batteries up to 80% in 30 minutes.
Warden Dennis Lever says these charging stations are great news for the County.
“Investing in these charging stations has strengthened Wellington County’s sustainable infrastructure and provided more environmental options to our communities. We are very pleased to be working with the Government of Ontario on this project, and to be continuing Wellington County’s commitment to environmental initiatives.”
The new charging stations are located at the Puslinch Library, the Arthur Library Medical Centre, and the Guelph-Wellington Social Service Office. All Wellington County charging stations will be free to use until July 1.

Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation Receives Fund Pledge

MOUNT FOREST – The Trillium Roots Community Fund has made a pledge of $5,000 to the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.
The donation will used to purchase an ear, nose and throat or ENT microscope, which s a priority equipment for the hospital. Having this equipment in Mount Forest will keep patients from having to go to city hospitals to have ENT related treatment done.
The Trillium Roots Community Fund was established by Trillium Mutual Insurance Company in Listowel to administer the companies philanthropy program. The Roots mandate is provide meaningful financial assistance and support to rural communities in the area. The company has recently announced that up to $204,000.00 would be available for capital projects in 2017, with a focus in the areas of Healthcare, Recreation & Wellness, Emergency Response, Agricultural and Eco/Sustainability.
More information about the ROOTS “Recognizing Our Opportunity To Support” Community Fund can be found at

Gas Theft

SALEM – Police are looking for a suspicious truck after the driver stole $60 in gas from a gas station in Salem.
Eye witnesses describe the driver as a white man between 25 – 35 with short cropped hair. He was wearing a black jacket, grey sweater, blue jeans, running shoes, and dark sunglasses.
The truck is a white four door Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 pick-up with the license plate AP11135. The Ministry of Transportation says these plates have been reported ‘missing.’ Police say those plates may still be on the vehicle, but it is quite possible the plates have been switched out recently.
This truck is also under investigation regarding vehicle entries in Wellington County.
The OPP ask citizens to check on their licence plates on a regular basis to make sure they have not been tampered with.

Trailer Stolen From Local Business

MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP are investigating after a trailer was stolen from a local business in Mount Forest.   Police say the 24 ft. white trailer was taken from J J McLellan & Son Plumping and Heating at 695 Queen Street West overnight last Friday. Surveillance camera’s show a two tonne truck hooking up to the trailer around 2 a.m. and the suspect cut the chain to get inside the parking lot.   The stolen trailer is a 2007 American Motors enclosed unit, white in colour with an Ontario marker of A2927L.
Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

Palmerston Woman Arrested

PALMERSTON – An 18 year old woman from Palmerston has been charged with assault after an incident on Derby Street.  Wellington OPP got a call about an alleged assault on April 23rd after two women were having an argument. Police say at one point the argument got physical and a 23 year old woman was assaulted.
Marissa Catherine Danielle Radstake was arrested and charged with assault contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. She is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on June 9, 2017.