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Firefighters battle three suspicious fires

Firefighters battle three suspicious fires 
WELLINGTON CTY. - Three suspicious fires in Guelph-Eramosa and Erin kept firefighters busy the morning of July 20. The three blazes, located within 10 kilometers of each other, are being treated as suspicious.

Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list

Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list

MILTON - The latest in a rash of suspicious fires in vacant buildings in and around Wellington County took out an old farmhouse in Milton on July 11.

Speeding, drinking

WELLINGTON NORTH - On July 8 at about 11:30pm Wellington County OPP officers were conducting patrol on Wellington Road 109 near Concession 4.

Drinking and driving

MORRISTON - On July 12 at about 1am, Wellington County OPP officers observed a male asleep behind the wheel of a Dodge Caravan on Queen

Speeders of the Week

WELLINGTON NORTH - On July 9 at about 6:30pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 here.
Police say the officer

Crime of the Week

PUSLINCH - Sometime between 9pm on April 12 and 6am on April 13, an act of mischief occurred on Winer Road south of Aberfoyle.

Local man charged after drug bust near Damascus

WELLINGTON NORTH - In the early hours of July 7, Wellington County OPP officers executed a search warrant at a rural residence on Wellington Road 16 near Damascus.

Trafficking charge

FERGUS - On July 4 at about 11pm Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report that a man was in possession of a quantity of marijuana on St Andrew Street East here.

Stolen truck

PUSLINCH - On July 12 at about 1pm Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a truck stolen from a work site.

Driving charges

WELLINGTON NORTH - On July 4 at about 8:40pm police received a traffic complaint about a burgundy truck travelling north on Highway 6 from Sideroad 5.

OPP reminding drivers of ‘move over’ legislation

WELLINGTON CTY. - Local police are reminding drivers about a law they say helps keep officers and other emergency personnel safe on the road.

OPP urge parents to discuss summer safety issues

LONDON - The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding parents and caregivers to spend some time talking with their children about respectful and acceptable behavior during summer holidays.

Firefighters battle fourth suspicious fire in 24 hours

Firefighters battle fourth suspicious fire in 24 hours

ROCKWOOD - As evening was setting in on July 20, yet another suspicious fire was discovered, this one in the middle of Rockwood. It was the fourth suspicious blaze in Wellington County that day. “We got called to a structure fire just on Main Street and responded, found that it was kind of like a pool shed structure so it’s detached from the residence and it was fully engulfed when we arrived,” said Guelph-Eramosa deputy fire chief Jim Petrik on July 21.

Police seeking two people caught on camera at site of suspicious fire

Police seeking two people caught on camera at site of suspicious fire

ROCKWOOD - Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying two people, who appear to be teenage boys, caught on a surveillance camera at the site of a suspicious fire. On July 20 at about 8:12pm emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 243 Main Street South in Rockwood. The home was not damaged and there were no injuries reported, but a pool house was destroyed by the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

Police issue warrant for clumsy Walmart shoplifter

FERGUS - Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a woman they say was captured on video unsuccessfully trying to steal electronics from the Walmart here. On April 26 at about 8pm a “clumsy” woman was caught on camera trying to make off with $651 worth of stolen items in a cart, police say.
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Precaution urged at Conestogo Lake due to possible presence of blue-green algae
Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic heading to Guelph
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