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Today's date: Saturday January 19, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 03
   
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No one injured in TransX fire; damage estimated at $450,000

No one injured in TransX fire; damage estimated at $450,000

PUSLINCH - An industrial fire on Jan. 15 at the TransX building south of Aberfoyle has caused about $450,000 in damage. Puslinch firefighters responded at about 4pm to the blaze at 7459 McLean Road West. Puslinch Fire Chief Luis Gomes told the Advertiser black smoke was visible from the Aberfoyle fire hall as Puslinch firefighters responded.

Beal appeared in court on Jan. 9

GUELPH - The man charged in connection with a number of suspicious fires throughout Wellington County appeared in Guelph court on Jan. 9. Justin Nicholas Johnathon Beal, of Guelph-Eramosa, has been charged with seven counts of arson.

Drinking and driving

On Dec. 28 at about 8pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to two separate reports of a possible impaired driver on Trafalgar Road. Police say officers spoke to the male driver of a grey SUV and transported him to a local OPP station for testing.

Speeder of the Week

PUSLINCH - On Jan. 6 at about 5:30pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Concession 4.

Crime of the Week

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On Dec. 17 at about 4:15am someone broke into a gas station located on Wellington Road 124 near Wellington Road 32, removed the door from the ATM machine and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect vehicle is described as a white, GMC/Chevy pickup truck, quad cab.

Police release photos of robbery suspects

Police release photos of robbery suspects

PUSLINCH - Police have released surveillance photos of two men they say are responsible for an armed robbery here last month.

Cambridge man with child in car faces cannabis charge

On Dec. 28 at about 3:55pm Wellington County OPP officers investigated the male driver of an SUV that attempted to evade a RIDE program on Maddaugh Road near Highway 6 here.

Assault charge

FERGUS - On Jan. 8 at about 8pm Wellington County OPP officers responded to a disturbance between two women at a house on Flannery Drive here.

Underagers with weed

GUELPH - On Dec. 30 at about 3am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on the Hanlon Expressway. Police say officers spoke to three males in a black sedan and detected the odour of suspected fresh marijuana. The investigation led to the seizure of over 300g of suspected cannabis.

More marijuana

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On Jan. 8 at about 1:45pm Wellington OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Wellington Road 39. Police say officers spoke to the driver of a vehicle and detected the odour of suspected fresh marijuana.

Family of man missing in California ‘praying for a miracle’

Family of man missing in California ‘praying for a miracle’

ALMA - Family members of a Centre Wellington native who went missing while hiking in California are “praying for a miracle.” Search and rescue teams continue to search for Rick Eastep, who was reported missing on Jan 9.

Man charged in connection with daylight break-in attempt

HARRISTON - A Harriston man has been charged in connection with an attempted daylight break-in here. On Jan. 16 at about 10:40am Wellington County OPP officers responded to a residence on Jessie Street in Harriston. Police say a resident of the house observed a man trying to break in through a back door. “The complainant yelled at the male, at which time he fled on foot,” police stated in a press release.
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