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Today's date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 12
   
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Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business 
FERGUS - An Elora man has been accused of stealing over $300,000 from his employer. On March 19, Wellington County OPP officers executed a search warrant at a storage locker on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus.

OPP: Scammers won’t stop phishing as long as victims keep paying

ORILLIA - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer popups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you.

Murder victim reported missing from Harriston

HARRISTON - Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a Kitchener man who was last seen in Harriston last Tuesday.

Drinking and driving

On March 13 at about 2:50pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at Wellington Roads 8 and 10 here. Police say a northbound flatbed truck was towing a hydro pole when it was rear-ended by a northbound SUV. Neither driver was injured as a result of the collision.

Speeder of the Week

GUELPH - On March 9 at about 8am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway near Laird Road. Police say the officer observed a black SUV that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Crime of the Week

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Sometime between the hours of 8:20 and 11:30am on Dec. 10, someone broke into a residence on Sideroad 10 here and stole several items, including a Mac laptop, a Samsung tablet, two Sony flat screen TVs and two jewelry boxes containing several rings, necklaces, earrings, a lady’s gold watch and a woman’s ruby stone ring.

POLICE BEAT: Harriston man accused of trying to run car off road

WELLINGTON CTY. - olice have charged a Harriston teen they say tried to force another driver off the road here last week. On March 12 just after midnight, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a dangerous driving incident earlier in the evening in Minto.

OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior

OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior

FERGUS - Police are looking to identify three suspects who took a senior citizen’s wallet and then stole about $15,000 from her bank accounts. The incident occurred at the Fergus Walmart on St. David Street North (Highway 6) on Feb. 20.
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Health unit a finalist in MaRS Health’s national Opioid Data Challenge
Murder victim reported missing from Harriston
Autism protest
Smoking to be completely banned on Minto arena, community centre grounds
OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior
College Royal Open House draws crowds to U of G
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