Snowblower stolen from Downie Central

During the overnight hours of January 11, 2018, an unknown suspect(s) entered the property at Downie Central Public School in the Township of Perth South. A locked shed on the school property was entered and the school’s snow blower was removed.

Both the lock and shed door were damaged. The stolen snow blower is described as a red Husquavarna with black writing and chains on the wheels. The machine is worth approximately $1500.00. A vehicle or trailer would have been required to transport this machine away from the property.

Members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have any information regarding this occurrence, please call 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 393-6123. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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