News from the OPP in St. Marys and area.

The OPP Perth County Festive Ride Results

The 2016 Annual Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign has come to a close and the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment continues to strive to keep County roadways safe from alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Perth County OPP officers conducted a total of 105 checkpoints during the campaign that commenced on November…

OPP operating “Lock it or Lose it” campaign

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists and passengers to “Lock it or Lose it” when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) annual “Lock It or Lose it” campaign. Ontario police services are launching this year’s campaign during the holiday…

Trespassing and mischief at St. Marys Cement

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a report of mischief at the St.Marys Cement property between the St.Marys Rotary Field and the GEXR railway line. Investigation revealed that unknown persons trespassed onto the property and caused extensive damage to the interior as well as the contents of two large metal shipping…

OPP investigating robbery at M&M Variety

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police officers are investigating a robbery that took place on Wednesday, October 26 in St. Marys. Shortly before 9:42 pm a male suspect entered the M & M Variety Store located on Water Street South in St. Marys. Once inside the store the male suspect threatened the clerk and then proceeded…

Arrest made in break-in to storage facility

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), after a three week investigation, made an arrest in the Break-in at the St.Marys Mini Storage facility on James St. South which was reported to them on Aug. 25. Investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Wednesday Aug. 24 and Thursday morning 8 a.m. an unknown culprit cut the back…

OPP Golden Helmets

Hundreds turned out on Saturday to see the OPP Golden Helmets precision team perform on Queen Street downtown. The group was in town as part of ‘Evan’s Touch the Truck” event which raises funds for childhood cancer programs. An appreciative audience was treated to an excellent show as the group performed many manoeuvres in unison…

Alternative police services to be studied

Council’s wages discussed, slate for Museum The OPP came under heavy criticism from Council on Tuesday night with the two members of the Police Services Board (PSB) leading the attack. Both Mayor Al Strathdee and Coun. Don Van Galen, who is Chair of the PSB, cited a lack of communication as a major issue. Mayor…