News from the OPP in St. Marys and area.

Vandalism a concern for OPP

See anything suspicious call immediately The OPP are reporting that over the past weeks there have been a number of vandalism reports and the OPP are determined to catch those responsible. Reports include tires slashed, scratches on vehicles as well as incident of a burned newspaper. The police are urging residents that if they see…

Twice as many distracted deaths than impaired this year

OPP to Conduct Distracted Driving Campaign over Labour Day Weekend For the first time since Ontario distracted driving laws were introduced in 2009, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting that driver inattention-related road deaths are poised to double the number of impaired-related deaths this year. As the OPP prepares to launch its Distracted Driving…

Police services to be reviewed

Glass Street extension happening this year A Notion of Motion from Mayor Al Strathdee will  be considered at Council’s Sept. 13 meeting, that, if passed, would direct the CAO, Brent Kittmer, to prepare a report to review alternative methods for delivering police services in St. Marys, including contracting with the Stratford Police Department. Mayor Strathdee…

Tires slashed

On Thursday, Aug. 18, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to five mischief calls in St.Marys involving tires having been slashed on vehicles. The calls received were from residents on James St. N., Queen St. E., Jones St. E., Elizabeth St. E, and Rogers Ave. Investigation indicates that the tires were slashed…

Seadoo and trailer stolen

On Tuesday, July 12, a Township of Perth South resident contacted the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to report the theft of a Seadoo and trailer from a locked barn along Line 12 North of St. Marys. Investigation revealed that sometime between Tuesday July 5th and Tuesday July 12th an unknown suspect broke into the locked…

Perth OPP has new sergeant

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Commander, Inspector Rob Scott is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergeant Scott Lobb as a platoon Sergeant at the Perth County OPP. “Sergeant Lobb brings with him many years and types of policing experience which made him the right candidate for the position,” Inspector Scott said.…

Arrest made in 2015 break and enter

On December 01, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Wellington St. South in St. Marys where the homeowner discovered a break-in. As a result of a lengthy investigation a male has been arrested and charged. The break-in took place during the overnight hours and involved entry into…

Arrest made and charge laid in disturbance

A 19 year-old male from Waterloo has been arrested in connection to a disturbance that took place a week and a half ago at the Central Huron Community Centre. On April 24, 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the community centre after receiving a call about a…

Storage lockers entered

On Tuesday, March 15,  Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to St. Marys Mini Storage facility on James St. South in St. Marys where a break-in was discovered. Investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Monday, March 14 and 7:00 am on the morning of Tuesday, March 15, unknown suspect(s) forced open…