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Perth OPP investigate stolen tires, hit-and-run

Perth County OPP briefs
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the theft of wheels and tires from a West Perth business.

Some time between 7 p.m. on August 3 and 7 a.m. the following morning, a suspect smashed a window and stole tires and wheels from several vehicles at a Huron Street business.

Domestic incidents

OPP responded to two recent domestic disturbances.

The first was on Aug. 6 where an investigation led to charges of assault - spousal for a 41-year-old in West Perth.

The second occured on Aug. 7, just before 10 p.m., in North Perth.

It was determined that one person involved in the disturbance had assaulted the other and the victim was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

A 30-year-old is facing two charges of assault - spousal, uttering threats, mischeif and assault with a weapon. Another 30-year-old was also charged with assault.

All of the people facing charges are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Youth on bike hit by car

OPP are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a 12-year-old on a bike.

The collision occurred on Aug. 5 on Line 75 in North Perth.

The child was transported to hospital with a minor injury. A small grey SUV was seen speeding away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at at 1-888-310-1122 or online at, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at

Outstanding warrant

Just after 4 a.m. on Aug. 6, Perth OPP stopped a vehicle on Queen Street in North Perth and arrested the driver on an outstanding warrant.

On further investigation, the police suspected the driver had taken drugs.

The 40-year-old from Sarnia is now facing impaired driving charges, failrure to comply with an undertaking and possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

A 90-day administrative driver's license suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute.

Failed to stop at RIDE program

On Aug, 7, around 1 a.m., a driver on Perth Line 20 in West Perth failed to stop at a RIDE checkpoint.

When police caught up with the vehicle, it was suspected that the 32-year-old from Kleinburg had consumed alcohol.

Afte a roadside test, she was transported for more testing and now faces charges including dangerous driving, operation while impaired - blood concentration over 80.

A 90-day administrative driver's license suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute,