(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On May 16, 2017 at approximately 2:25 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of two youths causing damage to items inside a building at 865 Gartshore Street, Fergus. An employee had entered the building and heard two female voices. The employee witnessed one of the females walk over to a bag of resin and slit it open with a knife. The employee shouted at the two females who then stopped.

Police attended and the investigation revealed that approximately 48 bags of resin had been damaged with a cost over $50,000. Two fire extinguishers had also been emptied inside the building. Entry was gained through a broken rear window.

Two female youths of Fergus, age 14, were charged with Mischief over $5,000 and Break/Enter a Place to commit an Indictable Offence. They are scheduled to appear in Youth Court June 28, 2017.

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.