(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) –   Wellington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an attempt Break and Enter which occurred on August 29, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on South Street in Fergus.

The investigation revealed that at approximately 8:30 a.m. the property occupant let his dog out on a leash into the backyard. As he did so the dog ran off the porch towards the detached garage. The dog’s owner then noticed an unknown male suspect standing at the man door of the garage with his back towards him and appeared to be attempting to gain entry. The dog grabbed a hold of the jacket that the suspect was wearing in his lower back area and pulled it off him as the suspect fell backwards to the ground. The dog’s owner had a hold of the dog’s leash and managed to pull the dog away from the suspect and back into the house. The suspect then left.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 30-35 years of age, six feet tall, thin build approximately 140 lbs. He was unshaven, has blue eyes, black shoulder length scruffy hair and was wearing a black rain-style jacket which the dog ripped. He also had on a white t-shirt, blue jeans, brown belt and grey Jordan sneakers. He had poor dental hygiene.

Any person with information regarding this incident should 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.