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HIKER INJURED AT HOGG FALLS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) –  On Friday, July 4, 2014 at approximately 11:55 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist Grey County Emergency Services (EMS) after a man had fallen from a cliff into Hoggs Falls, which is  located on the Lower Valley Road in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

The victim, a 67 year old male from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, was taken to a hospital in Owen Sound as a pre-caution.  His injuries were non-life-threatening.

AUXILIARY OFFICERS WANTED

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) supports a contingent of dedicated civilian volunteers through its Auxiliary program which receives its mandate from Ontario’s Police Services Act.

The South Bruce OPP is currently accepting applications for the position of Auxiliary Constable.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the South Bruce OPP detachment to the attention of Constable Andrew Werle.

Anyone interested in more information on the OPP Auxiliary Program can check online at: http://www.opp.ca/.

POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH Deceased identified, charge laid

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(BRANT TWP, ON) – On July 6, 2014 at 10:45 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of Bruce County Road 3 and Cargill Road in Brant Township. 

Officers arrived to find a Beige GMC Sierra 2500 pick-up truck pulling a Prowler 5th wheel trailer was east bound on the Cargill Road when it pulled into the path of a Black Nissan Rogue that was north bound on Bruce County Road 3.

The driver of the Rogue, 30 year old Byron LEADER of Perth East Township was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the GMC pick-up truck, a 56 year old of Wilmot Township, was charged with Fail to stop at stop sign.

Walkerton Fire Department fire fighters and Bruce County paramedics both attended the scene.

Hydro One attended as a hydro pole was damaged in the crash.

Bruce County Road 3 was closed for the protection of emergency responders, but it has been re-opened to traffic.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit and the Coroner’s Office are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

BOATER LACKING SAFETY EQUIPMENT FINED

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(LAKE HURON, ON) – On July 5, 2014 at 11:41 am, members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) marine unit were patrolling the waters of Lake Huron when they stopped to perform a vessel inspection.  The officers found the power boat was lacking safety equipment.  The operator, a 65 year old North Huron Township man, was fined under the Canada Shipping Act – Small Vessel Regulations.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY UNACCOUNTED METHADONE - MARKDALE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the I.D.A. Pharmacy in Markdale are working together to locate a quantity of methadone which has been reported as unaccounted for from the pharmacy.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the owner of the I.D.A. Pharmacy located at 2 Toronto St., N., Markdale, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, contacted police alerting them to the missing methadone, which was last dispensed on Wednesday, July 2nd, in the late afternoon.

Grey County OPP wish to alert residents as to the unaccounted methadone as a public safety measure.  Should anyone locate a dark coloured medicinal glass bottle, labelled “methadone”, they are to contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122. 

Methadone is a synthetic addictive narcotic drug used for the relief of pain and as a substitute narcotic in the treatment of heroin addiction.

If used improperly, ingesting a small quantity of methadone may be fatal.

TRAVELLING THROUGH CONSTRUCTION ZONES

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(CHATSWORTH, ON.) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorist about the necessity of be extra cautious when travelling through   “CONSTRUCTION ZONES”.

It seems that everywhere we drive, we’ll experience some form of road construction.  When approaching a construction zone, exercise caution and slow down.  Be aware that vehicles ahead of you could stop unexpectedly.  Avoid watching what is being done to the road and concentrate on your driving.  Watch for a traffic person that directs the flow of traffic.  They are there to protect the construction workers as well as the motorists.

Drivers have continually failed to slow down while in constructions zones so a law came into effect whereby speed fines were doubled in areas where construction workers are present.  This means if you are travelling 15kms over the posted speed limit, the fine will be $95.00, as opposed to $52.50.   Other charges may apply, including the possibility of Criminal charges.

Road construction crews are concerned about motorists driving through the areas in which they are working in.  Please give them a break and be patient.  You will get to where you’re going.  Should you become involved in a collision, you can guarantee your delay will be much longer.  

Safe driving.

For more information on travelling through constructions zones visit: www.mto.gov.on.ca.

THEFT OF JEWELRY

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Tuesday, July 2, 2014 at approximately 12:58, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a theft of jewelry report from a residence located on Lakeshore Rd., S., in the Municipality of Meaford.

The victim called police after she had noticed some jewelry missing from the master bedroom. There was no sign of forced entry to the residence.  The theft occurred sometime between June 22 and July 2, 2014   The total value of the missing jewelry, listed below, was estimated at just over $10,100.

  • Ladies, 18k white gold, diamond engagement and wedding ring
  • Ladies and men’s Movaoo matching white gold watches
  • Ladies white gold diamond necklace
  • Ladies Silpada cubic zirconia ring

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE RECOVER STOLEN PROPERTY

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(BRANT TWP, ON) – On June 30, 2014 at 5:45 am, a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was on patrol along Concession 10 in Brant Township when an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) pulling a trailer was observed.  The officer signalled the driver to stop, but the driver ignored the cruiser emergency lighting and turned onto side road 30. 

The trailer was abandoned at the edge of a farmer’s field as the occupants sped off on the ATV.

The South Bruce OPP recovered a Snowbear utility trailer; a quantity of food including pails of ice cream, frozen hamburgers and bags of potatoes; copper wire and a number of other items.

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people need to be reported to police.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

MISCHIEF IN ANNAN

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Sunday, June 29, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a report of mischief at the Annan Ball Diamond located on Sydenham-Lakeshore Drive in the Municipality of Meaford.

Sometime overnight, culprit(s) had flipped a set of bleachers over on the Ball Diamond, causing damage to the seating.  A picnic table had also been moved into the centre of a gravel driveway and flipped over.  As well, three Canada Post community mailboxes nearby were tipped over. 

Police remind the public to contact their local police service if they observe any suspicious persons, vehicles or activities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

MALE REMAINS IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION AFTER FALLING FROM BOOM LIFT

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) – On Monday, June 30, 2014 at approximately 2:38 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an injured male at a property on Irish Lake Road in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

The male, who was hired to work on a barn roof on the property, was standing on the platform at the end of a TeleHandler (Zoom Boom), above the barn roof, when the mishap occurred.  The male was ejected from the platform and fell approximately 30 feet; hitting the base of the equipment after it had rolled backwards and shifted on the ground.

The 49 year old male from Grey Highlands, who suffered serious non-life threatening injuries, was taken to a local hospital and then air lifted to a hospital in London, Ontario.  He remains in serious, but stable, condition.

Grey County Emergency Services assisted at the scene.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

GRAFFITI IN MEAFORD

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Friday, June 27, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate after someone had sprayed graffiti on a lattice fence at the Hill Top Motel located on Sykes Street South in Meaford.

Police received another mischief report on Saturday, June 28, 2014 after someone had sprayed graffiti on the Blue Dolphin Pool building located on Richmond Street North in Meaford.

Graffiti has a negative impact on the community.  In some cases, if graffiti is ignored, it can leave the impression that no one cares; lead to increased graffiti and crime; prevent prosperity and reduce property values; decrease residents’ feelings of safety

Person(s) responsible may be charged with the criminal offence of mischief, which is the wilful damage or destruction of property and can be punishable for up to a 10 year prison sentence.

Get involved.  Report suspicious activity to police.

Anyone who may assist with this investigation is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ATV CRASH

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(CARRICK TWP, ON) – On June 28, 2014 at 1:29 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash in a farmer’s field located in the 500 block of Bruce County Road 12, Carrick Township.  Officers attended with members of the Huron County OPP and Bruce County paramedics to find there were 2 people on the ATV and neither was wearing a helmet.

The male driver was taken to hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. 

The female passenger was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit is assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

POLICE LOOKING FOR STOLEN VEHICLE

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(GREENOCK TWP, ON) – On June 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a stolen vehicle report from a residence along Side road 5 in Greenock Township.  Sometime between 10:30 pm on June 27, 2014 and 7:30 pm on June 29, 2014, a Black 1984 Chevrolet Corvette with convertible hard top was taken.  The licence plate number is BFLM 809 and the vehicle identification number is on file with police.  The value of the stolen car is estimated to be more than $10,000.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

HOME SECURITY TIPS

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – In light of the recent break and enters; the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is resending the following tips to help protect your property.

  1. Tall trees, shrubs and fences create hiding spots for criminals.  Keep your landscaping neatly groomed and consider a shorter fence.
  2. Lock the doors and windows, even if you’re going out for a short time.  Consider using quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
  3. Keep the grass cut or keep the driveway shovelled and don’t let the mail accumulate if you’re going to be away.
  4. Engrave identifying marks on your property.  This makes it easier for police to identify your belongings if they are stolen.
  5. Make sure the outside lights work and use them to deter low light visitors.
  6. Know your neighbours and watch for suspicious people or activity on your block.
  7. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and don’t hide a spare house key outside.
  8. If you’re planning a trip, be careful who you tell.  Try not to advertise your absence with electronic or answering machine messages.

Break ins are a crime of opportunity, that you can help control.  Suspicious vehicles or people should be reported to police. 

Anyone interested in more information on crime prevention tips can check online at http://www.opp.ca/.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING DAYLIGHT BREAK IN

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(KINCARDINE, ON) – On June 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at a residence in the 200 block of Durham Street in Kincardine.  Sometime between 7:30 am and 2:30 pm on June 25, 2014 the home was forcibly entered through a window.  The list of stolen property is a quantity of American coins, a quantity of Canadian coins and an assortment of Jewellery including ear rings, necklaces, rings and watches.  The value of the stolen property and cost of repairs is estimated to be more than $3,000.

Suspicious vehicles or suspicious people need to be reported to police.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

TRAFFIC COLLISIONS WITH DEER

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – Between June 1, 2014 and June 25, 2014, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated 15 motor vehicle crashes with deer.  There were no injuries reported at any of these scenes. 

The South Bruce OPP is reminding drivers of the following safe driving tips to help reduce the chances of hitting a deer:

  •  Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions.
  • Drive with caution when moving through areas known to have a large deer population.  Remember - deer seldom run alone.  If you see one deer, others may be nearby.
  • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway.
  • Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away.
  • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their cars.
  • Always wear your seat belt. Most people injured in deer-vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belt.
  • Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer.  Slow down, stay in control and stay alert.

In 2013, animals ranked second as a contributing factor in the motor vehicle crashes investigated by the South Bruce OPP.

Collisions involving damage over $1,000 or personal injury require a call to police.

LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating reports of thefts from motor vehicles.

On June 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm, police received a report on the theft of hairdressing supplies from a vehicle that was parked in a 2nd Street, Chesley driveway overnight.

On June 19, 2014, police received a report on the theft of cash and an IPod from a vehicle that was parked in a McGivern Street, Walkerton driveway overnight.

The South Bruce OPP is encouraging residents to follow tips from the Lock it or Lose it initiative to help prevent thefts of motor vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles:

ü  Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key

ü  Never leave your vehicle unattended while its running

ü  If you have a garage, use it.  Lock the vehicle and the garage doors

ü  Never leave your vehicle keys in plain view or easily accessible

ü  Always park in a busy, well lit area

ü  Never leave valuable objects or packages in plain view

You work hard to earn your money, so work hard to protect your purchases…Lock it or Lose it.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

MULTIPLE UNLOCKED VEHICLES ENTERED

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(TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH, ON) – On Monday, June 23, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated multiple thefts from vehicles in the Township of Chatsworth.

Sometime overnight on Sunday, June 22nd, unknown person(s) were responsible for entering at least 5 unlocked vehicles in and around the village of Chatsworth.  Three wallets had been removed from the vehicles; the contents of which were strewn about the area.  Some of the property was recovered by pedestrians and turned over to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Once again, the OPP remind vehicle owners that these types of thefts are a crime of opportunity.  An unlocked door or an open window is an invitation to thieves.  By remembering to always roll up the windows, lock the doors, and keep valuables out of plain view; could prevent thefts from occurring.  Remember ….. Lock it or lose it!

Crime prevention starts with you!

SCHOOLS OUT - WATCH OUT

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(CHATSWORTH, ON.) – It’s that time of the year again!  In the next few days, school children will be out on summer break and the Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorist to take care.

With the children being out of school, there the will be an increased amount of pedestrian and bicycle traffic on our streets. 

Motorists are reminded to:

  • Drive with care, especially near parks and recreation centres.
  • When coming upon bicycles give them space.
  • Slow down, and keep an eye for children playing near the street.

Parents please talk with your children:

  • Remind them of pedestrian rules when walking and crossing the streets.
  • Bicycle helmets are the law for those under 18.  Parents be an example and wear yours too.
  • Buddy system is always best.

Children are carefree, not careless.  Let’s do our part in keeping them safe.

Have a safe and happy summer!

SCAM NETS $575

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is sending another fraud warning after receiving a report that a resident in the Municipality of Brockton had lost money.  A message was sent through Facebook to notify the recipient they had won money.  $575 was sent to secure the “winnings”, but there is no “prize” money being awarded.

There is no magic to preventing fraud. If something sounds too good to be true or seems a little “weird” it probably is.  Beware of unsolicited phone calls, emails, letters, faxes and strangers at your door.  Unsolicited means that you didn’t ask for it.  It’s your money, you work hard for it, so don’t hand it over to a con artist.  Hang up the phone, delete the emails, ignore the faxes and close your door; if they can’t interact with you, they can’t steal your money.

 Anyone interested in more information on Fraud can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495 8501 or online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK IN

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(KINCARDINE TWP, ON) – On June 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at a residence along Golf Course Trail in Kincardine.  Sometime between 6:00 pm on June 16, 2014 and 2:00 pm on June 22, 2014 entry was forcibly gained through a window at the back of the house.  The list of stolen property includes a 4 piece Sony stereo system, blue and white checkered table cloth, woodstove shovel and a woodstove whisk.  The value of the stolen property and damage repair is estimated to be more than $700.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPERATION FREEZE 2014: DOING THE RIGHT THING CAN BE COOL

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(CHATSWORTH, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is once again teaching kids that getting caught ‘doing the right thing’ this summer can be cool.

Through a partnership with Mac’s Convenience Stores, OPP officers who see young people doing random acts of kindness and exhibiting positive behaviour will be handing out ‘tickets’, which are actually coupons valid for a free Froster beverage at Mac’s. 

Operation Freeze 2014 provides law enforcement officials with an additional tool to initiate conversation and promote community awareness.  During the upcoming summer months, OPP officers across the province will be presenting thousands of these coupons to kids. 

Officers will use Operation Freeze to recognize youth for wearing bicycle helmets; doing good deeds like picking up trash; observing crosswalks and participating in community activities. They can also be used as conversation starters to help establish a rapport with kids in their patrol areas.

“Any opportunity that police officers have to interact with young people is an excellent way to open up conversation and develop a rapport with them,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander for Traffic Safety and Operational Support. “When police officers work with local businesses to recognize youth, positive things can happen.  Partnerships like the ones made during Operation Freeze can leave a lasting impression on our youth and make our communities better places to live.”

“Mac’s is once again proud to partner with the OPP on this important initiative that gives kids a chance to show they do care about their communities,” said Sean Sportun – Manager, Loss Prevention & Security for Mac’s.  “Crime prevention is important to us and when young people show positive behaviour, we want to reward them.”

POLICE INVESTIGATING DAYLIGHT BREAK IN

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(ARRAN TWP, ON) – On June 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at a residence in the 4000 block of Bruce County Road 3 in Arran Township.  Sometime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on June 18, 2014, the home was entered through a window and a quantity of cash was taken. 

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTILE STRIKES RESIDENCE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFF, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate after an unidentified projectile, believed to be from a small caliber, high velocity firearm, struck a residence on Carney St., in the Township of Georgian Bluffs on Monday, June 16, 2014.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 16th, the home owners heard a loud “popping” sound.  A short time later they discovered debris of wood splinters in the master bedroom.  After further examination of the residence they located what appeared to be a bullet hole through the 2nd story exterior frame siding of their home.

Investigation revealed that the projectile penetrated the exterior wall and passed through a total of three rooms on the upper floor.

The OPP Forensic Identification Unit – Mount Forest was called to assist.

Two adults and one child were inside the residence at the time.  Fortunately, no one was injured.

Police believe this was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPP INVESTIGATE DAY TIME BREAK-INS IN SOUTHGATE

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at approximately 9:26 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated two separate break-ins in the Township of Southgate.  The residential break-ins occurred during the day.

Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 9:25 p.m. on June 17th, unknown person(s) forcibly entered a residence through the front door on Grey Rd. 14.  A number of items were stolen, including an Android Tablet; Sony cell phone charger; Master Craft socket set; Dewalt cordless drill set; Nintendo WII, 4 controllers, charging station and several games; a woman’s purse containing personal identification, credit cards, photographs and keys; collector coins; and a Panasonic HD 70x zoom camera/camcorder.

Damage to the property was estimated at $3,700.

The second incident occurred between 6:50 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Southgate Rd. 12.  Again, the residence was forcibly entered through the front door.  A laptop, costume jewelry and a small fire safe containing personal documents were taken.

Damage was estimated at $700.

Anyone with information which may assist is asked to call the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

TWO VESSEL OPERATORS WARNED AFTER VESSELS COLLIDE ON GEORGIAN BAY

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(GREY COUNTY – GEORGIAN BAY, ON) - On Sunday, June 15, 2014, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine Unit warned two vessel operators for failing to keep a proper lookout after their vessels collided in Georgian Bay.  There were no injuries reported and the damage to the vessels was minimal.

The operator of a 32’ Catalina 320 sail boat, with 2 people on board, and the operator of  a 24’ Limestone Express powered by a 454 hp Mercury inboard/outboard engine, with 6 people on board, did not see each other until seconds before the collision.  Each operator took evasive action by altering their vessel’s course, however, the bow area of the Catalina struck the starboard side of the Limestone.

Rule 5 of the Collision Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act 2001 states that the operator of a vessel under way must keep a proper lookout at all times.  Both operators were warned for failing to do this.

For more information on boating safety, visit:

http://www.boatingsafety.gc.ca

http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org

POLICE INVESTIGATING DAYLIGHT BREAK INS

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(WALKERTON, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating three daylight break ins reported on June 11, 2014.  Sometime between 10:00 am on June 11, 2014 and 12:00 pm on June 11, 2014, a home in the 400 block of McNab Street in Walkerton was entered.  Items in the home were moved, but there are no items reported stolen at this time.

Two break ins were reported on Johnstone Boulevard in Walkerton during the same time frame.  At one home, a quantity of jewellery including gold ear rings, gold chains, engagement ring, wedding rings and watches were taken.  The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $1,000.

At the other Johnstone Boulevard home, jewellery was also reported stolen.  A quantity of gold chains was taken that are valued at more than $200.

Residents are encouraged to report suspicious vehicles or suspicious people to police.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT BREAK INS

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(KINCARDINE, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two overnight break ins reported on June 14, 2014.  Sometime between 5:00 pm on June 13, 2014 and 9:00 am on June 14, 2014 entry was forcibly gained, to the Clothes Hamper in the 700 block of Queen Street in Kincardine, through the main door.  A quantity of cash and coin was taken. 

A second break in during the same time frame was reported at Baxter’s Row, in the 700 block of Queen Street, where entry was forcibly gained through the back door.  Once inside, a quantity of cash and coin was taken.

There is no estimate on the cost of repairs to either business at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

PAINT SPLATTERED ON GREY RD. 18 ACT OF MISCHIEF

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Friday, June 13, 2014 at approximately 7:44 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a mischief report.  A motorist attended the Chatsworth Detachment reporting that his 2013 GMC pick-up truck was damaged after he had driven the vehicle through orange paint on Grey Rd. 18, approximately 1.5 km east of Rockford, in the Municipality of Meaford.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on June 13th, someone had thrown a glass jar containing bright orange paint onto the east bound lane of Grey Rd. 18.  The jar smashed, causing the paint to splatter over the road, leaving not only the paint, but broken glass as well.

Several vehicles had driven through the orange paint, causing paint splatter to the under carriage of the vehicles, the sides and wheels.

Police believe this act of mischief was planned and deliberate, as a similar incident involving red paint occurred in the same vicinity just over a year ago.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

UNLOCKED VEHICLES ENTERED

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On Friday, June 13, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft from vehicles report in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered two unlocked vehicles on Park Street and removed 2 iPods valued at approximately $700.

Once again, the OPP remind vehicle owners that these types of thefts are a crime of opportunity.  An unlocked door or an open window is an invitation to thieves.  By remembering to always roll up the windows, lock the doors, and keep valuables out of plain view; could prevent thefts from occurring. 

Crime prevention starts with you!

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT ACTS OF MISCHIEF

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(TEESWATER, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a number of reports on mischief in the village of Teeswater during the overnight hours of June7/June 8, 2014.

Youths were reported throwing rocks at the windows of a house along Clinton Street South, vehicle tail lights were smashed on vehicles parked in Brownlee Street and Gordon Street driveways and vehicles were reported scratched while parked in Brownlee Street, Union Street and Elizabeth Street driveways.

There are no estimates available for any of the damage at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

HOME SECURITY TIPS

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – In light of recent break and enters in the area; the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is offering residents the following tips to help protect your property.

  1. Tall trees, shrubs and fences create hiding spots for criminals.  Keep your landscaping neatly groomed and consider a shorter fence.
  2. Lock the doors and windows, even if you’re going out for a short time.  Consider using quality locks and a deadbolt on each outside door.
  3. Keep the grass cut or keep the driveway shovelled and don’t let the mail accumulate if you’re going to be away.
  4. Engrave identifying marks on your property.  This makes it easier for police to identify your belongings if they are stolen.
  5. Make sure the outside lights work and use them to deter low light visitors.
  6. Know your neighbours and watch for suspicious people or activity on your block.
  7. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight and don’t hide a spare house key outside.
  8. If you’re planning a trip, be careful who you tell.  Try not to advertise your absence with electronic or answering machine messages.

Break ins are a crime of opportunity, that you can help control.  Suspicious vehicles or people should be reported to police. 

Anyone interested in more information on crime prevention tips can check online at http://www.opp.ca/.

BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

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(SOUTH BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – In just a few weeks, another school year will be over.  Our children along with scores of children, whose families visit the shoreline each summer, will soon be out in full force on their bicycles.  The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is offering the following tips to help prevent serious crashes involving bicycle riders:

ü  Stay alert.  Cyclists must follow the rules of the road and always watch out for vehicles; assume that drivers don’t see you.  Motorists need to recognize that bikes are smaller, lighter and more maneuverable.  Slow down and give yourself time to react to a cyclist. 

ü  Buckle the helmet.  Riders under 18 years are required to wear a properly fit, CSA approved bike helmet.  Safe Kids Canada estimates a bike helmet reduces the risk of serious head injury by 85%.

ü  Ride during daylight.  Biking at night is not recommended.  The safest way to get your bike home after dark is to walk it.  If you have to bike at night, install a light, reflectors on the bike and wear reflective clothing.

ü  Ride with traffic.  Cyclists should travel as far to the right as possible in the same direction as traffic.  Always ride single file, use appropriate hand signals to indicate turns and don’t carry passengers if you don’t have extra seats.

ü  Regular maintenance.  Monitor brakes, tire pressure, chain, gear selector, derailer, seat height and handle bar height.  Especially before the first ride after winter.  A bike that’s too big, too small or in bad repair isn’t safe.

ü  Sound device.  All bikes must have a sound signaling device like a horn or a bell for safety.  Ride with both hands on the handlebars unless signaling a turn or a problem.

Riding a bike is a fun activity that gives you a chance to exercise and travel without polluting the environment.  When riding on a hot day consider sunglasses, sunscreen and carry some water.  When you feel thirsty, you’ve already lost too much water.  Stay alert, stay safe and enjoy your bike ride.

DO YOU NEED NEW LICENCE PLATES?

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – The Highway Traffic Act (HTA) of Ontario requires vehicles registered in Ontario to conspicuously display 2 number plates.

The HTA also provides penalties for altering or defacing licencing plates, or tampering with the licence plate validation sticker.

Penalties for licence plate violations range from $100 to $1,000 and could include up to 30 days in jail.

If your licence plate is rusty or the characters have lost their color, it’s time to make arrangements for a replacement. 

POLICE INVESTIGATING EARLY MORNING BREAK IN

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(LUCKNOW, ON) – On June 9, 2014 at 5:07 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an alarm at the Rona store along Havelock Street in Lucknow.  Officers arrived to find that entry was forcibly gained through a side door. 

OPP Forensic Identification Unit is assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

There is no list of stolen items available at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

BREAK-IN AND MISCHIEF TO RESIDENCE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS ON) – On Monday, June 9, 2014 at approximately 9:18 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in at a residence on Concession 3 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Culprit(s) forcibly entered the residence through a rear door.  Although nothing appears to have been taken, a basement wall was damaged.

Police remind the public to contact their local police service if they observe any suspicious persons, vehicles or activities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT ACTS OF MISCHIEF

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(TEESWATER, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a number of reports on mischief in the village of Teeswater during the overnight hours of June7/June 8, 2014.

  • June 7, 2014 at 11:42, the South Bruce OPP received a report of youths throwing rocks at the windows of a home along Clinton Street South.
  • June 8, 2014 at 8:26 am, the South Bruce OPP received a report of a broken tail light that was damaged in the driveway of a Brownlee Street home.
  • June 8, 2014 at 9:40 am, the South Bruce OPP received a report that a vehicle had been scratched overnight while parked in the driveway of Brownlee Street home.
  • June 8, 2014 at 10:29 am, the South Bruce OPP received a report that a vehicle had been scratched overnight while parked in the driveway of a Union Street home.
  • June 8, 2014 at 11:19 am, the South Bruce OPP received a report of a broken tail light that was damaged in the driveway of a Gordon Street home.
  • June 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm, the South Bruce OPP received a report that a vehicle had been scratched overnight while parked in the driveway of an Elizabeth Street South home.

There are no estimates available for any of the damage at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Sunday, June 8, 2014 at approximately 4:27 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen vehicle from a Grandma Lambe’s property on Hwy. 26 in the Municipality of Meaford.

The vehicle, a 2006 Ford F150 Supercab pick-up truck, bearing Ontario licence plate 186 3MR, was stolen sometime over night.  It was unlocked and the keys were inside.

On Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:10 a.m. the vehicle, which was abandoned, was located on the 10th Line in The Blue Mountains by Collingwood OPP.  There was no apparent damage to the vehicle.

The OPP remind motorists to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of plain view.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING COPPER WIRE THEFT

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(KINCARDINE TWP, ON) – On June8, 2014 at 7:15 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a copper wire theft from a residence in the 5000 block of Highway 9 in Kincardine Township.  Sometime between 4:00 pm on May 25, 2014 and 12:00 pm on June 8, 2014, approximately 400-500 pounds of scrap copper wire was taken from a 45 gallon drum that was stored outside near the east end of the garage.  The value of the stolen copper is estimated to be more than $360.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

FUEL THEFT PREVENTION TIPS

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – With the price of gas reaching all-time highs and industry forecasts that the price will continue to rise, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is offering the following tips to help prevent fuel theft:

CONSUMERS

ü  Consider a locking gas cap.  Fuel doors that open remotely can be easily compromised.

ü  Avoid parking in dark, isolated areas – especially for extended periods of time.

ü  Park your vehicle in a locked garage.  If you don’t have a garage, park next to the house in a well lit area.

ü  If you have to park on the street or in a parking lot.  Park your vehicle so the fuel door is plainly visible.

ü  If you have bulk fuels on your property, lock the tank and the dispenser to prevent unauthorized access.

ü  Call the police if you see suspicious activity around fuel tanks or parked vehicles.  Try to record suspect / suspect vehicle descriptions.

RETAILERS

ü  Consider prepayment or pay at pump system.

ü  Install and maintain a good quality video surveillance system.

ü  Be alert and vigilant.  Consider greeting customers over an intercom system.

ü  Record licence plate numbers before activating fuel pump.

ü  Locate the cash drawer so the clerk has an unobstructed view of the fuel pumps.

ü  Consider a reward system for customers that provide information that leads to identifying a gas thief.

ü  If you have a gas theft, record the date, time, suspect description, vehicle description and licence plate number.

Anyone interested in more information on crime prevention tips can visit the Crime Prevention page at http://www.opp.ca/

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

STRUCTURE FIRE IN DUNDALK

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at approximately 6:43 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a structure fire on Main St. W., Dundalk, in the Township of Southgate.

The Dundalk Fire Department and the West Grey Fire Department responded to the scene.  The structure, an older two storey brick 4-plex apartment building, received extensive damage as a result of the fire.

All 4 apartments were unoccupied at the time.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but is not believed to be suspicious.

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office was contacted but will not be investigating.

Members of Victim Services and the Red Cross attended to offer assistance to the tenants.

TRACTOR AND BACKHOE STOLEN FROM GARDEN CENTRE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) – On Saturday, May 31, 2014 at approximately 8:41 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in to a commercial business located in Ceylon, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

Sometime between 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30th and 8:00 a.m. May 31st, unknown person(s) forcibly entered the fenced compound at the rear of Sahara Garden Centre located on Grey Rd. 4, Ceylon.

A blue, 2003 New Holland tractor, Model TC 33D, with an attached front bucket and a rear mounted black, 7’ Wallenstein backhoe, Model 750 was stolen from the compound.

The total value of the equipment is valued at $33,000.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING WEEKEND MISCHIEF AT SCHOOL

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(LUCKNOW, ON) – On June 2, 2014 at 8:42 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a mischief report from the Lucknow Central public school located in the 400 block of Bob Street in Lucknow.  Sometime between 6:00 pm on May 30, 2014 and 7:00 am on June 2, 2014, 4 White, plastic, “Slippery when wet” hazard signs were removed from the brick walls of the school.  There is no estimate available on the cost of replacing the stolen signs at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

CLASSIC CAR DAMAGED OVERNIGHT

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(LUCKNOW, ON) – On June 2, 2014 at 11:46 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overnight mischief at HJ Auto Sales located in the 500 block of Campbell Street in Lucknow.  Sometime between 6:00 pm on June 1, 2014 and 8:00 am on June 2, 2014, the windshield on a Black 1980 Pontiac Firebird was smashed.  There is no estimate on the cost of repairs to the car at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT MISCHIEF

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(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a mischief report from a property in the 200 block of Broadway Street in Kincardine.  Sometime between 10:00 pm on May 29, 2014 and 4:00 am on May 30, 2014, an exterior door was broken and a chunk of plywood, in place as a temporary measure, was removed.  There is no estimate available on the amount of damage at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPP WARN OF TELEPHONE / CHARITY SCAM

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(TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH, ON) – On Tuesday, May 28, 2014 a Township of Chatsworth resident received a phone call from an unknown person stating they were affiliated with a police organization and were seeking donations for an anti-bullying campaign.

The complainant did not disclose any personal or financial information to the caller.  She did, however, call Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to report a possible fraud.

The phone number that appeared on the complainant’s call display was 647-847-1061.

This phone number is associated to several other fraud complaints in Southwestern Ontario.  When an officer called the number, a recorded bi-lingual message tells the caller that they have reached the “Customer Care Line of the Community Police Association”.  The message goes on to say that they are looking for support for upcoming programs and to leave your name and contact information.

The OPP wish to remind the public to never give out your personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call yourself, and the phone number came from a trusted source.

Scammers can try to pressure you to give a donation and refuse to provide details about the charity, such as their address or their contact details.  In some cases, they may provide false information.  Simply hang up the phone.

All registered charities in Canada are overseen by the Canada Revenue Agency and are listed in its database.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, www.antifraudcentre.ca

The Competition Bureau’s Information Centre, www.competitionbureau.gc.ca

Office of Consumer Affairs, www.consumerhandbook.ca

Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus, www.ccbbb.ca

Canada Revenue Agency, www.cra-arc.gc.ca

GREY COUNTY RESIDENT VICTIM OF PAVING SCAM

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(CHATSWORTH, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wish to take this opportunity to remind residents to be cautious and to use good judgement when someone comes to their door with an offer to provide a service for a fee which seems “too good to be true”, after a West Grey resident was defrauded of $6,000 in a paving scam.

Recently, an unknown male attended the victim’s residence offering to pave his driveway with recycled asphalt for $800.  The victim agreed, and that day, two dump trucks full of old paving asphalt pieces were brought in, spread, and rolled by three other unknown males.  After a few hours, when the work was done, the victim was asked to pay $8,000.  The victim objected, stating the cost quoted to him was $800; not $8,000.  The suspect told the victim that his brother would come to speak with him about the matter.  Another unknown male arrived and, eventually, the victim reluctantly wrote him a cheque for $6,000 just to get the males to leave.

Remember – if someone comes to your door, ask to see some identification.  You do not have to let them in, and they must leave if you ask them to do so.

Before you decide to pay any money, if you are interested in what a sales or service person has to officer, take the time to find out about their business and their offer.  Don’t be pressured!

If you think you have spotted a scam or have been targeted by a scam, there are a number of government and law enforcement agencies that you can contact for advice or to make a report.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, www.antifraudcentre.ca

The Competition Bureau’s Information Centre, www.competitionbureau.gc.ca

Office of Consumer Affairs, www.consumerhandbook.ca

Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus, www.ccbbb.ca

Canada Revenue Agency, www.cra-arc.gc.ca

BEAR SIGHTING IN GEORGIAN BLUFFS

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On Monday, May 26, 2014 at approximately 7:13 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a black bear sighting on Balmy Beach Road in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

The baby black bear was observed walking across the caller’s front lawn early this morning.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) was notified.  

This incident is a good opportunity to remind people to be “Bear Wise”.  Most bear problems can be averted by removing or controlling things known to attract bears like bird/ pet food, garbage and smells like grease and food residue on barbeques.

To report bear sightings contact the Bear Reporting Line at 1-866-514-2327.  In a life-threatening emergency call 9.1.1.

For more information, visit http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise

POLICE INVESTIGATING DAYLIGHT BREAK INS

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(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a daylight break in at a residence along Queen Street North in Kincardine.  Sometime between 9:30 am on May 23, 2014 and 12:45 pm on May 23, 2014, the home was forcibly entered through a side door.  A large assortment of gold, white gold, silver and diamond jewellery was taken.  The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $5,000.

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a daylight break in at a residence along Gordon Street in Kincardine.  Sometime between 9:00 am and 10:30 am, the house was entered through the side door.  The list of stolen property includes a Brown 3 layer jewellery box, an assortment of gold, white gold, pearl and crystal jewellery, family rings with birth stones, 26 ounce bottle of Canadian Club Whiskey, a 40 ounce bottle of Smirnoff Vodka and a 40 ounce bottle of Walker’s Gin.  The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $3,000.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

POLICE INVESTIGATING LEGION BREAK IN

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(RIPLEY, ON) – On May 25, 2014 at 9:46 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at the Ripley Legion located on Jessie Street in Ripley.  Sometime between 8:00 pm on May 24, 2014 and 9:30 am on May 25, 2014, entry was gained forcibly through a side window.  The Legion safe was pried open and a quantity of cash was taken.  There is no estimate available on the cost of this break in.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip tocrimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

BEAUTIFUL JOE PARK VANDALIZED

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate a mischief incident in the hopes of identifying the person or persons responsible for vandalizing several memorial plaques in Beautiful Joe Park during the Victoria Day long weekend, May 16th – May 19th, 2014.

On Monday, May 19, 2014, Grey County OPP was notified after a park caretaker discovered the damage in the park, located on Edwin St., W., Meaford, in the Municipality of Meaford.

A total of 31; 5” x 10” engraved metal plaques were defaced by the vandal(s) by placing an X through each of the plaques using a sharp object.  Each plaque is dedicated in memory of an individual’s deceased pet.

The damage is estimated at $4850.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

THEFT OF KAYAK

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at approximately 8:20 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen kayak from a cottage on Grey Rd. 12 near the 10thSideroad in the Municipality of Meaford.

An orange, 12’ Necky Manitou river kayak valued at approximately $450 was taken some time between March 01st and May 22nd.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.