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TRAFFIC COMPLAINT RESULTS IN ARREST

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) – On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 11:04 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an intoxicated male who was attempting to drive his vehicle from a social function held on the Euphrasia-Holland Town Line, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

Police attended the area and observed the suspect and a woman standing next to the vehicle in question.  After further investigation, it was disclosed that the woman had been assaulted by the suspect during an argument prior to police arrival.

A 31 year old male from the Township of Chatsworth was arrested and charged with domestic assault.  There were no injuries reported.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

LITTERBUG POLLUTING DITCHES

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(HURON TOWNSHIP, ON) – On July 25, 2014 at 11:45 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a littering report from a resident of Huron Township.  Since June 1, 2014 soiled depends undergarments and soiled diapers have been found in Point Clark area ditches.

Section 86 of the Environmental Protection Act prohibits littering; “No person shall abandon any material in a place, manner, receptacle or wrapping such that it is reasonably likely that the material will become litter”.  On conviction, a first time violator faces a fine of up to $1,000.

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 DAYLIGHT BIKE THEFT

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 22, 2014 at 9:48 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a bike theft from behind Marlin Travel along Durham Street East in Walkerton.  Sometime between 1:00 pm on July 21, 2014 and 5:30 pm on July 21, 2014 a Silver Norco Bushpilot Mountain bike was taken.  The value of the stolen bike is estimated to be $500.  The serial number is on file with 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 LOOKING FOR STOLEN PUMP

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(BRANT TWP, ON) – On July 24, 2014 at 8:55 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overnight theft from Sprucedale Agromart located along Side road 25 North in Brant Township.  Sometime between 12:00 am on July 24, 2104 and 1:30 am on July 24, 2014, a Red Honda GX160 water pump and a Red 10L gas can with fuel were taken.  The value of the stolen items is estimated to be more than $940.

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.

SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY HAS CITIZEN SELF REPORTING

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is offering residents an internet reporting system that will allow the public to report low priority incidents online.  Citizen Self Reporting was launched by the OPP on July 7, 2014 to improve efficiencies and expand service delivery to the public. 

Using the Citizen Self Reporting system, low priority incidents can be reported online at your convenience without attending a detachment or waiting to see an officer.  However, if you require immediate police assistance, call 911.

Some frequently asked questions:

  • How do I use the system? To access the system, go to www.opp.ca/reporting
  • What types of crimes can I report? Thefts under $5,000, Damage to Property under $5,000, Thefts from vehicles, Lost or Missing Property.  Only occurrences that do not involve an injury, suspect or evidence are applicable.
  • What if I want to see an officer?  You may still contact the OPP by phone to make your report and have an officer attend.  The 24 hour OPP toll-free number is 1-888-310-1122
  • How secure is my information that I submit online?  All information submitted via the Citizen Self Reporting System is confidential and secure from hacking and other forms of electronic intrusion.

“The OPP is working to improve efficiency and service delivery.  I hope that the introduction of Citizen Self Reporting online will help people to report crime more easily” – Inspector Scott Smith, Detachment Commander, South Bruce OPP.

For more information on Citizen Self Reporting, you can check online at: http://www.opp.ca/reporting.

OPP MARINE UNIT FINDS BOATER LACKING SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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(LAKE HURON, ON) – On July 20, 2014 at 10:24 am, members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine Unit were patrolling the waters of Lake Huron when they stopped to inspect a Blue Bayliner V-Hull.  Officers found that the vessel was lacking some of the required safety equipment.  The operator, a 31 year old Elmira man, was charged under the Canada Shipping Act – Small Vessel Regulations for the violation.

Required safety equipment for boats, sail boats and personal watercraft can be found at: www.tc.gc.ca/boatingsafety.   Operators are encouraged to ensure their vessel is properly equipped each time you leave the dock.


OUTBOARD MOTOR THEFT

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft report from a home along Jane Street in Walkerton. Sometime between 10:00 pm on July 20, 2014 and 4:00 pm on July 22, 2014 a Grey Evinrude 9.9 horsepower outboard motor was taken from the boat while it was parked at the Jane Street home.  The value of the stolen property is estimated to be $600.

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people need to be reported to police immediately so officers can investigate.

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.

PLANER STOLEN OVERNIGHT

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overnight theft from a home along Third Street in Walkerton.  Sometime between 11:00 pm on July 22, 2014 and 8:00 pm on July 23, 2014 a Blue Mastercraft electric planer was taken.  The value of the stolen tool is estimated to be $25.

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.

LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

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(WALKERTON, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding residents to Lock it or Lose it following a report of an overnight vehicle entry.  Sometime between 6:00 pm on July 22, 2014 and 10:00 am on July 23, 2014 a Garmin GPS and an IPod FM transmitter were taken from a car while it was parked in the driveway of a Bill Street, Walkerton home.  The value of the stolen property is estimated to be $450.

The South Bruce OPP is offering the following tips from the Lock it or Lose it initiative to help prevent further thefts:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key
  • If you have a garage, use it.  Lock the door as well as the vehicle
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight

Theft is a crime of opportunity that you can help control.

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.

SEVERAL DOMESTIC RELATED INCIDENTS INVESTIGATED OVER THE WEEKEND

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(CHATSWORTH, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated eight (8) domestic related incidents between Friday, July 18th and Sunday, July 20th, 2014; four (4) of which resulted in charges.

A Township of Georgian Bluffs man was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm to his common-law spouse.  The 47 year old accused turned himself into the Chatsworth Detachment where he was arrested and held for a bail hearing.  His next court appearance is scheduled for July 31, 2014.

A Collingwood man was charged with assault, break and enter and, breach of probation after he entered his estranged wife’s residence in Grey Highlands and assaulted her.  The 53 year old accused, who had been drinking, was arrested at the scene and held for a bail hearing.  His next court appearance is July 28, 2014.  The victim was not injured.

A Township of Chatsworth woman was charged with breach of recognizance after police found her inside her ex-common-law’s residence in the Township of Chatsworth.  She was to stay away from the residence and not have any contact with the victim.  The 42 year old accused was arrested and held for a bail hearing.  Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 22, 2014.

A Municipality of Grey Highlands man was charged with domestic mischief after discovering that his wife had been communicating with another man.  After damaging some house hold property, the accused proceeded to go to Thornbury where he confronted the male in a parking lot and assaulted him.  The 37 year old accused faces additional criminal charges laid by Collingwood OPP who investigated the incident.

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT BREAK IN

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 14, 2014 at 9:17 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overnight break in at Salon Sanctuary located along Victoria Street South in Walkerton.  Sometime between 7:00 pm on July 13, 2014 and 8:30 am on July 14, 2014 the business was forcibly entered through the front door.

The list of stolen property includes a quantity of cash, laptop computer and salon products.  An estimated value for the stolen items is not available at this time.

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

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people need to be reported to police immediately so that officers can investigate.

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.

FIREARMS STOLEN DURING BREAK IN

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(KINLOSS TWP, ON) – On July 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at a residence in the 300 block of Grey Ox Avenue in Kinloss Township.  Sometime between 10:00 am on July 17, 2014 and 11:30 pm on July 17, 2014, the home and detached garaged were forcibly entered.

The list of stolen property includes:

  • A quantity of long guns
  • A quantity of hand guns
  • A quantity of ammunition
  • Power tools including a Husqvarna chain saw and a Poulin chain saw
  • 40” Sony LCD TV
  • 32” RCA LCD TV
  • A number of Blue-Ray DVD’s

Serial numbers are on file with police.  An estimate on the value of the stolen property is not available at this time.

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

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people need to be reported to police immediately so that officers can investigate.

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.

MALE CHARGED FOLLOWING FAMILY DISPUTE

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(TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH, ON) – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate an assault that had occurred on Concession 2 in the Township of Chatsworth earlier that afternoon.

Investigation revealed that the victim, a 61 year old woman, was assaulted by her son following a dispute over the sale of the property.  The accused prevented the victim from leaving the residence until she agreed not to sell the property.  She left the residence and called police.  There were no injuries reported.

Police arrested the 42 year old, Township of Chatsworth man, who was held for a bail hearing.  He was charged with assault, forcible confinement and five counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2014.

THEIVES SCARED OFF BY RESIDENT

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at approximately 4:51 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft from a vehicle report in Dundalk in the Township of Southgate.

A Bradley Street resident noticed the interior light on inside her vehicle.  Upon closer examination, she observed two males inside the vehicle.  As she approached and began yelling at them; the pair fled on foot.  A man’s wallet was taken from the vehicle, which was unlocked.

Both suspects were described as being in their early 20’s.  One of the males was approximately 5’7”, wearing black jeans, black shirt and had messy brown hair.

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 DIRT BIKE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at approximately 6:46 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of dirt bike stolen from a residential garage on Henry Street, in the Municipality of Meaford sometime between Sunday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 15th.

Description: unplated, red, 2013 Honda JE022D, Vehicle Registration Number LALJE0229D3000509.

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 INVESTIGATE A RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at approximately 11:05 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in, and theft, from a residence located on Hwy. 26 in the Municipality of Meaford.

The victim reported that sometime over night, while the family was asleep, unknown person(s) entered the residence.  An undisclosed amount of cash from a purse and a man’s wallet was taken, as well as an iPad and a cell phone.  There was no sign of forced entry.

Police continue to investigate.

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.

BREAK-IN AT MOUNT FOREST GOLF CLUB

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at approximately 6:52 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in, and theft, from the Mount Forest Golf Club located on Hwy. 6 in the Township of Southgate.

Sometime over night, unknown person(s) disarmed the alarm and forcibly entered the business.  An undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register was taken.

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

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.

SOUTH BRUCE OPP RECEIVES A+ RATING FROM COMMUNITY

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(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – Residents of municipalities in the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment area were asked to rate their police service in a survey conducted by R.A. Malatest & Associates Limited between January 14, 2014 and March 31, 2014.  An analysis of the data showed the South Bruce OPP received an overall satisfaction rating of 92.6%. 

Survey highlights:           

·        Feel safe or very safe in my community – 98.9% satisfied

·        South Bruce OPP visibility on the highways – 93% satisfied

·        South Bruce OPP ability to solve local issues – 92.2% satisfied

·        South Bruce OPP visibility in the community – 90.1% satisfied

·        South Bruce OPP enforcement of aggressive driving – 87.7% satisfied

·        South Bruce OPP enforcement of impaired driving – 87.7 % satisfied

“A safe community is a reflection of the level of engagement of its citizenry.  A community that is willing to work with the police and other partners to address issues of social disorder will have higher satisfaction rates and a strong sense of security.  The OPP is constantly looking at ways to improve efficiency and service delivery to which end I welcome constructive criticism.  I hope that the introduction of Citizen Self Reporting online will help people to report crime more easily” – Inspector Scott Smith, Detachment Commander, South Bruce OPP.

POLICE INVESTIGATING OVERNIGHT BREAK IN

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(MILDMAY, ON) – On July 14, 2014 at 9:19 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overnight break in at the Scrapbook Shop located along Elora Street in Mildmay.  Sometime between 7:30 pm on July 13, 2014 and 9:00 am on July 14, 2014, the business was forcibly entered through the front door.  A quantity of cash and scrapbooking products were taken.  The estimated value of the theft and repairs to the business is 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.

EXPENSIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE STOLEN

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 16, 2014 at 6:19 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a bike theft from a residence along Colborne Street in Walkerton.  The bike was taken sometime between July 9, 2014 and July 11, 2014.

  • Black/White Giant AC1
  • “Bomber” front shocks
  • 18 Speeds
  • Serial #GJ3D6471

The value of the stolen bike is estimated to be $3,500.

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 SPA BREAK IN

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(WALKERTON, ON) – On July 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break in at Tranquility Spa and Salon located along Durham Street East in Walkerton.  Sometime between 4:30 pm on July 13, 2014 and 5:30 pm on July 14, 2014, the business was forcibly entered through the front door.  A charitable donation cash envelope was taken, but nothing else is reported missing.  An estimate on the cost of repairs is not available at this time.

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.

PICK-UP TRUCK VANDALIZED DURING HOLSTEIN RODEO EVENT

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate after receiving a report of a vandalized pick-up truck that was parked at a designated campsite located on Southgate Road 49 in the Township of Southgate during the Holstein Rodeo event.

On Sunday, July 13, 2014 at approximately 12:50 a.m., the victim called police after someone had slashed all four tires of his 1998 Dodge Ram pick-up truck while he was attending a concert at the Holstein Rodeo.  The vehicle’s mirror was broken off and the hood ornament was removed as well.

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 LAY SEVERAL CHARGES DURING HOLSTEIN RODEO EVENT

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(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid several charges during the Holstein Rodeo event this past weekend.  The 13th annual Holstein Rodeo was held from Thursday, July 10 to Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the Township of Southgate.

R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot checks were conducted at different locations, resulting in a total of 510 vehicles being checked. The following charges were laid in connection to this year’s event:

Highway Traffic Act – 10

Liquor Licence Act – 16

Trespass to Property Act – 3

Compulsory Automobile Act – 1

Grey County OPP, together with South Bruce OPP, Bruce Peninsula OPP, and the Hanover, Owen Sound, Saugeen Shores and West Grey Police Services participated in a Joint Traffic Initiative (JTI) between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11th.  This public safety traffic initiative was held to reduce impaired driving and educate the public on road safety practices in relation to towed vehicles.

In addition, a total of 6 Criminal Code charges were laid in connection to impaired driving, dangerous driving, sexual assault, assault, resist arrest, and mischief.

DIRT BIKE RIDER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH

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(CARRICK TWP, ON) – On July 13, 2014 at 2:52 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a crash involving a dirt bike at the intersection of Highway 9 and Concession 12 East in Carrick Township.  Officers arrived to find that a Grey Chevrolet BLT was south bound on Highway 9, then turned onto Concession 12 East and was struck by a Yellow Yamaha dirt bike.

The dirt bike rider, a 26 year old Brockton man, was air lifted to hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

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

UPDATE (3) DECEASED IDENTIFIED EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN GEORGIAN BLUFFS

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EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN GEORGIAN BLUFFS

(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, investigated a house fire on Sideroad 115 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs which occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

A 33 year old woman and two boys ages 5 and 11, were taken to hospital for treatment and released.  A third child, a girl, age 7, was air lifted to a hospital in Toronto to receive care for serious injuries sustained as a result of the fire.

A deceased person was located within the home.  A post mortem examination was conducted today, Friday, July 11, 2014 in London, Ontario. 

The deceased has been identified as Christopher Andrew JOHNSON, age 43, of Sideroad 115, Township of Georgian Bluffs.

The cause of death was deemed to be carbon monoxide poisoning secondary to smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, although it does not appear to be suspicious.

 

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office is continuing with the investigation.

COMPUTER STOLEN FROM VEHICLE

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, at approximately 8:04 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen computer from a parked vehicle on Meadow Lane in the Municipality of Meaford.

The Lenovo computer tablet, carrying case and accessories, as well as an emergency car kit, which included a portable car heater, were taken from the vehicle sometime between July 6th and 7th.  The value of the stolen goods was estimated to be $700.  The vehicle was unlocked.

Police also received reports of vehicles broken into on Somers St. and Finden St. in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.  A man’s wallet, cash, bank cards and other personal identification was taken.  The vehicles were unlocked.

OPP remind residents ….. LOCK IT….OR LOSE IT !

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 SEEKING WITNESSES FOR FAIL TO REMAIN CRASH

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(HURON TWP, ON) - On June 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm, members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fail to remain crash involving a bicycle on Concession 12 in Huron Township.  The involved vehicle wasn’t at the scene when officers arrived.

The cyclist continues to recover in hospital after being air lifted for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit and OPP Forensic Identification unit are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of an International Eagle, straight truck or transport truck.  The truck will have damage around the passenger side headlight and the driver may not be aware of the crash.

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.

UPDATE BODY RECOVERED FROM EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, continue to investigate a house fire on Sideroad 115 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs which occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 9, 2014.

A 33 year old woman and two boys ages 5 and 11, were taken to hospital for treatment and released.  A third child, a girl, age 7, was air lifted to a hospital in Toronto to receive care for serious injuries sustained as a result of the fire.

A deceased person has been located within the home.  A post mortem examination is scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2014 in London, Ontario. 

The cause of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation.

A further update will be issued as accurate and confirmed information becomes available.

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

POLICE REMIND RESIDENTS TO LOCK THEIR VEHICLES

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind residents to lock their vehicles after receiving theft from vehicle reports in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Sometime overnight on July 7th, unknown person(s) entered two vehicles on 16th St., W. A Kobo reader, Galaxy tablet, CD’s and a USB cable were stolen.

Sometime overnight on July 8th, unknown person(s) entered two vehicles on Finden St.  A man’s wallet, spare keys and loose change was stolen.

Once again, the OPP remind residents 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!

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.

Crime prevention starts with you!

POLICE CALLED TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On Thursday, July 9, 2014 at 3:19 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a house fire on Sideroad 115, north of Jackson, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Officers attended with Inter-Township Fire Department, Chatsworth Fire Department, Wiarton Fire Department and Grey County Emergency Services (EMS) to find the two storey farm house fully engulfed by flames.

Four people were located at the scene and taken to hospital for treatment.  Three have been released from hospital.  One is being air lifted to a Toronto hospital to receive care for more serious injuries.

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office is assisting with the investigation, which is in its early stages. 

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

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.