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MALE TRIGGERS ALARM AT HOLLAND CHATSWORTH SCHOOL

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(TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH, ON) ? On Thursday, August 7, 2014, at approximately 1:14 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an alarm at the Holland Chatsworth School located on Hwy. 10 in the Township of Chatsworth.

Police attended and located a lone male inside the gym who had been playing ball.  He had entered the school through an emergency hatch in the roof.  There was no damage to property nor was anything reported missing.  He was taken to a hospital for an assessment.

The 20 year old Chatsworth Township man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice under the Trespass to Property Act.

PEDESTRIAN SERVED LIQUOR TICKET AT RIDE

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(KINCARDINE, ON) ? On August 2, 2014 at 11:32 pm, members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting RIDE on Huron Terrace in Kincardine when they saw a man walking along the side of the road with a Styrofoam cup in his hand.  Officers found that there was alcohol in the cup.  A 28 year old of Toronto was charged with open alcohol other than residence.

THEFT OF TWO CHAINSAWS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) ? On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft report from the Holland-Sydenham Town Line in the Municipality of Meaford.

Sometime between Friday, August 1 and Monday, August 4, 2014, a Husqvarna 40 and Stihl 38 chainsaw were taken from the back of the victim?s pick-up truck which had been parked, about 200 feet from the roadway, on his property.

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.

PAINT DEPOSITED ON GREY RD. 18 EAST OF ROCKFORD

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) ? On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at approximately 6:54 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol observed fresh paint that had been deposited across the east bound lane of Grey Rd. 18, about 1.5 km east of Rockford in the Municipality of Meaford.

The camouflage green colour paint, which was deposited on the roadway by unknown person(s), is the fourth incident of this type to have occurred in the same vicinity since last July.

Anyone with information as to the suspect vehicle or person(s) responsible for this act of mischief 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 LOOKING FOR STOLEN ATV

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(CULROSS TWP, ON) ? On August 2, 2014 at 10:39 am, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) theft from a residence in the 1600 block of Concession 4 in Culross Township.  Sometime between 11:30 pm on August 1, 2014 and 5:00 am on August 2, 2014 a Red 2007 Can-Am Outlander 500 cc ATV, with licence # 58YV9, was taken from the garage.  The ATV has silver pipes on the front and the serial number is on file with police.  There is no estimate on the value of the ATV 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.

PEDESTRIAN INVOLVED CRASH

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(ARRAN TWP, ON) ? On August 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian and a pick-up truck.  Officers arrived to find a 60 year old Arran-Elderslie Township woman and a Black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up were involved in the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital by Grey County paramedics, and then transferred to a London hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit was called to the scene to assist the South Bruce OPP.

The investigation is continuing.

GIRL INJURED WHILE TUBING ON LAKE EUGENIA

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(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) ? On Monday, August 4, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a girl injured while tubing on Lake Eugenia in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

The 15 year old girl from Halton Hills, Ontario was riding on a water tube being towed by a motor boat operated by her father.   The girl was injured when the tube flipped; ejecting her into the water.  She was taken to hospital via ambulance and then air-lifted to a hospital in Toronto as a precaution.  Her injuries are non-life threatening.

ATVS STOLEN FROM SPRINGMOUNT RV CENTRE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) ? Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the theft of two, side by side, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) from Springmount RV Centre located on Shane Street in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28th and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29th, unknown person(s) removed the ATVs from a trailer parked on the property.

The ATVs were described as follows:

-  2013, 800 cc Liangzi UTV, s/n L6FBGNA04D0000125

-  2013, 800 cc Liangzi UTV, s/n L6FBGNA09D0000444

One of the vehicles is white and the other is camo colour.  Both were unplated. 

The total value of the stolen property is estimated to be $23,000.

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.

THEFT OF OUTBOARD MOTORS

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) ? On Monday, July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:40 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft report from the Georgian Sailing School located at the Meaford Harbour in the Municipality of Meaford.

Sometime between 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th and early Monday, July 28th, unknown person(s) cut the padlocks from two outboard motors which had been attached to a small zodiac dingy.

The two stolen motors were described as follows:

-  2011 Yamaha 9.9HP Outboard S/N 1019606

-  2005 Yamaha 15HP Outboard S/N 1019276

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 BREAK IN

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(WALKERTON, ON) ? On August 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a break and enter report from a residence along Orange Street in Walkerton.  Sometime between 11:00 am on August 1, 2014 and 4:30 pm on August 3, 2014, the home was entered through the front door and a quantity of cash was taken.  The value of the theft and damage repairs is estimated to be $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.

OPP INVESTIGATE COTTAGE BREAK-INS IN MEAFORD

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(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) ? On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in in progress at a cottage on Lakeshore Rd. N., in the Municipality of Meaford.  Two male suspects entered the cottage while the occupants were sleeping.  The suspects fled on foot when confronted by the homeowner.

During the investigation, police discovered three other residences, as well as one vehicle in the area, had been entered.   The residences and the vehicle were insecure.

The OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit were called to assist.  During the search for the suspects, numerous items which had been stolen, including a camera, cell phone and identification, were recovered in the area.

Police are seeking the public?s assistance in identifying the two male suspects; described as:

- non-white; 5?9? ? 5?10? tall; under 40 years of age.

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.

The OPP wish to remind residents to secure their homes and their property.  Crime prevention starts with you.

OPP SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING MALE IN CONNECTION TO INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING - ONGOING INVESTIGATION

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(BROCKTON, ON) ? South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the South Bruce OPP Crime Unit, is currently investigating a report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the Municipality of Brockton on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Just before 8:00 a.m., a female observed a male walking a golden retriever type dog westbound on Kincardine Highway in the Municipality of Brockton. 

This male followed the victim into a building where he inappropriately touched her.  The female victim was not injured.  The suspect was last seen walking towards Wallace Street.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying the male described as follows:

-  Caucasian male; 30 - 40 years old, 5?9? tall, slim build

-  short, buzz-cut black and brown hair

-  dark eyes

-  scruffy facial hair

-  wearing a black ball cap with a symbol

-  short sleeve V-neck t-shirt

-  dark coloured jeans

The OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit were called to assist.

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.

UPDATE STOLEN ATVS RECOVERED ATVS STOLEN FROM SPRINGMOUNT RV CENTRE

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(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) ? Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recovered the two, side by side, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) reported stolen from Springmount RV Centre, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at approximately 8:12 p.m. Grey County OPP received a report of two ATVs abandoned in a bush area on Concession 21 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.  Police attended and confirmed that the abandoned ATVs were stolen from Springmount RV Centre.

The investigation is continuing.

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.

PUBLIC REMINDER - BEWARE OF SCAMS

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(CHATSWORTH, ON) ? Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wish to remind the public to be aware of various scams such as the Emergency scam, also known as the Grandparent scam, Microsoft scam, Charity scam, Inheritance scam, Lottery or Sweepstake scam, and Service scam, to name a few.

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, an elderly Grey Highlands woman received a phone call from an unknown person claiming to be a representative from ?Sears?.  The victim was told that her account was overdue and that she had to pay it immediately.  The victim sent a cheque for $125.29 to Total Credit Recovery Ltd., in North York, Ontario.

The victim then called Sears directly at which time she was advised that the phone call had been a scam.  She immediately cancelled the cheque and reported the incident to police.

Protect yourself.  FRAUD:  Recognize it.  Report it.  Stop it.

To learn more about Fraud, or to report a scam, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

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.