During the period of January 21 2017 to January 28 2017 members of the West Grey Police Service responded to 61 calls for service.
-POLICE responded to 8 motor vehicle collisions during that time period with minor injuries being reported at some of them. Excess speed and loss of control on winter roads played a part in almost all of the collisions.
POLICE have laid a number of charges for driving while suspended. Drivers caught driving while under suspension face arrest, stiff fines and possible jail time.
On January 22 POLICE were called to attend a residence in Durham regarding an unwanted person. The male in the residence was in violation of a court order and was the subject of an arrest warrant for domestic violence. The male fled the residence prior to police arrival.
On January 22 POLICE conducted a traffic stop in the Town of Durham. The male driver was found to be a suspended driver that had been drinking. The male attempted to walk away from POLICE. The male was brought under control and charged with two Highway Traffic Act violations. The male provided a breath sample which produced a caution on a roadside screening device and was issued a further 3 day licence suspension. The male will appear in Walkerton court in March.
On January 27 2017 POLICE were contacted by an elderly victim of a telephone fraud. The male was tricked into giving out credit card information over the phone. The male’s credit card information was then used to make over $6000.00 in illegal purchases around the world. POLICE are urgently reminding the public to NOT give out personal or financial information over the phone or internet.
On January 28 2017 POLICE were called to a hit and run motor vehicle collision in the Town of Durham. The driver of a full size, silver, GMC pick-up truck struck a Grey County ambulance that was responding to a call with its lights and siren activated. The driver of the truck fled the scene without stopping. Anyone with information is requested to contact the West Grey Police or Crime Stoppers.