During the period of Sept 10 2017 to Sept 17 2017 members of the West Grey Police Service responded to 69 calls for service.
POLICE investigated 4 motor vehicle collisions with no injuries being reported. One driver was charged with a Highway Traffic Act offence. POLICE have also laid a large number of Highway Traffic Act charges on area roads for moving violations. Traffic enforcement and safety continues to be a priority for the West Grey Police Service.
POLICE responded to a number of complaints regarding “people hunting”. September is the early season for goose hunting. October is the start of the deer bow hunting season and the fall wild turkey hunt. November is the rifle deer season and December brings the black powder deer season. The public is reminded that persons who are lawfully hunting are not committing an offence. It is however an offence to interfere with persons lawfully hunting or angling. The public should refrain from calling police or MNRF Conservation Officers unless there is a bona fide offence or public safety issue.
On September 9 POLICE located an intoxicated male staggering down the main street of Durham. The male was apprehended and delivered to his residence without incident.
On September 11 during the overnight hours thieves broke into the Anglican Church in the Town of Durham. The thieves attempted to access locked cabinets inside the church. This incident is still under investigation.
ON September 16 POLICE responded to a call of a house fire in the Town of Durham. No one was injured and the fire was quickly brought under control by the West Grey Fire Service.
On September 16 in the Town of Durham a sharp eyed Police Officer spotted a wanted female in a car. The female who was wanted by several police agencies in Ontario was apprehended and held for a bail hearing. The female faces additional charges for possessing illegal narcotics.
On September 16 police were called to a Bentinck Tp farm regarding a report of a man being struck and killed by a tractor. POLICE determined that the male had been operating a tractor/harvester/trailer combination when he somehow fell from the tractor and suffered fatal injuries. POLICE along with the Ontario Coroner’s office are still investigating the accident.