March 6th to 12th 2018
Between March 6th and 12th, the West Grey Police Service responded to 65 calls for service.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
In the past eight days, West Grey Police have responded to ten motor vehicle collisions resulting in numerous charges. Police are reminding the public to use caution when driving as the temperatures fluctuate and increase the amount of wild life traveling across the roadways. Call the Police as soon as practicable if you are involved in a collision and anyone is injured, if the combined total damage to all the vehicles
involved appears to be more than $2,000, or if you suspect that any of the other
drivers involved are guilty of a Criminal Code offence.
Between 10:30PM on March 5th and 6:00AM on the 6th, it is reported that someone had entered into an unlocked vehicle in the Glenelg area on Baptist Church Road. The vehicle had been parked in the complainant’s driveway when approximately 7 CD’s and a silver colored Garmin GPS valued at $200.00 were taken from inside. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles doors and to not leave vehicles running with the keys inside.
Fraud / Online Scams
With tax season on its way, Police are receiving more and more reports of telephone scams. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided. To find our more information or to report deceptive telemarketing visit http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/ online or call Canadian Anti-Fraud at 1-888-495-8501.
Break and Enter
Sometime between 00:01AM the 2nd of March and 08:00AM the 9th of March 2018, unknown culprit(s) broke into a standalone garage located on Arthur Street in the town of Ayton. A Stihl Chainsaw with a 24″ blade, a set of Mastercraft imperial/metric deep sockets for an impact gun and a Mastercraft 1/2 inch torques ratchet were all stolen. The items taken from the garage had a total value of one thousand two-hundred and eighty dollars. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to call the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On Friday March 9th 2018, West Grey Police hosted the second annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge at St Peters St Paul’s School in Durham. The event was a huge success bringing in over $8000 in donations to Special Olympics Ontario. Thank you to all of our community partners who donated prizes and to everyone who contributed to the event. Without your support this would not have been possible.
The West Grey Police Service wishes you and your families all a safe and happy March break!