March 13th to 28th 2018
Between March 13th and 28th, the West Grey Police Service responded to 75 calls for service.
Break and Enter
On the 22nd day of March 2018, a rash of break and enters occurred were criminals preyed upon houses in the Glenelg area, near Concession 4 and Northline Road. Thieves stole several items including a white Ipad, a Gold ring approximately size 12 with a black square on top engraved with the letters “BT”, a gold bracelet with suns on it, a gold chain with a pendant engraved GDT, a silver promise ring with 3 small diamonds on top and another gold bracelet with ladybugs on it. Thieves also left with a large amount of five dollar bills. The total estimated value of the items stolen is approximately $4425. This investigation is ongoing and Police are asking that anyone with information call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Seat Belt Campaign
From March 30th to April 2nd 2018, West Grey Police will be participating in a Province wide Seatbelt Campaign which aims to remind people how important it is to always wear a seat belt. It is a simple step that can save lives in case of an accident. Each year, approximately 30% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents were not wearing their seat belts. This figure is even higher—41%—for backseat passengers. Wearing a seat belt reduces by half the risk of being killed or seriously injured in an accident. During this time period, Police will have a strong presence with the goal of interdiction and education through enforcement.
On the 27th day of March 2018, a group of three people had been walking Northbound on Garafraxa Street when an argument ensued and a male became agitated striking a female in the shoulder pushing her towards the road. Police investigated the matter and learnt that this was the second violent encounter this male had with the two present females. Subsequent to Police investigation, the male was arrested on two separate counts of Assault and was held for a bail hearing at the Walkerton Courthouse.
The West Grey Police Service in collaboration with the OPP are holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The Gun Amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The Amnesty is a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the Amnesty, Police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. *Please note there is no Amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime and that no anonymous submissions will be accepted. Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the West Grey Police Service Dispatch Number at 519-371-6911 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Under NO circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.
On Sunday March 18th 2018, West Grey Police were notified through social media website Facebook that pictures of a truck had been posted on Facebook showing extensive damage to the grounds at the Durham Ball Diamonds. Police investigated the matter and subsequently laid the charge of Mischief Under $5000. The accused was issued a summons with a later court date where he will answer to the charge.
The West Grey Police Service wishes you and your families all a safe and happy Easter weekend!