Media Release


March 29th to April 5th 2018

Between March 29th and April 5th, the West Grey Police Service responded to 71 calls for service.


On the 4th day of April, 2018, Police responded to reports of a female having been assaulted in the Bentick area. Police attended and spoke with the victim who provided Police with a statement of the events. Subsequent to investigation, Police arrested and charged a male with one count of Assault. The male was released on conditions of an Undertaking and a Promise to Appear where the accused will attend the Walkerton Courthouse to answer to the charge.

Gun Amnesty

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.

Careless Driving

On the 28th day of March 2018, a Hanover resident called Police to report a motor vehicle collision after the fact. Police investigated the collision as suspicious and evidence showed that the female driver had been reaching for her cell phone when she drove off the roadway. Subsequently the 67 year old Hanover resident was charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.


Sometime overnight on the 31st day of March and in the early morning of the 1st day of April 2018, fourteen mailboxes were reported damaged in the area of Concession 14 NDR and Concession 2 WGR. The estimated damage is valued to be over $400. Police are continuing this investigation and are requesting that anyone with information call Police at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 should you wish to remain anonymous.


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