Media Release May 29th to June 3rd 2018
Between May 29th and June 3rd 2018, the West Grey Police Service responded to 96 calls for service.
Police received a call reporting that on May 26, 2018 at approximately 10:13pm a suspect attended an Auto Car Wash located on Norpark Avenue in Mount forest. The male suspect was observed to have attempted to drill out the key locks on the payment teller systems at the main entrance of the car wash, but was unsuccessful. He then proceeded to drill the padlocks off of the coin payment boxes and stole three hundred dollars in toonies, loonies, quarters and tokens. The suspect is described as a thin white male with short dark hair, approximately 5’8″ tall. At the time of the offence, the suspect was wearing camouflage shorts and a grey t-shirt with a symbol of a bat in a white circle on the front of it. 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.
On May 29th 2018, Police received reports that an Ontario Trailer Plate bearing the number C6468B was stolen off of a trailer in the area of 5th Sideroad in Bentick Township. Police are asking that anyone with information contact West Grey Police at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If your plate has been lost or stolen you must visit a Service Ontario center to get a replacement prior to operating that vehicle.
On May 30th 2018, Police observed a lone motor vehicle travelling Northbound at a high rate of speed on Highway 6. Police activated the Radar unit which provided a reading of 138Km/H in the posted 80Km/H zone. Police intercepted the motor vehicle and identified the driver. Police conducted a traffic stop where it was revealed that the 32 year old male driver from Waterloo Region had been driving a rented car. Subsequently, the driver was charged with stunt driving and released with a July Court date where he will answer to the charge. The driver’s license was immediately suspended for 7 days and his rented vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days. If a police officer determines that you were stunt driving, you can face a fine between $2,000 and $10,000 as well as losing 7 demerit points. Further, courts can impose a license suspension for 2 years for a first conviction and a suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction. Police are reminding the public to be mindful that our roadways are shared by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike and that everyone has a shared responsibility to follow the rules of the road.
On May 31st 2018, Police received information that locals had been solicited for donations towards a fundraiser in which youths had were selling fruits and vegetables to raise money on behalf of their school. Subsequent to Police investigation, no fundraiser of that sort is taking place at this time within the schools of West Grey and Police are continuing to investigate the matter. At this time, Police are asking that any victims who had been solicited or anyone who has witnessed such solicitation to contact the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911. Phony fundraisers can contact you through mail, e-mail, telephone, or by knocking on your door. They claim to represent a charitable organization that may have a similar name to a legitimate charity. To avoid charity scam, ask for and check the charity’s registration number online and only donate to those you are familiar with. It is also recommended to donate is other methods other than cash.
Lock it or Lose it
Summer often brings a rise in thefts from motor vehicles. Police are reminding you to keep your car and house doors locked when they are unoccupied. Be sure to roll up your windows and keep all of your valuables out of site. Members of the West Grey Police will be out promoting the Lock it or Lose it campaign throughout the summer. We hope that you all have a safe and happy summer holiday.