Media Release   July 2nd to July 12th 2018

Between July 2nd and July 12th 2018, the West Grey Police Service responded to 132 calls for service.


Investigators with the West Grey Police Service are seeking suspects and witnesses following a theft which occurred between June 15th and July 6th 2018 on Baseline Road. Suspects broke into a sea container and stole a red 1999 Honda ATV, Model TRX300 Fourtrax as well as two orange Lifan 2 inch, Gas powered water pumps. The combined value of the items is approximately three-thousand-two-hundred dollars and Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Should you have any information in relation to the theft, call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Animal in distress

On the 7th day of July 2018, Police received reports of puppies whining and crying outside of an Ayton residence on Arthur Street. The complainant was extremely concerned for the dogs’ well-being as there was extreme heat that day and the owner was not at home. Upon Police arrival, a dog was found to have a volley ball net caught around its neck and no water or food could be seen.  Police successfully freed the dog from the net and the puppy was given water. The Ontario SPCA was contacted and will continue to investigate the matter. To report suspected animal abuse call the Ontario SPCA at 310-SPCA(7722) or 1-888-668-7722 ext. 327, or email, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)


On Thursday July 5, 2018 Police received report that a young male had just broken the front window to the Service Ontario building on Garafraxa Street. Upon Police arrival, damage was observed to the glass and a witness was able to identify the young person who had caused the damage. Subsequently, the young male was arrested and charged with one count of Mischief under five thousand dollars and was released with an August court date where he will answer to the charge. The West Grey Police Service takes such incidents seriously and we would like to thank the community for their support and co-operation throughout this investigation. Working together with our community greatly contributed to the identification of the suspect and our partnerships help keep our community safe and secure.


On July 5th 2018 between 00:28AM and 01:48AM, suspects driving a white pick-up truck with an attached black enclosed trailer with tandem wheels and LED lights at the rear, entered a property on Glenelg Road 23 and stole a 2011 John Deere, model JD2320, 25 HP tractor. The tractor is described as being the typical original John Deere green colour with yellow accent and with a loader attachment. This tractor has been modified aftermarket with LED lights and has a custom diamond plate front grill under the headlamps painted John Deere green. The bucket on the loader has two metal hooks and a loop between the hooks for lifting. The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses or anyone who has video surveillance of the area at the time are encouraged to call the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Fail to Remain

Police are seeking witnesses following a fail to remain collision in the town of Durham.  On Saturday July 7th 2018, Police received reports that a male had gone to a coffee and donut shop on Garafraxa Street South in Durham and had parked his grey Honda Accord to the right of a white Dodge pick-up truck. The male entered the restaurant and at approximately 12:55PM, upon exiting the restaurant he noted that his front bumper had been ripped off of his vehicle. After reviewing the restaurants surveillance footage, the white Dodge pick-up truck can be seen hitting the complainant’s vehicle and driving away. The driver of the white Dodge pick-up is described as a young, male, white, with curly hair, scruffy complexion and wearing a baseball cap. The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision are being asked to please come forward.

Break and Enter / Theft

Between the evening hours of July 9th and the early morning hours of July 10th 2018, a shed on a Grey road 3 farming property was broken into. Suspects gained access to the shed and stole a John Deere gas powered generator valued at approximately two-thousand-five-hundred dollars. The generator is described as being approximately 4 feet long by 2 feet wide and 4 feet high with a weight of approximately 175 to 200 pounds. The generator was purchased in 1999 however is capable of operating a whole farm. Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking the publics assistance. If you have any information in relation to this theft, call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

In the past twelve days, seventeen motor vehicle collisions have been reported to Police many of which have been single motor vehicles striking wild life. Police are reminding the public to slow down and to be especially attentive from sunset to midnight as well as during the sunrise hours. If you do hit a deer, stay calm and pull off to the side of the road as far as possible and activate your hazard lights. Call 911 if there are any injuries. You must report the collision if damage exceeds $2,000, you can contact the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911.


Sometime between the hours of 11:30PM on Friday July 6th and 6:30am Saturday July 7th unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle which had been parked on Welbeck Road. Taken from inside of the vehicle was a pair of black Columbia sunglasses which were missing one of the lenses, a pair of JBL wired headphones, Altec-lansing wireless ear buds and a Garmin GPS. Further, suspects stole a black and grey Oakley backpack containing a Sansa stainless steel pen and pencil and a grey ballistic nylon camera bag containing a Pentax K10 35mm camera body auto focus along with four Pentax camera lenses and two Tamron camera lenses. Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have been in that area around the time of the incident. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

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