Media Release

July 13th t to 21st 2018

Between July 13th and 21st the West Grey Police Service responded to 68 calls for service.

Break and Enter

On Wednesday July 19, 2018 police were called to a Break and Enter at a Concession 12 residence in Bentinck. The home owner reported that she had spent the night out and upon her return, she observed the lock of her shed to have been cut and removed. Inside the shed, she found that her Husqvarna weed eater, Karcher pressure washer and Stihl chainsaw were missing. She also saw that the lid to her deep freezer was open and an assortment of roasts and steaks from her beef supply had been taken. In total, one-thousand-one-hundred and fifty dollars’ worth of property was stolen. Investigators have reason to believe that suspect(s) may have used an all-terrain vehicle as transportation. This investigation is on-going 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.

Liquor Licence Act

On Saturday July 14th 2018 at approximately 5:12pm, police dispatch received a 911 call from an intoxicated female who was using 911 emergency to attempt to order a taxi and eventually hung up on the police dispatcher. Police patrolled the area and eventually observed a female party walking on the sidewalk headed southbound towards Lambton St. Upon speaking with the female, it was evident that she was heavily intoxicated by alcohol. The female told police that she was not under arrest and began to stumble down the roadway. At this time, police were concerned for the female’s safety and took control of her. Police drove her to her home where she was turned over to a suitable adult. The female was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for being intoxicated in a public place.


On Sunday, July 15th 2018, police responded to a call for service at an Ayton General Store located on Louisa Street. The complainant reports that upon arrival to the store, she noticed that a hole had been drilled into the vending machine located in front of her store. Suspect(s) had attempted to gain access to the cash and product inside of the Coca Cola vending machine but were unsuccessful. The suspect(s) did cause significant damage to the machine and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the culprits. This investigation is on-going and anyone with information is being asked to call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Stunt Driving

On the 18th day of July 2018 at approximately 6:03am, Police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Concession 12. Upon engaging the radar, a speed of 145 Kilometers per hour was registered in the posted 80 Kilometer zone. Police intercepted the vehicle which was being driven by a 20 year old Markdale man who was found to have been driving while his license was suspended. Subsequent to the investigation, the vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver was charged with stunt driving as well as driving while being under suspension. The driver appear at the Walkerton Courthouse where he will answer to the charges.


On the 14th day of July 2018, Police were dispatched to a residence on David Winkler Parkway road where sometime in the early morning hours, an unknown person caused damage to the complainant’s brown, 2013 Chev Silverado crew cab. The vehicle was parked on the gravel shoulder, west of the roadway facing southbound and was parked far enough off the roadway as not to impede southbound traffic. Investigators believe that someone may have walked down the driver’s side of the truck with a sharp instrument and put in one long continuous, deep scratch, 3.5 feet off the ground and 13 feet long, beginning 7 inches from the rear of the vehicle and extending 1 inch into the front quarter panel. The driver’s side mirror was hit with a blunt object causing the glass to break and the back of the mirror housing to become detached. A piece of the housing was found on the top of the truck’s hood, and another piece was observed on the ground just south of the front of the truck. Police are requesting that anyone with information call the West Grey Police Service at 519-369-3046 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

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