Media Release August 28th to September 4th 2018
Between August 28th and September 4th 2018, the West Grey Police Service responded to 91 calls for service.
On the 27th of August 2018 at approximately 7:30pm, an argument ensued at a Garafraxa Street apartment between two building tenants. Upon arrival Police entered the unit to find it vacant with a broken window and the bath tub overflowing with water and leaking into the downstairs apartments. Subsequent to the investigation, Police were able to identify a suspect and arrested him for one count of Mischief as well as one count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse where he was released on conditions and a promise to appear at a future court date.
Suspended Driver / Speeding
On the 29th of August 2018 at approximately 10:45pm, Police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 6 north of Glenelg Southgate Townline where a female driver was found to be travelling 120Km in a posted 80Km zone. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicles was driving while her license was suspended. Subsequently, the driver was issued a Part III summons to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on October 2nd to answer to the charges of Speeding and Driving while being suspended. Further, the female’s rental car was towed and impounded for a period of 45 days.
Break and Enter
Between August 25th and 29th, two separate thefts were reported in the area of Baseline Road. Suspect(s) broke into a shed as well as a trailer and stole a total of three STIHL chainsaws. One of the saws is described to have a broken kickback handle with red tape on it. Serial numbers have been obtained for two of the chainsaws to be 506745496 and 508249063. The estimated value of these saws is a combined $2700 and Police are asking the publics assistance to locate these saws. Should you have any information of the whereabouts of the chainsaws or believe to know who may have stolen the items, please contact West Grey Police at 519-371-6911 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.
Penalties for drivers who endanger pedestrians increased starting September 1, 2018. This includes higher fines and more demerit points for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at crossovers, school crossings and crosswalks with a school crossing guard present, as well as new penalties for drivers who are convicted of careless driving causing death or bodily harm. Always look for pedestrians, especially when turning and be patient with pedestrians who are crossing the roadway. A high police presence is to be expected as students are back in School. The West Grey Police Service would like to wish our students and teachers a safe and happy school year.