Weekly Media Release – Prepared by Sgt N. CAMPBELL
Date: 17 Sept 2018
Occurrence type: Attempt break and enter
On Tuesday evening at approximately 9:50pm an employee at the Klemmer Saw Mill in Bentinck was alerted by his dog to activity on the property. The victim went outside, noticed a male at a side entrance door. He yelled at the male who then ran towards the victim swinging and unknown object striking the victim in the hand as he protected his head. A second male ran from an alcove, and the two culprits ran in a southerly direction into a swampy area. The victim called police and illuminated the area the culprits were last seen. Prior to police arrival the victim heard what sounded like an older, unmaintained truck start up and flee the area.
The culprits were described as young males in their twenties, under 6’ tall, slender and both wore hoodies. One possibly had light coloured hair.
The victim sustained minor abrasions to his hand and no entry was gained to the premise.
The investigation is ongoing and West Grey Police request anyone with information to call at 519-369-3046, 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 www.cstip.ca.
Occurrence type: Mental Health Act
During the week of 10 – 16 Sept 2018, the West Grey Police attended on 6 calls wherein people were struggling with mental health issues. These occurrences are frequent and those suffering often are unable to seek the help required. Family members and friends can assist by speaking with and or attending with the victims to meet health care professionals. Any person with concerns can contact the West Grey Police (5129-369-3046) or their area Health Clinic for suggestions and direction to applicable help resources.