Media Release September 18th to September 22nd 2018
Between September 18th and September 22nd 2018, the West Grey Police Service responded to 49 calls for service.
Fraud/Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
On Thursday September 6th 2018, at approximately 1:43pm, West Grey Police attended the Welbeck Sawmill to investigate reports of fraudulent transactions which began on August 31st 2018. Over the course of a few days, the accused had successfully purchased $24,343 worth of tools using a fraudulently obtained credit card. Through investigation, police were able to establish that the stolen goods were now in York Region. West Grey Police partnered with the York Regional Police Service and commenced an operation were an undercover officer arranged a purchase of the stolen goods. Once confirming that these were in fact the items stolen, police arrested the seller. Subsequent to the investigation, a 27 year old male from Ajax, Ontario was charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5000 and one count of possession of stolen property under $5000. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on October 25th, 2018.
On Monday September 17th 2018 at approximately 11:45pm police were on general patrol on Highway 6 and came upon a male riding his bicycle on the highway without any lights. Police questioned the male and after establishing his identity, police learnt that the 17 year old Hanover male was wanted by the Hanover Police Service on an endorsed probation warrant. The male was transported to the Hanover Police station without incident and was turned over into their custody for processing.
Pulling Together for the Durham Hospital
On Saturday September 15th, Chief Martin, Sergeant White and eight other West Grey Police representatives put together a team to compete in the fire truck pull fundraiser. Police were challenged with the question “If one person can make a difference, how much of an effect can ten people have?” Not only did they successfully raise over $2000 for the Durham and Community Health Care Foundation they also left winning the prize plaque of Best Team Pull! Thank you to all who participated in this fantastic event and to everyone who contributed to making this day so successful. Congratulations to all of the teams.
Liquor License Act
On September 17th 2018 at approximately 5:47pm, Police received a complaint that a female was consuming beer at the parking lot behind the Credit Union in Durham. Police attended and located a female who was consuming alcohol in a public area. The female was issued a provincial offence ticket for consuming liquor outside of a residence and the remaining of her alcohol was seized. West Grey Police Service is committed to keeping our streets a safe place for all to enjoy and will continue to enforce the Liquor License Act as well as the Safe Streets Act when needed. If you are witness to someone consuming alcohol in public, call us at 519-371-6911 we are always here to answer your call.
Break and Enter
On the 17th day of September, Police received report that sometime between the 8th and 17th of September, a storage unit located on Elm street East in Durham had been broken into. Suspect(s) cut off the storage unit pad lock, entered and stole five large boxes containing model scale cars which all ranged in different sizes. The approximate value of the model cars is between two and three thousand dollars. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.