Media Release October 6th to 13th 2018
Between October 6th and 13th 2018, the West Grey Police Service responded to 75 calls for service.
Theft/Mischief/Resist Peace Officer
On Thursday October 11th 2018, police were dispatched to a Durham convenience store located on Garafraxa Street South in regards to a theft of cigarettes. After reviewing the stores video footage, police were able to identify the offender as a 34 year old Durham male. Police had already received information earlier in the day that this male had attended a second local business contrary to the trespass notice issued to him. Police located the male in a local restaurant and placed him under arrest. The male raised two coffees that he had in his hands and squeezed them pouring coffee all over the business floor and then began to kick police and resist the arrest. Subsequently, the male was charged with one count of Theft Under $5000, one count of Mischief and one count of Resist Peace Officer. The male was brought to the police station where he was processed and later released on conditions with a November court date.
On the 11th day of October 2018 at approximately 5:22pm, Police received report of a man sleeping in his vehicle on Stephana Street in Neustadt. Upon arrival, police spoke with a male who was sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. An odour of alcoholic beverage was found to be coming from inside the vehicle and police located two open, partially consumed beers and a third empty can of beer in the car. Police entered into an investigation of the driver being in care and control of a motor vehicle and subsequent to breath tests, the male was found to be in the “warn-range”. Drivers who register a blood-alcohol concentration in the “warn range” of .05 to .08 pose an immediate danger to themselves and other road users. The male’s driver’s licence was immediately suspended for three days and the driver was issued a ticket for having alcohol readily available contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. Police are reminding the public that a vehicle doesn’t need to be moving for a driver to be charged with an impaired care or control offence. Police encourage anyone to call 911 if they believe a motorist is impaired by drugs or alcohol.
On the 13th of October 2018 at approximately 9:00am, police received report that a theft of a $300 child three wheel stroller had taken place in an apartment stairwell on Garafraxa Street North. The victim was told by someone the whereabouts of the stroller and the name of the person who took it. The victim attended the address and was able to locate the stolen stroller and subsequently called police. The stroller had been damaged and the lower and upper storage compartments had been removed. The suspect is known to police and was arrested for possession of stolen property. The 45 year old accused Kitchener male was released by way of appearance notice and will appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on the 14th of November 2018 to answer to the charge.
On the 10th day of October 2018, police attended a Mullock Road residence where a homeowner reports that after being away for three days between the 5th and 8th, he returned and noticed that he was missing two winches that had been in his shed. One is described to be a black 10,000 pound winch valued at $600 and the other to be a 1,500 pound winch worth $200 and would fit onto a four-wheeler. The bracket that victim used to mount the winch onto his vehicle was also missing and that is said to be worth $100. The mount is described as one that would fit into a trailer hitch type receiver. 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 should you wish to remain anonymous.