Weekly Media Release January 26th to February 3rd 2019
Date: 27 Jan 2019
Occurrence type: Possess stolen property under $5,000
On Sunday January 27th 2019, West Grey Police investigated a trailer with two containers holding 1100L of dyed diesel fuel, located on a property in Glenelg. The trailer and containers had been stolen from a business in Glenelg and the diesel had been stolen from a location in Brockton. On February 1st 2019, an adult male was charged with three counts of possessing stolen property under $5,000. The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 www.cstip.ca.
Date: 30 January 2019
Occurrence type: Domestic Criminal Harassment
On January 29th 2019, the complainant attended West Grey Police to report concerns of harassment by her ex-husband, which had been occurring regularly for approximately one month. An investigation was entered into and the accused subsequently turned himself in. Subsequent to Police investigation, the accused was charged with one count of Criminal Harassment and was held for bail at the Walkerton Court. The accused was later released on appropriate conditions given by a Judge and given a future court date.
Date: 30 January 2019
Occurrence type: Fraud / phone scam
On January 29th 2019, Police were contacted by a West Grey resident who had been contacted via telephone by a male claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The caller claimed that they owed the government $1500 dollars and that if they did not pay there would be a warrant placed for their arrest. The victim was then directed to purchase 3 Google play cards each of a value of $500 and the numbers to cash those cards were then provided to the fraudster.
If you receive a call that you feel may be a scam, you are encouraged to hang up the phone and to call your local police service. If you fall victim to a scam, report the incident to police as well as to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center. Visit http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca for the most up to date frauds and tips on how you can protect yourself.
Date: 29 January – 1 February 2019
Occurrence type: Break and enter
Between Tuesday January 29th and Friday February 2nd 2019, the culprit(s) gained access to a rural weekend property in Bentick by forcing open a window. Approximately thirty dollars in Canadian currency and a Samsung TV were stolen. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-369-3046 / 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 www.cstip.ca.
Occurrence: Community Event
The West Grey Police Service will be hosting our third annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge on March 1st 2019 at St Peters St Pauls Elementary School in Durham. Plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $50 to have the “honor” to take the plunge. Last year, we were able to raise approximately $10,000 and we are hoping to match that this year! Create your teams and get ready for one of the most satisfyingly cold experiences of your life. For more information, visit www.polarplunge.ca or contact Cst. Cory Trainor at 519-369-7762.