Media Release – February 22nd 2019 to March 1st 2019

Between February 22nd 2019 and March 1st, the West Grey Police Service responded to 59 calls for service.

Domestic Assault

On Thursday February 28th 2019, the West Grey Police attended a residence on Grey Road 9 in West Grey for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers determined that there had been an altercation between common-law partners in which a female had been assaulted, resulting in minor injuries. As a result of this incident a 60-year-old West Grey man was arrested and charged with Spousal Assault. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing

Recovered Property

On Wednesday February 27th 2019, an employee at Hanover Mini Storage called police to report U-Haul cube van stolen. The van was rented on February 22 and was never returned. On Thursday February 28, 2019 the unoccupied U-Haul van was recovered by the OPP in Wellington County after it had been involved in a pursuit near Orangeville the day prior. The U-Haul was turned over to the West Grey Police to complete their investigation of the theft. As a result of the investigation a 36-year-old Markdale man was arrested and charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Criminal Harassment

On Thursday February 28th 2019, the West Grey Police arrested and charged a 54-year-old Wingham man with Criminal Harassment. Charges came after an investigation which detailed ongoing harassment of a female victim over a family dispute. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions not to communicate with the victim or attend her residence. He is schedule in court later next month.

Medical Assist

On Friday March 1st 2019, a member of the West Grey Police Service was able to assist a 61-year-old Southgate man who was in medical distress on Grey Road 3 near the Ayton Community Centre. The officer was able to perform CPR on the man until ambulance arrived. The man was then transported to a local hospital for further medical attention.

Community Event

On Friday March 1st 2019, the West Grey Police Service hosted the third annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario at St Peters St Paul’s School. The event raised $10,000 for Special Olympics and was a great success. West Grey Police would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the West Grey Fire Department for supplying our plunge tank and to all of our local sponsors and contributors and to St Peters St Paul’s for being our host location.