Weekly Press Release April 18, 2019-April 26, 2019
Stolen Vehicle Pursuit
On April 24th just before midnight, West Grey Police were asked to be on the lookout for a truck that had just been stolen in Southgate and may be headed into our area. West Grey officers prepared and began to attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. When police observed the vehicle, they started to follow and West Grey Police officers continued to pursue the vehicle. The vehicle was eventually abandoned in a field near Highway 9 and West Grey officers assisted the OPP with the arrest of one of the occupants. As a result of the incident, a 27 year old Hanover man now faces numerous charges including flight from a peace officer and theft over $5,000 motor vehicle. An 18 year old from Wellington County was also charged with numerous offences including two counts of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Mental Health Act Apprehension
On Thursday April 19th, 2019 police were called about a heated argument between a male and female in the presence of a child. Upon arrival, officers determined that nothing criminal had occurred and that the male was going through a mental crisis. The male was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was assessed by a doctor.
On April 23rd, 2019 police observed a male party walking on Garafraxa Street North who was known to have warrants for his arrest. The 21 year old was arrested and subsequently released on a promise to appear in court in May.
On April 20th, police were called after a man assaulted his girlfriend and made threats to harm himself while they were travelling home from an Easter dinner. Police responded and took the man to the hospital where he was cleared by medical staff. Subsequently, the 25 year old Chesley male was arrested and charged with one count of assault. The male was processed and released on conditions and with a court date in May 2019 where he will answer to the charge.
Break and Enter
On April 25th, 2019 at approximately 7:00pm, West Grey Police were advised of a break and enter at an unoccupied residence on Grey Road 9. The son of the homeowner observed an older grey Toyota Corolla driven by a male with facial hair in his twenties flee the scene. There was a female passenger in the vehicle. The house was completely ransacked and a number of bottles of wine, a cast iron wood stove and a replica Farm Tractor toy were stolen. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the West Grey Police Service at 519-369-3046 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Theft from Vehicle
On April 21st, 2019 officers were advised about a theft from an unlocked vehicle at a Queen Street South residence. Police canvassed the neighborhood and are hoping that a witness will come forward. The West Grey Police Service reminds residents to always lock their vehicles, even when parked in your driveway. Do not become a target to opportunistic thieves.
On April 21st, 2019 police were advised about a broken lock on a shed in the former Normanby township. It appeared entrance to the shed was not gained and that nothing had been stolen.
Police were also called later the same day when two trucks were found stuck in a farmer’s field that had been planted with winter wheat. The young drivers of the trucks admitted causing damage and offered to pay for it. Both vehicles were removed with the help of a large tractor.
On April 24, 2019 police were advised that two mailboxes on Concession 12 in Normanby were smashed sometime between Good Friday and the 24th. Anyone with information can contact West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers.
Public Safety Concern
On April 24th, 2019, police spoke with three youth who had been fooling around with pylons in a construction area. Although the youths’ actions did not impact public safety, West Grey police wish to remind the public not to remove any construction pylons from a roadway as this could create a serious hazard.