Weekly Press Release April 26, 2019-May 3, 2019




On April 27th, 2019 police conducted a traffic stop and located a passenger with outstanding warrants. A 34 year old West Grey man was charged with two counts of assault, one count of mischief and one count of failing to comply with conditions.  The man was arrested and transported to the police station where he was held for a bail hearing.




West Grey Police Service conducted numerous RIDE programs over the weekend resulting in one three day suspension for a driver who registered a “warn” on the roadside screening device.  Multiple charges under the liquor license act were also laid over the weekend, including to a minor and a novice driver.


Suspended Drivers


Two drivers stopped in routine traffic stops over the weekend were found to have suspended licenses and both were charged accordingly. West Grey Police are asking that you take a moment to insure your license, ownership and insurance are always up to date before driving.




On April 28th, 2019 the West Grey Police Service were advised of a possible impaired driver leaving the town of Hanover.  An officer located the suspect vehicle on Garafraxa St in Durham and it was subsequently stopped.  The driver, a 45 year old male from West Grey refused to provide a suitable roadside sample and was subsequently charged with refusing to comply with breath demand.  His driver’s license was immediately suspended for ninety days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The male was later released by way of promise to appear and given a future court date where he will answer to the charge.


Break and Enter


On April 28, 2019 West Grey Police were advised about a break and enter to a seasonal residence in the former Normanby township.  A small, light brown pick- up truck or SUV with a loud exhaust driven by a dark haired male wearing a bright plaid shirt or jacket was observed in the area and police would like to speak to this individual.  If you have information about the vehicle or driver, please contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.




Sometime overnight on April 30th the windows out of a backhoe where broken at an address on Elisabeth St E in Durham.  If you have any information about this event please contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-3911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Abandoned Trailer


On May 1st, 2019 officers were advised that a Dirt Boss trailer was abandoned on a property on Grey Road 4.  Police have been unable to determine ownership. If you know who owns this trailer, please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911.


Attempted Fraud


On May 1st, 2019 police were made aware of an attempt to defraud a local resident.  The victim had received a call purportedly on behalf of a relative who needed money for medical treatment outside of the country.  The unsuspecting senior provided their credit card information but grew suspicious after hanging up the phone and immediately contacted their bank and had the credit card cancelled. As a result of the quick thinking, no loss of money occurred. For more information on current fraud scams and how to protect yourself, visit www.antifraudcentre.ca


Recovered Stolen Property


On May 1st officers were advised by the public works department that some property had been dumped on the road in the area of “Mary Rutherford’s”.  It was determined that the property was related to a stolen vehicle out of Markdale that had been recovered the previous day in Hanover. The registered owner was contacted and advised how to retrieve his property.




On May 2nd, 2019 officers executed a warrant at an address in Ayton.  As a result, a 27 year old West Grey man faces drugs and weapons charges.


Also on May 2nd, officers arrested a 30 year old male of no fixed address who had outstanding warrants from OPP.  The male was transported to Walkerton and turned over to the OPP.


Mental Health Act Apprehension


On May 2nd, 2019 West Grey Police officers responded to a report that a male party was threatening to damage property at a residence in Ayton.  Upon arrival, officers apprehended the young person under the Mental Health Act.  He was transported to a nearby hospital to be seen by the Mental Health Urgent Response team.


Break and Enter


Just after midnight on May 3rd, 2019 West Grey Police responded to a break and enter at a storage unit in the town of Durham where donated used clothing had been stolen.  A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.  If you have any information about this occurrence please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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