Weekly Press Release May 3, 2019-May 10, 2019

On May 3, 2019 West Grey Police attended at the scene of a break and enter south of Hanover.  Culprits entered an unlocked garage and shed and stole approximately five hundred dollars worth of store bought packaged meat from a chest freezer as well as a Yamaha amplifier and Yamaha mixer used by a live band.  The break in occurred sometime between 6:45 p.m. on May 2nd and 4:00 p.m. on May 3rd.  If you have any information about this occurrence please contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

On May 3, 2019 police were advised of a theft from an outbuilding at a property on Edge’s Sideroad.  Snap On Tool cabinets with tools inside and an anvil were stolen.  A white minivan was observed on the property prior to discovery of the theft and police would like to speak to the driver of that van.  Please call West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911.

On Saturday May 4, 2019 the West Grey Police Service was advised to be on the lookout for a female driver who was possibly impaired and headed into our area.   Police located the vehicle in question and a stop was initiated with the assistance of the Hanover Police Service. The 46 year old driver was issued an immediate three day license suspension after registering a warning on the roadside screening device.

On May 5, 2019 West Grey Police responded to a domestic dispute at an address off of Douglas street in Durham. Subsequent to Police investigation, a 56 year old West Grey man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault.  The accused was released with conditions and a promise to appear for May 29, 2019 at the Walkerton Courthouse where he will answer to the charge.

On May 6th, 2019 West Grey Police responded to reports of a male acting suspiciously at a business on Garafraxa Street in Durham. When located, the 36 year old male party was displaying signs of impairment and was found to be with a stolen vehicle.  The male refused to identify himself and he was arrested and charged with five separate criminal code offences related to impaired operation, possession of stolen property, breaching conditions of probation and obstructing police. The man was transported to the police station where he was held for a bail hearing in Walkerton.

On May 6th, 2019 officers received a call regarding concern for the welfare of some livestock at a farm in the former Glenelg township.  Officers attended and relayed the concern to the lands supervisor.  The following day, officers re-attended the farm and were satisfied with the steps taken to improve the animals’ living conditions. To report suspected animal abuse call 310-SPCA (7722) or 1-888-668-7722 ext. 327, or email cruelty@ospca.on.ca, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or police.

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