West Grey Police Weekly Media Release May 25th to 31st 2019
Motor Vehicle Collision
At approximately 8:27pm on May 29th 2019, Markdale and West Grey Fire departments along with the West Grey Police Service were dispatched to attend West Back Line, North of Grey Road 12 for reports of a collision that had occurred between a Hummer H3 and a motorcycle. Upon police arrival, the Hummer was found to be overturned in a ditch with a 41 year old female inside. A 36 year old male was the rider of the motorcycle and was found to have been ejected from the motorcycle. The male suffered life threatening injuries and was transported by Grey County EMS to hospital and then later by Air Orng who airlifted the man to a trauma centre where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Hummer suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital where she was treated and released. Members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) team were called to assist West Grey Police with the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the event or who may have access to home surveillance of that roadway is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 should you wish to remain anonymous.
On May 26th 2019, the West Grey Police conducted extra patrols throughout West Grey police were made aware of some Prom after parties going on in our area. Police issued minimal liquor licence tickets and were pleased with the way graduates and party goers conducted themselves. On behalf of all of our members, thank you for acting in a responsible manner which resulted in a night full of enjoyment for all.
Motor vehicle collision
On the 24th day of May, Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Concession 2 SDR in Bentick Township within the Municipality of West Grey. The caller reports that she was being tailgated a Dodge Calibur while she was travelling Westbound on Concession 2. The driver of the Dodge had passed the caller at a high rate of speed by travelling off of the paved roadway portion of the highway and onto the gravel. The driver of the Dodge vehicle then continued over a hill lost control of her vehicle rolling it into the ditch. The driver of the Dodge was identified as an 18 year old Durham female who suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. Subsequent to police investigation, the driver was charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. Police are reminding drivers to always drive according to the road conditions and to be courteous to other drivers.
The West Grey Police administrative office will be closed at noon on June 10th, 2019 and will re-open on July 13th 2019 at 08:30am. For emergencies please contact 911 or our dispatchers at 519-371-6911. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences.
On June 4th 2019, the West Grey Police Service in partnership with Spruce Ridge Community School will be hosting the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario. The event begins at 9:30am from the school and will travel up Garafraxa Street in Durham. Come out and cheer on participating students and police officers who are truly guardians of the flame. For more information head to https://www1.specialolympicsontario.com/events/event/west-grey-torch-run/
Drug Trafficking Charges
On Saturday May 25th 2019 at approximately 10:08pm, the West Grey Police Service was conducting a RIDE program on Grey Road 3 in the former Normanby Township in the Municipality of West Grey.
A black Toyota car approached the RIDE program and while speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected by officers that was believed to have been coming from the driver’s breath. The driver told police that he had not consumed alcohol and that the smell may be coming from empty beer in his back seat.
The driver was ordered to provide a breath sample into an approved road side screening device. The driver complied and provided a sample which registered that he had in fact consumed alcohol prior to driving but that he was below the legal blood alcohol limit. A search of his vehicle was conducted pursuant to the Liquor License Act and clear zip lock bag containing 4.1 ounces (116 grams) of Cocaine was found in the back seat. Beside that baggie was a white plastic bag that contained over $10,000 Canadian currency as well as some other foreign currency.
The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $11,600. The drugs and money were both seized from the accused and his vehicle which was towed and seized as part of proceeds of crime. Subsequent to the police investigation, a 27 year old Ayton man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The accused was held in police custody pending a May 26th court appearance.
Cst. Cory Trainor
Media Relations Officer
West Grey Police Service