Weekly Media Release June 18th to 24th 2019

Stolen truck recovered, stolen firearms still outstanding

The West Grey Police Service is investigating the theft of firearms from a South Line road residence in the Glenelg area. On Saturday June 22nd 2019, police were contacted for reports of a break and enter.It is believed that sometime between 5:00pm on Friday June 21st and 6:00pm on Saturday June 22nd, suspect(s) broke into the residence and managed to steal an entire gun cabinet that contained ten riffles of varying calibers. Suspects also stole money, tools and the victims 2007 Chevrolet Silverado which was recovered by police on Sunday June 23rd, however the remaining property is still outstanding.The investigation is on-going as the West Grey Police Scenes Of Crime Unit works to recover evidence from the property. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS should you wish to remain anonymous.

Recovered Stolen ATV

On Saturday June 22nd 2019, Police located the stolen orange 2011 Arctic Cat ATV which had been in last week’s media release. We would like to thank all of the public for your assistance and tips that helped us get the ATV back to its rightful owner. Police are continuing to investigate the matter and encourage the person involved to turn themselves in. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Impaired / 80mg or Over

On Sunday June 23rd 2019, at approximately 7:25pm, police were advised that a vehicle had backed into another vehicle in the Tim Hortons drive-thru in Durham. The caller had spoken with the male driver and believed that he may be under the influence of alcohol. Police attended the scene and spoke with the driver of the suspect vehicle who had symptoms consistent with that of someone who was intoxicated. While speaking to the driver, police could smell alcohol on his breath and the driver was placed under arrest for impaired operation. The driver was then transported to the police station where he was instructed to provide a breath sample. The driver complied with the demand and registered a reading of over three times the legally prescribed limit. Subsequent to police investigation, an 18 year old Durham male was charged with one count of Operation while impaired and one count of Having a blood alcohol concentration of 80 or over. The male’s vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driver’s license was automatically suspended for 90 days. The male was processed and later released on a promise to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on the 10th day of July 2019.

Administrative office closed

The Administration Office will be closed on Monday July 1st, 2019 and will be re-opening at 8:30a.m on Monday July 8th, 2019. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. In case of emergency please call 911. If you need to speak with an office or one of our dispatchers you can call 519-371-6911. If you require administrative assistance please call 519-369-3046 and your call will be answered on July 8th, 2019.

Stolen Trailer Located

On Monday the 17th of June, 2019 police received report that a house trailer had been stolen from a Highway 6 residence in West Grey. The owner was not sure as to when the house trailer would have been taken as he had been away from the residence for a while. Subsequent to a police investigation, it was discovered that the complainant’s trailer had been found abandoned on the 8th of June, 2019 on Concession 10 NDR in West Grey. The trailer was safely returned to its rightful owners. Police are continuing to investigate this matter as it is not yet clear who may have stolen the trailer. Should you have any information that may assist with the investigation, please contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Break and Enter

On Tuesday the 18th of June 2019 between 1:00pm and 3:30pm, culprit(s) broke into a Park Street West in residence Durham. It is believed that the culprit(s) grabbed a shovel which was nearby and pried open a front window. They then pushed in the window screen to gain access to the residence and exited through a basement sliding door which had been found unlocked and open by the complainant. Nothing appears to have been stolen however police are still asking the public to check their security cameras if they live in this area for anything that appears to be suspicious during that time frame. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Tractor and GPS stolen from Bentick property

On Monday June 17th, 2019 police were dispatched to attend a Grey Road 4 residence in the Bentick area for reports of a theft that had occurred sometime between June 12th and June 17th, 2019. Unknown person(s) attended the victim’s residence and stole a John Deere x320 tractor with the 48″ mower deck that was attached.  The victim also noticed that his black TomTom 4.3″ GPS unit had also been stolen from inside of a parked vehicle that he had at the residence. The value of the stolen items is approximately $6,500 and police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the items so that they can be returned to their rightful owner. If you have information on the whereabouts of the stolen property or who took them, please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.