Charges laid in fatal collision
After a month long investigation, West Grey police have arrested a 41 year old Glenelg woman and charged her with Criminal Negligence Causing Death. The accused was brought to the Walkerton Courthouse where she was held for a bail hearing on June 28th 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.
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 pickup truck recovered
On Wednesday June 26th, 2019 at approximately 7:25am, police spotted a stolen vehicle parked at a home on Elgin Street South in Durham. The vehicle was contained and confirmed to be the pickup truck that had been reported to police as stolen the day before. Police were able to identify persons at the residence in which the vehicle was found and located a male who is known to police and who was already wanted for Assault, Obstruct peace officer, Failing to comply with Recognizance and five counts of Failing to appear. Subsequent to the police investigation, a 29 year old Durham resident was arrested and charged with being in possession of stolen property. The accused is being held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse.
Stolen property recovered on bush trail
On Wednesday June 26th 2019, police were contacted for reports of a trailer and air compressor theft that had taken place at a Concession 12 residence in Bentick. The complainant reports that sometime overnight, someone stole his large Devilbiss Air Compressor and his 10 foot landscaping trailer. The estimated value of the stolen property is approximately $5000. Police patrolled the area in search for the stolen property and walked down a bush trail on Side road 10 south of Concession 10 in Bentinck. During the search, police located the undamaged stolen trailer and air compressor on the trail. Police are continuing to investigate the theft and are asking for the publics’ assistance to identify the thief. If you know who was involved, please contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS should you wish to remain anonymous.
Long Weekend enforcement blitz
With the long weekend approaching, the West Grey Police Service will be increasing our presence on the roadways and will be focusing enforcement on the “BIG 5” (Impaired driving [fatigue, drugs, alcohol], distracted driving, seatbelts, speeding and aggressive driving.)
As the summer weather hits and Canada Day celebrations commence, it can be expected that you will be driving through more and more RIDE programs in hopes to reduce the amount of impaired drivers on our roads. Drivers are often in a rush to get to their destinations during the long weekends and officers will be on the lookout for speeders and those drivers who are driving in an aggressive manner. West Grey continues to strive towards our goal of having the safest roadways in Ontario.
In West Grey, you will often find people tubing in our waterways to get away from the hot weather, but we remind you that consuming alcohol or being intoxicated in a public place is not permitted. We ask boaters to insure that each person have a Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) as it is required by law. The West Grey Police would like to also remind all boaters that operating a vessel while impaired has the same consequences as operating a vehicle impaired.
We will also be on the lookout for distracted drivers this weekend. When you drive and are distracted, you pose a significant safety threat to yourself, your passengers, and other drivers Every day, people get behind the wheel and take their attention away from the road. That includes reading, eating, using their phone and GPS. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes annually. Make sure to always buckle your seat belts and to ensure that youngsters are properly restrained in vehicles according to their age, size and weight. Driving without a seat belt is not worth the risk, or the ticket.
On behalf of all of us at the West Grey Police Service, we wish you a safe and happy long Canada Day weekend.