Back to School

With students returning back to school this week, a high police presence is to be expected in school zones to insure that drivers are conforming to traffic laws and practicing safe driving habits. Speed limits will be strictly enforced and police will be paying particular attention to drivers who fail to obey the crosswalk laws. West Grey Police would like to wish all the students a safe and happy school year!

Theft from farmhouse

On the 23rd day of August 2019, police were dispatched to attend a farmhouse on Concession 12 where eight lamb had been stolen sometime during the August 1st long weekend. It appears that the suspect(s) cut the chain and bolt on the farm gate at the roadway and gained entry into the field.  The suspect(s) then used calf feed to lure the 65 to 70 pound lamb out of the barn by pouring the feed onto the ground in order to attract them out of the barn. The value of the stolen lamb is said to be $2,400.00. West Grey has a proud farming community and police are hoping that the suspect(s) return the animals as this is the farmer’s means of living. If you have information in relation to this event, please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

Arson at Durham Conservation Area

On Wednesday August 21st 2019, police were dispatched to attend the Durham Conservation for a fire that took place sometime overnight.  The fire was already out, however had caused severe damage to the female washroom.  It appeared that suspect(s) lit the paper towel dispenser on fire which then spread and burned several walls and the roof.  There is approximately $3000 worth of damage to the washroom and the investigation is ongoing. Police are looking to the public for information and asking that anyone who may have information contact 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.

West Grey Police partner with MedicAlert in hope to save lives

On August 28th, 2019 the West Grey Police Service will be launching its partnership with the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation. The MedicAlert Connect Protect program will help police officers who are interacting with vulnerable people, including those who are living with autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive brain injuries. The Connect Protect program will also assist police officers in finding lost or missing vulnerable individuals and will ensure that they are quickly identified and brought back into the care of their loved ones.

The West Grey Police Service strives to use all tools available to keep those who are most vulnerable safe. In an emergency situation, where time is of the essence, MedicAlert Connect Protect gives police officers twenty-four hour access to a registered MedicAlert subscriber’s emergency profile which includes their photo, identity, physical characteristics and descriptions, attributes, wandering history, their caregivers information and any behaviour management strategies that may assist in dealing with specific anxiety triggers. This information will help police officers search for vulnerable persons more efficiently, and effectively and will increase the chances that those who go missing are reunited with their loved ones sooner. This vital information given to our officers who get dispatched to emergency situations involving a MedicAlert subscriber may even be necessary to save a life. The West Grey Police Service is proud to partner with MedicAlert Canada who is a not-for-profit organization and we will continue to use the most innovative ideas to insure that our community receives first class policing services.

The West Grey Police Service and MedicAlert team will host a registration and information day on August 28th 2019 from 9am to 2:30pm. The information booth will be stationed on Garafraxa Street South in front of the RBC Royal Bank (108 Garafraxa St. S, Durham.) For more information on the MedicAlert Connect Protect Service and to find out how you or a loved one can be signed up, visit medicalert.ca/connectprotect

Extensive list of property stolen in Ayton at break and enter

On Sunday August 18th 2019, police were dispatched to attend a Sideroad 10 residence in Ayton for report of a break and enter. The victim states that he had left the residence in the morning hours of Saturday August 17th and when he returned to the property in the afternoon of Sunday the 18th, he found pry marks on his door. Once inside of the residence, he learnt that a significant amount of property had been stolen from his residence including a red Suzuki ATV. The estimated value of the stolen property is approximately $10,350. Police are continuing to investigate this matter and are asking anyone with information in relation to this incident, to 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.