West Grey Police partner with MedicAlert in hope to save lives
On August 28th, 2019 the West Grey Police Service launched 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.
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. To celebrate our new partnership, MedicAlert registration cost is 50% off and you get a free bracelet (value $39) when you sign up before October 28th, 2019 using offer code: WGP19N
Camper trailer stolen from seasonal property
On Friday August 23rd 2019, Police were informed that a break and enter and theft had occurred at a Concession 14 seasonal property in Bentinck Township. It appears that the suspect(s) pried open the window of a small cabin on the property and once inside, stole a 3500 yellow generator, McCulloch chainsaw with 18″ bar, two antique oil lanterns and a set of pots. The suspect(s) also broke into the victim’s garden shed and left with two small propane tanks along with two 20 gallon full gas cans.
The suspect(s) took everything they could including the victims older yellow & black Yard Machine 14 HP riding lawn mower. Not only did the suspect(s) take belongings, they literally left with the victims complete 2007 Jayco 28′ double axel camper trailer (not a 5th wheel).
The victim tells police that no one had been to the property since the end of June 2019 and that they had not returned until August 23rd. The estimated value of the stolen property is approximately $18,200. Police are requesting that the public keep their eyes out for the stolen goods and ask that anyone with 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.
1) 2007 Jayco 28′ Double Axle Travel Trailer, VIN #1UJBJ02R571EL0468, white in colour, $17,000
2) 3500 Yellow Generator, $500
3) McCulloch Gas chainsaw with 18″ bar, $200
4) Black & Yellow Yard Machine 14 HP Riding Lawn Mower $300
5) 2 BBQ size Propane Tanks, $80
6) Two 20 Gallon Gas Cans (full), $120
Assault with a Weapon
On Wednesday August 28th, 2019 West Grey Police officers were dispatched to attend a Mill Street residence for report of an assault. Upon arrival, the victim explained to police that a female who is known to him had thrown coffee on him and then hit him in the head with the empty glass coffee cup. The victim had visible injury to his head and subsequently a 51 year old Durham woman was arrested and charged with one count of assault with a weapon. She was transported to the West Grey police station where she was processed and later released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking. The accused woman is scheduled to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on October 9th, 2019.
On Friday August 23rd, 2019, police were dispatched to attend Lambton Street in Durham for reports of a suspicious vehicle. Upon police arrival, police learnt that the caller had went outside to obtain the suspicious vehicles licence plate number and when he did, he was confronted by a man and punched in the face. In consequence, a 38 year old Mount Forest man was arrested and charged with one count of assault. The accused is set to appear on September 25th, 2019 at the Walkerton Courthouse to answer to the charge.
Counselling Indictable Offence
On Tuesday August 27th, 2019, police were contacted for report that a man had been persistently asking someone to slash his ex-wife’s tires. Police entered into an investigation and subsequently a 48 year old man was arrested and charged with Counselling an Indictable Offence which is not committed. The accused was released on conditions and was issued a September court date where he will appear at the Walkerton Courthouse to answer to the charge.
On August 27th 2019, police received reports of a suspicious vehicle on the 5th Sideroad NDR. Upon police arrival, a male was found inside the vehicle and told police that the vehicle was none functional. Through police investigation, it was discovered that the man was in possession of methamphetamine and subsequently the 32 year old Walkerton man was arrested and charged with one count of being in possession of a schedule 1 substance. The accused was transported to the West Grey Police station where he was possessed and released with an appearance date of September 25th at the Walkerton Courthouse where he will answer to the charge. West Grey Police want to thank the observant citizen who called in the vehicle and encourage all community members to contact police should you see something that appears to be suspicious.