During the week of September 30 – October 07, 2021, the West Grey Police Service responded to 100 total calls for service.

Officers responded to 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 22 Police Assistance and 4 Suspicious Persons Complaints. Police provided assistance and de-escalation at 8 Mental Health Act calls while also responding to 4 – 911 calls and assisting ambulance or fire 2 times.

September 30, 2021 – Foot Chase Ends in Arrest –   On Tuesday September 30, 2021 West Grey Police along with Ontario Provincial Police located a wanted fugitive in Durham, Ontario.  Following a foot chase through residential yards a 38-year-old male from Perth County was arrested on outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Further investigation led to the recovery of 2 stolen vehicles.  The suspect was turned over to the OPP where he was held in custody.

October 2, 2021 – Impaired Driving / Weapons Arrest – On Saturday October 2, 2021 police received a driving complaint on Normanby Road 9, WGT.  WGPS located the vehicle and driver.  The 27-year-old male driver failed to stop for police.  The vehicle was eventually stopped and is now charged with Flight from Peace Officer, Fail to Comply with release order, Possession of Prohibited Weapon, Mischief, Possession of Crystal Meth, and Possession of Restricted Device when Prohibited.  He was held in custody.

October 2, 2021 – Impaired Driving Arrest – On Saturday October 2, 2021 West Grey Police and surrounding police agencies were called regarding a possible impaired driver. The vehicle in question was located and the driver – a 40-yr-old female from Hanover was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation and Drive Over 80.  She will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 2021.

October 6, 2021 – Weapons Complaint – On Tuesday October 5, 2021 West Grey Police Service responded to a Weapons Complaint in Varney – West Grey, Ontario.  Investigation revealed that at least one shot was fired during a domestic dispute.  The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. On Wednesday October 6, 2021 West Grey Police Service – Criminal Investigations Branch along with Uniformed Operations Unit executed an Arrest Warrant at a residence in Varney in relation to this occurrence. The suspect was found hiding in an outbuilding on the property.

Andrew J HAUG – 35-years-old of Varney, Ontario is charged with:

  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Theft of Firearm
  • Mischief
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (X2)
  • Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (X2)

He was remanded into custody.

October 6, 2021 – 911 Call /Weapons Complaint – On Wednesday October 6, 2021 West Grey Police were called to a Markdale address after receiving a 911 distress call.  A 32-year-old male from West Grey was arrested and charged with:

  • Utter Death Threats
  • Unsafe storage of Firearm
  • Possession of Prohibited Device ( High Capacity Magazines X2)
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possession of Firearms when Prohibited (X3)
  • Possession of Firearm – No License

The accused has been held in custody.

If you have any information any crimes or wanted person you are asked to contact the West Grey Police at 519 369 3046 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS – You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Until next week – Stay Safe West Grey


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