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Drunk Driver From Chatsworth Arrested

(CHATSWORTH, ON) On June 20, 2022, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatsworth Fire Department, and Grey County Paramedic Services (PS) responded to a report of a motorist who was unresponsive in their vehicle.

Police arrived on scene and spoke with the driver of the motor vehicle. Officers detected signs of impairment and placed the driver under arrest. They were transported to a local police detachment for further testing.

The Grey Bruce OPP have charged Taja CHASCHOWY, 46 years-of-age from Chatsworth Township, with the following offences:

·        Operation while impaired

·        Operation while prohibited (Two Counts)

·        Possession of a schedule I substance (Two Counts)

The accused was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound later.

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Stabbing – 4 Face Charges

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On June 24, 2022, at 7:04 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Owen Sound Police Service (OSPS) and Grey County Paramedic Services (PS) responded to a report of a stabbing on Grey Road 1 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Officers arrived on scene and an individual was transported to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The accused individuals fled the scene prior to police arrival but were later taken into custody.

The Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged Joseph CRONK-GRAVER, 19-years-old from South Bruce Peninsula with the following offences:

·        Aggravated Assault

·        Assault a peace officer with a weapon

·        Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

·        Mischief over $5,000

·        Failure to stop after accident

·        Dangerous operation

·        Flight from peace officer (two counts)

·        Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle

·        Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

The accused was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Also charged are the following individuals:

A 15-year-old male from South Bruce Peninsula:

·        Theft of motor vehicle

·        Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000

A 15-year-old female from Owen Sound:

·        Theft of motor vehicle

·        Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000

 A 14-year-old female from Owen Sound:

·        Theft of motor vehicle

·        Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000

The accused youth cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. All three have been released with a future court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

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Fatal Collision On Hwy 21

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On June 25, 2022, at approximately 1:14 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Inter Township Fire Department, and Grey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 6 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

One of the involved drivers was transported to a local area hospital where they were pronounced deceased. They have been identified as Loraine NEWMAN, 77 years-of-age from Georgian Bluffs.

The Grey Bruce OPP are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team (TIME).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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Dana FITZGERALD Facing Theft Charge

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A suspect has been charged after stealing from a local business in the Municipality of North Perth. On June 17, 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to a business on Mitchell Road South, in Listowel, after a person was witnessed shoplifting.

Dana FITZGERALD, 28, of Campbell River, British Columbia, has been charged with:

–      Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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Another ATV Stolen

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On June 17, 2022, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen all-terrain vehicle (ATV) from a residence on Line 90, in the Municipality of North Perth.

It was determined that the vehicle was parked, with the keys in it, at the owner’s residence when it was stolen.

The ATV is described as a 2017 Black CANA LW with a red bumper and several stickers on the white portion of the ATV.  

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Trucks & Trailer Stolen

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On June 19, 2022, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of two stolen trucks and trailer sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on June 19, 2022, from a residence located on Line 21 in the Municipality of West Perth. It was reported that both vehicles were left unlocked with the keys inside.

The stolen pick ups and trailer are described as follows:

–      2008 White Ford SRW

–      2021 Black Chevrolet Silverado

–      2012 Black flatbed JDJ BC trailer

The estimated value of the stolen property is over $75,000.

The Perth County OPP would like to remind citizens to keep all vehicles and buildings locked and report any suspicious activity immediately. Consider installing security features, such as increased lighting, cameras, or alarms.

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18 Year Old Has Vehicle Impounded

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged another driver after they were speeding more than 50 km/hr over the limit in Perth County.

On June 17, 2022, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a police officer on general patrol stopped a vehicle on Perth Road 130 in the Perth County, after it was found to be travelling in excess of 130km/hr in an 80km/h limit zone.

An 18-year-old resident of Sebringville has been charged with:

–      Race motor vehicle – Excessive Speed

A 30-day driving suspension and 14-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge. 

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Another Break & Enter

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Police are looking for suspect(s) after a break, enter and theft at a residence on Perth Line 88 in the Municipality of North Perth.   

On June 9, 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter at a residence that was under renovation. The suspect(s) entered through the front door by damaging a door jamb. Approximately $755 in tools were stolen.

The Perth County OPP would like to remind citizens to keep all vehicles and buildings locked and report any suspicious activity immediately. Consider installing security features, such as increased lighting, cameras, or alarms.

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$33,000 In Jewellery Stolen

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On June 10, 2022 just before 6:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a break, enter and theft at a residence located on Perth Line 72 in the Municipality of North Perth.

Sometime between June 7, 2022 and June 10, 2022, unknown person(s) entered the residence and removed cash and jewellery totalling approximately $33,000.

The public is asked to report suspicious activity immediately, and remember to lock doors to vehicles, houses, garages, and sheds. Do not leave keys with vehicles, including ATVs. Consider installing security features, such as increased lighting, cameras, or alarms.

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Wheelbarrow & Top Soil Stolen – HULLEY Arrested

(PERTH EAST, ON) – One person has been charged after multiple items were stolen from outside of a business in the Township of Perth East.  

On June 9, 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report that two thefts had taken place between June 8, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. and June 9, 2022 at 4:30 a.m. from a business located on Main Street North in Milverton. The items that were stolen were peat moss, topsoil, and a wheelbarrow. The value of the stolen items is approximately $750.

Derek HULLEY, 34, of Perth East, has been charged with:

–       Theft Under $5000

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.