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BOLO Stolen Silver Chevrolet Silverado – Plate: AM61635

(KINLOSS TWP, ON) – On July 26, 2021 at 12:50 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a theft report from a property along Whitechurch Street in Kinloss Township.

Sometime between 8:30 p.m. on July 25, 2021 and 7:45 a.m. on July 26, 2021, a single cab Silver colored Chevrolet Silverado with license AM61635 was taken.  

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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53 Year Old Repeat Offender Charged Again

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On July 26, 2021 10:47 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol stopped a vehicle along Princes Street in Kincardine. The officer found the driver was breaching a court imposed condition.

After taking the driver into custody, the officer seized more than 260 grams of Cannabis.

Donald McFARLAN, 53-years-old, of Kinloss Township was charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Release Order,
  • Possess More than 30 Grams of Cannabis in Public
  • Drive with Cannabis Readily Available

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on September 29, 2021 to answer to the charges.

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Hwy 9 Collision – 3 Sent To Hospital

(BRANT TWP, ON) – On July 26, 2021 at 5:31 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 9 and Bruce County Road 3 in Brant Township. Officers responded with members of the Walkerton Fire Department and Bruce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to find 2 vehicles were involved.

The police investigation revealed that one of the vehicles was south bound on Bruce County Road 3 and the other was west bound on Highway 9.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, a 66-year-old resident of Halton Region, was charged with Fail to Yield right-of-way.

Three people were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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Teen Rescued From Human Traffickers – GIEDROYC & GIBSON Arrested

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – On Saturday July 24, 2021 at 9:35 a.m. Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a suspicious persons call at a business on Rest Acres Road in the town of Paris.

A citizen observed activity near a local business that caused them concern so they contacted the OPP. Police attended the location and the persons left the area. With the assistance of the citizen, the involved persons were located nearby. Police received information one of those involved was a 17 year-old victim of human trafficking. Brant County OPP Crime Unit continue to investigate.

Police have charged Julian Ayette GIEDROYC, 24 years-of-age from Scarborough with:

·      Traffic in Persons under 18 years-of-age and

·      Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court.

Police have charged Sackie Buster GIBSON, 19 years-of-age from Brampton with:

·      Traffic in Persons under 18 years-of-age and

·      Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court.

The accused are being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation or harbouring of persons for the purposes of exploitation. It does not require the crossing of borders or any movement of persons. Exploitation is the key element of the offence.

The OPP is committed to fighting human trafficking through intelligence-gathering and working cooperatively with our law enforcement and community partners to support victims and refer them to appropriate community-based social services or support agencies for assistance.

Human trafficking is not confined to “big cities”.

If you have any information about crimes in your area, please contact your local police service or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 of *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at https://crimestoppersbb.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Sexual Assault With Weapon – 61 Year Old Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – One person is facing charges after a report of multiple historical domestic incidents in North Perth.

On July 16, 2021, just after 3:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of a domestic occurrence in Listowel. During the investigation, it was learned that one person had been assaulted on two occasions, and sexually assaulted.

As a result, a 61-year-old resident of Brampton was arrested and charged with:

–       Assault (two counts)

–       Forcible Confinement

–       Sexual Assault with a Weapon

–       Assault with a Weapon

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.

Victims of and domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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Repeat Offender Charged In Perth East – Assault, Threats, Etc.

(PERTH EAST, ON) – One person is facing charges following a domestic incident in the Township of Perth East.

On July 20, 2021, just after 3:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of a domestic occurrence. During the investigation, it was learned that one person had been assaulted, and their property damaged. Further investigation revealed there had been another incident that occurred two weeks prior that had yet to be reported.

As a result, a 40-year-old resident of Perth East Township was arrested and charged with:

–       Assault Cause Bodily Harm- Choke, Suffocate or Strangle

–       Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm

–       Mischief – Destroys or Damages Property

–       Failure to Comply with Undertaking

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Victims of and domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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Fatal Collision Update – Deceased Identified

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – On July 23, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Grey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Inter Township Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 6-10 in the Municipality of Meaford. Officers noted a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a motorcycle were involved in the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, Craig HEATLEY, 55-years-old, of Bradford-West Gwillimbury, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital to be assessed.

Highway 6 & 10 was closed between the Holland-Syndenham Line and Sunny Valley Road for the protection of emergency responders. It has since re-opened to traffic.

The investigation is continuing.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Fatal Collision In A-C-W

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH TWP, ON) – On July 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m., the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle collision at a private drive along Amberley Road in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township. 

Officers attended with members of the Lucknow Fire Department and Huron County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to find that a vehicle had struck a person in the driveway.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by Huron County EMS where they were pronounced deceased.

Members of the OPP Traffic Investigation Management and Enforcement (TIME) unit and Huron County Crime Unit are assisting with this investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages.

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Spencer A. BAKER – Drunk Driving

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – On July 19, 2021, members of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program on the Highway 401 Eastbound on ramp from Queen’s Line in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Police spoke with a vehicle driver that entered the R.I.D.E. and an Approved Screening Device was utilized. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP detachment where further tests were administered.

Spencer A. BAKER, 25-years-old, of Chatham, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Blood and Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused in this matter was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham at a later date to answer to the charge.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it immediately.

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Dalton LEWIS – Drunk Driving

(SOUTHGATE, ON) On July 21, 2021 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Main Street East in the Town of Dundalk. 

Officers arrived on scene and a driver was placed under arrest. The driver was transported to a Wellington County OPP detachment, where further tests were administered.

As a result of the investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Dalton LEWIS, 27 years-of-age, from Saugeen First Nation with the following offences:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, and
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on August 26, 2021.