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Fatal Collision On 86

(ASHFIELD COLBORNE WAWANOSH TOWNSHIP, ON) – A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a passenger vehicle and a pickup truck and trailer combination has claimed two lives. 

Just before 08:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, members from Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), South Bruce OPP, Huron County and Bruce County Paramedic Services, and Lucknow Fire Department responded to a location East of Lucknow on Amberley Road, also known as Bruce Road 86 in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a collision.

Upon arrival, emergency services located both heavily damaged vehicles and discovered that the driver of the passenger vehicle sustained fatal injury and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the pickup truck was also pronounced deceased at the scene. A second passenger in the pickup truck received serious injury and was flown by air ambulance to London for further treatment. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a local hospital for minor injury.

Members from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation. Amberley Road was closed for several hours and has since been re-opened.

The investigation is ongoing, and the cause of the collision is being investigated. 

The deceased driver was a 54-year-old Huron-Kinloss Township resident.

The deceased passenger was a 49-year-old Municipality of Brockton resident. 

The ages of the second involved driver and passenger are 49 and 39 years-of-age respectively.

Any person with information regarding this collision should contact Huron County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or P3TIPS.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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25 Year Old From Chesley Arrested

(SOUTHGATE, ON) – On February 17, 2024, at 2:10 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to Southgate Sideroad 41 in the Municipality of Southgate for a report of an altercation in a vehicle, and the passenger was kicked out of the vehicle.

The OPP attended and spoke to the driver of the vehicle who confirmed that a physical altercation took place therefore the passenger was kicked out. No injuries were reported. As police were speaking to the driver, they were displaying signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) which registered a fail. The driver was transported to the OPP Detachment in Teviotdale for further testing.

Melissa Grimes, 25-year-old from Chesley was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·      Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 7, 2024.

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KING Arrested Again

(MEAFORD, ON) – On February 14th, 2024, at 1:38 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person that resulted in an individual being taken into custody.

On February 14, 2024, at 1:38 a.m., around Russett Drive and Union Street in Meaford, a resident reported that an individual knocked on their door and left which appeared suspicious for the time of day. A description of the individual was provided to police. While the police were patrolling for the individual, police located a black Toyota Highlander parked in the same area of the suspicious person and the vehicle was blocking two other vehicles. A short while later an individual matching the description of the suspicious person was observed driving the Toyota Highlander. Police contacted the registered owner of the Toyota Highlander and found out that it was stolen through the overnight hours.

Police initiated a traffic stop. As a result, James King, 49-years-old of no fixed address was charged with:

·      Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 X2

·      Theft of Motor Vehicle

·      Fail to Comply with Probation Order X2

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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51 Year Old From ACW Arrested

(BLUEWATER, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged an Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township (ACW) resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic stop on Sunday, February 11th, 2024. 

On February 11th, just before 1:00 a.m., a Huron County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop of a pickup truck on Bayfield Main Street, in the Municipality of Bluewater, Bayfield.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Joy BOWMAN, 51 years of age from ACW Township has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 4th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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31 Year Old Arrested – Cocaine A Factor

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with Impaired Operation and a drug possession offence after police checked a parked vehicle in South Huron, Exeter on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. 

Huron OPP officers were patrolling in the Municipality of South Huron at approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 3rd. Officers located a person seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was parked on Main Street South. Police spoke to the driver who displayed signs of impairment. Officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and they were subsequently arrested.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment in Clinton for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.). During processing, police located a quantity of a suspected controlled substance (cocaine) on the accused’.

Scott OUNSAMONE, 31 years-of-age from South Huron has been charged with the following offences:

–      Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

The accused was processed, then later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich on March 4th, 2024. 

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29 Year Old Arrested

(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic stop just before midnight on Wednesday January 31st, 2024. 

On January 31st, just prior to midnight, Huron County OPP officers observed a vehicle exit a business in the Municipality of Huron East, Seaforth. The officer observed an orange pilon being dragged under a wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle continued eastbound on Goderich Street East and was stopped by police.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Jacob ASHBY, 29 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 4th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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42 Year Old From Municipality/Corporation Of Brockton Arrested

(WALKERTON, ON) – On February 5, 2023, at 10:59 p.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol stopped a vehicle along McNab Street in Walkerton.

The driver was found to have been drinking alcohol.

They were placed under arrest and taken to a Qualified Intoxilizer Technician for breath tests.

Jammie WALKER, 42-years-old, from the Municipality of Brockton was charged with:

  • Operate over 80 milligrams

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton on March 20, 2024, to answer to the charges.

An impaired driving charge includes an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and an immediate 7-day vehicle impoundment.

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Repeat Offender Arrested Again – PORTER

(HURON EAST, ON) – An investigation conducted by the Huron County Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) and members of the Huron OPP detachment resulted in the arrest of a wanted individual and seizure of illegal drugs, and offence-related property with a total value exceeding $3,700.

On Thursday, February 1st, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a wanted individual was observed on foot in the Municipality of Huron East, Vanastra. Police arrested the wanted male and a subsequent search of the accused revealed suspected fentanyl and other items commonly used in drug trafficking including a digital scale, packaging material, and a cellular phone.

The estimated value of the seized drugs is $3.485.

The combined estimated value of the seized property is $300.

Cameron PORTER, 29 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid,
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order – (two counts).

The accused was processed, held for a bail hearing, then later remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled in the Goderich Ontario Court of Justice.

Any person with information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

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Two Found Dead – Names Released

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elgin County (St. Thomas) Detachment have identified the two deceased individuals from an ongoing death investigation in the Municipality of Central Elgin.

On January 31, 2024, shortly after 8:00 a.m., emergency services, including members of the Elgin County OPP, responded to a residence on Roberts Line after the discovery of two deceased individuals.

The individuals are now identified as 38-year-old Tanya WIEBE of the Township of Malahide and 34-year-old Kyle SAVAGE of the Municipality of Central Elgin.

The Elgin County OPP Crime Unit continues the investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, with assistance from OPP West Region Criminal Operations and OPP Forensic Identification Services, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Elgin County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may 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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27 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving


(HURON EAST, ON) – 
Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Central Huron resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a single motor vehicle collision into a farm field on the early evening hours of Tuesday January 30th, 2024. 

On January 30th, just after 9:30 p.m., Huron County OPP officers responded to a report of a vehicle with damage in a farm field located on Morrison Line near Short Horn Road in the Municipality of Huron East.

Police attended the scene shortly after and spoke to the driver. Police determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

MacKenzie ELSON, 27 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 26th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.