Bruce Peninsula OPP Report: Stolen Vehicle Destroyed by Fire

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Media Release

On January 23, 2019 Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called regarding a stolen, (blue) 2014 Lincoln MKX car from a residence at Webster Street in the village of Lion’s Head. The vehicle went missing sometime between January 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm and January 23, 2019 at 7:30 am.
Later in the morning, on January 23rd, OPP were called for a vehicle destroyed by fire on Wright’s Crescent in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. The vehicle located at the scene was identified as the stolen 2014 Lincoln MKX from Lion’s Head.
OPP are asking for anyone who may have seen this vehicle driving around the late night hours of January 22nd or the early morning hours of January 23rd to call police.
Anyone with information that can assist with this investigation can contact Bruce Peninsula OPP at 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 $2,000.

OPP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: Male Sustains Life Threatening Injuries

(NEYAASHIINIGMIING FIRST NATION, ON) – In the early morning hours of January 24, 2019, Cape Croker Police and Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence at Park Road, Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation for a 27-year-old male suffering from life threatening injuries. A 17-year-old female was taken into custody at that time.
Cape Croker Police, assisted by members of the Bruce Peninsula OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Bryan Gast of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), continue to investigate this incident.
The 17-year-old female from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, section 239(1) (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC), and Assault a Peace Officer, section 270(1) (a), CC.
Anyone with information that can assist Bruce Peninsula OPP with this investigation can 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 $2,000.

BRUCE PENINSULA OPP CHARGE FIRST STUNT DRIVER OF 2019

Driving Habits Need to Change this Year to Prevent Tragedy
Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting the first driver of the year charged with stunt driving on Highway 6. In 2018, 130 drivers were charged by Bruce Peninsula OPP with stunt driving, 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit.
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, police stopped a (white) Sport Utility Vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 6 north of Clavering. The vehicle was travelling over 130km/h in poor winter weather conditions.
Police charged a 24-year-old male, Hamza BOUNAIM of Montreal, Quebec with stunt driving – speeding by 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, 172(1) Highway Traffic Act(HTA) and Careless Driving, 130(1) HTA. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver lost his licence for 7 days.
Bruce Peninsula OPP continue to work with community stakeholders to get effective traffic safety messaging out to the public. Over the next few months leading up to the busy travelling season, educational and awareness messaging regarding safe operation of a motor vehicle on a highway will be shared in traditional media as well as on social media.

OPP Remind Motorists to be Prepared For Future Winter Storm Driving

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urge motorists to be prepared and informed in the event of future winter storms.
During the last 48 hours, several roads were closed throughout the area due to high winds and blowing snow causing poor visibility. Officers from Grey County OPP and neighbouring detachments responded to several motor vehicle collisions and abandoned vehicle calls.
Driving on a closed road is not only illegal; it’s dangerous. Doing so not only puts you and your passengers at risk – it puts police and all Emergency Responders at risk who come to the aid of motorists having driven on a closed road.
Before heading out in severe weather conditions, ask yourself these questions: “Do I really need to go”? Is it safe for me to go”? Is it worth the risk to me and others”? Any unnecessary travel should be avoided.
We can expect more severe weather conditions this winter so be prepared:

  • ensure your vehicle is mechanically sound and running well
  • ensure your fuel tank is always about ½ full
  • ensure your vehicle is equipped with four winter tires
  • ensure your windshield wipers are in good working order and you are using winter washer fluid in the reservoir
  • ensure your vehicle’s defrost and interior heaters are working properly
  • ensure all running lights are on so that you can see and be seen
  • ensure you carry a “winter survival kit” in your vehicle
    If the weather is uncertain, check the forecast before heading out and monitor the media outlets for any updates, including road closures.
    To all members of the public who decided to stay off the roadways during the severe weather – thank you!