Grey-Bruce OPP Report: Firecrackers Prompt Hold and Secure at Peninsula Shores District School

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 (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On January 27, 2019 at 1:13 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to an open field area directly north of Peninsula Shores District School (PSDS) in Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula. The caller reported that they had heard noises similar to a firearm and saw a person run away from the area, possibly with a firearm. OPP officers attended the scene and secured the school and set up containment of the surrounding area.

OPP resources including, OPP Canine Unit and OPP Emergency Response Team were dispatched to assist in the investigation.

Prior to resources attending, Grey Bruce OPP were able to confirm that the noises heard by the caller were firecrackers and that no firearm was involved in the incident.

During the investigation Grey Bruce OPP worked collaboratively with PSDS to maintain the safety of the students and staff inside the school, as well as keeping parents and guardian apprised of the investigation.

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On January 22, 2020 at 2:24 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolling Highway 6 north of Springmount, Georgian Bluffs stopped a (beige) truck approaching the OPP cruiser at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was recorded by radar travelling at 147 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a posted 80 km/h zone.

Grey Bruce OPP officers arrested the driver of the truck for operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol level over 80 milligrams, following a fail on road-side screening device. There were 3 additional passengers in the vehicle when it was stopped by OPP.

A 25-year-old male from Owen Sound has been charged with the following offences,

-Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

-Race a motor vehicle – Stunt, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act

-Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, section 2017 12(1) Cannabis Control Act

-Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, section 32(1) Liquor Licence Act

The accused was released on an Undertaking with a court date in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on February 6, 2020.