Bruce Peninsula OPP Report: Grey Bruce Welcomes New Officers

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Media Release

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – In May of 2020, the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed a new recruit to the county. 

Provincial Constable Nathan BRISTOWE is originally from Perth County, Ontario. He studied Police Foundations and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services at Georgian College.

 PC Bristowe served with the Canadian Armed Forces before transitioning to a Police Officer. 

Nathan is an avid outdoor enthusiast and is thrilled to be assigned to the Grey Bruce OPP and looks forward to joining the community.

PC Nathan Bristowe.

Provincial Constable John CHAPMAN is originally from London, Ontario. John had been working in the financial industry before transitioning to a Police Officer.

John had volunteered as an OPP Auxiliary Officer for the past 16 years. He was the recipient of an OPP Accolade Award and the Kierstead Award for his many years of volunteer work in his community.

PC Chapman loves the outdoors and is thrilled to be assigned to the Grey Bruce OPP and looks forward to joining the community.

PC John Chapman.

15 YEAR OLD DRIVER INJURED IN ATV COLLISION

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On May 31, 2020, at 8:25 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Barfoot Crescent, north of Colpoy’s Bay in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. 

The investigation revealed that an all-terrain vehicle struck a tree and rolled. The single operator was thrown from the machine. 

The driver, a 15 year old from South Bruce Peninsula, was transported to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

Grey Bruce OPP continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

OPP INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE THEFTS

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating multiple thefts that have been reported to police over the past week. The thefts have been occurring throughout Grey and Bruce County and Owen Sound, and include thefts of vehicles, vehicle accessories, licence plates and gasoline.

Two vehicles have been taken from residences in the South Bruce Peninsula and Northern Bruce Peninsula. On May 26, 2020, a (blue) pick-up truck was taken from a residence at Bruce Road 9 and has since been recovered. The second vehicle, a (gold) Sport Utility Vehicle, was taken from residence in Lions Head on May 28, 2020 and located a short time later in a ditch at Bruce Road 9. Both vehicles have been examined by OPP Forensic Identification Services.

Gasoline drive-offs have occurred in Owen Sound and Springmount.

Grey Bruce OPP are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects. They are believed to be driving a (black) Ford F150, licence plate unknown. 

If you are able to identity the people in the photos below or have information regarding the thefts, call Grey Bruce OPP, 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.

THEFT FROM CONSTRUCTION SITE

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On May 19, 2020 at 10:33 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a theft of construction equipment from a work site at the government docks off Howdenvale Road, South Bruce Peninsula. The complainant reported the theft of a (yellow) 2011 Allmand Brothers ML20V towable tower light valued at $5,000.

Sometime between May 15, 2020 and May 19, 2020, May long weekend, unknown person(s) removed the tower light.

Grey Bruce OPP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating this stolen property.

IMPAIRED DRIVER REMOVED FROM THE ROAD

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On May 26, 2020 at 11:27 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program at Clarke’s Road, west of Highway 6, Northern Bruce Peninsula. An OPP officer stopped a (black) car and read a breath demand for an approved roadside screening device. The officer arrested the driver for operating a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams (mgs) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, after they failed the roadside test.

The driver was transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton. A breath test, conducted by a qualified Intoxilyzer operator at the detachment, recorded over three time the legal limit of 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 58 year old female from Northern Bruce Peninsula with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CC.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to attend Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on July 30, 2020.

SEVERAL DRIVERS CHARGED FOR STUNT DRIVING

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – Between May 22nd and May 24th, 2020 on Highway 6, in South-Bruce Peninsula, five motorists were charged with stunt driving – 50km/h or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

– 63 year old from South Bruce Peninsula, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) on a motorcycle in a posted 80 km/h zone.

 -19 year old from Brampton, ON was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car in a posted 80km/h zone.

 -52 year old from Stratford, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a Sport Utility Vehicle in a posted 80 km/h zone.

 -19 year old from Arran-Elderslie, ON was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a truck, pulling a commercial trailer, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

 -21 year old from Scarborough, ON was travelling over 145 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued provincial summons to attend court, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days.

 The Grey-Bruce OPP want to remind motorists that excessive speed in one of the leading causes of deaths on our highways.

Slow Down and Drive Safe.

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Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with these investigations, 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.