Bruce Peninsula O.P.P. Report: Access To Grey Bruce O.P.P. Detachments Restricted During Lockdown

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Media Release

(GREY-BRUCE, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province.

The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks and finger printing to essential workers/volunteers only. Individuals will be pre-screened and are required to have proper personal protective equipment prior to entering the detachment.

Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Chatsworth and Wiarton only.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 or report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting. 

The OPP thanks the public for helping us to keep our communities safe by using the means listed above to avoid unnecessary contact.

GREY BRUCE OPP WELCOME NEW OFFICER

Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Provincial Constable Sandy Heseltine.

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

Provincial Constable Sandy Heseltine is originally from Fergus, Ontario.

Sandy graduated as a plumber, from Conestoga College. Sandy worked as a full-time plumber, prior to transitioning into a career in policing.

In Sandy’s spare time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, he is an avid hiker and loves to spend time outdoors.

Sandy is looking forward to paddle boarding on Georgian Bay next summer.

Sandy is excited to start his policing career with the Grey Bruce OPP. 

IMPAIRED DRIVER CRASHES INTO MULTIPLE VEHICLES

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On December 21, 2020 at 3:05 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a church parking lot on Southampton Parkway, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, ON.

Police received multiple complaints regarding a driver that had just driven onto the concrete walkway and was behaving irrationally. Officers attended the church parking lot and attempted to speak with this driver. The driver refused to stop for police and collided with several parked vehicles, including multiple police cruisers, before fleeing the scene.

The driver then made it onto the roadway, despite running over several tire deflation devices. This caused an imminent need to apprehend this suspect for public safety, so officers were eventually able to pin the vehicle and arrest the driver without further incident.

In total, the suspect damaged four police cruisers and two civilian vehicles.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 24 year old from South Bruce Peninsula, ON, with the following offences:

-Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC)

-Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) CCC

-Flight from peace officer, section 320.17 CCC

-Mischief over $5,000., section 430(3) CCC

-Six counts of Mischief under $5,000., section 430(4) CCC

The accused was held for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 22, 2020.

DRIVER BREACHING RELEASE CONDITIONS

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On December 11, 2020 at 1:18 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a pick-up truck on Grey Road 10, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs, ON.

The investigation revealed that the driver of this vehicle was not complying with release conditions. Officers arrested this driver at the scene. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 39 year old from Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON with failing to comply with releases order, section 145(5)(a) Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is required to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on January 14, 2021.