(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On October 27, 2021 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a residence on Inglis Falls Road after an observant homeowner reported a suspicious person on their property.
Police arrived on scene and spoke to the individual. During the investigation it was determined that the individual had outstanding warrants, and the vehicle they had arrived in had been reported stolen.
Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged a 27-year-old from Northern Bruce Peninsula with the following offences:
· Obstruct Peace Officer
· Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice
· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
· Possession of a schedule one substance
· Fail to comply with probation order
The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice where he was remanded into custody.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at https://crimestop-gb.org/ where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
• POLICE REMINDING PARENTS TO CHECK CANDY
(GREY BRUCE, ON) The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding parents to check their children’s Halloween candy to ensure it’s safe for consumption
On November 1, 2021, The Grey Bruce OPP received a report from a parent, regarding a sharp object that was located in a box of candy their child received while trick or treating. The individuals discovered the object, after noting that the box containing the candy appeared to be tampered with.
Police believe the box of candy was handed out in the Wiarton area sometime on Halloween night.
An investigation remains ongoing regarding this matter.
• FESTIVE RIDE 2021 KICKS OFF
(GREY BRUCE, ON) – The Grey Bruce and South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with partners from the Hanover Police Service, West Grey Police Service, Saugeen Shores Police Service, and the Owen Sound Police Service have kicked off their 2021 Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) Season.
Members will be out conducting R.I.D.E programs in Grey, Bruce, and South Bruce Counties. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement, and public education. Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.
Impaired driving is a criminal offence. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.
During the Festive R.I.D.E season in 2020, members of the Grey Bruce and South Bruce OPP conducted over 105 R.I.D.E programs. These R.I.D.E programs resulted in 22 warning range suspensions, and 25 impaired driving charges.
The Grey Bruce OPP would like to wish everyone a happy, and safe holiday season.
• SUSPECTS TO IDENTIFY IN TRAILER THEFT
Police Seeking Public Assistance
(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a recent theft of a camping trailer.
On November 12, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., three unknown suspects attended a residence on Spencer Street in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. While at the residence, the suspects proceeded to steal a camping trailer. The suspects departed in two vehicles, with the camping trailer in tow.
Police are seeking to identify the suspects who were observed leaving in a white pickup truck with “U-haul” written on the side, and a silver motor vehicle, believed to be a Subaru (photos below).
GREY BRUCE OPP WELCOME NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER
(GREY BRUCE, ON) In October of 2021, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Staff Sergeant Keegan Wilcox as their new Operations Manager.
Staff Sergeant Wilcox started his policing career in 2008 when he joined the Ontario Provincial Police and was posted to the Huron County detachment. He then transitioned to the Kirkland Lake Detachment, where he worked as a frontline officer for a number of years and completed a Crime Unit secondment.
In 2016, after being promoted to Sergeant, Wilcox transferred to the South Bruce detachment where he filled several rolls including a Platoon Supervisor, Municipal Liaison Sergeant, Court Sergeant, and Acting Detachment Manager. In 2018, he also became an Incident Commander, a role which he continues to serve in.
“Grey Bruce is a beautiful area and I am very proud to be a part of the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment. I am extremely excited and honoured to be a Detachment Manager here. I strive to be a compassionate leader while focusing on supporting our members. I look forward to working with our community stakeholders, leaders and policing partners to work collaboratively to ensure public safety.”