Bruce Peninsula OPP News: Suspicious Person Leads To Recovered Stolen Vehicle

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Media Release

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On January 3, 2022, The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle that was parked in the live lane of traffic on Stokes Bay Road, in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Officers arrived on scene and confirmed that motor vehicle had previously been reported stolen. The lone driver was placed under arrest and transported to an OPP detachment.

Police have charged a 27 year old male from Northern Bruce Peninsula, with the following offences:

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

· 2 counts of fail to comply with probation order

· Fail to comply with a release order

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

OPP WRAPS UP FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN, CHARGING 650+ DRIVERS

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concluded its annual Festive RIDE campaign on January 2, 2022, having charged 655 drivers with impaired driving. 

Over the 46-day campaign, OPP officers worked 24/7, conducting 8,370 RIDE events across the province.

Over and above the charges, officers issued 236 Warn Range suspensions to drivers whose roadside breath test registered 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. 

The OPP would like to thank citizens for making 3,147 calls to police to report suspected impaired drivers during the annual campaign. The OPP also thanks all those who stepped up as designated drivers or took other measures to ensure family and friends did not get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Drivers are reminded that the OPP conducts RIDE events throughout the year on roads, trails and waterways. Citizens are encouraged to continue reporting suspected impaired drivers to police. By doing so, you could be saving a life.

The OPP Festive RIDE Campaign ran from November 18, 2021, to January 2, 2022. 

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN WIARTON

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On January 1, 2022 at approximately 10 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person at a local business on Frank Street in the Town of Wiarton. 

During the course of the investigation, officers were able to determine the identification of the individual.

On January 2, 2022, Grey Bruce OPP arrested and charged a 19 year old male from South Bruce Peninsula with two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

The accused was release and is scheduled to attend court on February 3, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED AT RIDE PROGRAM

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On December 27, 2021 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program on Main Street, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

A traffic stop was conducted on a motor vehicle, and as officers spoke with the driver, they detected signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest, and transported to a police detachment where further tests were administered.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 25 year old from Arran-Elderslie with the following offences:

· Operation while impaired by alcohol, and

· Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on January 27, 2021.

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER FOOT CHASE

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On December 30, 2021 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an individual entering vehicles on John Street, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. 

Officers arrived in the area, and an observant member of the public provided an updated location. The suspect was located at a business on Berford Street, where they then tried to flee from police but were arrested a short time after.

Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged a 19 year old male from South Bruce Peninsula with the following offences:

· Assault with intent to resist arrest

· Obstruct a peace officer

· Possession of break in instruments

· Possession of a schedule 1 substance

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Trespassing at night

· 3 counts of Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 31, 2021.

POLICE RECORD CHECKS WITH GREY BRUCE OPP MOVING TO ONLINE

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – In an effort to streamline the process to obtain a criminal record check, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be switching to online applications starting at a date yet to be determined in January of 2022.

Step One: Rather than calling the Grey Bruce OPP, or attending a detachment to get the application started, all applicants must now download the necessary forms from www.opp.ca. Once on the OPP website homepage, a link for criminal record checks can be found under the “popular” menu, located directly underneath the search bar. All forms required can be downloaded from that webpage. Acceptable forms of identification are listed on this page. The OPP will not accept health cards, or social insurance numbers as identification.

Please note: All forms are in a fillable PDF format, and must be opened using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

All applicants requiring a vulnerable sector check will need to provide an accompanying letter, accompanied by two pieces of valid government ID. In the case of a paid position, there is a $41 fee. The criteria for an accompanying letter is below:

· A dated letter on organization / employer letterhead.

· The letter must name the applicant, and the position they are applying for.

· The letter must identify if the position is volunteer or paid.

· The letter must describe duties, and why a vulnerable sector check is required.

· The letter must explicitly state that a vulnerable sector check is required.

· The letter must be signed by a manager / supervisor who is responsible for requesting the vulnerable sector check.

Step Two: Once the forms are completed, please scan the forms, along with two pieces of acceptable ID (Listed on the OPP website) and agency letter (for Vulnerable Sector Checks), and email to: [email protected]

Once notified that your record check is complete, you may pick up the documents at one of our two detachments during the following times:

· Wiarton OPP Detachment – Thursdays between 9-3 p.m.

· Chatsworth OPP Detachment – Tuesdays between 9-3 p.m.