Bruce Peninsula O.P.P. Report: One Traffic Stop, 2 Stunt Driving Charges

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Media Release

 (NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Thornhill individual and a Toronto individual with stunt driving on Highway 6.

On August 6, 2023, at 10:36 p.m., police stopped 2 motorcycles on Highway 6 in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula after an officer observed them to be travelling in excess of 145km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

A 23-year-old driver from Thornhill has been charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

A 32-year-old from Toronto has been charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

The drivers are also facing a 30-day licence suspension, and their motor vehicle has been impounded for 14 days. 

The drivers are scheduled to appear at the Provincial Offences Court in Owen Sound on 20 September 2023.

ROAD RAGE INCIDENT RESULTS IN CHARGES 

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an individual after a road rage incident in the Municipality of South Bruce Peninsula.

On August 8, 2023, at approximately 1:40 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP responded to a report of an assault on Berford Street in the Municipality of South Bruce Peninsula.

Once on scene, officers determined that a road rage incident had taken resulting in one of the involved drivers assaulting the other.

As a result, a 46-year-old individual from South Bruce Peninsula has been charged with:

-Assault

-Assault with a weapon

-Dangerous operation

-Failure to stop after accident

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 7, 2023.

CHARGES LAID IN BREAK AND ENTER

 (GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – On August 1, 2023, at 4:35 a.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a break and enter at a business in Georgian Bluffs. An employee of the business arrived for work and noticed damage to the front door of the building. Officers attended the area and located the suspect.

As a result, a 26-year-old of Georgian Bluffs has been charged with:

-Break and Enter

-Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on August 24, 2023.

WEEKEND MARINE INCIDENTS 

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to 8 marine related calls between July 28, 2023, to July 30, 2023.

On July 29, 2023, at 1:14 p.m. the Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit responded to a report of a disabled vessel on Lake Huron. With the assistance of the Coast Guard the vessel made it to shore safely.

On July 29, 2023, at 2:27 p.m. the Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit responded to a call of a sea doo taking on water. All occupants were wearing life jackets and were brought to shore safely.

On July 29, 2023, at 3:44 p.m. the Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit responded to a capsized sailboat. All occupants were wearing lifejackets. With the assistance of the Coast Guard all occupants were brought to shore safely.

On July 30, 2023, at 1:33 p.m. the Grey Bruce Marine Unit was notified of 2 missing children at Sauble Beach. The Marine Unit patrolled the water, and the children were located safely on shore.

On July 30, 2023, 5:27 p.m. the Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit was notified of 7 paddleboarders out on the lake from Tobermory without life jackets. All paddleboarders made it to shore safely. The OPP is reminding anyone who is navigating a paddleboard must have a lifejacket and sounding device.

There were no injuries reported in the above occurrences.

For further information on the vessel, you are navigating visit the Transport Canada link at Marine transportation (canada.ca)

There is no one single cause that leads to drownings but there are common contributors. Basic safety practices such as learning to swim at an early age; wearing a lifejacket or a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) while on a vessel or in water; adult supervision of children while swimming; and not drinking and boating can make the difference between surviving, or not.

BEAR SIGHTINGS – WHAT TO DO? 

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to remind residents and tourists regarding bear sightings around residences, cottages, campgrounds and while hiking. 

Emergency Situations

Call 911 or your local police if a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety and exhibits threatening or aggressive behaviour, such as: 

• enters a school yard when school is in session,

• stalks people and lingers at the site,

• enters or tries to enter a residence,

• wanders into a public gathering,

• kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site.

Police will respond only to emergency situations.

Non-emergency Situation

Call the toll-free Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 if a bear:

• roams around or checks garbage cans,

• breaks into a shed where garbage or food is stored,

• is in a tree,

• pulls down a bird feeder or knocks over a barbecue,

• moves through a backyard or field but does not linger.

For more information visit: www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise

SEEKING VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOR A MISCHIEF 

(WIARTON, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), are seeing any available video surveillance footage in connection with a mischief complaint in Wiarton.

On July 20, 2023, at approximately 9:51 p.m., a resident observed 2 individuals spray painting the Peninsula Shores District School at 115 George Street in Wiarton. Prior to police arrival the youth departed the area.

On July 24, 2023, at approximately 11:46 a.m. school employees contacted police advising that the school was spray painted again in a similar manner.

The OPP is asking anyone in the area of 115 George Street, Wiarton to check their video surveillance on July 20, 2023, between 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and between July 21, 2023 – July 24, 2023. If any member of the public has video surveillance footage that they are willing to share, please call the Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at https://crimestop-gb.org/. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

ALPR HIT RESULTS IN IMPAIRED CHARGE 

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), has charged an individual following a traffic stop.

On July 22, 2023, at approximately 1:56 p.m., an officer with the Grey Bruce OPP stopped a passenger vehicle on Highway 6 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. The officer received a driver’s licence status notification from the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) system that the driver’s licence was suspended.

When speaking to the driver, the officer determined that the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment for further testing. After determining the driver was not impaired by alcohol, he was tested by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The driver complied with the tests, and he was deemed to be impaired by a drug.

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old of Georgian Bluffs was charged with:

-Operation while impaired

-Possession of a Scheduled I Substance

-Driving while under suspension

-Operate motor vehicle without insurance

-Driving motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 7, 2023.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

E-BIKE STOPPED RESULTS IN CHARGES

 (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On July 21, 2023, at 3:14 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a 41-year-old driver after stopping an e-bike on Highway 6 in the Municipality of South Bruce Peninsula.

Officers were patrolling the area of Highway 6 when the operator of the e-bike attracted the officer’s attention with their driving behaviour. The e-bike was subsequently stopped, and it was determined that the driver of the e-bike was a prohibited driver.

As a result of the investigation, police charged a 41-year-old individual with operation while prohibited.

The driver is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on August 31, 2023.

The OPP want to remind everyone that if you are planning on using an alternative form of transportation to ensure that you know the rules and regulations with the vehicle you are driving.