Local OPP Food Drives A Success

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Photo: OPP Auxiliary Officers deliver the 335 pounds of food collected at the December 2nd food drive to the Tobermory food bank.
OPP Media Release

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and members of the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to the food drive in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

On Saturday December 2, 2023, the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit conducted a food drive held at Peacock’s Foodland in Tobermory resulting in the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit collecting $118.30 and 335 pounds of food.

The OPP would like to thank the public along with Peacock’s Foodland, Tobermory, for all their help in making this food drive a success. This is a significant amount of donations for such a small community. 

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and members of the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to the food drives in South Bruce Peninsula.

On Saturday November 25, 2023, the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit conducted a food drive held at Foodland in Wiarton resulting in the Grey Bruce OPP Auxiliary Unit collecting $822.55 and 1,064 pounds of food. The Grey Bruce Auxiliary Unit was also at Fretz’s Value Mart in Sauble Beach collecting $373.75 and 612 pounds of food. The donations will be provided to the local area food bank.

The OPP would like to thank the public along with Wiarton Foodland and Fretz’s Value Mart for all their help in making these food drives a success.

Photo: OPP Auxiliary Officers collecting food and donations at the Wiarton Foodland on November 25th. $822.55 and 1,064 pounds of food was collected.

DISTURBANCE IN WIARTON LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES

Officer Assaulted, No Injuries Reported 

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance on Boyd Street in Wiarton.

On December 2nd, 2023, the Grey Bruce OPP responded to a disturbance in Wiarton. It was determined that two individuals engaged in a heated verbal dispute within a residence on the property. The disagreement subsequently escalated into a physical altercation, leading to the victim being assaulted. 

The suspect was placed under arrest at which time they resisted the arrest, and an officer was physically assaulted. The suspect was taken into custody.

No injuries were reported.

As a result, a 35-year-old individual from South Bruce Peninsula has been charged with:

-Assault with intent to resist arrest

-Assault

-Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

-Mischief under $5000 X2

-Possession of a schedule III substance

-Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court

-Fail to comply with probation order

The accused was held in custody for the purpose of attending a bail hearing.

CHARITY HOCKEY GAME 

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took on the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department (SBPFD) in a friendly game of ice hockey for charity. This fun filled match took place at the Wiarton Arena & Community Centre.

Both teams gave it their all after a tough three periods, but the Grey Bruce OPP beat the SBPFD with a score of 5-4. The real winner here was the Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey and the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department toy drive who received between the two of them over $730.00.

The Grey Bruce OPP and the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department thanks everyone for their generous donations.

Photo: Grey Bruce OPP and South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department charity hockey game at the Wiarton Arena & Community Centre.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES 

(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person at a business on Highway 6 in Georgian Bluffs.

On November 20, 2023, at 6:24 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP received a complaint of a suspicious person at a business on Highway 6 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. It was reported that there was a disturbance at a business that witnesses heard yelling, screaming and glass breaking. The Grey Bruce OPP then received another report that a vehicle had crashed into a ditch and a dump trailer was sitting across a live lane of traffic.

As a result, a 21-year-old individual from Neyaashiinigmiing has been charged with:

-Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

-Failure or refusal to comply with demand

-Mischief under $5000

-Mischief over $5000

-Theft of motor vehicle

-Dangerous operation

-Failure to comply with probation order X2

The accused was held in custody for the purpose of attending a bail hearing and remanded into custody.