Grey Bruce O.P.P. Report: Grey Bruce OPP Festive Ride Numbers Released

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Media Release

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers participated in the Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) campaign which ran from November 16, 2023, until January 1, 2024.

Across West Region, OPP officers conducted 2446 RIDE events, as a result 353 Impaired Driving related charges, and 55 Warn-Range suspensions issued

During the Festive RIDE campaign, Grey Bruce OPP officers conducted 165 RIDE events within the Grey Bruce OPP catchment area. 

Officers dedicated approximately 452 hours to the Festive RIDE campaign.

One driver received a warn range drivers licence suspension. The warn range is a blood alcohol concentration between 50 milligrams and 79 milligrams.

28 drivers were charged with impaired driving related charges. This includes an immediate 90-day drivers’ licence suspension and an immediate 7-day vehicle impoundment.

Drivers are reminded that the OPP conducts RIDE events throughout the year as part of its ongoing efforts to save lives on Ontario roads.

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.

MULTIPLE STORAGE UNITS ENTERED

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On January 7, 2024, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a storage unit for a break and enter located on Industrial Drive, Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula. 

Police attended and was advised that sometime between January 6, 2024, and January 7, 2024, the storage units were entered. Investigation revealed an additional 22 units had their locks removed and were entered.

There is currently one item outstanding that has been reported to police. A 1993 Kawasaki KSF All-terrain Vehicle, white and green in colour, VIN JKASFMA1XPB518874.

If anyone has any information, they are being asked to contact 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.

STUNT DRIVING CONCERN

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – On January 2, 2023, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped three drivers for stunt driving on Grey Bruce roads. 

In 2023 the Grey Bruce OPP charged 72 drivers with stunt driving on Grey Bruce Roads. This averages to 6 drivers a month had a vehicle impound for 14 days and their drivers licence suspended for 30 days.

On January 2, 2024, at 2:01 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP observed a motor vehicle exceeding the 50km/hr speed limit on Highway 6 in Hepworth. A 22-year-old from Scarborough was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt- excessive speed.

On January 2, 2024, at 6:04 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP observed a motor vehicle exceeding the 50km/hr speed limit in a Community Safety Zone on Grey Road 4 in Ceylon. A 35-year-old from Durham was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

On January 2, 2024, at 8:40 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP observed a motor vehicle exceeding the 80km/hr speed limit on Berford Street in Wiarton. A 21-year-old from Brampton was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

Officers actively patrol, educate and enforce laws to help ensure compliance and the safety of our communities. Anyone who witnesses unsafe driving or unlawful activity is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

OPP ADVISES SEASONAL PROPERTY OWNERS TO CHECK THEIR PROPERTY

(GREY BRUCE, ON) -The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public to properly secure and check on your seasonal property frequently after a recent increase in the number of seasonal residence break and enters.

The OPP are urging all seasonal property owners to ensure that all valuable items and alcohol are removed from the residence. Small appliances and alcohol are often targeted by thieves as they are easy to steal and equally easy to sell for cash and drugs. Homes should be always locked. 

The OPP encourages seasonal property owners to have someone check their property daily during the “off season” to ensure everything is secure. This tried and tested method is the best deterrent against crime.

The OPP continues to appeal to persons living in and around trailer parks and cottages to report all suspicious activity to police when it happens.

If you have security camera’s the OPP is encouraging everyone to register them with the CAMSafe program. Interested community members are only required to provide basic contact information and camera location but, can include more details if desired. The OPP does not have access to your security system.

To learn more about the CAMSafe program and to register security cameras please visit camsafe.ca

You can contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).