Bruce Peninsula O.P.P. Report: OPP Assist Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service – Two More Arrests Made 

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Media Release

(NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON) – The Neyashiinigmiing Police Service have arrested two more individuals from an incident on January 6, 2024, at a residence located on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Police have charged a 65-year-old of Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation with the following Criminal Code offence:

· Indignity to a Human Body, pursuant to section 182(b)

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Owen Sound on March 28, 2024.

Police have charged a 51-year-old of Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation with the following Criminal Code offence:

· Indignity to a Human Body, pursuant to section 182(b)

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Owen Sound on March 28, 2024.

The investigation has concluded and there are no further anticipated arrests, however; police encourage anyone with new information to come forward.

This is an isolated incident and there is no concern for public safety.

No further information will be provided due to the privacy of the victim and family.

CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE INVESTIGATIONS

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – Seven individuals were charged following an investigation into separate incidents of intimate partner violence resulting in sixteen charges.

1. On February 14, 2024, at 10:14 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a third-party complaint of a dispute in Southgate Township. It was determined that two individuals engaged in a physical altercation and property of the victim was damaged.

A 27-year-old from Southgate Township was charged with:

· Assault

· Mischief

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

2. On February 16, 2024, at 9:21 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP received a third-party complaint of a verbal domestic dispute in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. It was determined that two individuals engaged in a verbal confrontation when some property in the residence was damaged.

A 29-year-old from Waterloo Region was charged with:

· Mischief

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

3. On February 16, 2024, at 10:35 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP received a report of an altercation that occurred in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. It was determined that two individuals engaged in a confrontation and some property belonging to the victim was damaged.

A 24-year-old of Grey Highlands was charged with:

· Assault with a weapon

· Uttering Threats – Cause death or bodily harm

· Mischief under $5000

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

4. On February 18, 2024, at 6:25 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a threats complaint in Georgian Bluffs. It was determined that two individuals engaged in a confrontation on social media.

A 24-year-old from Clearview Township is charged with:

· Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

· Criminal harassment X2

· Failure to comply with undertaking

· Failure to comply with release order

The accused was held for bail hearing.

5. On February 20, 2024, at 7:49 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP investigated an assault on Neyaashiinigmiing. It was determined that an altercation occurred resulting in a physical assault.

A 53-year-old from Neyaashiinigmiing is charged with:

· Assault cause bodily harm X2

The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

6. On February 21, 2024, at 7:18 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP investigated a traffic complaint in South Bruce Peninsula.

A 49-year-old from South Bruce Peninsula is charged with:

· Dangerous operation

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

7. On February 22, 2024, at 4:47 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP responded to an assault that occurred during a child custody dispute in Georgian Bluffs.

A 29-year-old from Owen Sound was charged with:

· Assault

· Mischief

The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

Individuals experiencing intimate partner violence are not alone. If you or someone you are aware of requires assistance, there are local resources ready to provide support. Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth can be contacted at 1-866-376-9852.

The OPP is available at 1-888-310-1122 throughout the Province of Ontario. In case of immediate danger please call 911.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE RESULTING IN 25 CHARGES

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – One individual is facing 25 charges when a property owner called the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to report seeing a suspicious vehicle on their seasonal property through their video surveillance.

On March 6, 2025, at 3:19 a.m., a property owner called the Grey Bruce OPP to report a vehicle parked in the laneway of their vacant seasonal property on Davidson Drive in South Bruce Peninsula.

Police attended and located the driver in the driver’s seat of an idling vehicle. The driver appeared to be asleep. Officers woke the driver and while the officers were speaking to the driver; the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the Saugeen Shores Police Detachment for further tests by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). During a search of the vehicle OPP officers seized a large quantity of suspected fentanyl, suspected methamphetamine, suspected cocaine, a firearm and a large quantity of money. Approximately street value of the drugs is $70,000.

A 31-year-old of no fixed address was charged with:

· Operation while impaired

· Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine) X3

· Possession of property obtained by crime Over $5000

· Possession of property obtained by crime Under $5000

· Knowledge of Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a Firearm

· Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo

· Breach of firearms regulation – transport firearm or restricted weapon

· Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with

· Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order X8

· Fail to comply with Probation Order X2

· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose X3

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

The Grey Bruce OPP is reminding everyone to report suspicious activity to police. We would rather prevent a crime than have to deal with the consequences of crime.

LOAD RESTRICTION “HALF LOAD SEASON”

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – Many roads in the Grey Bruce area are subject to load restrictions between March 1 – March 31 yearly. This date may change depending on road conditions.

The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be conducting Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) checks on vehicles that are exceeding the reduced load restrictions. OPP officers will be equipped with scales that are to be used to weigh up individual axles on Commercial Motor Vehicle. Axles that exceed 5000 kilograms are considered to be in violation. Officers will patrol side roads with clearly marked signage indicating half load restrictions. Provincial highways and some major county roads will be built to higher capacities and exempt from the half load restrictions. Please check with your municipality for a full list of half load roads, most of these roads have signage displayed.

Exceeding the weight restrictions on Municipality, Township, and County roads has a negative effect by causing damage to roads which further results in a negative economic impact.

IMPAIRED BY DRUG CHARGE RESULTING FROM CRASH

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a driver who crashed their vehicle into the ditch.

On March 2, 2024, at 1:27 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP were patrolling Highway 10 in Chatsworth Township when they located a vehicle in the ditch. While the officers were speaking to the driver, the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment for further tests by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

A 30-year-old of South Bruce Peninsula was charged with:

· Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

· Driving while under suspension

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 21, 2024.

RIDE PROGRAM RESULTING IN A PLETHORA OF CHARGES

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a driver who was stopped at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check.

On February 29, 2024, at 2:41 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP were conducting a RIDE check on Sauble Falls Parkway in South Bruce Peninsula. A vehicle entered the RIDE check. While the officers were speaking to the driver, they were displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment for further tests by a Qualified Breath Technician along with a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

An 18-year-old of South Bruce Peninsula was charged with:

· Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

· Possession of a schedule III substance

· Person under 19 years – possess cannabis

· Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis in open baggage

· Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

· Person under 19 years having liquor

· Drive motor vehicle with liquor readily available

· Possess illegal licence

· Young driver – B.A.C. above zero

· Young driver – presence of drug

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 21, 2024.

Road safety is a priority for the OPP and officers are trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), giving them the skills to identify a driver who is impaired by a drug. Officers can also use Approved Drug Screening Equipment to enforce zero tolerance sanctions with young, novice and commercial drivers. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.