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Street Crime Unit Executes Search Warrant, Two Individuals Facing Charges

Media Release

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – Two individuals were charged following a drug investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a residence by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Grey Bruce Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On May 1, 2024, at 5:55 am, members of Grey Bruce CSCU with assistance of the South Bruce CSCU, and the members of the Grey Bruce OPP executed a search warrant at a residence on Dawson Street in South Bruce Peninsula.

During the search officers discovered and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and psilocybin along with drug paraphernalia. The combined estimated value of the seized controlled substances is $600.

Charged with the following alleged offences is a 21-year-old from Wiarton:

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Cocaine

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Fentanyl

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Psilocybin

Charged with the following alleged offences is a 56-year-old from Wiarton:

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Cocaine

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

-Possession Schedule I Substance – Psilocybin

The accused parties were released and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 13, 2024.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

DRIVERS AND MOTORCYCLISTS: PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER

May 1-5, 2024, is Motorcycle Awareness Week

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are getting ready for increased traffic in the County as we approach the month of May. Officers will be participating in the province-wide Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week which will be taking place Wednesday May 1st through Sunday May 5th, 2024.

With Motorcycle Safety Awareness week underway, the OPP is reminding motorcyclists and other motorists to be responsible, defensive, attentive, and alcohol/drug-free drivers throughout the riding season. Motorcyclists are reminded to wear bright, protective equipment and clothing to increase their visibility to other motorists. Every driver doing their part will help ensure Ontario citizens and visitors have the safe, enjoyable summer that awaits them!

For Motorists:

• Motorists should always have a watchful eye out for motorcycles given how difficult they can be to see. 

• Watch for motorcycles at intersections – approximately one third of motorcycle collisions are intersection-related.

For Motorcyclists:

• Motorcyclists should not assume that other drivers can see them – drivers who have collided with motorcycles often say they did not see the motorcycle until it was too late. 

• Be seen at intersections – over one third of motorcycle collisions are intersection-related. 

• Always ride at a speed appropriate for road and weather conditions as speeding and loss of control are major causes of motorcycle collisions. 

• When riding, always wear an approved motorcycle helmet and bright, high-quality protective gear to make yourself more visible to other motorists.

DRIVER CHARGED WITH STUNT DRIVING ON HIGHWAY 6

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – An individual from Cambridge was charged while speeding on Highway 6 in South Bruce Peninsula.

On April 27, 2024, at 2:27 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic control on Highway 6 in South Bruce Peninsula. The officer observed a moto vehicle travelling North on Highway 6 at a rate of speed greater than the posted 80km/hr. The officer activated their radar and observed a speed of 197km/hr. The officer conducted a traffic stop.

A 26-year-old driver from Cambridge was charged with:

· Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed

· Speeding 1-49km/h over posted limit

The driver will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on April 27, 2024. The driver also had their vehicle impounded for 14 days and drivers licence suspended for 30 days.

The Grey Bruce OPP is asking all drivers to report dangerous driving behaviour by calling 911 and providing as much detail as possible of the driving complaint including make, model and licence plate of the vehicle, description of the driver and direction of travel. Lets keep Ontario’s roads safe.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On April 26, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Purple Valley Road in South Bruce Peninsula. The vehicle, a 2009 black Ford Focus, was located in a bushed area.

Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle who advised that he parked his vehicle at the dog park in Wiarton on April 25, 2024, at 9:15 p.m. and has not been back to the vehicle.

A Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) from the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment attended and processed the vehicle for fingerprints which was sent to Mount Forest Forensic Identification Services.

The Grey Bruce OPP is asking if anyone has any information or video surveillance of the area between April 25 at 9:15 p.m., and April 26 at 2:00 p.m., 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 www.cstip.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE STOP RESULTS IN CHARGES

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) company is facing charges after they failed to ensure that their vehicle was safe to be driven on the Highway.

On April 16, 2024, the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were patrolling Highway 6 in South Bruce Peninsula when they observed a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) hauling equipment that they believed was not secured properly. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and conducted a CMV inspection. 

As a result of the stop, a 22-year-old individual from Markham was charged with:

· Fail to surrender completed daily inspection report.

The individual was warned for the following:

· Fail to comply with Federal Regulations safety requirement – transporting dangerous goods while untrained

· Fail to mark or placard vehicle in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

· Improper brakes on trailer – commercial motor vehicle

· Insecure load – commercial motor vehicle

· Operate commercial motor vehicle with load not secured as prescribed

· Overweight vehicle – violate permit

· Fail to equip commercial motor vehicle with required ELD information packet

Additionally, a company from Vaughan has been charged with:

· Fail to comply with Federal Regulations safety requirement – transport dangerous goods while untrained

· Fail to mark or placard vehicle in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

· Fail to ensure performance standards are met

· Fail to supply driver with daily inspection schedule

· Fail to ensure daily inspection is conducted properly

· Permit operation of commercial motor vehicle with load not secured as prescribed

· Overweight vehicle – violate permit

The company was warned with the following:

· Drive commercial motor vehicle with a major defect in it or in drawn vehicle

· Defective braking system – commercial motor vehicle

· Fail to equip commercial motor vehicle with required ELD information packet

Transport truck collisions carry unique risks. Due to the size and weight of these large vehicles, when they are involved in a collision – especially on a highway – the outcome can be catastrophic. CMVs can weigh more than 60,000 kg. (132,277 lbs). When combined with speeds ranging from 80 to 105 km/h, these vehicles generate significant momentum and energy, giving them the potential to cause extensive loss of life, injuries and property damage. The OPP recognizes that there are many safe, responsible CMV drivers who contribute to safe roads in Ontario.