West Grey Police – October 12th to 20th 2019

Assault Police Officer

On Sunday, October 20th at approximately 1:15pm, police conducted a traffic stop on George Street West in Durham. The passenger of the vehicle became irate and grabbed a weapon and began to threaten the officer. Police engaged the individual and were able to affect the arrest without any injuries. Subsequent to the investigation a 47 year old Durham man was arrested and charged with one count of Assault with a weapon and one count of Uttering threats. The accused was transported to the police station where he was processed and later released on conditions as well as a promise to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on November 6th to answer to the charges.

RIDE results in WARN

On Sunday, October 20th at approximately 01:37am, Police had been conducting a RIDE program on Grey Road 4 when a driver who smelt of alcohol approached the stop. The driver was ordered to provide a breath sample in an approved screening device which resulted in a “WARN” registering on the device. This indicates that the driver had between .05 and .08 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood in his body. Consequently, the driver had his licence suspended at the roadside for three days and his vehicle was towed off of the roadway.

Stunt Driving

On Sunday, October 20th at approximately 03:01am, West Grey officers were on general patrol on Grey Road 4 when a vehicle was observed to be travelling at a high rate of speed. Police activated the mobile radar which confirmed that the driver was travelling at 134Km/H in the posted 80Km/H zone. Subsequent to the traffic stop, it was learnt that the driver had just been issued a ticket by the Shelburne Police Service one hour prior after being caught travelling 20Km/h over the speed limit. Consequently, the 34 year old Brantford driver was charged with Stunt Driving (50Km/h or more over the speed limit.) The driver was issued a summons to appear at the Walkerton courthouse on November 26th 2019 and his licence was suspended immediately for 7 days as well as the vehicle (which belonged to a relative) that he had been driving was impounded for 7 days.

Drug Charges

On Thursday, October 17th 2019, West Grey police were patrolling the neighborhood when it was noticed that a vehicle was travelling with license plates which did not belong to that vehicle. Police intercepted the vehicle on Douglas Street in Durham and consequently found Methamphetamine in the vehicle. Further, it was revealed that Cannabis had been stored on the rear floor and was accessible to the driver. The driver was presently out on outstanding charges and was bound by a Probation Order as well as an Undertaking. Subsequent to police investigation the driver, a 38 year old Stokes Bay man was arrested and charged with one count of being in possession of a schedule 1 substance, one count of failing to comply with a probation order, one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, one count of drive vehicle with cannabis readily available, one count of operate vehicle without insurance, one count of use plate not authorized for vehicle and one count of no validated permit. The accused was held for a bail hearing that will be held on October 18th 2019 out of the Walkerton Courthouse.

Fail to report accident

On Thursday, October 18th 2019, police were called to a Countess Street North residence for a hit and run. Subsequent to police investigation, a 28 year old Durham man was charged with one count of failing to report an accident. Police are reminding the public that any collision that involves injury OR $2000 of damage MUST be reported to police as soon as practicable.

Drug Offences

On Monday the 14th day of October 2019, police observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Louisa Street and onto Mary Street.  A traffic stop was initiated and the driver verbally identified himself by giving a fake name.  Subsequent to investigation, the driver eventually admitted his real name to police.  The male was found to be currently wanted out of Waterloo Regional Police Service. A search of the suspect and vehicle found that he was in possession of one ounce of methamphetamine as well as approximately $8000. Subsequent to police investigation a 36 year old Palmerston man was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Schedule I, Possession of a schedule I Substance one count of Obstruct police and Impersonation as well as Driving While Under Suspension. The money that was found with the man as well as his vehicle were both seized by police as proceeds of crime. The accused was processed and held for a bail hearing on the 15th day of October 2019 out of the Walkerton Courthouse.

Fraud

On Tuesday October 15th, 2019, a 29 year old Hanover woman was arrested and charged with offences dating back to September 12, 2019 relating to identity theft, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.  The accused was transported to the police station where she was processed and later released on a promise to appear.

Mischief

Sometime overnight October 11th, 2019-October 12, 2019 two mailboxes were damaged on Concession 4 NDR and 5 mailboxes were damaged in Concession 18.  Police are continuing to investigate this matter and are asking for the public’s assistance. Should you have video surveillance available in that location or if you have any information about who is responsible for the damage, please call the West Grey Police at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Fraud

West Grey Police Service was advised of a fraud that occurred this week as well. A West Grey resident received an e-mail from “AMAZON” advising a big screen TV worth $5800 was being delivered to his house and if he hadn’t ordered it he needed to call them. He did they said he needed to send them $1000 in google play card to stop the order and it would be refunded to him after the order was returned. The cards were purchased and the car numbers were provided to the Fraudsters. It is important that Google Play cards can be converted to cash easily.  The fraudsters also called back a couple of more times to try and get more money from the victim but no more cards were purchased. West Grey Police wish to remind people to not send money or gift cards to people you don’t know.  When in doubt, or when an offer or direction seems unusual, contact police or The Ant- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-5801.