West Grey Police – February 3rd – 10th, 2020

West Grey Police – February 3rd – 10th, 2020
Fraud / Drug charges
On Monday February 3rd, 2020 at approximately 11:10am, West Grey Police officers intercepted a man on Park Street in the Town of Durham who was wanted on outstanding fraud charges. The wanted man was found to be in possession of a snowmobile that had been stolen from a Neustadt residence in late January. A search of the accused’s belongings resulted in the discovery of a transparent plastic baggie containing forty-eight grams of what is believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine as well as various drug paraphernalia items including a digital scale and baggies. Subsequent to police investigation, the 28-year-old has been charged with numerous drug and fraud related offences.   The accused man was held in custody and was remanded until Wednesday February 5th 2020 when he is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton.
Suspended drivers
Two novice drivers were intercepted this week during RIDE programs and found to have alcohol in their bodies. Further, investigation revealed that both of the drivers from the separate incidents were already under suspension. Subsequent to police investigation, numerous Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act charges were laid, one criminal charge was laid and both drivers had their vehicles impounded for 45 days. The drivers were processed and issued March court dates to answer to the charges out of the Walkerton Courthouse.
Breach of conditions
On February 1st, 2020 at 2:53am Hanover Police contacted West Grey Police to report a possible impaired driver on Grey Road 4 heading east from Hanover. The vehicle was intercepted and the driver who was identified as a 42 year old West Grey woman appeared not to be impaired. Further investigation into the driver led police to learn that the female driver was on conditions not to be operating a motor vehicle. Consequently, on February 6th 2020, the 42 year old West Grey woman was arrested and charged for one count of failing to comply with a release order. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse on February 7th 2020.
 Fraud
On Wednesday November 13th 2019, the West Grey Police Service entered into an investigation after a vehicle was stolen along with the cheques that had been left inside of the vehicle at a Norpark Avenue residence. Police were able to recover the stolen vehicle and after a lengthy investigation, a 30 year old Hanover woman was arrested and charged with – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000ForgeryUtter Forged Document and Fraud Under $5000. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse on February 7th 2020.
Scam Alert
Many romance scammers promise love, romance, and entice victims online, but there’s no romance in becoming a victim of fraud. With the increased use of social media and dating sites, there has been a rise in the romance scam. Keep yourself and your loved ones informed and head to www.antifraudcentre.ca
 Polar Plunge
The annual West Grey Police Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario has been announced March 13th 2020 and will be hosted at St Peters St Paul’s school in Durham. Registration is open to all and donations are being accepted for the event. Sign up now at www.polarplunge.ca/westgrey