On Saturday July 6th, 2019 at approximately 12:05am, police were called to attend a Normanby area Trailer Park in response to an alleged family dispute. While at the residence, police observed a non-restricted rifle and a box of ammunition in an open closet. The closet was not lockable, and there were not trigger or action locking device on the firearm. Consequently, police seized the JC HIGGINS, Model 30, .22 caliber semi-automatic firearm as well as the unsecured ammunition belonging to the firearm and the owner of the firearm, a 50 year old West Grey man was arrested and charged with improper storage of a firearm and ammunition. The accused Firearms Possession and Acquisition License was seized and he was later released on a promise to appear at the Walkerton courthouse on July 31st 2019 were he will answer to the charge. If you want to make sure you are up to date on how to properly store your firearms, you can visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/storage-entreposage-eng.htm
Stolen firearms and truck recovered
On Saturday June 22nd 2019, police received report of a break and enter that had occurred at a South Line road residence in the Glenelg area. The victim’s pick-up truck and tools, cash and electronics were stolen along with a large quantity of firearms.
On Sunday June 23rd 2019, the stolen truck was located in Hanover and the West Grey Police recovered the stolen truck and tools.
On Tuesday July 2nd 2019, subsequent to the on-going break and enter investigation, the West Grey Police Service successfully recovered eleven firearms which had been stolen from the Glenelg area residence.
The West Grey Police Criminal Investigations Bureau and Scenes of Crime team are working to process the recovered property and the investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
On Sunday June 30th 2019 at approximately 2:25pm, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed Northbound on Grey County road 3. Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked in on the suspect vehicle registering at 133 kilometer per hour in a posted 80 kilometer per hour zone.
The suspect vehicle was intercepted by police and the driver was charged with Stunt driving at a rate of speed of 50 kilometers or more over the speed limit. The driver had her licence seized and suspended immediately for seven days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused, a 59 year old Owen Sound woman is set to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on July 23rd 2019 to answer to the charge.