West Grey weekly police report

Novice Driver Collision – Blood Alcohol Above Zero

On the 1st day of August 2019, police received a call about a vehicle in a ditch on the 27th Sideroad. Subsequent to police investigation, a 20 year old Hanover man was identified as being the driver. The man smelled of alcohol and was ordered to provide a breath sample which confirmed that he did have alcohol in his system. Consequently, the man was charged with one count of Careless Driving and one count of Being a Novice Driver With a Blood Alcohol Content Above Zero. The man’s driver’s license was suspended immediately for 24 hours and his vehicle was towed. Since July 1st, 2018, all drivers who are 21 and under as well as any novice driver, regardless of their age, cannot have any cannabis or other drugs that can be identified by an oral fluid screening device and must have a blood alcohol level of zero. If you are a novice driver and have your license suspended for drinking and driving, your novice license may be cancelled, you will have to retake all your driving tests and repay all the fees. If convicted, the Hanover man’s driver’s license will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days and he will receive a fine up to $500.

Kijiji Fraudster

A 59 year old West Grey woman fell victim to a fraud this week after she paid a $600 deposit for a dog through a Kijiji ad. The West Grey woman drove to Guelph to get the dog that was apparently waiting for her but upon arrival found out that the address did not exist. The woman tried to contact the seller however communication has stopped. Subsequent to police investigation, it has been revealed that the Kijiji account is in fact linked to British Columbia address and has several ads for the same dog. Kijiji has been advised of the fraudulent activity and police are continuing to investigate the matter.

First responders rescue man stranded on Bells Lake

On Thursday August 1st 2019, a 75 year old Kitchener man was left stranded on his boat on Bells Lake for three hours after wind conditions increased and heat exhaustion set in. The man had been unable to paddle his boat to the shore but fortunately, he had brought his cell phone with him and was able to call for help. Members of the West Grey Police Service and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry attended to assist the male along with another boater. The team was able to locate the man and bring him back to shore safely.

W E S T G R E Y P O L I C E S E R V I C E P.O. Box 676 153 George Street West Durham, ON N0G 1R0 Tel. (519) 371-6911 Adm. (519) 369-3046 Fax: (519) 369-5474

The West Grey Police Service and the MNRF are proud to have 19 years of working together in joint force operations and rescues. We would like to remind boaters to always have a planned route and let someone know where you will be travelling to and how long you will be gone.

Police locate stolen tractors

On the 29th day of July 2019, at approximately 08:53am, Police received report of a John Deere 710 tractor that had been stolen from a property on Concession 2 at Grey Road 25 sometime between July 1st and July 29th 2019.

At approximately 1:58pm, the complainant called police again to report that a second tractor of his had just been stolen from his property within the past 15 minutes. This tractor was described as a Massey Ferguson 65 and police immediately began searching the area for the stolen tractor

Shortly after receiving the call, police successfully located the stolen tractor and arrested the male who had stolen the machinery. The accused male confessed to police that he was the one who had stolen the other tractor as well.

Subsequent to police investigation, a 38 year old Glenelg man has been charged with two counts of Theft Under $5000 and one count of being in possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.