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Grey Bruce County OPP Reports - May 16, 2017

Web posted on May 16, 2017

HOUSE FIRE

(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) - On May 8, 2017 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a fire at a residence on Grey Rd. 3 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Inter-Township Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire which was deemed to be non-suspicious. The fire started after gasoline was used in an effort to ignite the wood in the fireplace.

A 17-year old male who suffered minor injuries and a 38-year old female fled the residence which had sustained severe damage. No one required hospitalization.

Grey County OPP caution residents - never use highly flammable materials such as wrapping paper or gasoline in a woodstove or fireplace. These substances can create dangerous fireballs in an instant and, just like burning too much wood at once, can cause a buildup of flammable materials in your chimney or stove pipes.

Always use a screen in front of the fireplace, and never leave children unattended by a fire. Have a fire escape plan for your house and regularly review it with your family. Keep a working fire extinguisher in an accessible location.

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IMPAIRED DRIVER FACING DAY IN COURT

(CARRICK TWP, ON) - On May 7, 2017 at 2:27 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on patrol along Highway 9 in Carrick Township stopped a Grey Dodge Journey. The officer found that the driver had been drinking alcohol.

Thirty-three-year old Jesse VANDEPOLL of Edmonton, Alberta was charged with impaired operation and operate over 80 milligrams. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 7, 2017 to answer to the charges.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police 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 $2,000.

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FALSE ID GIVEN TO POLICE - DRIVER FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES

(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) - On May 14, 2017 at approximately 1:57 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Southgate Sideroad 71 in the Township of Southgate. The vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Durango, was registered to a Southgate man who was suspended from driving.

Once stopped, Police found that the driver was a female party who was accompanied by a male passenger. The driver provided the officer with verbal identification only, stating she couldn't produce any documentation for herself nor the vehicle.

After further investigation, it was found that the driver had provided the officer with a false name. Her true identity was established.

56-year old Debra Lynn FERGUSON of the Township of Southgate was arrested and held for a bail hearing scheduled for May 15, 2017, on the following charges:
- Obstruct Peace Officer (CC)
- Driving While Disqualified (CC)
- Driving While Under Suspension (HTA)
- Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle (HTA)
- Obstruct Plate (HTA)
- Fail to Surrender Insurance Card (CAIA)

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CHURCH BREAK-INS - MEAFORD - THREE PEOPLE CHARGED

(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) - Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged three people in connection to the church break-ins that occurred in the Municipality of Meaford last September.

Sometime overnight on September 22 and early morning September 23, 2016, three churches in Meaford were broken into; namely Christ Anglican Church, Meaford United Church and First Baptist Church. Four laptop computers and cash were stolen.

After an ongoing investigation by Grey County OPP and the OPP Community Street Crime Unit - Grey-Bruce - three people have been arrested and charged.

19-year old Joseph Alexander PLANTT, of Meaford, is charged with break and enter (x3). He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on June 1, 2017.

Two male youths, age 14 and 15, both of Meaford, have been charged with break and enter. They are scheduled to appear in youth court on June 27, 2017.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information which may assist in the investigation is asked to call the OPP at 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 $2,000.

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POLICE LOOKING FOR STOLEN PICK-UP TRUCK

(TEESWATER, ON) - On May 11, 2017 at 7:38 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a vehicle theft report from Clinton Street north in Teeswater. Sometime between 6:45 p.m. on May 11, 2017 and 7:15 p.m. on May 11, 2017, a Light Grey Ford F-150 pick-up truck with licence #651 9YZ was taken.

The truck has a red diesel fuel tank mounted in the bed. There is no estimate on the value of the stolen truck available at this time.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police 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 $2,000.

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SHOPLIFTER CHARGED WITH THEFT

(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) - On May 10, 2017, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged an Owen Sound man with theft under $5000 after he was found shoplifting from the No Frills grocery store located on Hwy. 6 & 21 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.

Carl SHOWERS, 71, of Owen Sound, is scheduled to appear in court on June 29, 2017 to answer to the charge. He was also issued a Trespass Notice prohibiting him from returning to the store.

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THEFT OF ATV

(TOWNSHIP OF PILKINGTON, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County Detachment is investigating a theft of an ATV which occurred on May 8, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The owner of the ATV had parked it on Sideroad 5 near a closed bridge in the Township of Pilkington at approximated 6:30 p.m. While away from the vehicle the owner heard what he believed was a pickup truck stop near the ATV and after approximately 20 minutes depart the area. A short time later the owner noticed his ATV was missing.

The ATV is described as a Side by Side Polaris Ranger 700 custom painted ( Pink Camo) with "Excalibur" logos on hood and side. It is unplated.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


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