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West Grey Police respond to break-in, impaired driver, mailbox fires, stolen vehicle

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May 2 and 3, 2020 West Grey Police officers observed a blue and white sport bike being operated in an unsafe manner in the town of Durham. The bike fled when police attempted to stop it. A public appeal asking for information about the bike and its driver(s) was put out and we have received numerous tips that have helped us identify possible drivers of the bike. We appreciate the public’s assistance.

May 3, 2020 police were advised that the pavilion at the soccer field was insecure. Investigation revealed the building had been entered and there was some damage to the interior but nothing appeared to have been taken, If you have any information about this incident please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911.

Just after midnight on May 4, 2020 officers investigated a possible impaired driver leaving the Town of Durham headed southbound. The vehicle was located and the female driver was placed under arrest and transported back to the West Grey Police station where breath tests were administered and she registered blood alcohol contact readings well above the legal limit. The 28 year old Mount Forest resident received an automatic 90 day license suspension and was released with a court date in July where she will answer to the charges.

May 3, 2020 in the early morning hours police responded to a fire that was deliberately set in a rural address mailbox on Concession 12 NDR. Later in the day, the mailbox owner reported damage to another mailbox owned by a close relative. West Grey Police take both these incidents very seriously and they remain under investigation. If you have information about either of these incidents or if you witnessed a truck with a very loud exhaust in the area of Concession 12 overnight on the 3rd, please call Crimestoppers or the West Grey Police Service.

May 5, 2020 a number of storage units located in the Industrial park in Durham were entered and items belonging to unit renters were stolen. There are no suspects at this time. If you have any information about this incident please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or West Grey Police at 519-371-6911.

May 7th, in the early morning hours West Grey Police Service investigated a 32 year old West Grey man. The male was found to be in possession of purple fentanyl and methamphetamine. He was charged and released to appear in court in July to answer to the charges.

May 5, 2020 West Grey Police were advised to be on the lookout for a suspect travelling through West Grey in a vehicle stolen from London. Police located the stolen vehicle and were able to initiate a stop of the stolen vehicle just north of Durham deploying a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle. The driver was arrested and is facing eighteen charges relating to theft, cannabis possession for the purpose of distribution, possession of stolen property, weapons offences and failure to comply with release orders and probation orders. The 22 year old male from London remains in custody at the time of writing.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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