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West Grey Police report theft and impairment incidents to August 20

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Sometime between August 11, 2020 and August 14, 2020, unknown culprit(s) broke into a residence in Glenelg Township and stole approximately $30,000.00 worth of electronics, tools and music equipment. If you have any information about this crime please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or West Grey Police at 519-371-6911.

On August 12, 2020, West Grey Police arrested two impaired drivers within hours of each other. The first, a 55 year-old female from Huron East, was arrested after causing a three vehicle collision and subsequently assaulting the driver of one of the other vehicles. She was arrested, processed and released on conditions. She will appear in court in September to answer to multiple charges. The second impaired, was a 67 West Grey male. He was already facing impaired driving charges from a previous incident and he will appear in court to answer to the additional impaired operation charges in September.

On August 17, 2020, West Grey Police responded to an address in Durham for a report of an out of control male destroying his apartment. Police apprehend the man and was transported to hospital for medical assessment due to his extreme level of intoxication and his poor mental state.

In the early morning hours of August 18, 2020, West Grey Police officers received a call from a distraught individual alleging that people were trying to kill him. Officers arrived on scene and located a sole male, clearly intoxicated, in a cabin he had forcibly entered. The male attempted to avoid arrest by running from the cabin but was quickly arrested and charged with offences related to the break in. He was later released with conditions and will appear in court in October.

Over three days in the past week there were three vehicle thefts and additional thefts from vehicles where all were left unlocked. Fortunately all three vehicles were recovered. In addition a side by side was stolen but because the key was not in the vehicle it was abandoned by the thieves. It is expected all of these crimes are connected. The suspect(s) have not been identified as yet but charges will be laid when identification is confirmed. If you have information about this criminal acts, please contact Crimestoppers or West Grey Police.

West Grey Police Service has laid 11 charges related to impaired operation during the five months since the pandemic was declared in March. The West Grey Police are also seeing an increase in other calls for service where alcohol and drug use are a factor.

If you are struggling with anxiety or depression brought on by the pandemic, we strongly encourage you to seek mental health support and if you are struggling with increased alcohol or drug use during these unprecedented times, know that help is available by calling 211 for a list of counselling options or by speaking to your health care provider. Whatever your reason for using alcohol or drugs, we strongly encourage you to not operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs.


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