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West Grey Police report theft, violating conditions, passing counterfeit US bills to August 27

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Sometime between 2 pm, August 22, 2020 and 7 pm, August 23, 2020, unknown culprits broke into a residence on Lambton Street West and made off with a substantial amount of property. The thieves also stole items from a garage at the residence. If you have information about this crime, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or West Grey Police at 519-371-6911.

On August 20, 2020, West Grey Police were advised that a locked bicycle was stolen from a site in the Durham Conservation Area. Photos are available on our website. The owner of the bike relies on it for exercise as walking is difficult for him. The bike may have been spotted near Tim Hortons in the evening on August 20, 2000 but was gone before police could arrive. If you have information about this theft, please contact Crimestoppers or West Grey Police.

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Photo of stolen bike supplied by West Grey Police


On August 23, 2020, just before 1 am, West Grey Police on patrol in Ayton observed a bicycle being driven with no lights. Police stopped the cyclist and it was discovered that the man was to be in his residence in Hanover between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am every day. He was charged with breaching conditions and will appear in court in October to answer to the charge.

On August 25, 2020, West Grey Police responded to a domestic dispute. Investigation revealed a 33 year-old woman assaulted her common law partner and she was arrested, charged and released with conditions. While at the same residence, it was determined a 47 year-old male was in possession of weapons contrary to a firearms prohibition order and he was charged with multiple offenses. He too was arrested, charged and released with conditions. Both will appear in court in November.

On August 25, 2020, West Grey officers on patrol observed a man acting suspiciously at a West Grey business. The man was riding a dirt bike determined to be stolen from Waterloo region. The suspect was arrested and subsequently identified as a person wanted for breaching the terms of a conditional sentence order. The 31-year-old from West Grey has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property and was held for a bail hearing. He remains in custody at the time of writing.

On August 26, 2020 West Grey Police were advised that a man from the Espanola area attended the Royal Bank in Durham and attempted to pass off four counterfeit US $20 bills. There have been similar reports of counterfeit US bills being passed in surrounding communities. The incident in West Grey remains under investigation.


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