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Bruce County OPP Reports - Feb. 10, 2017

Web posted on February 10, 2017


(SAUGEEN FIRST NATION-SAUBLE BEACH, ON) On September 9, 2017 at 4:15 p.m., the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department and Bruce County Emergency Medical Services, responded to a house fire on 2nd Avenue South between 19th Street South and Ida Street on Saugeen First Nation.

The owner of the residence has been contacted and reported no one was in the residence. The estimated amount of damage and cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The investigation is in the early stages.

**2nd Avenue is closed from French Bay Road to 16th Street South.

Police are requesting the public to avoid this area; to allow emergencies services to continue their work on scene.



(BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On February 4, 2017 at 6:57 a.m., the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a concerned citizen regarding an intoxicated male walking southbound on 6 Highway near Bruce Road 9, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

Police located the intoxicated male and transported him to the Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment; where he was held until sober.

A 26-year-old male, from Wiarton was charged with being intoxicated in a public place contrary to the Ontario Liquor Licence Act section 31(4).



(NEYAASHIINIGMING FIRST NATION, ON) On February 5, 2017 at 1:58 a.m., the Cape Croker Police Service with the assistance of the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Saugeen Shores Police Service, arrested and charged a driver for over 80 and impaired operation of a motor vehicle, on Prairie Road, Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation.

Cape Croker Police officers were conducting southbound patrol on Prairie Road when a northbound vehicle turned into the path of the police cruiser without warning. The actions of the driver caused police to brake abruptly in order to avoid a collision.

Once the vehicle was stopped, Police spoke to the drive and found they had been drinking alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Saugeen Shores Police Service for breath tests in which they failed.

The driver, Stephanie ASHKEWE, age 34, from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation has been charged with over 80 and impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Her driver's license has been suspended and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

She is scheduled to appear before the Owen Sound Court of Justice on February 23, 2017 to answer to the charges.



(LUCKNOW, ON) On February 6, 2017 at 11:06 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol along Wheeler Street in Lucknow stopped a Green Pontiac Grand Prix. The officer found that the driver wasn't licenced and further investigation revealed the vehicle was reported stolen.

Twenty-six-year old Scott POYNTON of Stratford has been charged with drive while disqualified, theft of motor vehicle, 3 counts possession of stolen property, 2 counts possess a weapon, 2 counts driver possess a weapon, breach probation, drive while suspended, unauthorized licence plate, defaced licence plate, defaced validation, drive with no permit, possess licence while prohibited and fail to produce insurance card. He has been held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for February 7, 2017.

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, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.