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Grey County OPP Reports - Feb. 14, 2017

Web posted on February 14, 2017


(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) Grey County Ontario Provincial (OPP), with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit, Mount Forest, are investigating a break, enter and theft from Premier Equipment (formerly John Deere Farm Equipment Dealership) located on Hwy. 6, just north of Mount Forest, in the Township of Southgate.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017, unknown person(s) gained entry to the business by smashing the front window. A total of 19 Stihl products, valued at just over $8,500, were stolen. The stolen property included chain saws, trimmers, blowers, pressure washers and an indoor heater.

A dark colour pick-up truck with multiple roof lights above the cab was observed on the property just prior to the break-in.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact 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, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.



(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) On February 11, 2017 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program on Sykes Street in the Municipality of Meaford which resulted in the arrest of a driver for having a blood/alcohol content over 80 mgs.

24-year old Mark Heaton LEE of Hamilton, Ontario drove his 2007 Ford Ranger pick-up truck into the R.I.D.E. program on Sykes Street. A road side breath test was administered after it was determined that he had been drinking alcohol. After a registering a "fail", further breath tests were conducted at the Chatsworth OPP Detachment. As a result, the driver was charged with over 80 mg.

A court date of March 2, 2017 was scheduled in Owen Sound.



(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) On February 12, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic-related incident at a residence in the Township of Georgian Bluffs; resulting in the arrest of a 52-year old male resident.

The man was charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000, uttering threats to damage or injure an animal (victim's pet dog), and assault police.

He was held for a bail hearing scheduled on February 13, 2017. His next court appearance is March 16, 2017 in Owen Sound.

There were no injuries reported.



(GREY COUNTY, ON) - Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is sending a reminder about the upcoming hockey game. This game is one of many being held across the Province to raise awareness about the risk factors and vulnerabilities affecting homeless youth.

The Grey County OPP hockey challenge event is scheduled to take place on February 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Meaford Community Centre, 151 Collingwood Street in the Municipality of Meaford between OPP officers and Georgian Bay Community students.

Information about The Push for Change campaign is available at

Further information about the OPP Push for Change community safety partnership may be found at