B&E at retirement home caught in the act

April 20, 2017


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On April 16, 2017 at 7:03 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a suspicious male that tried to get into the Rvilla retirement home along Park Street in Ripley. 

Officers arrived and located the man who was arrested without incident. A 27-year old male of North Huron Township was charged with mischief, possess break-in tools, possess a controlled substance and breach probation.

He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for April 18, 2017.  

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. 


On April 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., a  member of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol along Bruce County Road 20 in Bruce Township.

The police vehicle was westbound when it left the roadway and entered the ditch near the intersection of Bruce County Road 20 and Tie Road.

The driver of the cruiser, an officer with 12 years experience, had minor injuries assessed at a local hospital.

The investigation is continuing.


On April 16, 2017 at approximately 2:05 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford Mustang on Grey Rd. 4, east of Sideroad 10, within the Municipality of West Grey, after it had overtaken the cruiser. 

Both vehicles were travelling westbound.  

Police detected an odour of alcohol inside the vehicle which was occupied by the driver and a sleeping passenger. 

The driver advised the officer that he was the designated driver. The driver registered a "fail" on the roadside approved breath screening device and was subsequently transported to the Markdale OPP Detachment for further breath tests which indicated his blood alcohol content was over 80 milligrams.   A 29-year old male of Toronto, was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in his system.  

His licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.   He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on May 18, 2017.

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On April 19, 2017 at approximately 8:33 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a 2000 Jeep Cherokee for having no rear lights and being driven erratically northbound on Hwy. 10 in the Township of Chatsworth.  

The officer found that the driver had been drinking alcohol. 

Upon arresting the lone driver for impaired driving, the officer was assaulted.    A 46-year old, female of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, was charged with impaired driving, fail or refuse to provide breath sample and assault with intent to resist arrest.  

She is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on May 11, 2017.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.  

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