Home fire in Huron Township under investigation

On September 15, 2019 at 2:51 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a fire at a residence in the 2000 block of Concession 2 in Huron Township.

Officers attended to find members of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department battling a home that was fully engulfed by fire.

The South Bruce OPP Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshall are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

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 www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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On September 15, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting radar patrol on Highway 26, west of Meaford, and observed a (grey) car travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped travelling at over 120 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The driver was found to be currently a suspended driver and was unable to produce the necessary documentation for the motor vehicle. 

A 44 year old male of Meaford has been charged with the following offences:

  • Speeding 1 – 49 Km/h over posted limit, section 128 Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • Two counts of Driving while under suspension, section 53(1) HTA
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle, section 12(1)(d) HTA
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, section 2(1)(a) Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The accused received summons with a court date in Ontario Provincial Court in Owen Sound on October 28, 2019.