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Orangeville Police investigating a downtown sexual assault

August 15, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating a sexual assault that occurred at a retail business on Broadway last Thursday evening (August 8, 2019).

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 8:50p.m., an unknown male entered the business known as The Happy Place, located at 172 Broadway, and committed an inappropriate action to a female in the store.

The male suspect is described as being in his mid-40’s with a heavy build and salt and pepper buzz-cut hair. He was wearing a grey short sleeved button up shirt and brown pants and glasses. The suspect was clean shaven and was also described as smelling like alcohol and body odor.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who can assist with further information to identify the suspect.

Anyone having information is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Police investigate mischiefs at local school and church

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating several acts of mischief to the exterior of a local school and church that occurred over the weekend.

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately 10:30a.m., police received a report of vandalism occurring over the past weekend at St. Benedict Elementary School located at 335 Blind Line in Orangeville. The complainant reports that several exterior walls and doors were damaged by spray paint sometime over the weekend.

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, police received a report that a sing had been the target of mischief at the Orangeville Christian Reformed Church at 50 Blind Line. The damage to the sign, also caused by spray paint, was discovered Sunday morning. Police believe the same person is likely to have caused the damage at both locations.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who can assist with further information regarding either incident.

Anyone having information is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Dundalk man charged with impaired driving

On August 7, 2019 Dufferin OPP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, which was stopped after travelling Northbound on Highway 10 just South of County Road 17 in Melancthon Township. The grey Volkswagen Jetta  was observed on radar to be travelling at 140km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. Police also received a traffic complaint about the same vehicle weaving all over the road.  On the traffic stop OPPofficers detected a odour of an alcoholic beverage. The driver fail a roadside test and was arrested for Operation of Motor Vehicle over 80 mgs and Dangerous Driving and taken to Dufferin Detachment for breath tests. 

As a result of a thorough police investigation Ryan Pollard, 29 years of age and a resident of Dundalk, was charged with Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, 80 plus, dangerous operation and preform stunt – excess speed. Issued a court date at Orangeville court house.  His veh! icle was impounded for 7 days and his  driver license was suspended for 90 days.

He will appear in Orangeville Ontario Court of Justice at a later date for first appearance



         

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