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Dufferin OPP News This Week



Dufferin OPP lay 224 charges over Canada Day weekend

Over the weekend, Officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) tried to keep the roads safe by enforcing driving infractions and laid 224 driving related charges.

Members from the Dufferin OPP Detachment focused on the "Big 4" leading causal factors in road deaths, which are:

  1. Impaired Operation
  2. Distracted Driving
  3. Aggressive Driving (including speeding)
  4. Lack of seatbelt use

The following charges were laid:

In a press release, Dufferin OPP noted that it is their mission to promote the safety of all road users throughout the Dufferin Detachment area and reduce the frequency and severity of incidents involving these traffic violations through enforcement and public education. 

They would like to thank the majority of safe drivers who were found to be in compliance. 

ATV collision takes life of Shelburne man

Members of the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Dufferin County EMS and Grand Valley Fire Department, attended a fatal All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision on Sunday (July 4), just after 5:00 p.m. on County Road 5 in East Garafraxa Township. 

The single ATV collision occurred on a private property.

As a result of the collision, 24-year-old James GREEN of Shelburne, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP Traffic Collision Investigation (TCI) team was brought in to investigate. The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

If you witnessed the collision and wish to speak to victim services, Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services can be reached at 905-951-3838. 

A second ATV collision in Dufferin occurred on July 3.

Members of the Dufferin OPP have charged an ATV driver with impaired operation in relation to a collision investigation on Fourth Line in the Town of Mono. 

On Saturday, just after 8:30 p.m., officers, along with Dufferin County EMS, responded to a single ATV rollover collision on a private property. The driver of the ATV was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the police investigation, Robert LIVINGSTON, 58 years old, of Mono, was charged with Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

These charges have not been proven in court.

Regardless of whether you're on public or private property, always wear your safety gear, including an approved helmet with the chin strap securely fastened, know your limits and never drive impaired. Learn more about operating an ATV safely: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/driver/pdfs/smart-ride-safe-ride-ATV.pdf

Suspects who broke into Mono business twice apprehended

Officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges in connection with two separate break and enters at a local business in the Town of Mono. 

During the Month of April, the same business was the target of two break and enters within a week. The suspect(s) attended a business in Mono and gained access to the rear of the property. Once inside the compound, the suspect(s) stole a Stihl iMow robotic lawnmower, a dirt bike and other various items.

On Monday (July 5) shortly after midnight, an officer from the Dufferin OPP stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. The officer entered into an investigation that led to the arrest of two persons, resulting in multiple charges and recovered property. 

David JANSEN, 52 years old, from Erin, has been charged with:

Michael MILLER, 30 years old, from Milton, has been charged with:

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Orangeville driver for impaired operaiton

On June 28, 2021, at approximately 7:52 p.m., an officer from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a driver for impaired operation as a result of a traffic stop on Broadway in the Town of Orangeville.

Officers were conducting speed enforcement on Broadway in Orangeville and initiated a traffic stop which led to an impaired operation investigation.

As a result of the investigation Phillip SILVA, 38-year-old, from Orangeville was charged with: 

The charge has not been proven in court. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville in September 2021, to answer to the charges. Their driver's licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

The Dufferin OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you. 

 Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Dufferin OPP respond to multiple thefts from vehicles in Orangeville

The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating multiple thefts from vehicles in the Town of Orangeville.

On June 28, 2021, officers responded to several complaints of theft from cars in the Chisholm Street area in Orangeville. 

Dufferin OPP is asking residents in the area of Chisholm Street, especially the townhome complex located at 60 Chisholm Street to check their security cameras for any suspicious activity and report it to police.

Vehicle owners are reminded to always lock your vehicles and close the windows. Unlocked vehicles, and vehicles with valuables visible are the first vehicles targeted. Perpetrators incur more risk of being observed, being identified and getting caught if they are forced to physically break into vehicles.

Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.

 

 


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