Centennial Road crash leads to impaired driving charges

June 21, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Proton Station man with impaired driving offences as a result of a single vehicle collision last Friday afternoon that triggered a power interruption.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., police received a call to attend a motor vehicle collision on Centennial Road just east of C Line. The investigation revealed that a black Chevrolet pick-up truck was eastbound on Centennial Road and left the roadway on the south side of the road, then crossed the roadway, struck a hydro pole and travelled through the ditch on the north side of Centennial Road. The vehicle came to rest after striking the side of a commercial building at 71 Centennial Road. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Centennial Road, from C Line to Robb Boulevard was closed for several hours while Orangeville Hydro completed repairs to hydro lines.

John David Micks, 28, of Proton Station, was charged with operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs and operation while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg/100 mL. The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on July 2 to answer to the allegations.

Police probe early morning robberies

Orangeville Police are investigating two robberies at local convenience stores early Monday.

On Monday, June 17, at approximately 3:45 a.m., police responded to a robbery alarm at the 7-Eleven Convenience Store located at 268 Broadway. A lone male had entered the store and engaged in a conversation with a store employee who activated a robbery alarm, and the suspect left without obtaining any cash or merchandise.

At 6:00 a.m., a lone male entered the Circle K Convenience Store at 400 Town Line. The male engaged in a conversation with a store employee who turned over a quantity of cash and the suspect left the store. It is unknown which direction the suspect fled and whether a vehicle was involved.

The suspect is believed to be the same person in both incidents. He is described as white, approximately 45 years old, 5’6” tall, medium build, wearing a dark coloured hoodie, white socks, black shoes, jeans at 7-Eleven and dark coloured shorts with shite stripe down the legs at Circle K, with a black/grey goatee and brown eyes.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who might have 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

Man charged with thefts from vehicles

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old male with several criminal offences after reports that vehicles were entered and property was stolen in the south end of town.

On Tuesday morning, June 11, police received several calls from residents in the area of Bythia Street and Townline, reporting that their vehicles had been entered and in some cases items were missing. Property such as cash, wallets, bank cards and gift cards were taken. One victim was able to report that a debit card stolen from her vehicle had been used at a nearby convenience store just after 7:00 a.m. Police viewed video footage at the store and were able to obtain a description of the suspect. 

At approximately 10:15 a.m., an employee of the convenience store notified police that the same male had returned to the store. Police attended the store and the male was arrested and taken into custody.

Alex Joseph Payne, 26, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft under $5000, fraudulent use of a credit card, failure to comply with a probation order and failure to comply with a recognizance. Additional charges are pending. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police believe that additional property in the accused man’s possession was taken from unlocked vehicles in the same area.

If you have been the victim of a theft from your vehicle and have not yet reported it to police, please contact the Orangeville Police Service with a description of what was taken from your vehicle.

Police remind residents to remove items of value and to lock vehicle doors when not in use.

Anyone having information regarding a crime is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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