Orangeville Police investigating residential break in

December 20, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police are investigating a break-in at a Westmorland Drive residence last Thursday. 

On Thursday, December 12, at approximately 2:15 p.m., police were called to a residence on Westmorland Dr. to investigate a report of a break and enter. The victim reported leaving the residence at approximately 8:20 a.m. and returning at approximately 2:00 p.m. to discover that someone had entered the home and removed property. Entry was made to the home at the rear of the residence. 

A quantity of cash and electronic equipment was taken. Police are continuing to investigate the break-in and would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding the incident or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area of Westmorland Drive on Thursday. 

Additionally, police are asking to hear from anyone who has video security cameras on the exterior of their properties on Westmorland Drive. 

Anyone having further information with regards to this incident is asked to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at 

The holiday season is typically a time of increase in property related crimes such as thefts from residences, out-buildings and vehicles. Residents are encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious people and vehicles in their neighborhoods. If you witness any suspicious activity, please call police.

Police seek help to locate female

The Orangeville Police Service is asking for help from the public to locate a 50-year-old female who left her temporary residence in Orangeville last Sunday.

On Sunday, December 15, Karine Collier left her temporary residence in Orangeville and indicated that she would be returning on December 16th. On Tuesday, December 17th a report was made to police regarding a possible missing person as she had still not returned home.

Karine is described as a white female, 5’8 tall, thin build with dark auburn medium length hair.

Police wish to confirm the well-being of Karine and would like to hear from Karine or anyone who has spoken to or seen her since December 15th.

Anyone having further information with regards to the whereabouts of Karine Collier is asked to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Early morning crash leads to impaired driving charges

Members of the Dufferin County Ontario Provincial Police with the assistance of Shelburne and District Fire Department and Dufferin County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended an early morning vehicle collision on Highway 89 east of Shelburne at approximately 8:00am.

The collision involved a passenger vehicle and a transport truck. One driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result of the collision Bruce Weatherhead, 59-years-old of Shelburne has been charged with:

Operation while impaired by alcohol

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol over 80

The accused will appear in January at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charges.

The Dufferin OPP want to remind drivers that there is no safe amount of alcohol to consume before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. If you see or suspect someone is driving while impaired, either by alcohol or drugs, contact 911 immediately.

Outsmart ‘porch pirates’ this holiday season

With holiday shopping season upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public to beware of “porch pirates”. Porch pirates are thieves who steal packages that are left at someone’s house when they are not home to accept the parcel.

Some tips to help keep delivered packages safe:

Track deliveries online and try to be home at the time a package is delivered.

Ask a trusted friend or neighbour to receive your package at the time of delivery.

If allowed by an employer, have the packages delivered to your work.

Some stores provide a pickup-in-store service that allows you to pick up items from a nearer location.

Consider installing a motion-detection home security system that records video and sends immediate notice of activity to your cell phone.

If packages are stolen from your home, report the incident to your local police and the shipping company. If you see suspicious activity in your community contact your local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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