Police activity in Dufferin County this week

July 14, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Assault and tresspassing charges laid in Orangeville

Dufferin OPP charged a person with assault and trespassing following a disturbance at a business in Orangeville.

On July 7, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Dufferin OPP received a complaint of a disturbance and unwanted persons at a business near Fifth Avenue and Highway 10 in Orangeville. Upon arrival, the responding officer commenced an investigation into the complaint.

As a result of the investigation, Akashdeep MATTU, 23-year-old, from Etobicoke has been charged with:

• Assault – 2 counts

• Fail to leave premises when directed

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville, in September of 2022, to answer to the charges. These charges have not been proven in court. 

Dufferin OPP targeting noise polluting vehicles

Dufferin OPP say loud and modified vehicles have become a concern as of late and residents have made it clear that noise pollution from vehicles is making it difficult for them to enjoy the community.

A focus of Dufferin OPP will be to reduce the number of motor vehicles with modified or excessively loud exhaust systems on our roads. Drivers could be subject to charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario indicates that a person having control of a vehicle shall not “make unreasonable noise, and a driver of any motor vehicle shall not permit any unreasonable amount of smoke to escape form their motor vehicle, nor shall such driver at any time cause the vehicle to make any unnecessary noise”.

Vehicles found by officers to be unlawfully modified will be reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada with the potential of a policy suspension. Dufferin OPP encourages vehicle owners to repair

Car seat clinic coming to local detachment

Dufferin OPP are holding a car seat clinic next month. 

On August 20 at 12:00 p.m., Dufferin OPP Uniform members and Auxiliary members will be hosting the clinic at the Orangeville Detachment, located at 390 C-Line. 

The clinic will be by appointment only and will be a half hour long. If you are interested in booking an appointment, please call the Detachment at 519-942-1711 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Dufferin OPP land grant for mobile crisis response

Dufferin OPP and the Orangeville Police Service Board recently announced that they are the successful recipient of a Community Safety and Policing grant that will augment the Dufferin OPP Mobile Crisis Response Team. 

The funding received will expand the care for mental health and addiction clients. The expansion will include a co-response team that is comprised of a police officer and a skilled crisis worker. This enhanced partnership will operationalize a model where the knowledge, skills and abilities of the police officer and crisis worker will be able to address a broader range of crisis response needs. 

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