Police news: Town police delivered food to community partners

February 25, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police delivered close to 1,000 pounds of food to various community partners on Wednesday of last week, February 18.

Officers delivered 483 pounds of food to the Orangeville Food Bank and just over 500 pounds to The Lighthouse at Good Friends Fellowship Church, Choices Youth Shelter and Family Transition Place.

“We are proud of the partnerships we have formed with the various agencies in our community,” said Police Chief Wayne Kalinsky, “and this is one way we are able to help them from time to time.”

In late January police delivered over 2800 pounds of food to the Orangeville Food Bank.

The Orangeville Police Service would like to extend their gratitude to Margorie Grime of Royal LePage RCR Realty for the use of their moving van to help pick up and deliver the food.

Police investigate scrap yard break-in

Orangeville Police are investigating a break-in at a Mill Street scrap metal yard early Wednesday morning of last week.

At about 12:40 a.m. police were called to Accurate Metal of Orangeville, located at 104 Mill Street, to investigate a complaint of a suspicious person.

A witness reported hearing a noise from the scrap metal yard and observed a person running eastbound towards Wellington Street. The witness then heard a vehicle door closing and observed a dark-coloured pickup truck driving away.

Investigation revealed that an unknown person had entered the scrap yard and then broke into a small office building. The suspect fled the scene taking an undisclosed amount of money from the business.

Police ask anyone who witnessed any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area  around the time of the incident to call them at 519-941-2522 online at

Drug trafficking charges

Orangeville Police have charged a 22-year-old man with drug  charges as a result of a traffic stop last Saturday evening.

At about 7:30 p.m., when police were conducting a traffic stop at Colbourne Crescent near Alder Street, a spot check led to the driver’s arrest for driving while his licence was suspended. Further investigation led to the discovery of a large quantity of cash and the seizure of a quantity of marijuana.

The driver, a 22 year-old of Orangeville, was then charged with possession of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on March 30 to answer to the allegations.

Search warrant leads to arrests 

On Wednesday of last week, members from the OPP Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed CDSA (Controlled Drug and Substances Act) warrants at an Orangeville area residence.

While executing the warrant officers located a quantity of drugs, believed to cocaine, oxycodone and marihuana as well as a conducted energy weapon (Taser), body armour and a quantity of cash.

A 24 year-old Orangeville man was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking; Possession of a Schedule II Substance and 2 counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, unauthorized possession of a weapon and disobeying a court order.

A 49 year-old woman from Orangeville was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule II substance and 2 counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance.

The accused were held in custody overnight and appeared in Ontario Court Thursday to answer to their respective charges.

Impaired driver stuck in snowbank 

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged the driver of a vehicle they found stuck in a  snowbank Sunday evening.

At about 7:40 p.m., officers went to an alley behind an Elderberry Street residence on being tipped that a vehicle was stuck in a snowbank. A female was found in the driver’s seat trying to free the vehicle from the snowbank.

After further investigation the driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level above 80 mg/100 mL.  The 59 year-old from Orangeville is to appear in court in Orangeville on March 10.

Officers touched by acts of kindness

On the evening of Friday, February 13, Dufferin OPP members were conducting an RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot check on the 3rd Line of Amaranth at 5 Sideroad. The weather was very cold with high winds and the officers conducting the spot check were visibly cold from performing their duties standing on the roadway.

Two women who passed through the spot check took it upon themselves to go to the Tim Hortons in Shelburne and one returned with hot coffee for the officers. Unfortunately, before she returned the officers had taken down the spot check. Unable to locate them, she passed the coffee donation to a Shelburne Police officer who later passed it on to one of the officers from the RIDE check.

The OPP officers do not know the identity of either woman but wish to thank them both for their generosity and kindness. They say such acts of kindness re not uncommon in Dufferin County, and the community  support is very much appreciated by the officers and helps make Dufferin a great place to work.

Sidewalk plow strikes parked vehicle 

Orangeville Police have charged the driver of a Town of Orangeville sidewalk snowplow that ran into the back of a parked mini-van on Lakeview Court Tuesday morning.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., police were called to the scene of the collision. There was no visible damage to the snowplow but the 2009 Pontiac Montana mini-van received extensive damage to the rear rendering the vehicle inoperable. The snowplow operator was not injured and the mini-van was unattended.

The plow driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to turn out to left to avoid a collision

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