Security video cited by Chief in arrest for gas station theft

March 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

On Saturday, February 20, a man entered an Esso station in Shelburne and was caught by security video placing a Vapor E-Cigarette and a hand-held cigarette rolling device in his clothing.  He then left the store after paying for another item.

In announcing a suspect’s arrest, Shelburne police said the entire theft and the suspect’s motor vehicle were all caught on the store’s security video.

Further investigation led to the arrest of the suspect, Ronald Wood, last Saturday on charges of theft and possession of property obtained by crime. He was later released and given a court date in April.

“Security video is everywhere these days,” said Shelburne Police Chief Kent Moore. “The quality and coverage of these security systems is very impressive and they are becoming popular in and around homes to. Not only does security video greatly assist police in solving crime, it deters crime as well.”

If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other criminal activity, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly

The Orangeville Police Service (OPS) reminds all residents to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day today by celebrating responsibly.

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a day of celebration with friends and family at home and at local licensed establishments.

The OPS reminds residents that officers will be vigilant throughout the community to ensure the safety of everyone in the community.

“Officers will be watching for everything from Impaired Driving to Public Intoxication and other Liquor Licence Act offences, to noise complaints”, explained OPS public relations officer Constable Scott Davis.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable day, residents are encouraged to plan ahead. If you’re going to be consuming alcohol choose a designated driver, plan on using a taxi service, or plan to spend the night where you are drinking. Celebrating responsibly ensures the safety of everyone.

Motorist caught driving impaired by drugs or alcohol will face a 90 day driver’s license suspension, seven-day vehicle impoundment and criminal charges. The consequences of driving impaired are costly, however causing serious injury or death to yourself or someone else is life altering.

The Orangeville Police Service thanks everyone for your support and cooperation in helping to keep our community safe. Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Mental health training at OPS

The Orangeville Police Service (OPS) is implementing new training initiatives for all staff members in the area of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

“Mental health and workplace wellness is a priority for the Orangeville Police,” said Police Chief Wayne Kalinski. “There is a continuum of training for all members of our service pertaining to these issues.”

In November 2014, members of the service participated in a Mental Health and Socially Supportive Workplace initiative.  This initiative emphasized the importance of a culture of social support amongst co-workers to promote a positive impact on employee success and wellness.  It also highlighted the importance of colleagues to be able to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health concerns.

In October 2015, OPS members attended the Police Suicide – “Shining a Light” symposium hosted by York Regional Police and the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance.  The purpose of the symposium was to promote suicide awareness and prevention within policing.  The Ontario Police Video Training Alliance has provided training videos that include powerful first-hand accounts from police officers who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In November 2015, the OPS took part in a two-day training program, “Mental Health First Aid,”  developed under the leadership of the Canadian Mental Health Commission and evaluated and disseminated nationally and internationally in 18 countries.  The program teaches police how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help and guide a person who is experiencing mental health issues towards appropriate professional help.

In January and February of this year, all OPS officers received training regarding various mental health issues, including suicide prevention, utilizing resources from the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance.

The latest mental health training initiative was a week-long ‘train the trainer’ session conducted at the Ontario Police College the first week in March.  Two OPS training officers attended the “Road to Mental Readiness” training program.  This evidence-based program has been utilized by the Department of National Defence for several years.  With the assistance and oversight of the Ministry of Health and Community Care, the program has been adapted for police.

The program addresses the stigma attached to mental health issues and offers a practical approach to identifying mental health issues and illnesses.  The Road to Mental Health program is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as one of a number of initiatives to address the serious issue of mental wellness within the police and first responder community.

In the coming months, all members of the Orangeville Police Service will receive this training.

In addition to specific mental health training initiatives, in 2015, Pastor Paul Carroll of Broadway Pentecostal Church was sworn in as Chaplain of the Orangeville Police Service, to help advance efforts in the areas of health, wellness and morale of the members of the service.  Pastor Carroll brings with him over 31 years of Pastoral training and experience helping people work through stresses, loss, conflict, personal struggles and more.  He has received additional Police Chaplaincy training to help with such issues as officer injury and death, officer burnout and issues involving officers and their families.  Next month, Pastor Carroll will be attending training that will provide him with a “Certificate of Specialized Training” in Critical Incident Stress Management.

The service is exploring the idea of establishing a partnership with the Orangeville Fire Department and Dufferin County Ambulance Service to form a peer support team to offer support counseling to emergency services members in the wake of any critical incidents that happen in the community.

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