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NEWLY PAINTED PRIDE CROSSWALK INTENTIONALLY DEFACED

The Owen Sound Police Service is investigating an act of vandalism that took place overnight in which the newly painted Pride Crosswalk had been intentionally defaced. 

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Male Arrested for Assaulting Police

On June 13th, 2021 at approximately 9:45 pm, Owen Sound Police were advised of a male attacking another male in the parking lot of Walmart. Officers arriving on scene were immediately approached by an enraged male who refused to listen to direction to back away from the officers. As one of the responding officers deployed a Conductive Energy Weapon, the male struck the officer which deflected the path of the weapon....

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Impaired Driver Stopped

On Saturday June 12th, 2021 shortly after 8 pm, Owen Sound Police responded to the report of a disturbance outside of an apartment in the 300 block of 14th Street West.  As police arrived on scene they observed a male which matched the description of the suspect as provided by the caller. Upon observing police, the male party ran to his vehicle and attempted to flee the parking lot....

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Homeowner Interrupts Break and Enter

On June 11th, 2021 shortly after 7 pm, westside homeowners returned home to find that their residence had been forcibly entered and the person responsible was still in their basement. As the homeowner contacted police, a male party fled the residence. Police located the male within the neighbourhood a short time later....

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E Bike operator hit by stolen vehicle

On June 1st 2021 at approximately 1:33 am a 32 year old Wiarton residence was operating a stolen vehicle at a downtown Owen Sound convenience store.  The male was confronted by the vehicle’s owner but the male was able to driveaway in the stolen vehicle.  While exiting the convenience store lot onto 10th Street East the driver struck an e -bike being operated by a 39-year-old Owen Sound resident.  The e-bike operator received serious, non-life threatening injuries that...

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BEAR SIGHTING IN WESTSIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD

At approximately 06:30 a.m., members of the Owen Sound Police Service responded to reports from the public of sightings of a small black bear in a west side neighbourhood near the escarpment.  The black bear was not acting in an aggressive manner and was last seen wandering into the bush area of the escarpment.  People are reminded that it is not uncommon to have bear sightings within the city of Owen Sound....

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POLICE REQUEST THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN RELATION TO MULTIPLE THEFTS

Sometime overnight on Tuesday May 25th 2021, a rash of thefts occurred in the Mill Dam area and lower westside of the city. The culprits targeted garden specific items including potted plants, mulch, garden tools, and garden ornaments.  Some of the garden ornaments included a 3-tier fountain approximately 3-4 feet in diameter (see below), a large bloodstone coloured vase with a plant, a terra cotta colored bird bath, and a stone and iron bird ornament....

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Driver Impaired by Drug

On Thursday May 20th, 2021 at 7:30 am, Owen Sound Police received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 300 block of 14th Street West in the City. The caller advised that the occupants had been in the area for over an hour and appeared to be sleeping. Police located the vehicle with a female party slumped over the steering wheel....

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Assault in the Downtown Core

Just prior to 1:30 am on Saturday morning, Owen Sound Police were advised of a male laying on the street in the 900 block of 2nd Avenue East. The caller told police dispatch that the male appeared to have been badly beaten. Police attended the area and located the male who had significant injuries to his face....

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MAN FACES SEVERAL WEAPONS RELATED CHARGES AFTER UTTERING THREATS

On May 7th, 2021 Owen Sound Police commenced an investigation involving death threats....

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Owen Sound Police Welcome Two New Recruits

The Owen Sound Police Service is pleased to announce the addition of two new officers who will soon be supporting our community safety efforts in Owen Sound.  Constable Miranda Lantz, a Bruce County resident, received her badge in a swearing-in ceremony with Chief Craig Ambrose today after successfully completing her Basic Constable Training at the Ontario Police College.  Constable Lantz will continue her training here in Owen Sound with her coach officer beginn...

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BUSY DAY SHIFTS LEAD TO ELEVEN PEOPLE BEING ARRESTED

On Wednesday April 28th during the day shift, nine people were taken into custody by the Owen Sound Police Service.  This included four men and two women that were arrested at different locations within the city, on the strength of arrest warrants.  The warrants were in relation to such charges as Theft, Operate While Prohibited, Fail to Attend for Identification, Fail to Comply with Release Order, Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Assault.  Three of the individuals ...

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FIVE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE STAY AT HOME ORDER

On Saturday April 25th, 2021 just after midnight, Owen Sound Police responded to the complaint of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.  Police attended and located a social gathering of five people.  Based on the current stay at home order in effect within the Province, two 20-year-old men, an 18-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male, were charged and issued an $880.00 fine under the Emergency Management an...

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MAN ARRESTED IN OWEN SOUND ON WARRANTS

Just after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a 33-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested in the 300 block of 8th Street East, Owen Sound on the strength of two arrest warrants.  The warrants were in relation to offences which included Obstruct Peace Officer, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft Under $5000.00, Escape Lawful Custody and Driving While Under Suspension.  The male will make a court appearance on April 21, 2020....

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MAN FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING IN RELATION TO STAY AT HOME ORDER

On Tuesday April 20th, 2021 just before 9:00 a.m., an Owen Sound Police officer observed a 38-year-old male attempting to steal a parked motor vehicle from the 400 block of 8th Street East, Owen Sound.  As a result of the investigation, the Port McNicoll resident was charged with Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle, Failing to Comply with his Release Order and four counts of Failing to Comply with his Probation Orders.  The man made an appearance in court and has since been...

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COVID Enforcement Update

The Owen Sound Police Service recognizes the challenges being faced in the Province by increasing infection rates and hospitalization numbers related to Covid19. While we are still awaiting clarification from the Province regarding the new legislation, we will continue to engage with citizens, explain, educate and enforce as required.  The number of citizen generated complaints continue to increase....

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Public Access to Owen Sound Police Service currently restricted

Effective immediately, the Owen Sound Police Service will no longer be allowi...

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LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE STAY AT HOME ORDER

On Wednesday April 14th, 2021 just before 9:00 p.m., Owen Sound Police responded to the complaint of a possible party being held at an eastside residence.  Based on the current stay at home order in effect within the Province, police attended to investigate.  Several persons were spoken to, with a 25-year-old local man being charged and issued a $880.00 fine under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.   

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