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IMPAIRED DRIVER ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE LCBO IN OWEN SOUND

On Tuesday September 21st, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m. an intoxicated female was observed inside the LCBO store located at 1613 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, which drew the attention of several staff members.  The woman browsed around inside the store before eventually leaving the premise and entering the drivers seat of her vehicle parked in the lot. 

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Joint Force Traffic Initiative

This long weekend, area Police Services joined together to send a strong message that impaired driving will not be tolerated in our communities. The Owen Sound Police in partnership with the South Bruce OPP, Saugeen Shores Police, Hanover Police and the West Grey Police Services, combined their efforts for a large-scale traffic initiative....

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Damage to Election Signs

The Owen Sound Police Service continues to receive reports of election signs within the city being damaged, tampered with or stolen.  Police want to remind residents that it is a criminal offence to tamper with election signage.  Persons could face charges of theft, mischief to property and trespass by night.  A criminal record will negatively affect a person’s ability to obtain employment and may also prohibit that person from travelling internationally.  The actions ...

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Back to School Traffic Safety

Tuesday, September 7th is back to school for most students across Ontario. The Owen Sound Police Service is reminding motorists that the streets and sidewalks will once again be busy with students travelling to and from school.

Students may not always be focusing on traffic safety and motorists are encouraged to slow down and be extra cautious.

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MAN ASSAULTED BY DOWNTOWN HARBOUR

On the 20th of August, 2021, while in the 1100 block of 1st Avenue East, two males entered into a disagreement and one male began assaulting the other, which ended when bystanders intervened and the pair parted ways.  Two days later on August 22nd, 2021, the same assailant located the victim a second time along the east harbour wall and continued the assault by viciously attacking him and striking the victim repeatedly wit...

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VEHICLE CRASHES INTO BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN CORE

A 61 year-old Owen Sound man is facing charges after his vehicle crashed into a commercial retailer downtown Sunday afternoon. At approximately 3:10 p.m. emergency crews responded to the area of 10th Street and 2nd Avenue East after an SUV struck a storefront. The vehicle had been travelling south on 2nd Avenue East when the driver lost control and hit the store. The vehicle and the building sustained significant damage....

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Impaired and drug charges

On 25 July 2021 shortly after 4:00 pm Emergency Services were called to a west side parking lot after citizen’s observed a female slumped over the steering wheel of a running motor vehicle.  The witnesses knocked on the window but were unable to wake the female.  Only after opening the vehicles door did the female wake up.

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Owen Sound Police Reinstate Community Oriented Response Unit

The Owen Sound Police Service is pleased to announce that effective July 12th, 2021, Constable Chevonne Martin has been reassigned to the Service’s Community Oriented Response (CORE) Unit.  The Community Oriented Response Unit’s primary role is to provide problem-oriented policing in “hotspot” areas and in support of our downtown core business areas, parks and tourism areas where high visibility and targeted policing can b...

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Police Investigating Several Assaults from Sunday Evening

On Sunday evening shortly after 6 pm, Owen Sound Police responded to the report of a disturbance at an east side residence. The initial information was that several males were involved in a physical altercation in a laneway of the residence. Information was received shortly thereafter that three of the males were brandishing knives....

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DRIVER AIR LIFTED AFTER SERIOUS COLLISION IN OWEN SOUND

The Owen Sound Police Service were called to the scene of a collision earlier today at approximately 11:30 a.m., where it was reported that a cement truck had collided with a small vehicle at the intersection of 16th Street East and 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound. 

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Individual Charged Three Times For Failing To Isolate

For a third time this week the Owen Sound Police have charged a 26-year-old Owen Sound man after he refuses to isolate.  The male after testing positive for Covid-19 had been ordered to remain in his residence for the required isolation period.  Once again, this individual was found to be outside his residence in the down town core of the city for non-essential reasons.  He received another $880.00 ...

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Constable Position

The Owen Sound Police Service is recruiting for the position of Police Constable. Applications from non-experienced applicants are currently being accepted.

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CHARGE LAID ON OWEN SOUND MAN FOR FAILING TO ISOLATE

Members of the Owen Sound Police Service located a 26 year old male who was found to be outside of his residence after being ordered to isolate due to a positive Covid-19 test result.  The male had been directed by the Grey Bruce Health Unit earlier in the week to self isolate at home.

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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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