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Bank Robbery in Owen Sound- Man in Custody

On January 22, 2020 just before 11:30 a.m. a lone male entered a downtown bank with his face concealed by a bandana, glasses and a hood.  The man displayed a knife in a threatening manner to the teller and directed her to quickly place money into a bag.  The man then fled the bank with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

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Man Flees After Attempting To Steal Money From Carwash

The Owen Sound Police were alerted early Saturday morning to a male attempting to break in to the change compartment of a coin operated vacuum at the Buffy’s Car Wash, located at 1820 20th Street East, Owen Sound.  An officer arrived on scene just before 8:00 a.m....

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TWO OWEN SOUND MALES FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER SEPARATE INCIDENTS

In the first incident a 42-year-old Owen Sound male was arrested after a home invasion at a west side residence. The male attended his neighbour’s residence at approximately 8:00 p.m., who he was familiar with, and entered the residence without permission. Once inside the residence the accused is alleged to have assaulted three female occupants and then stealing a pet....

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Lock It Or Lose It

The Owen Sound Police continue to get reports of theft from vehicles.  In most cases simply locking your vehicle will deter the thieves who move on to an easier target.  

Police are also warning about leaving valuables in vehicles especially if they are visible from outside.  If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle lock them in the trunk or at least hide them so they can not be seen.  

 

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Motor Vehicle Collision Sends One To Hospital

On 19Dec2019 at approximately 3:30 pm the Owen Sound Police investigated a motor vehicle collision at 8th Street East and 4th Avenue East.

The investigation revealed that a driver of a 2014 black Mazda proceeded southbound through the intersection colliding with an eastbound 2011 brown Honda.  The driver of the Mazda was charged with failing to yield to traffic on a through highway.

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MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION LEADS TO PEDESTRIAN GOING TO HOSPITAL

On Sunday morning just before 2:30am, a collision occurred in the 900 block of 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound. Members of the Owen Sound Police Service attended, as did Grey County Paramedic Services and the Owen Sound Fire Service.

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Owen Sound Police Auxiliary Support Salvation Army Through Local Food Drive

The Owen Sound Police Service would like to remind the community that this weekend marks the final weekend of our annual Auxiliary Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army.  Owen Sound Police Service members will be at Zehrs, 1150 16th St E, Owen Sound on Friday, December 6th from 5pm to 9 pm, and tomorrow, Saturday December 7th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm.  Donations of non-perishable food items or cash are being accepted.  ...

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Overnight Winter Parking By-Law Reminder

The Owen Sound Police Service is reminding residents that the city’s overnight winter parking by-law came into effect December 1st. Parking on any city street is prohibited from 1:00 am to 7:00 am between December 1st and March 31st.

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EIGHT STUDENTS TO HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES

On Tuesday morning just before 9:00a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred within the intersection of 8th Avenue East and 16th Street East, Owen Sound.  A school bus travelling northbound along 8th Avenue East was struck by a westbound pickup truck.  As a result of the incident, eight of the fifteen students who were on the bus attended the Grey Bruce Health Services, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.  The impact of the collision caused the truck ...

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Owen Sound Man Charged in Voyeurism Investigation

A 56 year- old Owen Sound man faces criminal charges after the conclusion of a voyeurism investigation at a multi-unit dwelling on the east side of the city.

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Career Opportunity - Court Case Manager

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Police Investigating Sexual Assault Allegations Against a Minor

The Owen Sound Police Service is currently investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former occasional teacher with the Bluewater District School Board.  On November 21st, 2019, the Criminal Investigations Branch arrested 35 year-old Mark BOWERS of Owen Sound in connection with historical allegations of sexual assault involving a minor while employed by the school board.       

 

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Man arrested after using stolen vehicle to commit other criminal offences.

A 31 year old man with no fixed address was arrested on Tuesday by Owen Sound Police for numerous criminal offences.  Sometime over Monday night into Tuesday morning the man located an unlocked 2019 white pick-up truck in the 1300 block of 4th Ave W with the keys inside.  The man stole the vehicle and at about 12:30 am proceeded to attend a home in the upper west side of town.  At this home he attempted to steal items and ...

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MAN FACES SEVERAL WEAPONS RELATED CHARGES AFTER DOWNTOWN DISTURBANCE

Owen Sound Police have arrested a 26 year old male after investigating a disturbance downtown overnight. Police received a call just after 1 AM from a citizen reporting a disturbance in the area of 3rd Ave East and 8th Street East. Police arrived on scene and a complainant identified the suspect who allegedly pointed a gun and a knife at him during a fight....

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OWEN SOUND AUXILIARY POLICE ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

The Owen Sound Police Service’s Auxiliary Unit, in support of the Owen Sound branch of the Salvation Army, will be holding several food drive events at local grocery stores over the coming weeks. All of the food collected will assist local families in need over this holiday season.
Last year, the generosity of our community helped raise more than $3,600.00 and the weight of food donations was over 7,400 pounds.
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POLICE ASK THE PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT OF WILDLIFE AT NIGHT

On November 14th, 2019, at approximately 2:25 a.m., a flat bed tow truck was driving westbound just inside the city limits on 16th Street East when it struck a large animal crossing the roadway. The area was dark with no artificial street lighting, causing reduced visibility. The driver stopped the truck and found that the animal involved in the collision was an approximately 250 pound black bear.

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2 Vehicle MVC results in charges

On Tuesday November 12, 2019 at approximately 2:00 pm Owen Sound Police along with Owen Sound Fire and EMS attended a two-vehicle collision at 10th Street West and 3rd Avenue West.

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

On the 5th of November 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 54 old man was walking west bound on 9th Street East crossing 2nd Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle.  The vehicle had been south bound on 2nd Avenue, made a turned onto 9th Street, briefly slowed then left the area.  The pedestrian was transported to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for minor injury.

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Business Plan Survey

The Owen Sound Police Service is looking for your input on our 3 year business plan.

Please click the link below to begin.

Begin the Survey

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be used in the design of business plan to tailor service delivery to our community.

 

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POLICE SEEK INFORMATION AFTER STRING OF MISCHIEF AND THEFTS

Owen Sound Police are investigating a string of property crimes and thefts that occurred overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. In the early hours of Saturday police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of 4th Ave West and 10th Street West that was found with the driver’s door ajar.  Examination of the vehicle determined that suspect(s) had smashed the rear window of the vehicle to access the interior....

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