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  • Information for Visitors to the Owen Sound Police Station - Until Further Notice

    If you feel ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory virus, we are asking visitors to please avoid coming to our police station until you feel better.

    If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. It is an emergency if someone’s immediate health, safety, or property is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress.
    For non-emergencies, dial 519-376-1234 or use our on-line reporting system-
    To use our on-line system please make sure:


    • This is NOT an Emergency
    • This incident occurred within the Owen Sound City limits?
    • There are No Known suspects?
    • You have a valid email address?



Posted on March 29, 2020

Just before midnight on March 24th, 2020, a concerned citizen contacted the Owen Sound Police to make a report of a suspicious person who had been knocking on doors in an upper east side neighbourhood. Police attended the area to look for the male but were simultaneously called away for a house on fire in the same general area. Police attended and observed flames approximatley 3-4 feet in height, inside the enclosed front porch of the residence.

** UPDATE **: Residential Fire Fatality

Posted on March 27, 2020

An investigation into a fatal residential house fire that occurred on March 21, 2020 has been conducted by the Office of the Fire Marshall and the Criminal Investigations Branch of the Owen Sound Police Service (refer to original media release below).  The lone occupant of the residence, Deborah HOOD, 63 years of Owen Sound, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Charge

Posted on March 27, 2020

On March 21st, 2020 shortly after 6 pm Owen Sound Police Service was advised of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 16th Street and 18th Avenue East in the City. The investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle on 16th Street East failed to stop for a red light and struck a vehicle turning westbound onto 16th Street from 18th Avenue East. A 21-year-old driver from Meaford has been charged with failing to stop for a red light.

Residential Fire Fatality

Posted on March 27, 2020

On Saturday March 21, 2020 shortly after 7:30 pm, Owen Sound Police, Fire and EMS responded to the report of a residential fire on the east side of the City. Police arriving on scene were advised by a neighbour that the homeowner may still be inside the house. Police entered the residence, however were forced back by heavy smoke.

High-Rise Apartment Fire

Posted on March 27, 2020

On March 21, 2020 at approximately 5:45 am police, fire and EMS were dispatched to 305 14th Street West regarding an apartment fire.  An Owen Sound Police Officer attended the 4th floor apartment and was able to extinguish the fire.  The Police Officer suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated on scene.  The apartment occupant was transported to hospital as a precaution.  There were no additional injuries, however this incident could have been tragic if the fire had not been contained so quickly.

COVID-19 Police Response to Non-emergency police matters

Posted on March 27, 2020

In order to ensure the health of our employees and the public we serve, we request that members of the public avoid coming to the Owen Sound Police Station.  The Police Station will remain open for emergency situations and where persons are required to report to the station pursuant to a court order. If you are unsure whether you need to attend the police station, please call ahead.

Car Fire Deemed to be Arson

Posted on March 27, 2020

On March 18, 2020 at approximately 2:00 am police and fire were dispatched to the 500 block of 8th Street West regarding a car fire.  Upon arrival, a 2009 Kia was observed to be engulfed in flames.  Owen Sound Fire extinguished the fire however the car was a total loss.

Information was received from a neighbour that a person was observed at the car and ran in a south west direction once the fire was started.

Death of West Grey Police Member

Posted on March 29, 2020

On February 18th, 2020 the Owen Sound Police commenced an investigation surrounding the circumstances of the death of a member of the West Grey Police Service which occurred in the early morning hours of February 18th, 2020. 

On February 19th, 2020, investigators with the Owen Sound Police attended a post mortem examination with the coroner during which a determination was made that Constable Cory Trainor succumbed to a self-inflicted injury.

Fire at Westside Apartment Building

Posted on March 29, 2020

Just before 11:00 p.m. members of the Owen Sound Police Service attended an apartment building at the request of the Owen Sound Fire Service, as there was a fire in a third-floor apartment.  The fire was caused by a candle that was knocked over in the bathroom, which lit a towel on fire and then quickly spread to the contents of the bathroom.  The occupants of the apartment attempted to put out the flames but were unsuccessful.

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