South Bruce OPP presents annual report to Huron Kinloss Township
April 22, 2022 By Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Apr. 22, 2022, Huron-Kinloss, Ont. – South Bruce OPP detachment commander Krista Miller presented the 2021 year-end review to Huron-Kinloss council at the April 4 meeting.
Among the key points in her report was the increase in dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving offences.
Miller also drew attention to ETicketing, new in the detachment, which is speeding up the ticketing process.
In her report on marine enforcement, she noted the compliance rate is down to 70 per cent from the usual 92-95 per cent. She said it’s largely due to kayakers and paddleboarders who are unfamiliar with legislation. Miller said it’s an education matter – 28 warnings were given but only three charges were laid.
In general, calls for service were up, with the highest number being motor vehicle collisions.
Miller told council that the South Bruce OPP major crime unit executed a successful warrant in Lucknow at the end of September, gathering evidence to support earlier charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. While conducting the warrant, police seized methamphetamine and seven outstanding warrants were cleared.
In November, 14 thefts were reported, resulting in a large-scale investigation that identified two suspects. The investigation involved a number of units including canine, aviation, emergency response team, community street crimes unit, neighbouring OPP detachments and other municipal services. Police recovered a large amount of stolen property including an off-road vehicle, snowmobile, chain saws and assorted tools. The two suspects were charged.
– The Walkerton Herald Times
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