Grand Bend OPP Victoria Day incidents

Despite cool weather, Lambton OPP officers responded to 500 service calls over the Victoria Day weekend, most in Grand Bend.
The following charges were laid in Grand Bend:
330 – Liquor License Act
38 – Highway Traffic Act
41 – Public Lands Act
14 – Trespass to Property Act
12 – Criminal Code Charges
21 – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Yearly Totals:
2008 – 464
2007 – 471
2006 – 405
2005 – 472
2004 – 400
2003 – 482
2002 – 388

A 20 year old Grand Bend man faces weapons charges after allegedly firing pellets or ball bearings at pedestrians on Main Street overnight May 17. Three men flagged down a police officer to complained about shots being fired from a second story apartment. Police found the suspect and seized a pellet gun.

A 19 year old Parkhill man faces drug trafficking charges after allegedly trying to sell drugs to an undercover officer. The plain clothes officer allegedly met the suspect on Main Street Grand Bend and arranged to meet him in a parking lot. When the suspect arrived, police arrested him and found suspected marijuana packaged in separate baggies.

A 17 year old Chatham teen staying at Pinery Park faces cocaine possession charges. A park warden called police May 16 after witnessing a bong being used in plain sight.

Four young men from London face drug charges after a conservation officer stopped their vehicle in Pinery Park overnight May 17. They are accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana, and Ecstasy.

Two London men and and two Toronto men face drug charges after their car was stopped overnight May 18. They are accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy.

A man and woman, both in their early 20s, face drug trafficking charges after their car was stopped May 18 on River Road. They are accused of possessing more than 120 grams of marijuana.

Two teens face mischief charges after a complaint they made resulted in the arrests and release of four men. The teens alleged four men approached them on Lake Road and demanded money under threat of violence; the teens allegedly turned over $45. Acting on the boys’ complaint, the OPP arrested four men and charged them with robbery. The Mississauga men said they were approached by the teens to buy alcohol for them, and complied and allowed the teens to drink at their cottage. After being refused more alcohol upon their departure, the teens returned, allegedly scratching three vehicles parked at the cottage and causing damage that could exceed $10,000. Police released the men unconditionally and charged the teens with mischief over $5,000.