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Male Charged for Break and Enter to Centennial Aquatic Centre

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a male in relation to a break and enter to the Centennial Aquatic Centre which took place over the weekend.

On September 10, 2022, shortly before midnight officers were dispatched to an alarm at the above-mentioned location where they found a smashed window on one of the entrance doors. While at scene officers also located a male nearby who was subsequently arrested for break and enter.

Charged with Mischief, Theft Under $5000 and Break and Enter is 38-year-old Kyle HUGHSON of Collingwood. He is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on November 1, 2022.

Update on OPP Enforcement Activity in Community Speeding and Traffic Complaint Areas for the Month of August 2022

During the month of August 2022, uniform officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to public complaints of motorists and commercial vehicles speeding and other related traffic violations on area roadways.

Calls to the OPP Communications Centre and through the OPP Online Reporting have been recorded and acted upon as follows-

Officers investigated 92 reported collisions with the highest frequency being on Thursday afternoons.

Officers attended 42 complaint areas and issued 570 tickets and warned 25 drivers for their driving infractions.

Officers conducted  R.I.D.E. check stops at 40 various locations, checking 1150 vehicles for signs of impairment.

Seven persons were charged with Impaired Driving after investigation.

Two drivers were charged with Dangerous Operation of a vehicle.

One Driver, was charged for a Stunt Driving offence – exceeding the posted speeds limits as follows with the introduction of the Moving Ontario More Safety Act, also known as the MOMS Act to increase road safety.

The first change is an increase in the previous seven-day vehicle impoundment period to 14 days.

The second change is the introduction of a lower speed threshold for street racing offenders on municipal roads. On roads with a posted speed limit of less than 80 km/h, drivers caught traveling 40 km/h over the speed limit face racing/stunt driving charges (the previous limit was 50 km/h over the speed limit).

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please “Make the Call” and dial 911 and help prevent a crash. If you are heading out on the town, please make a plan to get home safely.


Mischief Investigation in Cottage Country Leads OPP to Charge Toronto Man with Numerous Offences

A 911 call at approximately 12:04 p.m. September 5, 2022, to the OPP Communication Centre reporting an ongoing disturbance involving a number of cottagers with a lone cottage neighbour that resulted in numerous units from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responding to the call on John Buchler Road, Georgian Bay Township.

Attending officers were able to locate the male suspect in the waters of the Trent Severn System near the “Little Chute”.  With the assistance of the OPP Marine Unit and members of Orillia OPP Detachment the male suspect was arrested at 3:00 p.m. September 6, 2022 and transported to Southern Georgian Bay Detachment for further investigation.

As a result of this investigation Thomas DIBAISE 41 years of Toronto was criminally charged with the following offences.

Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property

Escape lawful custody

Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm (six counts)

The accused was released on an undertaking with conditions and to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on October 27, 2022.


Mischief Investigation in Cottage Country Leads Further Charges for Cottager

At approximately 7:56 a.m. September 6, 2022, the OPP Communication Centre received numerous reports of an individual causing a disturbance in front of cottages on the Trent Severn System near the “Little Chute”. A report was also received of a possible structure fire at a cottage possibly belonging to the same individual on the Severn Township side of the waterway.

The fire was extinguished by OPP officers and Georgian Bay Township Fire Service, and the suspect fled the scene. Through investigation, the suspect was located shortly thereafter operating a vehicle on White’s Falls Marina Road, Severn Township.

Officers were able to safely stop the vehicle by deploying a tire deflation device. The driver Thomas DIBAISE 41 years of Toronto was arrested and transported to Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment. After further investigation, the accused was charged with the following criminal offences.

Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property (two counts)

Dangerous operation

Failure to comply with undertaking (four counts)

and further

Drive motor vehicle – Perform stunt contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused remains in custody and will appear before the Ontario of Justice at a future date.

If you have any information of a crime in your neighbourhood or workplace, please contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca if you have any information on this or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

OPP Investigating Serious Car vs Motorcycle Crash in Waverley

Highway 93 in front of the gas station / convenience store in Waverley, Tay Township became the scene of a serious car vs motorcycle crash and a resulting full road closure at approximately 2:15 p.m. September 10, 2022. Members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responded along with Tay Fire Services and County of Simcoe Paramedic Services to the crash scene and triaged the lone 55 year old male operator of the motorcycle who received life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The motorcycle operator was transported to an area hospital and later transported by Orange to a Toronto area trauma hospital for further medical treatment.

Members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) Team are attending to assist with the scene investigation.

Road crews are attempting a detour route for traffic using the Darby Road North and Darby Road South roadways.

As of 7:17 p.m. September 10, 2022 the closed section of Highway 93 in Waverley, Tay Township was reopened for vehicle use.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues with the assistance of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) Team. Investigators ask that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has dashcam video is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca.



Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged an individual from Clearview Township with impaired driving following a collision late Friday afternoon.

On September 9, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a collision on County Road 7 within Clearview Township. Police, along with the assistance of Georgian Ambulance attended the scene and noted the lone vehicle had rolled over with one occupant inside. Shortly thereafter officers entered into a drinking and driving investigation where the driver was subsequently arrested.

As a result, Sky Bloxam, 24 years of age, of Creemore, has been charged with:

Operation while impaired

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Dangerous operation

The accused was released on an Appearance notice and is set to appear on October 18, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood. The involved vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS).

The OPP Huronia West Detachment would like to encourage motorists to report potential impaired drivers. Motorists can call 911, or *OPP (*677) on their mobile device and be put in contact with an emergency dispatcher. Using a mobile device to report a potential impaired driver will not result in a charge for using a hand-held communication device.

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