Shelburne Police News

Shelburne Police Officers Carrying Lifesaving Naloxone
December 6, 2107

In response to the growing opioid crisis in Ontario the officers of the Shelburne Police Service are now equipped with Naloxone nasal spray.
Police officers are facing an increased occupational risk through accidental absorption through the skin or inhalation while responding to situations involving opioids. In response to this risk all Shelburne Police Service officers and civilians will be trained in the use of Naloxone nasal spray.  Shelburne Police Chief Kent Moore says “We cannot think that opioids are not in our community.  Equipping our officers with Naloxone nasal spray was a logical choice to protect the men and women of Shelburne Police Service, as well as, our citizens”.

Health Canada states “Naloxone can save lives when used promptly, by temporarily reversing a potentially fatal opioid overdose, and the nasal spray is considered to be easier to use than the injectable version, particularly by those who are not healthcare  professionals.”  This media release provided by Shelburne Police Services.

Visit for more information on Noxolone.  The above image from the website




Shelburne Man Arrested In Stolen SUV Faces 24 Charges

Shortly before 1am this morning (December 1st) Shelburne Police located an SUV reported stolen just less than 24 hours earlier – with the thief in the driver’s seat. The 2017 Ford Explorer was reported stolen at about 5 am on November 30th.  It was taken right out of the owner’s driveway. The vehicle had many valuables and documents inside. Within the first few hours of the investigation, Shelburne Police were able to identify the suspect.  The investigation suggested that the suspect and vehicle had made their way to Toronto.  However the vehicle was not able to be located at the time.  There is no known connection between the suspect and the victim. Shelburne Police continued to work around the clock in an attempt to locate the suspect, the vehicle and its contents – hoping to not only arrest and charge the suspect, but retrieve all the valuables and the vehicle for the victim. Shortly before 1 a.m Police observed the stolen SUV back in Shelburne being driven by the original suspect.  The vehicle was stopped by officers and the suspect was arrested. The vehicle was recovered with no damage (valued at over $50,0000.00), and the majority of the  valuables inside that were valued at over $5000.00 were recovered. Further investigation of the suspect revealed additional criminal charges, and solved several open property crime cases that were recently reported.

As a result, 19 year old Harlive Grewal of Shelburne has been arrested and charged with 24 criminal charges:

  • 1x Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • 2X Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00
  • 1x Theft of Credit Cards
  • 1X Possession of Stolen Credit Cards
  • 5x Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
  • 1x Breach of Probation
  • 2x Breach of Recognizance (Court Conditions)
  • 4x Forgery
  • 1x Identity Theft
  • 1x Theft Over $5000.00
  • 2x Theft under $5000.00
  • 2X Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000.00
  • 1x Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle by Drug


The accused was held pending a bail hearing late this morning for these allegations. Shelburne Police reminds everyone to Lock-It or Lose-It!  Remember to always lock your vehicles, garages, homes, and sheds.  Keep windows closed.  Keep valuables out of sight. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at







Four Charged In Recent Shoplifting Incidents In Shelburne

Earlier this month (November) the Shelburne Giant Tiger contacted Shelburne Police expressing a concern about what appeared to be a high rate of shoplifting incidents. The store specifically brought attention to five recent incidents.  Shelburne Police obtained video surveillance footage of these incidents and started an investigation.Mostly clothing items were stolen, but there were also some food items taken.In one incident, Shelburne Police officers immediately recognized one of the suspects.  For the other incidents, Shelburne Police released still images of the suspects through social media and local news outlets.  As a result all but one of the suspects have been identified, arrested, and charged.  “The combination of high quality video surveillance at the Giant Tiger, and this community’s response to the social media and news reports, resulted in these theft incidents to be solved so quickly.  We thank the community we proudly serve for getting involved, and thank the local news outlets for their contributions and efforts.”A total of 11 charges were laid by Shelburne Police. Arrested and charged are:

66 year old Helen Lowe of Shelburne with Theft, and Possession of Property obtained by Crime, 58 year old Daniel Wladyka of Grand Valley with Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, 63 year old Renate Trocki of Mulmur with Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, 43 year old Robert Matthew Rounding of Shelburne with Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and 3 counts of Breach of Probation. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

The above media release provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Relation Officer, Sergeant Paul Newmann.


(Melancthon, ON) – Between November 20, 2017 and January 6, 2018, Dufferin OPP will be conducting their Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere initiative through Dufferin County. Police know that the approaching holiday season brings an increase in the number of impaired drivers on Ontario roadways.  Dufferin OPP encourages everyone to have a plan to get home before they get behind the wheel this holiday season.  OPP members will be vigilant about stopping vehicles and finding drivers that are impaired by any means. The Dufferin OPP will be focusing on the Big Four factors which are Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, Speeding and Aggressive Driving. The Dufferin OPP have laid over 32 charges for impaired driving related incidents so far this year.  Our hope is for a safe holiday season. For more information contact  Provincial Cst. Paul Nancekivell, Acting Dufferin OPP Media Officer at  (519)-939-6600  ARRIVE ALIVE DRIVE SOBER



Shelburne Police Charge Shelburne Woman with Impaired Driving
On November 11, 2017, while conducting a traffic stop, Shelburne Police officers became suspicious that
a female driver had been consuming alcohol. As a result, a 20 year old woman from Shelburne has been
charged with operation of a motor vehicle while ability impaired, as well as, operation of motor vehicle
with more than 80mgs of alcohol in her blood.
The accused is set to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on November 28, 2017.
Impaired driving continues to be a concern on Ontario’s roadways. The Shelburne Police Service
reminds everyone that if you drink, don’t drive. If you drink alcohol please make plans to have a
designated driver, call a cab or stay over.


Winter Overnight Street Parking Bylaw Starts November 15th In Shelburne

A reminder to Shelburne residents and motorists that winter overnight parking restrictions take effect Wednesday November 15th at midnight. No vehicles are to be parked on any roadways between midnight and 8:00 a.m. every day.  This allows for snow removal and other winter road, boulevard and sidewalk maintenance. By-law 8-1983 issues a $15.00 fine for any contraventions.  This parking restriction on Shelburne town roadways (residential and industrial) will be in effect until April 15th 2018. This by-law is not dependent on snowfall or any other weather conditions.  Regardless of weather conditions parking on all roadways is prohibited during these hours. The Shelburne Police are also reminding motorists that vehicles cannot be parked on or over sidewalks or boulevards – anytime of the year.

This announcement provided by Shelburne Police Services.



Crime Pevention Week Coming up: Building Safer Communities Together: November 5th to 11th

This year, November 5-11, 2017, has been designated Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. As in past years, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will promote an emphasis on crime prevention and community safety and well-being during this annual event.

This year’s provincial theme is “Building Safer Communities Together”.

As part of Crime Prevention Week, the ministry will be formally releasing the Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework: A Shared Commitment in Ontario booklet. The booklet consists of the Community Safety and Well-Being Framework as well as a toolkit of practical guidance and resources to assist communities as they engage in the community safety and well-being planning process. The Framework encourages communities to move towards preventative planning and investment in social development, prevention and risk intervention, in order to reduce the need and related investment associated with over reliance on emergency/incident response.  Check out this booklet on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police website at

During Crime Prevention week Shelburne Police officers will be handing out fridge magnets (with the 2018 calendar) to all downtown businesses when on beat patrol, and citizens can attend our police station to pick up a free fridge magnet which has the slogan: 





Shelburne Police is reminding everyone to lock-it or lose-it!

PREVENTION.  The best way to avoid being the victim of a crime is prevention. This includes taking the steps to protect yourself and your property.  The purpose of Lock It of Lose It is to remind people to secure their automobiles and their valuables.  Whether your vehicle is parked at work, at the grocery store or at home leaving your vehicle unlocked or your valuables in plain sight makes your vehicle an easy target for thieves. The Shelburne Police Service urges the residents of Shelburne to help prevent theft by following some helpful tips.


  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Never leave valuables or purchases in plain view, lock in trunk.

It only takes thieves seconds to steal your property, don’t make it easy for them.  Lock It or Lose It.

Sheds and Garages:

  • Make sure the man doors on your garages are always locked when the garage is not occupied
  • Put locks on your back yard sheds. The easier it is to get inside, the more likely something will go missing.
  • Consider installing motion sensor lights in your back yard. Thieves don’t like to be seen

“Taking simple steps to secure your vehicles, homes, and businesses, together with keeping valuables out of sight, will significantly decrease your chance of becoming a victim of property crime”, states Sgt Paul Neumann.  “We encourage everyone to help curb crime in their neighborhoods.”

The above press release is provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.




Promoting Roadway Safety During Operation Impact Update: October 6-9, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.  Shelburne Police is participating in this campaign over the long weekend as part of their ongoing efforts to promote roadway safety.

This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All

Update October 10, 2017:

Shelburne Police issued 73 traffic related charges, and 10 traffic related warnings over the long weekend.  The charges are broken down as follows:

Speeding: 58 charges

  • Documents: 5 charges
  • Stop Signs/Traffic Lights: 4 charges
  • Equipment (lighting etc.): 2 charges
  • Cellphone: 1 charge
  • Insecure Load: 1 charge
  • Fail to move over for emergency vehicle: 1 charge
  • Driving while licence suspended: 1 charge

Shelburne Police reminds all drivers to make safety their priority while on the roadways.  Leave the cellphone alone until you are stopped in a safe location, drive at a safe speed and according to road and weather conditions, make sure your vehicle is safe to operate, and use extra caution at intersections.cocaine and Marijuana seized AT R.I.D.E SPOT CHECK

During the evening on Thursday October 5th, Shelburne Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. spot check in the town of Shelburne.

A black Ford entered the spot check which caught an officer’s attention.  The officer initiated a road side investigation, resulting in the driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, arrested for drug possession. A search of the vehicle resulted in almost 80 grams of marijuana, two syringes with cannabis concentrate, and a small amount of cocaine seized. As a result, 24 year old Michael Bisson of Welland was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. He was provided a first appearance court date in early November at the Orangeville Court House to answer to the allegations. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

The above media releases provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Relation Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.


2 Drivers In Shelburne Charged With Stunt Driving, One Also Charged With Drugs

In the past two weeks, Shelburne Police has charged two drivers with stunt driving – both travelling at speeds more than 50 kph over the limit. One of these drivers was further charged with drug possession.During the late evening hours on September 12th, officers observed a white pick -up truck driving at a very high rate of speed in the 50 kph zone on Main Street approaching Greenwood Street.  The radar speed measuring device clocked the pick-up truck to be moving at 122 kph.  When police stopped the vehicle, they noted evidence of drugs inside the vehicle.  The road side investigation resulted in over 30 grams of marijuana seized, and small amount of cocaine, and also revealed several other highway traffic act offences. Both occupants of the truck were arrested and charged.  The driver, 35 year old Ryan Russell of Mississauga was charged with stunt driving, fail to surrender driver’s licence, fail to surrender insurance, insecure load, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  The passenger, 33 year old Brandon Brown of Scarborough was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  They were both released on appearance notices with first appearance court dates in early October to answer to the allegations.  The vehicle was impounded for 7 days, and driver’s licence was suspended for 7 days. The second stunt driving incident took place during the early evening hours on September 23rd.  An officer was conducting radar speed enforcement in a 50 kph zone on Main Street in Shelburne near County Road 124, when he clocked black pick-up truck driving at 88 kph in the posted 50 kph zone.  The officer pulled in behind the vehicle to pull it over.  The vehicle continued to accelerate to 130 kph as it entered the 80 kph zone prior to stopping for police.  As a result, the 23 year old driver from Hanover was charged with stunt driving.  The truck was impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 7 days. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Weekend R.I.D.E Program In Shelburne Results In Impaired And Drug Charges.

This past weekend (September 29th through October 1st), Shelburne Police was conducting daily R.I.D.E. programs.  During these spot checks, one person was charged with impaired and over 80, another with possession of marijuana, and a third was issued a 3 day licence suspension. Shortly after 11pm on Friday, officers observed a black BMW approach the spot check, but make a sudden change in direction and pull into a parking lot.  Officers approached the vehicle in the parking lot to find the driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, show obvious signs of intoxication by alcohol.  The driver was arrested for impaired operation and returned to the Shelburne Police station for testing.  The breath tests indicated that he had more than the double the legal limit of alcohol in his system. As a result, 39 year old Amando Rodriguez Narajo of Alliston was charged with impaired operation, and over 80 operation of a motor vehicle.  His vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 90 days.  He has a first appearance court date in early October to answer to the allegations.On Saturday evening, a driver of a car was investigated in regards to suspicion of having alcohol in his system.  This man blew a “warn” range on the roadside screening device, resulting in his licence being suspended for 3 days.  No charges were laid in this incident. On Sunday evening, silver Ford entered a R.I.D.E. program that caught an officers attention due to indicators that marijuana was in the vehicle.  A road side investigation took place resulting in about 6 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia being seized.  David Hill, 57 years old, of Leith Ontario was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He was released on an appearance notice at the scene and provided a first appearance court date in late October to answer to the allegations. Shelburne Police reminds all motorists, that marijuana is illegal to possess, and although legislation is changing in regards to marijuana possession, having marijuana accessible to the driver in a motor vehicle will continue to be illegal, just like having alcohol accessible to the driver is illegal. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at


Southgate Man Charged With Assault

OPP Media Release (TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On September 21, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an altercation between several individuals on Main Street, Dundalk, in the Township of Southgate. The individuals had dispersed prior to police arrival. Through investigation, police identified one of the primary aggressors. 44-year old Jason WATTS of the Township of Southgate was arrested and charged with assault. There were no injuries reported.  He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on October 19, 2017. Police continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to call Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. For more information contact  Provincial Constable Alina Grelik  at  or call  519-794-7827.


Sgt. Kerr Retires After 32 Years With Shelburne Police

On Thursday September 7th a retirement party was held for Sgt. David Kerr of the Shelburne Police Service.  His last day was June 30th 2017, which marked approximately 32 ½ years of policing.

The evening was well attended with Kerr’s co-workers from Shelburne Police past and present, colleagues from other local emergency services, police service board members, family and friends.  Current mayor Ken Bennington and past mayor Ed Crewson also attended the event. A highlight of the evening was seeing all three generations of Chiefs of Police that Sgt. Kerr served under in one room: current Chief Kent Moore, and previous Chiefs, Wayne Squirrell and Carm Lemcke.

The three speakers, Chief Moore, Police Services Board Chairman, Len Mikulich, and Shelburne Police Association President, Jennifer Roach; lauded Dave Kerr’s career, character, and service.  Chief Moore in his speech said,” Dave Kerr served our community with courage, resilience, respect, and trustworthiness throughout his career .”  Jennifer Roach stated, “Sgt. Kerr’s professionalism, knowledge and kindness have earned him the respect of his colleagues as well as the public he served.”

David Kerr spent his entire policing career in Shelburne.  During that time he was awarded three medals including the 20 year and 30 year Exemplary Service Medals. In 2006 David Kerr was awarded the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery. This award was the result of an incident on February 13, 2006, when Constable Kerr responded to a house fire in Shelburne. He met an elderly man whose face was covered with soot. The man told him that his wife, because of her poor physical condition, was trapped upstairs. Due to the intense heat and smoke, it took Kerr two attempts to successfully drag the unconscious woman back to safety. The woman recovered from her injuries after a week in intensive care.  Everyone at Shelburne Police Service wishes Sgt. Kerr all of the best as he heads into retirement. He will be missed, but has earned this next exciting chapter in his life.

The above media release provided by Sgt. Paul Neumann, Media Relations Officer for Shelburne Police Services.







The youth in our community are returning to school next week.  This means school buses will be sharing our roads during heavy traffic hours, more children will be walking or cycling along roads and crossing roads, and school drop off zones will be packed with parents doing pick-ups and drop offs. The safety of these children is everyone’s responsibility! According to a study by Safe Kids Canada, more children acquire pedestrian-related injuries in the months of September and October than any other time of year.

Here are some back-to-school safety tips:

  • Talk with your children: Talk about the rules of the road, make sure your child knows the safest route to their school and teach them to obey crossing guards.
  • Put away the phone: This is for both drivers and pedestrians.  Driving distracted through texting or talking on a hand held device has been proven to very dangerous.  But walking distracted, especially for children, takes the focus away from potential hazards and dangers.
  • Leave early: Always leave plenty of time for you and your family to get to school.  Running late can cause aggressive behaviors.
  • Scan the road: Scan ahead, scan the sidewalks, look through windows of parked cars, and look for feet under parked cars.
  • Obey School Buses: Motorists travelling in both directions must stop for a school bus
  • Be Patient: Drivers need to wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.  Children can be unpredictable and change their minds.
  • Slow Down: Especially in school zones slow down and pay full attention to safe driving
  • Drop children off in a safe area: If you are driving children to school, drop them off in a safe area away from traffic.

The Shelburne Police Service wishes all our youth a safe and happy return to school next week!

Media Release provided by Sergeant Paul Neumann, Shelburne Police Services Media Relations Officer.



(MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) – On August 31, 2017 at approximately 11:54 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), together with Grey County Paramedic Services (EMS), Grey Highlands Fire Department and the Blue Mountains Fire Department, attended the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area located off of Grey Rd. 13 in the Municipality of Grey Highlands in response to an injured female hiker. Investigation revealed that the female had been hiking in a non-trail area at Eugenia Falls Conservation Area. She had lost her footing and fell approximately 30 feet from a cliff. The 25-year old victim from Scarborough, Ontario was air-lifted to a Toronto hospital with serious, life-altering injuries. The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority was notified of the incident. For more information contact Provincial Constable Alina Grelik, Media Relations/Community Safety Officer, Grey County OPP at 519-794-7827 or E-mail:




 Deceased Driver and Passenger in SUV Identified

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On August 26, 2017 at approximately 7:53 p.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) together with the Northern Bruce Fire Department and the Bruce County Paramedic Services (EMS) responded to a head on collision between two vehicles on Highway 6 between Lindsay Road 30 and Miller Lake Road in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Initial investigation by OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) reveals that a passenger vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was being driven erratically, southbound on Highway 6 when the driver collided head-on with a northbound sports utility vehicle (SUV). The impact caused the SUV to become engulfed in fire.

The deceased driver of the SUV, a Jeep Liberty, has been identified as 22-year old Traves Stephen ATCHISON of Bosanquet Township, Lambton Shores, Ontario. The deceased passenger has been identified as 23-year old Jana WATSON of Strathroy, Ontario.

The Bruce Peninsula OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Media release provided by Ontario Provincial Police.

For more information contact Provincial Constable Alina Grelik, Media Relations/Community Safety Officer, Grey County OPP at 519-794-7827 or E-mail:


Almost $20,000.00 Raised At Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Hosted By Shelburne Police

This was the sixth year in a row that Shelburne Police Service hosted a leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario.  The 4 km community run took place on May 30th, but the final tally of the funds raised was just finalized in the past few days. This year Constable Jeff McLean took over the role of lead organizer of the local event. On top of the run event itself, McLean organized hot dog days at all three elementary schools in Shelburne, and the Toonies for Torches fundraiser at Pete’s Deli. Here is the list of the generous community partners that sponsored the event:

Scotia Bank ($5000), KTH ($1500), John’s No Frills, Downey Farms, Auto Centre Dufferin, Main Street Dental, Small Town Family Dental, Shelburne Home Hardware, Pete’s Deli, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, Southbridge Care Homes (Shelburne Residence), Trillium Ford, Giant Tiger, First Student, Country 105, Canadian Bath Bombs, Glenbrook Elementary, Hyland Heights Elementary, Centennial Hylands Elementary, Gimme Shelter, Towne Fitness, Shelburne Police Association, Steven’s BBQ, and CDDHS.

Here is the list of the community partners that entered run teams for the event:

Shelburne Police Service, Orangeville Police Service, OPP, SDFD, Dufferin Paramedic Service, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Georgian College Orangeville, KTH, Shelburne RBC, Pace Credit Union, Southbridge Care Homes, John’s No Frills, Towne Fitness, Small Town Family Dental, Willow Street Crew, CDDHS, and Champ Burger.

This year the event raised a grand total of $19,743.73; the highest amount raised yet!



Busy August Long Weekend For Shelburne Police.

Summer long weekends bring very high volumes of traffic through the Town of Shelburne.  Shelburne Police officers were out on the roadways enforcing the Highway Traffic Act to encourage safe driving habits.In total, Shelburne Police laid 101 Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Criminal Code, and Controlled Drug and Substance Act charges.The majority of the Highway Traffic Act charges were for speeding, but included stop sign infractions, pedestrian crossover infractions, document infractions, seat belt infractions, cellphone infractions, and heavy truck infractions.  One person was charged with no insurance.  A careless driving charge was laid in a collision on Owen Sound Street. Four people were charged with Possession of Marijuana after the drug was found in vehicles. One vehicle stop resulted in a man being arrested after he tried to hide his real identity by impersonating another family member.  As a result he faces 5 criminal charges and 1 highway traffic act charge: Obstruct Police Officer, Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Driving While Disqualified, Driving While Under Suspension, and 2 counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance.  He was assigned a first appearance court date in mid-September to answer to these allegations.


Shelburne Police reminds all motorists to be patient, remove all distractions, and make safety the priority when driving at all times.


Do You Know Where Your Children Are After Midnight?  Ontario Has A Curfew For Those Under Age 16!

Some questions Shelburne Police would like all parents to ask themselves, “Do you know where your under 16 children are after midnight?  Are they in bed?  Are they at a friend’s house? Are they wandering the streets with their friends?”

Ontario has a law imposing a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. for all children under the age of 16.

Under the Child and Family Services Act, no parent of a child less than 16 years of age shall permit the child to loiter in a public place between midnight and 6 a.m. This offence is punishable by fine if warranted and youth can be apprehended by police without warrant and taken to their parent/caregiver.

On weekends and during summer holidays youth have more time on their hands to be out and about with their friends, including after the sun goes down.  Typically police see a spike in issues such as vandalism, mischief, theft, loitering, trespassing, under-age drinking, and general noise complaints.

Shelburne Police continue to enforce this curfew to help prevent youth from getting themselves into trouble late at night when unsupervised, but also for the youth’s personal safety.

“We encourage all parents to talk to their children about this concern, and to make sure they are monitoring their children closely to help ensure their safety and to assist in keeping them out of trouble”, states Sgt. Neumann


Shelburne Police Charge Scarborough Man With Impaired & Over 😯

On the evening of Tuesday August 1st, Shelburne Police officers responded to a call from a citizen expressing concern about a driver at a gas station being impaired. Officers located the vehicle in question in a plaza parking lot a few minutes later and conducted an investigation.  The driver of the black sedan failed a roadside breath test, and was arrested for Care or Control of Vehicle over 80mgs. Further breath tests were conducted by a breath technician.  The results suggest that the driver had almost double the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The driver, 24 year old Rathushan Gananathan of Scarborough was charged with Care and Control over 80, and Care and Control While Impaired.  His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his car was impounded for 7 days. He was released on a promise to appear with a first appearance court date in mid-August to answer to the allegations.

If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at


Shelburne Police Seize Drugs At  R.I.D.E. Program

Shelburne Police were conducting a R.I.D.E. program during the early hours of Thursday July 27th.  Shortly after 1 a.m a vehicle entered the check stop.  This vehicle and its driver caught the attention of one of the police officers resulting in a roadside investigation. As a result of this investigation, over 80 grams of marijuana was seized.  The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Over 30 g Marijuana, under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The accused was provided a first appearance court date in August at the Orangeville Court House to answer to the allegations. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Shelburne Police Bike Safety Campaign & Winners Of New Bikes Sponsored By Dufferin Mutual Insurance

Every year Shelburne Police hosts a bicycle safety campaign design to help promote the use of helmets and safe cycling. During the month of June Shelburne Police watches for children riding their bikes in a safe manner and wearing helmets.  The officers then enter these safe young cyclists into a draw for a new bike. Every year on July 1st during the Shelburne Canada Festivities, one boy’s name and one girl’s name is drawn to win a new bike. The bikes are sponsored every year by Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company. “A special thanks to a great community partner – Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company”, states Chief Moore. Shelburne Police reminds all cyclists to wear helmets, and ride safely!

This year’s winner of the girl’s bike is Shaye Sherift pictured above with Leanne Doig of Dufferin Mutual Insurance, and Constables Fudge and Fines of Shelburne Police.

This year’s winner of the boy’s bike is Hughie Brennan pictured with his father High Brennan, along with Jessica Plowright of Dufferin Mutual Insurance, and Constables Fudge and Fines of Shelburne Police.

Shelburne Male Arrested In Disturbance call

Early in the morning of July 16, 2017, Shelburne Police were dispatched to an address on Marie Street, in the Town of Shelburne for a disturbance.  Police arrived and spoke with a male party, who was banging on the front door of the residence.  Police subsequently removed the male from the property, and advised him not to return.  A short while later, police were dispatched back to the same address, with information that the male had returned.  When police arrived, the male was observed by police hiding behind bushes of a neighbouring residence. Police subsequently arrested Matthew ROUNDING,43, of Shelburne, for Trespass by Night, Trespass to Property, Public Intoxication and Failing to Comply with Probation.

ROUNDING was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date at the Orangeville Court House.

If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Domestic Dispute Results In Charges

On July 12, 2017, Shelburne Police were dispatched to a residence for a report of domestic assault.  Upon arrival, the accused had departed the residence as he did not wish to speak with police.  Police determined that both parties had been drinking alcohol.  The victim advised police that the accused had assaulted her multiple times, before fleeing on foot. After an investigation, it was determined that there were previous physical domestic assaults.  Police located the accused, placed him under arrest and held him for a bail hearing.

If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

2017 Shelburne Police Service Six Month Statistics Report

The first six months of 2017 proved to be very busy for the Shelburne Police Service.  From January 1st until June 30th the Shelburne Police Service laid a total of 1714 charges.  They are broken down as follows:

  • Criminal Code charges:  260
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:  30
  • Highway Traffic Act:  1226 (799 of which were for speeding)
  • Liquor Licence Act: 15
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act:  121
  • Trespass to Property Act:  7
  • Other Provincial Statues: 55

Members of the Shelburne Police Service responded to 2884 calls for service.

Motor Vehicle Accidents:  62

Number of Parking Tickets issued:  205

A total of 437.5 hours were spent on beat patrol / community service events.

A total of 2561hours of cruiser patrol time was logged.

A total of 2239 hours of radar and traffic enforcement was completed.

Officers conducted 2046 hours of Investigations.

Officers spent a total amount of 992 hours writing reports and office duties.