(GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) - On March 24, 2020 at 2:46 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Owen Sound Police Service were dispatched to the theft of a transport truck and trailer from 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound. Officers located the stolen truck jackknifed on Highway 6&10 south of Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs in Grey County. A witness at the scene observed a person run from the stolen vehicle southbound and gave a description to police. Police patrolled the area and located and arrested the suspect driver on the property of a closed business in the area.
Grey Bruce OPP were assisted by OPP Canine Unit and OPP Emergency Response Team members.
Grey Bruce OPP have charged 31 year old, Justin MONCKTON from Owen Sound, with the following offences,
Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000, section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Fail to Comply with Probation Order, section 733.1(1) CC
Theft of a Motor Vehicle, section 333.1 CC
Possession Break In Instruments, section 351(1) CC
Two counts of Trespassing at Night, section 177 CC
Dangerous Operation, section 320.13(1) CC
Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Opioid, section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Fail to Remain, section 200(1)(a) Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
Fail to Report Accident, section 199(1) HTA
The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 11, 2020.
Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, 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 www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.