Monday, April 22, 2024

Individual Taken Into Custody After Report Of Suspicious Person

On February 14, at 1:38 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person that resulted in an individual being taken into custody.

In the area of Russett Drive and Union Street in Meaford, a resident reported that an individual knocked on their door and left which appeared suspicious for the time of day. A description of the individual was provided to police. While the police were patrolling for the individual, police located a black Toyota Highlander parked in the same area of the suspicious person and the vehicle was blocking two other vehicles. A short while later an individual matching the description of the suspicious person was observed driving the Toyota Highlander. Police contacted the registered owner of the Toyota Highlander and found out that it was stolen through the overnight hours.

Police initiated a traffic stop. As a result, James King, 49, of no fixed address, was charged with:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 X2
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order X2

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Report suspicious activity immediately by contacting the Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477; submit a secure Web-Tip at; or get the P3 Tips mobile app. You won’t be asked to identify yourself; you don’t have to appear in court, and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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