Collingwood OPP Police Press Releases

Fatal Collision – Name Of Deceased Released

(COLLINGWOOD, ON) – Officers from the Collingwood Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a serious collision on Grey Road 19 south of the 6th Line in the Town of The Blue Mountains.

On April 26, 2024, at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers and emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision. The vehicle was located in a ditch with a solo occupant. The driver was pronounced deceased at scene.

The victim has been identified as Aven Akerman, 20 years of age, of Midland.

The investigation is ongoing. The Collingwood Detachment is requesting that if anyone witnessed the incident, has video surveillance or dash cam footage that may assist investigators, to please call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Collingwood OPP Police Press Releases

OPP Enforce Law One Day/Year & Lay 65 Charges Laid In Commercial Vehicle “Blitz”

(COLLINGWOOD, ON) Members of the Collingwood and Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by the Huronia West OPP conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement blitz in Collingwood yesterday. Police laid 65 charges and one vehicle was towed from the highway.

The Collingwood and Blue Mountains OPP is committed to road safety and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from our highways and roadways. Yesterday’s CMV blitz was primarily focused on vehicles operating on roadways not in compliance during the reduced load season. During the first day of the CMV enforcement campaign officers from Collingwood OPP and Huronia West OPP were conducting inspections and enforcement in Collingwood to ensure compliance with the Reduced Load regulations.

Officers have laid charges under the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act for the following violations:

Overweight charges:                   44

Vehicles taken out of service:      1 (major defect)

Mechanical violations:                 4       

Moving violations:                       3

Other violations:                         14

Collingwood and Blue Mountains OPP recognize that the majority of CMV operators are in compliance with the regulations, but will continue to conduct inspections and enforcement of CMVs operating in contravention of the regulations during the remainder of the reduced load season.

Collingwood OPP Police Press Releases

Business Scammed Out of $210,00 Over 3 Years Before Noticing #CrimeDoesPay

(COLLINGWOOD, ON) – Members of the Crime Unit from Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have now charged a person in relation to a fraud investigation at a business in Collingwood. 

The investigation began in February 2023 when police received a complaint in regard to a former employee of a business who had altered payroll data so that funds could be deposited into their bank account.  

It was found that over the course of approximately three years, over $210,000 was defrauded from this business but had only been discovered recently. 

OPP have now charged 39-year-old Sarah GRAY of Wasaga Beach with one count of Fraud Over $5000. The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on April 9, 2024. 

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