News & Announcements

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics movement

ORANGEVILLE, March 25, 2019 – Local community supporters in 50 communities across the province, are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics movement. The Orangeville Police Service is one of those supporters that is raising awareness of the celebration, and in support of high school athletes from across the province who are 50 days…

Orangeville Police host Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony

ORANGEVILLE ONE OF FIFTY COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOVEMENT Kicking off the 50-day countdown to the Invitational Youth Games WHAT: 50 communities across Ontario will be celebrating Special Olympics Day on March 25th alongside local law enforcement, one of Special Olympics biggest supporters. Events will also be…

Female located safe and sound

The Orangeville Police Service is happy to report that Lisa Sherlock has been located safe and sound. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Lisa Sherlock, 53, was reported missing by family members who had not been in contact with Lisa in several weeks. Police wish to thank their media partners and the public for their assistance…

St. Patrick’s Day weekend safety reminder

Your Orangeville Police Service wants to remind all residents to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend by celebrating responsibly. St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a day of celebration with friends and family at home and at local licensed establishments. The Orangeville Police Service reminds residents that officers will be vigilant throughout the Town to ensure…

Male facing weapons charges as police seize gun

The Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 24-year-old Orangeville man with weapons charges after a search of a Second Avenue residence Sunday morning (March 10). On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police were called to a Second Avenue residence regarding a suspected drug overdose. A male was in medical distress…

COMMUNITY SAFETY ALERT: Police warn of Fentanyl laced Xanax tablets

The Orangeville Police Service has issued a Community Safety Alert after becoming aware of a possible public safety concern regarding the ill-advised use of non-prescribed medication. Information has come to light that unknown individuals are repurposing the prescription drug “Xanax” by crushing it and adding an unknown quantity of another drug, thought to be Fentanyl.…

Female located safe and sound

The Orangeville Police Service is happy to report that Alisha Torrens has been located safe and sound. Alisha Torrens, 23, was last seen by her mother Saturday morning (March 2) in Orangeville. She was spoken to by a Peel Regional Police officer at approximately 3:30pm Saturday afternoon at the Trinity Commons Shopping complex in Brampton.…

Collision in restaurant drive-thru leads to impaired charge

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 28-year-old Wasaga Beach man with Impaired Driving after a collision in the drive-thru lane of a First Street restaurant early Sunday afternoon (March 3). On Sunday, March 3, 2019, at approximately 12:05 p.m., Orangeville police officers were called to the Harvey’s / Swiss Chalet Restaurant, 93…

March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month and your Orangeville Police Service offers the following tips to help reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of these crimes: • Don’t be fooled by the promise of a valuable prize in return for a low-cost purchase. • Be extra cautious about calls, emails or mailings offering international bonds…

Internal theft results in criminal charges

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Grand Valley male as a result of an investigation regarding internal thefts at a local retail business. On January 29, 2019, police received a report of an internal theft at the Orangeville Canadian Tire. Store management had conducted an audit of various merchandise and discovered…