News & Announcements

Police remind community that marijuana is still illegal

Your Orangeville Police Service wishes to remind residents that growing, selling and possessing marijuana is still illegal in Canada. Although the Government of Canada is working towards legalizing and regulating access to cannabis, until new legislation and new rules are in place, current laws remain in force and should be obeyed. Recent feedback from members…

Orangeville Police reviews unfounded sexual assault cases

Your Orangeville Police, at the request of Chief Wayne Kalinski, has completed a comprehensive review of all sexual assault cases that were classified as unfounded since 2010. Chief Kalinski requested the review after a report in the Globe and Mail newspaper criticizing police services across Canada regarding sexual assault investigations that ended up being classified…

CRA Scam targeting area residents

Orangeville Police Service reminds residents to be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting payment and personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. For the past…

Police seek help from public to locate female

The Orangeville Police Service is asking for help from the public to locate a 14-year-old female who was last seen when she left her residence on Wednesday, April 12. Hermione Quill, 14, left her Orangeville home at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 12, 2017, and has not returned since then. This action is not…

Join Wayne Kalinski for “Coffee with the Chief” Tuesday

The Orangeville Police Service once again invites you to have “Coffee with the Chief” and discuss any concerns you have regarding policing issues in our community. Members of the community have given feedback that they would like to see the sessions continue and that they appreciate the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police…

Drug investigation results in three people charged

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged three people in connection to a recent investigation into the trafficking of illicit drugs. In March, the Orangeville Police Service received information that a female was selling illicit drugs from a Bythia Street residence. Police began an investigation which culminated with police executing a search warrant at…

Police lay trespassing charges at former gravel pit

Your Orangeville Police Service has charged eight people in the past week with trespassing on the former gravel pit land in the area of Blind Line and Hansen Boulevard. The Orangeville Police Service continues to respond to numerous noise complaints from residents in the area of the former gravel pit land. The area has been…

Police to focus on accessible parking enforcement

The Orangeville Police Service will be focusing efforts on accessible parking enforcement for the month of April. Complaints of vehicles parked in designated accessible parking spaces without proper permits are a continuing concern throughout the community. Whether in municipal parking lots or in retails parking lots, Town of Orangeville parking by-laws govern designated accessible parking…

Off-duty officer arrests impaired driver

An off-duty Orangeville Police officer arrested a 45-year-old female for impaired driving on Riddell Road at Centennial Road Tuesday night. On Tuesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a concerned citizen contacted the Orangeville Police Service to report an erratic driver travelling northbound on Riddell Road.  The witness described a black Ford Escape crossing…

Male arrested for November theft of cash register

The Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 33-year-old man in connection to the theft of a cash register from a local convenience store on November 13, 2016. On Sunday, November 13, at approximately 6:45 p.m., two suspects attended a convenience store located at 200 Elizabeth Street. One suspect stayed outside of the store…