News & Announcements

Police investigate break and enter incidents at two local businesses

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating break and enter incidents that occurred at two local businesses earlier this week. On Monday, June 12, 2017, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police were called to The Official Barber Shop at 5 First Street regarding a break and enter to the business. A witness reported hearing glass break and…

Driver of stolen van flees after collision

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating an incident involving a stolen van colliding with a parked vehicle at a residence on Oak Ridge Drive Sunday morning. On Sunday, June 11 at approximately 11:55 a.m., police received a report of a fail to remain collision at a residence on Oak Ridge Drive. Witnesses stated that a…

Police remind residents to lock it or risk losing it

The Orangeville Police Service is reminding residents to lock vehicles and out-buildings when not in use to avoid being a victim of theft. Warmer weather traditionally shows an increase in property crimes. Such crimes can often be avoided by ensuring that valuables are removed for vehicles and that doors are locked when not in use.…

Local resident victim of accommodation scam

Orangeville Police Service reminds residents to be vigilant when seeking accommodations through rental property type websites. An Orangeville female recognized a loss of approximately $2600 through one such fraud recently. On Friday, June 2, 2017, a 46-year-old Orangeville female contacted police to report that she believed that she had been the victim of a fraud…

Police and community partners offer opioid drug information session

The Orangeville Police Service has partnered with concerned citizens and various community partners to offer education to the public regarding the growing concerns of opioid drugs in the area. The opioid crisis in Ontario is a growing and evolving problem and communities like Orangeville are not immune to the problem. More than 400 Ontarians died…

Police seek help to identify mischief suspect

The Orangeville Police Service is asking for help from the public to identify a suspect who caused damage to the washrooms at a Gas Station and Laundry Mat in early May. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a male attended the Esso Gas Station at 87 First Street and requested the key…

Police release uncondensed transcript of interview

The Orangeville Police Service has released the uncondensed transcript of the May 9, 2017 interview with the Orangeville Banner. The intent of a condensed version of the transcript was to remove irrelevant content of the verbatim document for ease of reading. It did not alter the facts or integrity of the transcript. The Orangeville police…

Rainbow flag flies proudly at Orangeville Police Station

The Orangeville Police Service is proud to fly the rainbow flag, during the month of June is support and celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQ Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a…

Chief Kalinski sets the record straight

Orangeville Police Chief Wayne Kalinski has released a transcript of an interview with Orangeville Banner reporter Chris Halliday on May 9, 2017. On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Chief Kalinski and members of his management team, sat down with Orangeville Banner reporter Chris Halliday to respond to a number of questions regarding the operations of the…

Police offer annual firearms and prohibited weapons amnesty

The Orangeville Police Service will be once again offer a Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program from June 1 to June 30. The amnesty program is being held as a proactive initiative to encourage residents to turn in firearms, weapons and other items that present a potential safety risk. Police believe that reducing the number…