Police lay trespassing charges at former gravel pit

Your Orangeville Police Service reminds the public that they will continue to lay Trespass to Property Act charges on the former gravel pit land in the area of Blind Line and Hansen Boulevard.

On Sunday June 24th, three males and one female were charged under the Trespass to Property Act for being on the property. The persons charged reside in Mono, Sarnia, Huntsville and Brampton.

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 used by dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts over the past several years. The land is currently owned by the Town of Orangeville and signs are posted around the perimeter of the property advising that there is to be no trespassing on the land. Gates have been erected at various locations in an attempt to keep vehicles off of the property.

Officers will continue to enforce the laws under the Trespass to Property Act, Highway Traffic Act, Off-Road Vehicles Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Town of Orangeville By-Laws and Criminal Code of Canada. Those individuals found to be in contravention of the laws will be charged accordingly.

Police are asking for cooperation from members of the public to respect the fact that the land is private property and not for public use at this time.

The Orangeville Police Service would like to thank the community for their cooperation.

Posted on June 26, 2018