Male Charged with Arson

FROM/DE:  Grey County OPP                                        DATE:  August 15, 2016

(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – On August 14, 2016 at approximately 3:07 p.m. p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) together with the Inter-Township Fire Department responded to a report of a large fire on the south side of Hwy. 26 just north of 28th Avenue E. in the Municipality of Meaford.

Investigation revealed that a hay bale had been set on fire.  A male was observed leaving the area on foot.  Grey County OPP located the suspect male on Grey Rd. 15 in Annan a short time later.

67-year old Duane Orin GREIG, of Owen Sound, was arrested and charged with arson.

A bail hearing was scheduled for August 15, 2016.  A video bail hearing is scheduled for August 16, 2016.

The fire destroyed approximately 230 hay bales.  The loss was estimated at $16,500.

There were no injuries reported.

Hwy. 26 between 28th Avenue and Grey Rd. 11 was closed for several hours (8) for emergency crews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca<http://www.crimestoppersgb.ca/>, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Contact:

Alina Grelik
Media Relations/Community Safety Officer
alina.grelik@opp.ca
519-794-7827

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