‘Not welcome’: Officers brake on planned ‘illegal’ car rally for Goderich, Ont. IG News

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Officials say they may enforce road closures ahead of a potential “unauthorized and illegal” car rally in Goderich, Ont., later this week, after the chaotic scenes they witnessed at an event in Wasaga Beach, Ont., last month. Watch to avoid repetition.

Ontario Provincial Police and the Town of Goderich issued a joint statement on Wednesday, asking people considering coming to the area to have “unsafe driving and/or participating in criminal activities” that “are not welcome here.” “

An unauthorized car rally in Wasaga Beach last month resulted in “multiple” illegal acts, including mischief, brakes and entry, dangerous driving, impaired driving and breach of the peace, the statement said.

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Several criminal and traffic-related charges were filed.

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Officials said they may temporarily close roads later this week to prevent “illegal activities and disruptions” and said police presence would increase.

“Should an unauthorized car rally attempt to come to Goderich this weekend, I want to assure our local citizens that we are fully prepared and have the necessary police resources to protect our community,” Huron OPP troop commander Jason Greece said.

Following the incidents in Wasaga Beach last month, that city’s mayor said a lack of police resources meant “law and order” could not be maintained.

Wasaga Beach Mayor Nina Bifolchi said in part, “The city has no authority over the OPP, but we ask those within the OPP to review what happened and take steps to make sure we see It should never be repeated.” Time.

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Goderich’s acting mayor, Miles Murdock, said OPP officials were prepared for a possible event later this week.

“The Ontario Provincial Police has all the resources they need to deal with this unauthorized car rally,” Murdock said.

“I ask residents who see illegal activity to avoid interfering in an effort to stop it. Instead, please report this activity to the police immediately and let them do their job. It’s for your safety.” “

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