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boa-regOwen Sound police were called to a motel on the city's east side with regards to a five-foot snake that had been left behind by a customer when he vacated the room. When officers arrived they located the 1.5 m (5 foot) snake loose in the room. The snake was later determined to be a super salmon boa constrictor. The officers were able to retrieve the snake and took it to a local pet store that has the knowledge and ability to properly care for the reptile.

The investigation revealed that the snake's 25-year old owner had been renting a room for the past month before heading for Nova Scotia, leaving the boa behind. Police were able to get in contact with the snake's owner in Nova Scotia. He had left instructions for his friend, from whom he had originally obtained the snake, to pick it up and take it to a pet store. The friend did not do so, leaving the reptile alone in the room for five to six days until it was discovered on January 10th.

OS-Police-cuffs-regAt approximately 2:00 am Owen Sound Police were called to the area of 9th Street East and 2nd Avenue East after patrons at a downtown restaurant felt threatened by a man displaying a machete. A 21 year old Hamilton area man was found by police to be in possession of the weapon outside the restaurant. A search upon arrest also located a large hunting knife as well as a small quantity of crystal meth and cannabis. He was subsequently held for bail and must now answer to charges of Weapons Dangerous, Breaching a Justice Undertaking, and two counts of drug possession.

apple-regChesley, ON – Current grade 8 students and their parents who are interested in learning more about the transition to a Bluewater District School Board secondary school are invited to attend any of the upcoming information nights that are being planned. All 11 secondary schools are once again opening their doors to showcase the many programming opportunities available to help put students on the path to success. In addition to providing curriculum and registration information, these evenings will allow those attending to experience firsthand the vibrant, diverse and inclusive sense of community and spirit found in a Bluewater District School Board high school.

snowroads-opp-regCHATWORTH – High winds and blowing snow are creating pockets of zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions on area roads. Grey County OPP urge motorists to consider postponing any non-essential travel as conditions are deteriorating.

The following roads are closed at this time:

- Hwy. 26 from Owen Sound to Meaford
- Hwy. 6 & 10 from Owen Sound to Markdale

ped-alert-featCLEARVIEW TOWSHIP – In relation to a public safety issue, the OPP, in accordance with the Police Services Act, is releasing information regarding a person considered to be at a high-risk to re-offend, residing in the community of Clearview Township, Ontario.

The OPP is advising residents of the Clearview Township area that 28-year-old Brenden Sarginson has taken up residence on Concession 7 Sunnidale. He has previous criminal convictions for theft under $5000, sexual assault andfFail to comply with a probation order.

Sarginson recently completed a custodial sentence in Alberta and has been released on probation; he is currently bound by three probation orders, one of which expires 5 Dec 2015 with the following conditions:

· 24 hour curfew, unless accompanied by a designated adult,

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