Gravenhurst man charged after drugs seized; Huntsville OPP seek suspects in mall break in

Police seize weapons, drugs after search of a Gravenhurst home today; suspects sought in Huntsville mall break in; and Haliburton man charged after a tractor trailer wheel flew off and hit another car on Highway 11 yesterday

Posted March 26, 11.30am: A Gravenhurst man faces several charges — and there may be more coming — after police acted on a search warrant today at a Gravenhurst home.

Seized items included a prohibited weapon, marijuana, cocaine and Oxycodone.  Police estimate the street value of the items seized to be over $21,000.

Arrested and charged with uttering threats, drug possession and trafficking is 40-year-old James Downs.  The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

The search warrants were executed by Ontario Provincial Police members of the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) along with Muskoka-Vice Street Crime Unit and Central Region Canine Unit.

Police searching for suspects in Huntsville mall break in

In other police news today, police in the Huntsville detachment are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects who broke into the Huntsville Place Mall sometime overnight on Sunday, March 23. So far it appears that nothing was taken.

Police say the suspects gained access through a rear door in the mall on King William St. The suspects are described this way: one was wearing black pants, black coat, black hat and black shoes. The second one is described as wearing a black hat, black pants, and a white jersey over top over a hoodie and black gloves.

Anyone who may have seen these two suspects in the area of Huntsville Place Mall on Sunday night between the hours of 2:00am and 3:30am is asked to contact Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.


Trailer wheel strikes car on Highway 11 near 141 yesterday

And yesterday, just before 4:00pm, Huntsville OPP charged a Haliburton man with driving while suspended after a trailer wheel flew off and struck the front grill of a car behind it. The incident occurred on Highway #11 north of highway #141. Police say a Ford pickup truck towing a trailer with snow machines was traveling north on highway #11 ahead of a car when a wheel came off the trailer, bounced on the road and struck the front grill of the Chevrolet travelling behind it.