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Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Caledon Fire and Emergency Services would like to thank its partners, sponsors, and volunteers that made the 11th annual Shop with a First Responder event a great success.

“On November 26, Caledon OPP and Caledon Fire hosted 40 children from the local community in its annual Shop with a First Responder event (previously known as Shop with a Cop),” say Police. “Each family was provided with a budget to shop at the Bolton Canadian Tire before being treated to a breakfast with Santa Claus at a local banquet hall, while building positive relationships with local first responders. They left with gifts for their entirely family wrapped and labeled.

“Families were selected based on a financial need or facing some type of a crisis in our community. The initiative is a partnership with the Optimist Club of Caledon, the Town of Caledon, and Caledon Community Services. The organizers would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the generous sponsors (businesses and community members), the numerous volunteers, that made this event a reality and success.'

Caledon Community Services is always in need for food donations. For a list of items most required, contact The Exchange at 905-584-2300 ext 202 or by email at

For the full list of programs and services, visit:

From your Caledon First Responders, we wish you a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season!


Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver involved in a collision with impaired operation.

“On December 5, 2023, just before midnight, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the area of Chinguacousy Road, near Mayfield Road,” say Police. “No injuries were reported. During the investigation, grounds were formed that one driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.”

Surinder Chhinda, 49, of Caledon, was charged with:

Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus);

Operation while impaired – alcohol;

Failure to stop after accident;

Mischief - destroys or damages property.

The charges have not been proven.

The driver's licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on December 21, 2023, to answer to the charges.

“If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.”

With the holiday season fast approaching, the need to make those alternate arrangements will increase. In Caledon, HomeJames offers a FREE designated driver service. The program runs from November 17 to December 31, every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (excluding December 24). More information is available at:


As a result of an ongoing police investigation, officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a male connected to multiple criminal investigations.

“On December 5, 2023, members of the Dufferin Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), arrested and charged a male in relation to several multi-jurisdictional motor vehicle thefts at an address on the 4th Line in Township of Melancthon,” say Police.

Blaine Tyler James Tait-Hall, 27, from Melancthon has been charged with:

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000;

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000- (four counts).

The charges have not been proven.

As a result of the investigation the following was recovered:

Black 2017 GMC Sierra;

Gooseneck Tri-axle flatbed trailer.

The accused individual is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville, to answer to the charges early in January 2024.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation of any other criminal activity is asked to contact Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online at



Officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating two separate motor vehicle thefts that took place this past weekend.

“On Saturday, December 9, 2023, Dufferin OPP responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the parking lot of the Best Western in the Town of Orangeville,” say Police. “Police were informed by the victim that sometime between 9:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., on the evening of December 9, 2023, while he attended a Christmas party within the hotel, his silver 2021 Lexus SUV RX was stolen. The license plate of this motor vehicle is CTWC977.

“On Sunday, December 9, 2023, Dufferin OPP responded to a second report of a stolen motor vehicle at an address on the 8th Line within the Township of Amaranth. The victim informed police that his vehicle was last seen at 8:00 p.m., on December 9, 2023, and on December 10, 2023, at approximately 2:00 p.m., it was reported as missing. This motor vehicle is a 2017 white Ford Super duty quad-cab with a long box, and a fuel reserve tank on the back. The license plate of this motor vehicle is BT99679.”

If you have any information or video surveillance footage in relation to this theft, please call the Dufferin OPP Detachment at (519) 942-1711 or 1-888-310-1122.

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online at

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