OPP Police Press Releases Southgate WFP

Phillip Baumlisberger Was Arrested

(SOUTHGATE, ON) – One individual is facing charges following a report of a break and enter at a property in Southgate.

On May 11, 2024, an individual broke into a seasonal property on Highway 89 in the Municipality of Southgate. The owner fixed the damage but did not report to police. On May 13, 2024, at 8:33 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter that occurred at the same seasonal property. Police attended and located an individual on the property. There is no evidence to suggest the same individual broke in both times.

As a result, Phillip Baumlisberger, 35-years-old of Amaranth Township has been charged with the following:

  • Break, enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Mischief – destroys or damages property

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 6, 2024.

It is important for homeowners to report all break and enters to police and reports of suspicious individuals or vehicles.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.