South Bruce OPP deal with car crashes, party house, theft, shoplifter, and scam
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SOUTH BRUCE OPP KEPT BUSY WITH VEHICLE CRASHES
(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – A winter storm passed through Southern Bruce County March 3, bringing with it high wind and periods of heavy snow.
Between 8 a.m. March 3, and 8 a.m. March 4, the South Bruce OPP responded to 11 vehicle crashes. Some of the crashes resulted in very minimal damage; only one crash resulted in minor injuries.
Having a vehicle with an electronic traction control system, anti-lock brakes, four snow tires and reducing vehicle speed will keep you safer for winter driving. During severe winter storms, motorists are asked to consider postponing their trips in the interest of public safety.
LARGE HOUSE PARTY GETS ATTENTION FROM POLICE
(WALKERTON, ON) – March 3, at 11:06 p.m., the South Bruce OPP received a noise complaint about a residence along Ridout Street in Walkerton.
Officers arrived to find that a large house party was the cause of the noise. Police patrols were conducted in the area in an effort to deter illegal activity. Six liquor violation tickets were served, four of them on males less than 18 years of age.
NIGERIAN SCAM ALERT
(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY) – March 2, at 10:30 a.m., the South Bruce OPP received a report of an attempted scam, from a resident of the Municipality of Kincardine.
A letter was received from a Spanish lawyer advising about the death of a relative and a $10.5-million inheritance to be claimed by providing banking information.
More commonly known as the Nigerian scam or Advanced Fee scam, a potential victim is selected, and then contacted by mail or by E-mail. The country of origin and the “lawyer” names will vary, but the scam always involves a huge sum of money left by the death of a relative.
The South Bruce OPP recommends never responding to an unsolicited letter or E-mail and always protecting your personal information, especially banking information. “If something seems too good to be true, it likely is. Predictable is preventable." For more information on fraud, call 1-888-495-8501 or check on-line at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca
SHOPLIFTER FACING COURT DATE
(CHESLEY, ON) – March 2, at 1:17 p.m., the South Bruce OPP received a report of a theft from the “A Little Bit of Everything” store along 1st Avenue South in Chesley.
Officers arrived and found that the accused person was still in the store. 31-year-old Jennifer DEACON of Arran-Elderslie has been charged with Theft under $5,000. She is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court April 16 to answer to the charge.
POLICE INVESTIGATING VEHICLE THEFT
(CHESLEY, ON) – March 3, at 6:38 p.m., the South Bruce OPP received a report of a vehicle theft from a business along 1st Avenue South in Chesley.
The car was stolen at 6:35 pm.,. while the owner was in the Chesley
Convenience store. The stolen car is a red 2006 Ford Focus, Licence No. ACBX052,
Vehicle owners are reminded to “lock it and pocket the keys" when their vehicle is unattended.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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Monday, March 05, 2012