Norfolk OPP are investigating a break and enter at a Walsingham Townline Road, South Walsingham address.
Between Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 29, unknowns attended a residence that was under construction. Once inside the unknowns removed various tools. The items removed can be described as a Maxus air compressor, two yellow Dewalt saws with spare batteries, carrying cases and Rigid gas fitting tools.
The items taken are valued at approximately $3,000.
On Saturday, June 29, 2013 while at the residence the homeowner noticed that a black Chevrolet pick-up truck with chrome rims and large tires stopped at the front of the residence. The passenger of the vehicle, who can be described as a male wearing gloves, brown shorts and yellow shirt began to walk up the driveway.
The homeowner exited the residence in order to speak to the male, at which time the male fled to the black Chevrolet pick-up truck. The vehicle was last seen heading west on Walsingham Townline Road.
Where’s the beef?
Oxford County OPP has laid criminal charges against one male in relation to the theft of a loaded trailer from NORPAC (Norwich Packers).
The incident took place in the early morning hours of March 20, when a 35 foot refrigerated trailer valued at approximately $80,000 was stolen from the business lot. The trailer contained various packaged meats valued at over $27,000. The trailer was recovered empty a few days later in the City of Brantford.
Forty-three-year-old Mark Blackmore of Brantford is charged with:
Theft Over $5,000 - Section 334(a) Criminal Code of Canada
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime - Section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada
The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Woodstock Courthouse.
Ontario Provincial Police report two people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions over the Canada Day long weekend, however there were no fatal boating or all-terrain vehicle incidents on OPP patrolled waterways and trails.
In total, OPP officers laid a total of 7,032 charges over the long weekend throughout the province for speeding, 98 impaired driving charges, 308 distracted driving charges and 1,593 charges were laid for seat belt violations.
Busy Canada Day weekend
Norfolk OPP was kept busy over this past long weekend responding to a variety of incidents.
Officers dealt with 318 calls for service over the Canada Day long weekend, which included missing person complaints, motor vehicle collisions with no life threatening injuries, Liquor Licence Act offences, domestic/family disputes and a variety of other calls.
The OPP also conducted traffic enforcement ensuring road safety throughout Norfolk County. The following is a list of some of the offences that the officers issued charges for:
35 Speeding Charges
1 Seatbelt Charge
1 Distracted Driving Charge
2 Impaired Drivers
(11) 3 Day Suspensions
4 Stunt Driving Charges
1 Drug Charge
33 Liquor Licence Act Charges
5 Municipal By-Law Charges
The Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit was vigilant on area waterways ensuring boating enthusiasts were wearing life jackets or personal floatation devices. Police were also checking to ensure operators were qualified and had all the required safety equipment on board their vessels.
The OPP patrolled area trails on ATVs and found everyone to be enjoying themselves in a safe and responsible manner.
“We responded to higher than average calls for service over the course of the Canada Day long weekend,” said Norfolk OPP Detachment Commander Zvonko Horvat. “Even though these are excellent results drivers still need constant reminding not to drink and drive.
“There is no safe level of alcohol consumption when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle or vessel. I would like to thank all residents and visitors that attended Norfolk County and enjoyed our highways, trails and water ways for their orderly behaviour to ensure everyone’s safety.”
Boat motors, fishing
Outboard motors and fishing equipment were targeted during a trio of recent incidents in Port Rowan.
Between Wednesday, June 26, and Saturday, June 29, unknowns attended two separate boat houses located at the Port Rowan Marina and proceeded to remove a large quantity of fishing equipment and two outboard motors.
The equipment consisted of professional fishing rods and assorted fishing tackle. The two outboard motors are described as a Yamaha 6HP motor and a Tahtsu 9.8 HP motor. Both fuel tanks were also taken.
The items taken are estimated at approximately $11,000 dollars.
The theft of a 20 HP Johnson long shaft outboard motor was also reported from a Dock Street, Port Rowan, address.
On Friday, June 28 in the early morning hours, unknowns attended the channel that gains access to the Port Rowan Marina boathouses. Unknowns then removed the motor from a boat that had been tied up to one of the boathouses. Unknowns also removed the tank and hose for the motor.
Value of this theft is estimated at approximately $900 dollars.