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Licence plates stolen

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is investigating a theft from an East Quarter Line Road, North Walsingham address.

On Saturday, November 22, a front licence plate off a motor vehicle parked on the roadway.

The OPP want to remind all community residents that if they observe any suspicious activity to please contact the police immediately.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Large pile of shingles left on the road

The OPP Norfolk County Detachment investigated an act of mischief at 13th Concession, North Walsingham. Between Saturday, November 22 and Monday, November 24, a large pile of roofing shingles were dumped in the travelled portion of the roadway. A concerned motorist travelling on 13th Concession avoided the traffic hazard and immediately contacted authorities.

“Police are continuing to investigate and is seeking the public’s assistance with this investigation. This is a very dangerous act that had the potential to cause a collision and injury to the operator of the vehicle or another innocent motorist travelling on the roadway. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122,” said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP, in a media release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Theft of fuel

OPP Norfolk County Detachment is investigating the theft of fuel from a Norfolk County Road 21, Houghton address.

On Sunday, November 23, in the early morning hours, unknowns attended the address and proceeded to remove a large quantity of fuel from fuel tanks located on the property.

The homeowners were awoken from their sleep after hearing noises and turned on the outside lights. The unknown suspects fled in a vehicle from the property in an unknown direction.

Remember, if you see something, say something. If you see suspicious persons or behaviour approaching your property or roaming the area, call the Norfolk County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Unsafe speeds in rainy weather

A member of the OPP Highway Safety Division charged another 'high miler,' this time travelling at a high rate of speed in rainy weather.

On Sunday, November 23, police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed (165 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone) on Highway 401, east of Plank Line in South-West Oxford Township.

Based on the observations and investigative steps taken by the OPP officer, the driver, a 24-year-old-male from London has been charged. Ali Fazal was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the following: Race a motor vehicle; Careless driving; and Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle.

Drivers who engage in high risk driving behavior put everyone at risk. Speeding makes it more difficult for drivers to react to changes, stop suddenly and control a vehicle. During inclement weather this task is even more difficult and more dangerous. In the case of a collision, the higher the speed the more severe the collision and the more likely that serious injuries or death will occur.

OPP would like to remind the motoring public to manage their time and respect all the rules of the road when travelling.

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