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John Deere tractor stolen

Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment received a report of a stolen tractor from a Lakeshore Road, Long Point address.

On Friday, June 17, police were contacted by a concerned resident reporting a break and enter. Between June 10-17, unknowns forcibly gained entry into a barn on the property. Once inside, unknowns removed a 2011 John Deere 3038E tractor and a John Deere Gator 4x6.

The Gator 4X6 was later recovered on Saturday, June 18, after an alert resident noticed it parked in the bushes of the Port Royal Cemetery.

The theft of the tractor is estimated at approximately $25,000.

Police are continuing to investigate and seek assistance from the public. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment 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 – 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.

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Suspicious vehicle investigated

OPP Norfolk County Detachment charged an 18-year-old male, 21-year-old male and 22-year-old female after police stopped a motor vehicle at Gore Road, South Walsingham.

On Saturday, June 18, at approximately 9:33 p.m., police were conducting patrols in the area of Gore Road and Lakeshore Road, when a vehicle attracted the officer’s attention. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and investigated.

As a result of investigation, police charged three occupants.

Charged with possession of Marihuana and having liquor in an open container in other than licenced premises or private place is 18-year-old Ricky Roswell of Norfolk County.

Charged with possession of Marihuana and having liquor in an open container in other than licenced premises or private place is 21-year-old Javan Lyle of Norfolk County.

Charged with possession of Marihuana and having liquor in an open container in other than licenced premises or private place is 22-year-old Becka Irene Smith of Norfolk County.

All were scheduled to appear in Provincial Court, Simcoe at a later date to answer to the charges.

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Theft of fuel

The Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment is investigating the theft of fuel from a Bostwick Road, Middleton address.

On Monday, June 20, at approximately 2:10 a.m., unknowns remove a quantity of fuel from storage tanks located on the property.

A suspect vehicle was observed and is described as a white-coloured motor vehicle.

Police are continuing to investigate and are following up with information that was provided by a member of the public.

Businesses and farms with large fuel storage should make sure pumps and the access to the storage tanks are secured with heavy duty locks. If the location is isolated and unsupervised for long periods of time, consider installing lights and security cameras.

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.

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Police assist after Lake Erie boater fails to return

On Sunday, June 19, at approximately 9:46 p.m., OPP Norfolk County Detachment responded to Lake Erie after a male on a Sea-Doo failed to return from the water.

Investigation revealed that a 48-year-old male of Stoney Creek was observed entering the water and travelling north east on a yellow-coloured Sea-Doo on Lake Erie from the Inner Bay at approximately 4:45 p.m., on Sunday, June 19. The male failed to return after informing family that he would be gone for a short period of time. When he didn’t return, family members became concerned and contacted authorities.

Members from the Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit, Norfolk County Fires Services and the Canadian Coast Guard from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton assisted with this incident.

While searching the area, Norfolk County firefighters heard a man yelling for help from the area of Osgood Marsh. As a result, the male was located by Canadian Coast Guard and was subsequently removed from the water and flown to a local area hospital for minor injuries.

“Boating is a great activity and the OPP are urging everyone to be prepared for a day on the water, it will increase your safety and enjoyment of boating,” said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP, in a media release.

Review your check list BEFORE your leave. Be prepared! Whether you use a power boat, sail boat, personal watercraft, canoe, kayak or fishing boat, find more information on a variety of boating safety tips by visiting www.SmartBoater.ca

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