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Norfolk OPP seek assistance in identifying flasher

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public after investigating an incident on Simcoe Street at the Tim Hortons/Wendy's Restaurant.

On Thursday, June 23, between 5-5:30 p.m. an unknown man exposed himself to a 14-year-old female. The man then left the restaurant in an unknown direction.

The man is described as white, late 30s to early 40s, wearing a baseball cap with dark scraggly hair. He was wearing khaki shorts and a purple short sleeved shirt with possible button at the top.

Investigators from the Norfolk County OPP Detachment would like to speak to this individual. If anyone has any information or can identify the male or the vehicle, 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 $2000.

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If it's too hot you...

OPP Norfolk County Detachment reminds all pet owners to never leave your pet unattended in a hot motor vehicle.

On Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 3:24 p.m., a dog was observed inside a motor vehicle with the windows partially down on Simcoe Street at the Norfolk Mall.

The OPP urges all pet owners to never leave any pets in their vehicles unattended. This could have deadly consequences for your pet. If it’s too hot for you to sit inside the vehicle, then it’s too hot for your pet.

On a day where the temperature is 26 degrees C, the temperature inside a vehicle parked in the shade reaches 32 C. If you leave your motor vehicle in the sun the temperature can reach 71 C. This is extremely hot and can have devastating effects on your pet.

Dogs and cats pant to cool themselves, but this is ineffective when they are surrounded by heat. On summer days the air and upholstery in your vehicle can heat up to high temperatures that make it impossible for pets to cool themselves. Your pet will be more comfortable if left at home.

A domesticated pet is dependent on the owner for proper care such as food, shelter and water. The Criminal Code of Canada has specific sections that deal with the mistreatment of animals.

- Cause unnecessary suffering – maximum sentence of 5 years in jail

- Injure or endanger an animal – maximum sentence of 5 years in jail

- Neglect an animal – maximum sentence of 2 year in jail

There is also a Norfolk County Care and Control of Animals By-Law 2014-46 that all residents need to be aware of. Anyone that leaves an animal unattended in a motor vehicle can face a fine of $490.

If you see an animal in a vehicle on a warm or humid day who you believe may be in distress, gather as much information as you can. Obtain the make, model and licence plate of the vehicle, and immediately enter the store and have the owner paged and contact police.

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Trail camera stolen

Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment received a report of a theft from 3rd Concession Road, South Walsingham.

On Tuesday, July 5, police received a call from an employee at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that between Monday, June 27, and Monday, July 4, unknowns removed a trail camera from the property. The theft is valued at approximately $120.

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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Canada Revenue Agency scam

Last month, the Ontario Provincial Police warned the public with regards to the ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scam that is running rampant throughout Ontario.

OPP Provincial Communications Centres are being inundated with calls from the public advising that they received one of these calls. It is not necessary to contact the OPP to report that you have received one of these calls unless you are a victim of fraud that can be attributed to this scam.

Any calls regarding the Canada Revenue Agency Scam should be directed to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or to their website at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca. This website will provide an online means of reporting and offers great tips so that you do not become a victim of this or any other fraud.

Some of our Communications Centres are receiving upwards to 100 or more calls per day from people wanting to advise that they received one of these scam related calls and although your intentions are appreciated, it is these calls which are at times restricting the OPP’s ability to take calls for service from the public that require a police response.

The following link to the Canada Revenue Agency website will assist in recognizing this and other scams that are plaguing Canadians:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2015/l150610-eng.html

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Suspicious male

OPP Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public after police investigated an incident at an East Quarter Line Road, North Walsingham.

On Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 6:03 p.m., police were contacted by a concerned parent reporting a suspicious male.

Through the course of investigation, it was determined that on Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a male was observed standing outside the door of his vehicle that was stopped at the East Quarter Line Road address. The concerned parent noticed this male watching their child playing in the front yard of their residence.

The concerned parent approached and confronted the male who then re-entered his vehicle and left in an unknown direction.

The male is described as white, approximately 70 years old, grey hair, small build, big eyes, wearing beige shorts and a plaid button up short sleeved shirt.

The vehicle was described to police as a newer Chevrolet Malibu gold and beige in colour.

Police are urging all parents and caregivers to speak to their children about personal safety if they should come into contact with a stranger.

Investigators from the Norfolk County OPP Detachment would like to speak to this individual. If anyone has any information or can identify the male or the vehicle, 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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Theft of utility trailer

OPP Norfolk County Detachment is reminding the public to protect their property and valuables against would-be thieves after a theft was reported on Front Street, South Walsingham.

Some time between July 1-4, unknowns gained entry into a barn on the property. Once inside, unknowns removed a utility tandem trailer. The trailer is described as a black-coloured, 2004, homemade tandem axel utility trailer.

Remember, if you see something, say something. If you see suspicious persons or behaviour approaching homes in our community 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 - 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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