The Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford County Detachment charged a 16-year-old male after police investigated an incident in the Kelsey's Restaurant parking lot on Broadway, Tillsonburg.
On Wednesday, August 9, at approximately 3:57 p.m., police were contacted by a concerned citizen reporting a theft. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that a youth on a bicycle was observed removing a backpack.
While officers were on scene investigating, another call was received about a theft from the TSC store on Concession Street East in Tillsonburg. Officers attended the area and subsequently located the youth who was taken into custody without incident.
As a result, police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with sentence. He was scheduled to appear in Provincial Court, Woodstock at a later date to answer to the charges.
"The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank the alert citizens that contacted police. As a result of their quick thinking actions, officers were able to take this male into custody without incident and return the stolen property to its rightful owners," said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Oxford County OPP, in a media release.
North Walsingham break and enter
The Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment investigated a break and enter at a residence on Forestry Farm Road, North Walsingham.
On Wednesday, August 9, at approximately 8:52 p.m., police received a report of a break and enter. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that between 11:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., unknowns gained entry into a residence. Once inside, unknowns removed a quantity of Canadian currency along with a ring.
The ring is described as a white gold, with two band that contained diamond chips.
The Norfolk County OPP Detachment is continuing to investigate and is seeking assistance from the public. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact police 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.
Canada Revenue Agency scam continues, Oxford resident loses $8,000
The Ontario Provincial Police Oxford County Detachment is issuing a warning to residents after a member of the community lost approximately $8,000.
On Friday, August 11, police were contacted by a homeowner who received a call from an unknown male claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. As a result of the conversation, the victim lost approximately $8,000 using BIT Transfer (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) as well as providing gift card identification numbers.
Police are reminding all residents that fraudsters are calling homeowners and indicating that a criminal investigation has been conducted and arrest warrants were being prepared stemming from overdue taxes owed to the government. The fraudsters represent themselves as an agent of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to legitimize their fraudulent attempts to get residents to send them money and gain valuable personal information in the process.
"The OPP are reminding all residents to be extremely vigilant when receiving phone calls or e-mails from someone claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency or a police service inquiring about personal information and demanding payment on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency. These types of calls are designed to create anxiety and complete shock for the unsuspecting resident resulting in personal and financial information being disclosed," said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Oxford County OPP in a media release.
The OPP would like to provide some additional information to better equip residents of Norfolk County to identify those communications that do not come from the CRA. The following general guidelines are provided.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not do the following:
The CRA will not request personal information of any kind from a taxpayer by email.
The CRA will not divulge taxpayer information to another person unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer.
The CRA will not leave any personal information or threatening messages on an answering machine.
When in doubt, ask yourself the following:
Am I expecting any calls from the CRA?
Does this sound too good to be true?
IS the caller able to identify themselves with an ID number that you can verify?
Is the requester asking for information I would not include with my tax return?
Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
How did the requester get my email address?
Am I confident I know who is asking for the information?
The CRA is aware of these scams. To learn more, visit: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1033059&tp=1
For more information on fraud, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.
Mischief, theft in Norwich Township
The Ontario Provincial Police Oxford County Detachment recently investigated a mischief and theft at a Highway 2, Norwich Township, address.
On Thursday, August 10, at approximately 1:07 p.m., police were contacted by a concerned resident. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that in the early morning hours, unknowns gained entry into a fenced in area that contained a vehicle and exhaust systems. Once inside, unknowns damage a motor vehicle and removed two truck exhaust systems.
The theft is estimated at approximately $5,200.
OPP are continuing to investigate and is seeking the assistance of the public. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Civic holiday failure to 'move over'
With its traffic data finalized, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported three fatal road collisions over the Civic Day Long Weekend and updated its preliminary Move Over campaign results.
The first collision occurred on Friday evening, August 4, in Peterborough County, claiming the life of a 20 year-old female. The other two collisions occurred on Monday, August 7 - one in Lanark County which resulted in the death of a 35 year-old female and the other in Southern Georgian Bay in which a 22 year-old man was killed.
The OPP laid a total of 413 Move Over charges over the weekend against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over a lane for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that were parked on the roadside with their emergency lights activated.
The OPP would like to thank all drivers who helped keep police, other emergency personnel and tow truck drivers safe over the busy long weekend by complying with this important law.