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Collision causes power outage near Langton

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Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment investigated a motor vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on Hazen Road, North Walsingham.

OPP and Norfolk County paramedics responded to a collision involving a pickup truck and motor vehicle at approximately 12:41 p.m. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that an 18-year-old male of Norfolk County was travelling northbound on Hazen Road in a pickup truck when the driver entered the intersection colliding with a green-coloured motor vehicle travelling westbound on Norfolk County Road 21.

As a result of the collision, the vehicle struck a pole, shearing it in-half causing a power outage to area residents for approximately five (5) hours. The driver, a 31-year-old male of Norfolk County, was taken to a local area hospital to be treated for serious non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries, however a dog that was riding in the pickup truck was located deceased.

Police have charged 18-year-old Colin Anthony DeCloet of Norfolk County with fail to yield to traffic on through highway, contrary to section 136(1) (b) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Hazen Road and County Road 21 were closed for approximately five hours to allow Hydro One to replace the hydro pole and restore power.

"When getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, all drivers need to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to be prepared for the unexpected. Roadways are communities within itself that we all share, so please put your safety as a priority," stated Inspector Lisa Anderson, Interim Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP, in a media release.



Deer carcass tied to mailbox

The Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment is investigating an incident at a Windham East Quarter Line Road, Windham, address.

Mischief was reported Wednesday morning, and through the course of investigation it was determined that unknowns tied an entire deer carcass to their mailbox. The head of the deer had also been removed and left in the driveway.

The OPP are continuing to investigate and seek the assistance of the public. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are being urged to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at (519) 773-9241.

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 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


R.I.D.E. program nets impaired driver

OPP Norfolk County Detachment charged a 21-year-old male after checking a vehicle on Norfolk County Road 28, Houghton.

On Monday, December 18, at approximately 1:39 a.m., police were conducting a R.I.D.E program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) in the area of Norfolk County Road 28 and Norfolk County Road 45, when a vehicle was stopped and checked for driver sobriety.

As a result of investigation, police charged 21-year-old Lenard James Earls of Norfolk County with driving over the legal limit.

He was scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Simcoe at a later date.

"Impaired driving is a serious issue on Ontario roads. Every year, the OPP investigates a significant number of fatal motor vehicle collisions that are attributed to alcohol/drug-impaired drivers. Drivers need to remember that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one's ability to drive," stated Inspector Lisa Anderson, Interim Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP, in a media release.


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