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Police investigating theft at Zehrs Tillsonburg

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The Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment recently investigated an incident of theft at Zehrs Tillsonburg on Simcoe Street.

On Monday, May 7, at approximately 1:32 p.m., police were contacted by an employee of Zehrs reporting a theft. Through the course of investigation it was determined that an unknown male removed a large quantity of merchandise from the store, took the merchandise to a vehicle in the parking lot, then left the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a male, 45-50 years of age, heavy set, wearing a blue plaid shirt and dark shorts.

The driver of the vehicle was described as female with blonde shoulder-length hair, wearing sunglasses.

The vehicle was described as a red-coloured Ford sports utility vehicle (SUV) or mini-van.

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 Norfolk County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents 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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Traffic stop leads to criminal charges in Tillsonburg

The keen observation of a member of the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police resulted in criminal charges laid against two individuals in Tillsonburg.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on May 1 shortly after 8 p.m. after observing a male driver, believed to be suspended, operating a motor vehicle in town.

Through investigation, it was determined that the male driver and a female occupant were in possession of a controlled substance and both parties were arrested at the scene.

Sixty-one-year old Robert Elliott of Norfolk County was arrested and charged with the following offences: Possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine; Possession of a controlled substance-cannabis marihuana; Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid; and Driving While Under Suspension.

He was later released on a recognizance.

Thirty-eight-year old Scarlet Helmer of Oxford County was arrested and charged with the following offences: Possession of a controlled substance-cannabis marihuana; and Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid.

She was still in custody as of May 7.

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Pickup truck stolen from backyard

Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident on Main Street, South Walsingham, Norfolk County, on Tuesday, May 8. At approximately 11:34 a.m., police received a call from a vehicle owner reporting the theft of their vehicle.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that between Saturday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 8, unknowns removed an unlocked pickup truck that contained the vehicles keys.

The stolen vehicle is described as a red 2002 Ford Ranger that had a cracked windshield with a partially removed passenger side bumper along with a missing front grill.

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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Police investigate suspicious vehicle on Plowman's Line

On Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County Detachment was contacted by a resident reporting a suspicious vehicle with three occupants on Plowman's Line, Norfolk County.

Through the course of investigation, it was determined that a homeowner was inside their shop when a pickup truck was heard pulling into the driveway. The driver of the white-coloured Dodge Ram then honked its horn at which time the resident walked over to the vehicle and greeted three unknown males. The driver of the truck then inquired if the owner had any gas on the property they could have as they needed some. All three males appeared surprised when approached by the owner and immediately left the property in an unknown direction after being told that no fuel was available.

It was determined through further investigation that the same males in the vehicle had attended a neighbour's property and immediately fled from the area when approached by the homeowner, however police were not contacted.

The males in the pickup truck were all described as East Indian descent.

The Norfolk County OPP Detachment is continuing to investigate and is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the males involved. If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to be extremely vigilant and aware of your surroundings. The OPP's website www.opp.ca contains a number of useful resources, tips, and links.

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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