Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police responded to several reports of mischief and vandalism in Tillsonburg on Sunday, June 10.
The incidents happened overnight between Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10.
OPP responded to nine separate incidents from the Baldwin Place and Hickory Hills subdivisions. Several residential properties were targeted including homes on Weston Drive, Wilkins Crescent, Van Norman Drive, Gibson Drive, Jones Crescent, Dereham Drive and Jean Ferrie Court.
The suspect(s) removed outdoor furniture, lawn ornaments and flowerpots and placed them in different locations throughout the neighborhoods. Also several items were knocked over, broken, and in one case eggs were thrown at a parked vehicle.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) responsible for these incidents canb contact the Oxford County OPP Street Crime Team at 519-485-6554 or the OPP at 1-800-310-1122. 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.
'Lock it or lose it'
Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police responded to several thefts from vehicle incidents reported to police on Tuesday, June 12.
The incidents happened overnight between Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, in the Town of Tillsonburg.
Five residential properties were targeted which included eight vehicle entries on Tanager Drive, North Street East, Crocus Avenue and Primrose Drive.
Items stolen included, loose change, sunglasses, prescription glasses, two pellet guns, keys and baseball equipment. Most of the vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.
These incidents should serve as another reminder to residents to lock their vehicles and to keep valuables out of plain view.
Thefts from vehicles are often crimes of opportunity and highly preventable. Please do your part to help prevent this type of crime.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) responsible for these incidents can contact the Oxford County OPP Street Crime Team at 519-485-6554 or the OPP at 1-800-310-1122. 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.
OPP conduct Operation Corridor June 13-14
Fatal transport truck collisions up 25%
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is conducting a robust Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement campaign, with their latest traffic data fueling their resolve to reduce the number of transport truck-related deaths on Ontario roads.
As officers gear up for Operation Corridor on all major truck routes in the province, they are reporting 25 fatal collisions that involved a large transport truck this year, up 25 per cent since this time last year. The OPP has responded to a total of 3,047 transport truck-related crashes so far this year, with investigations pointing to the driver of the transport truck as the at-fault driver in a large number of the collisions.
"Poor driving behaviours and moving violations alone account for a large number of transport truck-related crashes every year. When other dangerous habits are thrown into the mix such as failure to adhere to vehicle maintenance, inspection and hours of service regulations as well as unsecured loads, it then becomes a question of when, not if more lives will be lost in serious transport truck collisions," said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support in a media release.
The OPP commend the many transport truck drivers who are committed to safe driving and other motorists who respect their space on the road and help keep Ontario roads safe.
Operation Corridor is carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and is the latest traffic safety initiative to support the OPP CMV Collision Mitigation Strategy.
OPP warn of 'American Cash Award' scam
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment wants to remind all residents that if they receive a call indicating "you have won a large amount of currency" from a male claiming to be from American Cash Award, please hang up the phone.
This is a SCAM.
On Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a resident of Norfolk County attended the OPP Detachment after receiving a call from a male indicating they had won $3 million.
Through the course of investigation, it was determined that a male said that in order to collect the $3 million prize, they needed to pay $599. The man requested the funds be sent through a money transfer service.
No funds were sent and police were immediately contacted.
The OPP is warning all Norfolk County residents that if anyone should receive a call from an unknown person indicating that you have won any type of lottery or new vehicle, to please hang up the phone, this is a scam.
Don't become a statistic. Fraud is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that will only stop when the scammers stop getting money, banking information or personal information. The best thing to do is to simply hang up the phone.
For more information on fraud, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or http://www.antifraudcentre.ca.