OPP investigate broken glass door on Lisgar Avenue

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On July 2, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a disturbance on Lisgar Avenue, Tillsonburg.

Members of the Oxford County OPP were called to a residence, after a patio door was smashed. Police were provided a description of the person and quickly located the individual nearby. No injuries were reported.

As a result, 31-year-old Haley MacRae of Tillsonburg was arrested and charged with Mischief.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Woodstock at a later date.

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Attempted theft of truck in Tillsonburg

On July 1, at approximately 4:25 p.m., the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a mischief on Avon Drive, Tillsonburg.

Investigation determined that just before noon, a vehicle drove onto the property and gained entry into a GMC Sierra pick-up truck. The door lock was damaged.

Once inside, the ignition was damaged. A pair of prescription sunglasses, as well as a baseball style hat, were removed from the vehicle.

Video surveillance footage was obtained and police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip at www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Seven-year-old girl rescued after driving from shore at Long Point

On Tuesday, June 30, at approximately 7:16 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment along with the Norfolk County Fire Department and Paramedics, responded to a marine call at Erie Boulevard, Long Point.

It was determined that a 7-year-old girl was in the water of Lake Erie on an inflatable floating device when she drifted approximately 1 km from the shoreline.

As emergency crews arrived on scene, a passing paddle boarder brought the child back to shore. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

“The OPP would like to thank the Good Samaritan that recognized that this young girl was in trouble and immediately brought her back to shore,” said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP in a media release. “Parents and caregivers are also being reminded to stay within an arm’s reach of their children while they are playing in the water. If they are weak swimmers ensure that a life jacket or Personal Flotation Device is always worn.”

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Burnt out jeep located in farmer’s field

On Monday, June 29, the Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle at Middleton North Walsingham Townline Road, Middleton where a farmer located a Jeep in their field that had been completely destroyed by fire.

It was discovered the Jeep had in fact been stolen from a nearby address. The keys to the vehicle were left inside.

Below are some simple steps to help reduce the number of stolen vehicles and protect you as the vehicle owner:

Do not leave your keys in your vehicle.

Do not leave your vehicle running.

Lock your vehicle.

Treat your keys like cash – don’t leave keys in places where they are easy to steal such as a gym locker, on your desk at work, in an open purse or unattended in a shopping cart.

Never leave anything in your vehicle in plain view such as loose change, cell phones, cameras, clothing, gifts, cigarettes, medication, firearms or any other valuables.

Install a remote car starter – Remote starters are designed to shut off if anyone attempts to drive the vehicle without a key. This will allow you to warm up your car without risk of theft.

Police are continuing to investigate and is seeking 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.

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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