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Police news: Property recovered from multiple area break-ins

October 7, 2016   ·   0 Comments

On September 10, officers from Shelburne Police stopped a White U-Haul vehicle towing a trailer, resulting in the arrest of two male suspects for numerous break-in and theft offences.   

As a result of this, following an investigation involving the Dufferin OPP Detachment, the  Dufferin OPP Street Crime unit executed a warrant at a residence in Melancthon Township with assistance of detachment members.

While executing the warrant, officers located a large quantity of stolen tools, machinery and yard maintenance equipment.  In addition, a silver Triton Aluminum straight draw deck, 10 x 8 feet, between 2000 and 2010 model was found lacking the usual cover on top.

Dufferin OPP have returned several stolen items but many are still not claimed. If any persons are missing any of the above items.  They are asked to contact the Dufferin OPP at (519)-925-3838

3 stunt driving charges in one day

On Tuesday, September 27, at 2 p.m., a Dufferin OPP traffic enforcement officer observed two southbound pickup trucks racing on Highway 10 at County Road 10 in  Mono.  The first truck, a 2006 Dodge pickup, was clocked at 139 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.  The second, a 2014 Ford pickup, was doing 136 km/h.

A traffic stop was initiated on both vehicles and a 22-year-old Schomberg man and 22-year-old male from Mono were charged with stunt driving.

Later the same day, on the Mono-Amaranth Town Line, a northbound Cadillac was clocked at 137 km/h in a posted 70 km/h zone.  A traffic stop resulted in a 48-year-old woman from Amaranth Township facing the same charge.

All three drivers had their driver’s licences suspended and their vehicles impounded for seven days.  They will appear in Orangeville court at a later date.

New Caledon OPP commander

Chief Superintendent Rose Di Marco, Regional Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region has announced that Inspector Ryan Carothers will become the new Detachment Commander of Caledon OPP.

The present commander, Inspector Tim Melanson, will retire from the OPP this month, having served the OPP for 30 years and Caledon Detachment for the last three years of his career.

Inspector Carothers has been policing in Ontario for 27 years, having started his career in Milton Detachment in 1990.  He was the Sergeant Team Leader for one of the most successful Traffic Enforcement Teams in the history of the OPP, the Highway Rangers.  Throughout his career, Inspector Carothers has worked closely with both the Deputy Minister and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

In 2009, he was promoted to Inspector and transferred to the Highway Safety Division as the Director of Support.

“I am extremely fortunate and very thrilled to take over command as the Detachment Commander for Caledon OPP,” he said.

“I am proud to extend my congratulations to Inspector Carothers on his new position as Detachment Commander of Caledon OPP,” said Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson. “Caledon will benefit from his sound experience in policing and his dedication to keeping our community safe.”

Impaired driving charge

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged a 55-year-old Mississauga man with impaired driving after witnesses reported erratic driving last Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., police received a report of a grey Nissan driving erratically south of Orangeville. The vehicle was ultimately located by police near the intersection of Fourth Avenue & Third Street.

As a result of the investigation police arrested and charged the lone male occupant in the vehicle.

Frederick William Creamer, 55, of Mississauga was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle (Care and Control), Operating a Motor Vehicle with over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood and Dangerous Driving.

The accused received a mandatory 90-day licence suspension and his vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on October 11.

OPP move to enhance cyber security

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing its part to enhance public safety and awareness and mitigate the many threats posed by cyber criminals during Cyber Security Awareness Month.

In 2015, the top 10 cyber scams earned criminals an estimated $1.2 billion from Canadian victims. Put another way, around 80,000 people unwittingly fall prey to these scams every day – equivalent to the population of Sarnia or Peterborough.

During October, the OPP will join police services and subject matter experts from across the country to promote public awareness and help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of online crime.

While engaging in a public awareness media and social media campaign, the OPP’s own Cyber Strategy is spreading the word among its 9,200-member workforce to ensure OPP information systems and data remain secure while building capacity to support modern investigations.

This year’s OPP Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign will focus on four topics including:

√ ree Wi-Fi use/Password protection

√ hishing/Ransomware (Personal/Corporate) scams

√ mail Attachments

√ nline Child Safety

For helpful tips and links, follow the OPP on Twitter (@OPP_News), Facebook and Instagram and using the hashtags #CyberSecurity, #CyberAware and #OPPTips.

If you or someone you know suspects they’ve been a victim of digital or online crime, contact your local police service, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, report it to the OPP online at www.opp.ca or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm

“We know OPP members have positive impacts on public safety every day through investigations and our various community safety initiatives,” said OPP Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes. “Everyone within our organization also has a critical role to play to secure OPP data and information systems as we implement the OPP Cyber Strategy.  Everyone will receive training that explains cyber threats and teaches cyber hygiene practices, which they can then relay to their own families, friends and business contacts.”

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