Posts Tagged ‘OPP’

Provincial police want homeowners to beware, pressure sales for unnecessary work target seniors

Lambton OPP issue scam alert for all homeowners, but emphasize seniors are being targeted

Lambton OPP are warning homeowners, especially seniors of on-going issues involving unscrupulous sales people unexpectedly coming to their home and coercively persuading the homeowner to accept unnecessary services or equipment replacements. In the past two weeks, there have been two notable incidents where elderly homeowners have been specifically targeted and pressured into signing contracts for [...]

Shell refinery in Corunna gets hit with copper thefts in excess of $50,000

The same type of copper wire that's been taken in the recent Shell refinery (Corunna) thefts between Feb. and Apr. 2012

Lambton OPP is currently investigating a rash of copper thefts at Shell Refinery Corunna, 150 St Clair Parkway, where significant amounts of copper cable have been stolen. The first theft was reported on Feb. 16 when it was discovered that over 400 feet of ½ inch copper ground cable had been stolen from the Shell [...]

Walpole Island Police confirm driver in fatal collision faces criminal charges

Walpole Island official crest of sovereignty

Walpole Island Police confirmed that they have charged a 27-year-old man with two counts of Criminal Negligence Causing Death following a roll over collision that claimed the lives of two Walpole Island residents. The driver from Port Lambton has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Sarnia court on Apr. 16 to [...]

‘Lock It or Lose It’ vehicles targeted over the weekend

Lambton OPP said three vehicles were targeted by thieves over the weekend in three different locations in St. Clair Township. Sometime between the evening of Mar. 31 and the following morning, vehicles were entered on Cameron St., Princess St. and John St. Items taken include a Magellan GPS with power cord, an Apple IPhone 3G [...]

Transport driver escapes serious injury after going off road

A transport driver, 49, escaped serious injury after the tractor trailer he was driving left Highway 402 and crashed into a stand of trees. On Mar. 31 at around 4 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police were called to a single vehicle crash where a transport truck had left the roadway. Officers arrived to find that the [...]

Over $11,000 in damage to construction equipment

Provincial police say sometime between 5 p.m. on Mar. 30 and 2 p.m. on Mar. 31 machinery at a construction site on Summer Grove Road in Grand Bend was damaged by unknown culprits. Several pieces of heavy equipment parked at the site were targeted and many of the windows to a dozer, back hoe and [...]

Vehicle’s seized, drivers suspended for stunt driving in two separate incidents over weekend

Two drivers have had their driving privileges suspended for seven days and their vehicles impounded for that same period following two separate traffic stops over the weekend. In the first incident on Mar. 31 at around 1 a.m., a Lambton OPP officer was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 40 near Petrolia Line. A 1995 Oldsmobile [...]

Provincial police say education can keep you from being an online fraud victim

March is Fraud Prevention Month and as the online world continues to evolve daily, so have the scams criminals use to defraud unwitting consumers, according to members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC; formerly Phonebusters) reports on-line fraud scams are increasingly impacting Canadian consumers, taking millions of dollars [...]

All suspects in custody facing attempted murder charges

The three male suspects alleged involved in a incident at an Erie St. address where a man sustained a gunshot wound are in custody and will appear in Sarnia court today. The three men, ages 22, 31 and 32 are each facing an attempted murder charge among other charges. The victim remains in hospital with [...]

Transport driver faces impaired charged

A Dresden man faces charges of impaired driving and being over the legal limit following a traffic complaint. At around 11 p.m. on Feb. 9, Lambton OPP were called to the Sarnia Service Centre on Oil Heritage Road for a hit and run complaint. A transport is alleged to have done damage to another transport [...]