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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Crime Watch August Long Weekend Brief

Woodstock Police Service
August Long Weekend Brief

Woodstock Police Service responded to 177 calls for service over the long weekend.


On Friday, August 4, 2017 a 25 year old Woodstock woman phoned Police to report an online Fraud. The complainant reported that she had posted an ad on kijiji to rent a room. A person by the name of Clara CAMPBELL responded to the ad via email stating she would like to rent the room and would be sending a cheque. The accused advised that she is currently not in the country but that she would be mailing the cheque to the complainants’ residence. The accused asked the complainant for assistance with a car that was being delivered to the complaints house. She said that there was an outstanding balance and that she needed the complainant to deposit the cheque in her account and to transfer the cash to the dealership.

The money was transferred. When the complainant received a text message asking for more money the complainant called Police

The complainant is out $3920.00.

For tips on how to protect yourself visit the Canadian anti-fraud website. http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

Impaired Crash

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. an 18 year old Woodstock man was driving very fast on Norwich Ave. He lost control driving over the curb, thru a parking lot and striking 2 business signs. The vehicle driver’s side and passenger’s side rear quarter panels was completely destroyed from the crash.

One of passengers in the vehicle, was transported by EMS to Woodstock General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver was charged with Driving while ability impaired, Driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Novice Driver - B.A.C. above zero and person under 19 years consuming liquor.

The male with appear on Ontario Provincial court on August 22, 2017.

Operation Dry Water

Woodstock Police Service, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Pittock - Upper Thames River Conservation Authority spent a day on the water over the long weekend. Officers joined the Canadian Safe Boating Council to launch year five of Operation Dry Water, an initiative geared at reducing injuries and deaths related to impaired boating.

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 a joint forces marine patrol was conducted at Pittock Conservation Area by Woodstock Police Cst. Gary CHRYSLER, M.N.R.F. Conservation Officer Jeremy JACKSON and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Boat Patrol Operator Olivia SKILLINGS.

The weather during the morning was inclement with rain and high winds present, no vessels were observed on the lake. Three anglers were checked on the south shore of Pittock Conservation Area and were warned for Having Liquor in Open Container in other than licensed premises, residence or private contrary to Liquor Licence Act, s.31(2) and were warned for unlawfully having a small bon fire on the shore which was extinguished.

During the afternoon hours, 2 anglers were checked on the south shore and 2 vessels were stopped. The first vessel operator a 64 year old male, did not possess a sounding device and was warned for Operating non-human-powered pleasure craft without prescribed vessel safety equipment on board contrary to the Small Vessel Regulations sections 3 and 206(a). One angler was charged with Fishing Without A Licence, Ontario Fishery Regulations 2007, section 3(1)(a), pursuant to the Fisheries Act. The second vessel operator a 46 year old man did not possess a visual signaling device and was warned for Operating non-human-powered pleasure craft without prescribed visual signals on board contrary to the Small Vessel Regulations sections 3 and 205(a) and warned for Fish without having licence on your person contrary to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, section 66.

RIDE – Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere

Woodstock Police conducted RIDE spot checks throughout the City this long weekend. Approximately 200 vehicles were checked. Five highway traffic act warnings were issued to drivers. No one was impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about distracted drivers, aggressive drivers or impaired drivers to contact WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477).

Contact Information:

  • Woodstock Police Service: 519-537-2323
  • Crime Stoppers: 519-421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
  • Website: www.woodstockpolice.ca
  • Domestic Abuse Services of Oxford: 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-265-1938 or 519-539-4811
  • Victim Assistance Services Oxford County: 519-537-2824
  • Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca
  • Counterfeit Money: www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes

Last Updated: Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:37:12 PM EST

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