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
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).
- 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
- Victim Assistance Services Oxford County: 519-537-2824
- Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501 or
- Counterfeit Money: