Woodstock Police Busy w/ Weekend B&E's

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:41 MH
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Woodstock police are looking for a large white, Ford pick-up truck, believed to be used in a break, enter and theft and 3 attempted break and enters on Sunday.

Just before 4:00 that morning, suspects rammed a pick-up into the gate of the lumber yard at the Home Hardware on Dundas Street. They knocked the gate down but fled.

Then just after 4:00, the alarm was triggered at Sunrise Variety on Springbank Ave. T he rear door had been damaged but there was no entry.

Just before 6 am, the Pancake House, located in the same plaza had it's power cut.  The culprits were able to get and stole some cash.

And around 9 am, the power went out a pizza place in the same plaza, the power had been tampered with but nobody entered the store.

Police believe these incidents are connected and are hoping for help identifying the suspect pick-up truck. It was further describes as being a 4-door crew-cab with side steps, a yellow flashing light on the drivers side roof, fender flares and a "Metal Mulisha" sticker.


Meanwhile, Woodstsock police are looking for the thieves that raided a church in the city,

Sometime over the weekend, the thieves entered the church on Edgewood Drive and stole a lap top, two microphones, petty cash, a computer tower and two Staples gift cards.  A set of bicycle tracks and footprints were found near the door. Police say they have gathered some evidence and are investigating.



Brant Waste Collection Woes Continue

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:29 MH
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The waste collection nightmare continues in Brant County.

As of yesterday, collection is now 6 days behind schedule.  In its daily update, the County says if your regular collection day was either yesterday or today, bring your bins back inside, you won't see collection until next week.  If you live in Paris and your waste was not collected last Wednesday, it will be collected today.

The County has increased the number of bags you can leave curbside to 8, in an effort to help those who have had their collection day skipped.

You can also take extra bags and bins to transfer stations at no charge.

Director of Infrastructure Services with the County, Rob Walton says the issue is county wide and it is working with Emterra, the collection company, to remedy the situation. Extra trucks are on the roads.

The County says regular collection days will resume on Monday.



London Hit and Run Vicitm Dies

Monday, 08 January 2018 09:30 MH
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Police in London say an elderly cyclist who was injured in a hit-and-run last week has died.

Tae-Khun Ha was hit by a car while riding a bicycle on Tuesday, and police say the driver fled the scene.

The 85-year-old Ha was critically injured and died in hospital over the weekend.

London police are urging anyone with information about the case to contact them.

(The Canadian Press)


Naloxone Prevents OD in Simcoe

Monday, 08 January 2018 09:29 MH
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The overdose-reversing medication naloxone saved the life of man in Norfolk County who appeared to suffering from an opioid overdose.

Police were called to a motel in Simcoe on Saturday afternoon after reports of a man in medical distress.

After determining that the man seemed to be suffering from an opioid overdose, an officer administered three doses of naloxone.

The man regained consciousness and was transported to a hospital.

Ontario Provincial Police say this is the second time naloxone administration has saved a life in Norfolk County.

The Ontario government announced in December that it would offer naloxone to all of the province's police and fire departments as part of an effort to combat the rising opioid crisis.

(The Canadian Press)


Barn Fire in Wellesely

Monday, 08 January 2018 09:22 MH
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A devastating fire at a farm in Wellesey had crews battling massive flames and frigid temperatures.

Approximately 35 fire fighters from 3 area stations responded to the blaze on Hessen Strasse around 3 Sunday morning.

Officials say 7 horses, 150 pigs and 12 chickens perished in the fire but about 61 cows were able to escape.

The cause of the fire in unknown and crews are continuing to investigate.



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