Break in Simcoe bogus money investigation

Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:02 JW
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A big break in a counterfeit cash investigation in Simcoe.
Provincial police have charged 52 year old Stephen Douglas Richards of Norfolk County with three counts of uttering counterfeit money.
Richards was arrested last (Wed.) Night, three days after someone tried to pass a bogus 50-dollar American bill at a Simcoe convenience store.
OPP Detachment Commander Zvonko Horvat says he's pleased the case has been brought to a successful conclusion.
Counterfeit U-S fifties have been circulating in Simcoe for the past several weeks.

Search for London man ends

Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:59 JW
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The search for a London man has ended near Walpole island.
The body of 68 year old Richard (Paul) Wainwright was found yesterday (Wed.) Off the shore of Harsen's Island, on the American side of the St. Clair River.
Wainwright's car was found Tuesday night in Sombra in Lambton County.
Police say foul play isn't suspected.
Wainwright was last seen Tuesday morning at his home on Wonderland Road and Springbank Drive.

Port Rowan building to get facelift

Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:56 JW
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A Port Rowan building will be receiving a facelift.
Norfolk County Council has earmarked a grant of up to 8-thousand dollars to a numbered company.
The company, which recently purchased the Bay street building, plans to make electrical and plumbing upgrades, to both the residential and commercial units.
The funding is provided through Norfolk's community improvement plan.

Former Strathroy bureaucrat gets jail term

Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:57 JW
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A Strathroy man is in prison for ripping off the employment insurance system.
Not only was Aaron Ogier sentenced yesterday (wed.) To 30 months in jail, he must pay all of the money back – a tidy sum of 300-thousand dollars.
And if he can't repay the money, he'll spend more time in custody.
Ogier pleaded guilty to one count of fraud to diverting money to himself while he was working at Service Canada from August 2012 to April 2014.

Drivers badly hurt in St. Thomas crash

Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:41 JW
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Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer are currently on scene investigating a two vehicle motor vehicle collision which occurred at approximately 7:30am this morning.  The c collision occurred on the Hwy#3 Bypass between 1st Ave and Balaclava St. St. Thomas.
Police investigation has revealed that a Chevy car was following a tractor trailer going west bound.  The Chevy car pulled out to pass tractor trailer and collided head on with an east bound Mazda car. 
The 65 year old female driver (from St. Thomas) of the Chevy car was taken to hospital with life threatening injures. 
The driver of the Mazda car, a 35 year old female from London, was transported to hospital with serious injuries. 
The Hwy #3 Bypass remains closed until later this afternoon as OPP Technical Traffic collision investigators assist with the investigation which is ongoing.
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