Snowmobiles and winter tires stolen

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:15 RR
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Lambton OPP hope the public will be able to help them track down suspects who may be getting ready for outdoor winter activities.

Overnight Friday, individuals gained access to a compound on Paget Street in Corunna by cutting a chain used to lock the gates.

Stolen was a trailer and 3 snowmobiles, plus two sets of four 16-inch rims mounted on winter tires and a 9 horsepower 24-inch snowblower.

Anyone with information is asked to call OPP or Crime Stoppers.


Busy day for Brant OPP

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:14 RR
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Brant OPP report that they were kept busy with 14 collisions in a 24 hour period last week.

From 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 6:00 a.m. Friday Brant officers attended 14 collisions including 4 incidents of cars hitting deer, 1 car versus dog collision, and 8 crashes caused by driver error.

The OPP want to remind everyone to be aware that deer are becoming more active in rural areas and people need to be more cautious while driving especially at night, and they note that eight of the accidents investigated were avoidable if people had slow down, paid more attention and used caution.


Norfolk man dies following collision

Monday, 17 October 2016 10:21 RR
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A man who was injured in an accident last week in Norfolk County passed away on the weekend.

Police say that 19-year-old Jacob Bergen of Norfolk County succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Investigators found that on Thursday morning an SUV being driven by Bergen was travelling on County Road 23 in Houghton when the vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a pickup truck being operated by a 52-year-old Norfolk man.

Both drivers suffered serious life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup was taken by to hospital in Tillsonburg where he was then airlifted to a London-area hospital.

Bergen was also airlifted to a London-area hospital, and on Saturday he was pronounced deceased by attending physicians.


Charges laid against Brantford woman

Monday, 17 October 2016 10:02 RR
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A Brantford woman faces a serious charge after allegedly sending a shopping cart down a hill where it struck a car.

On Sunday afternoon Brantford Community Patrol Officers were contacted to attend an address on Terrace Hill Street to help keep the peace while a woman removed her belongings from a residence she shared with a former roommate. After the women retrieved her belongings police say she was unhappy and pushed a shopping cart full of her property down the Terrace Hill Street hill. The shopping cart reached the bottom of the hill and a hit vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing severe damage to the vehicle's rear passenger door.

27-year-old Jacqueline Annie Murrin has been charged with mischief endangering life.


Fatal truck-train crash in Oxford County

Monday, 17 October 2016 06:43 RR
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Oxford County OPP report a driver was killed in a crash between a pickup truck and a train early this morning (Monday).

It happened around 2:00 a.m. on the 13th Line in Zorra Township, just west of Thamesford. A CP train collided with a truck which was stopped on the tracks. The impact from the collision pushed the pickup truck about 100 metres.

The male driver of the pickup was pronounced deceased at the scene.  His name has not been released.

OPP say the cause of the collision remains under investigation.


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