Beware of computer scams warn police
April 14, 2016
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Weekly Incidents 104
At approximately 6:30pm, police received a report of a possible impaired driver in Port Elgin. Officers on patrol observed the vehicle travelling on Goderich Street and stopped and spoke to the driver. The driver exhibited signs of impairment from alcohol and was arrested. He was taken to the police station where breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit. A male, age 59, from Ancaster, ON was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive over the Legal Limit.
9:00pm: Police received a complaint of three males causing a disturbance in Southampton. The three males were located by police walking in the area of High and Albert Streets. They were found to be intoxicated. Two of the men were in possession of controlled substances.
A male, age 36, from Toronto was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of a Controlled Substance X3, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking X3 and Being Intoxicated in a Public Place. He was held in custody for a Show Cause hearing.
A male, age 37, of No Fixed Address, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and 2 Liquor Licence Act charges. He was held in custody for a Show Cause hearing.
A male, age 35, from Southampton, was charged with Fail to Comply with Probation and Being Intoxicated in a Public Place. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
Slippery and slushy roads in the morning resulted in 3 motor vehicle accident calls for police. The accidents occurred on Highway 21, Bruce Road 3 and Bruce Road 17. Each accident involved a single vehicle only and there were no injuries reported.
Police assisted a resident who was the victim of a computer scam. The victim opened an advertisement on her computer which provided somebody with remote access to the computer. The victim could see the mouse moving around on her computer and files opening. The computer and internet access were shut down until the victim could seek assistance from a legitimate computer repair business.
At 11:30pm, police attended a motor vehicle accident on Bruce Road 3. A pick-up truck towing a rental trailer lost control on icy roads. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled over into the ditch. There were no injuries.
At 11:30pm, police conducted R.I.D.E. checks in Southampton. There were no infractions.
Police again provided advice to a resident who had fallen victim to a computer scam. The victim engaged a pop up ad on his computer that was reported to be a representative of Microsoft. There was concern that this provided remote access to the computer. Advice was given.
9:00pm: Police attended a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Goderich and Gustavus Streets in Port Elgin. A vehicle stopped for the traffic light was rear ended by another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was charged under the Highway Traffic Act. There were no injuries.
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