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Computer fraud scam continues as another resident loses money

October 4, 2016
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The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is sending another warning about fraud following a report that the computer repair scam got $300, in US dollars, from a resident in the Municipality of Kincardine. 

 The computer repair scam is typically a phone call to let you know there’s a problem with your computer.  The caller will use a company name like “Microsoft” to gain your trust and then charges you a fee for the “repair”.  If you feel that there’s something wrong with your computer, seek out a reputable computer repair service, don’t trust the stranger on the phone.

To help stop fraud, always verify unsolicited contacts before you decide to share personal information or send money.  Unsolicited means that you didn’t ask for it.

Anyone interested in more information on fraud can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495 8501 or check online athttp://www.antifraudcentre.ca.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.

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On October 1, 2016 at approximately 12:49 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program at the intersection of East Back Line and 30 Sideroad in the Township of Chatsworth when a lone male, operating a Chevrolet Cobalt vehicle, approached the check-point.  

Officers observed a partially smoked, smouldering marihuana cigarette on the passenger side floor of the vehicle.  Additional marihuana cigarettes were located in the centre console.  The driver, who did not possess a Health Canada Certificate or doctor’s prescription to be in possession of the controlled substance, was arrested. A 42-year-old male, of Hamilton, Ontario was charged with possession of marihuana under 30 grams contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He was released on a Promise to Appear in court in Owen Sound on November 10, 2016.

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On October 1, 2016 at 11:10 p.m., the Cape Croker Police Service along with the assistance of the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, Bruce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit are investigating a serious assault that occurred on Lakeshore Boulevard, in the First Nation Territory of Neyaashiinigmiing. 

 

A Cape Croker Police Officer was patrolling the area when he observed a male running into the bush. The officer continued to the area where he first observed the male and located a second male; who had been assaulted and was unconscious.

The injured male was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and then further transported to a London Hospital. The male victim sustained serious life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition.

 

The Cape Croker Police Service and the Bruce Peninsula OPP Crime unit are requesting the public’s assistance with this investigation.  Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-310-1122  

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Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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