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Police blotter: Meth seized following crash

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A Norfolk man faces a number of charges following a single-vehicle crash southwest of Simcoe last week.

Norfolk OPP report a vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of Charlotteville Road 8 and Forestry Farm Road Friday night around 10:30 p.m. The vehicle came to rest on the front lawn of a residence.

Christopher Drew Rutherford, 27, has been charged with impaired driving, driving over the legal limit, and possession of methamphetamine.

Drug bust in Dunnville

Three men have been charged after a large quantity of narcotics was seized near Dunnville last week.

Norfolk’s Street Crime Unit in partnership with the Haldimand OPP and OPP West Region’s Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant on Logan Road in Dunnville on Thursday.

Seized were narcotics and associated drug paraphernalia.

Martin Gordyn, 23, of Dunnville, has been charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, failure to comply with a probation order, and disobeying a court order.

Renee Baker, 36, of Dunnville, has been charged with three counts of trafficking, failure to comply with a probation order, and failure to comply with an undertaking issued by an officer.

Jason Taylor, 42, of Dunnville, has been charged with three counts of trafficking.

The accused will answer the charges at a later date at the court house in Cayuga.

Motorcycle stolen near Turkey Point

A motorcycle was stolen during a break-and-enter on Turkey Point Road last week.

The motorcycle was taken from a garage on the property sometime between March 11 and March 17. The missing motorcycle is a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6.

Anyone with information about the missing motorcycle is encouraged to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk & Tillsonburg at 1-800-222-8477.

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Illegal smokes seized

A Norfolk man was charged with possessing illegal cigarettes following a traffic stop near Simcoe this weekend.

The pullover occurred on Hillcrest Road near Highway 3 around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Shawn Christopher Stephens, 46, has been charged with possession of unmarked cigarettes contrary to the Tobacco Tax Act. Stephens was a passenger in the vehicle.

Phone booth damaged

A phone booth near the Norfolk-Oxford county line was vandalized this weekend.

The phone booth is located on Simcoe Street in the area of the former Walmart in the former Middleton Township.

The damage is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Vehicle enters farmer’s field

A Brampton man was served with several charges after a vehicle entered a farmer’s field on the west side of Port Rowan.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday near Highway 59. A citizen reported the vehicle in the field before the driver was able to extricate himself and proceed west on Lakeshore Road.

The Norfolk OPP pulled the motorist over a short time later.

Andrew Bruce Arjoon, 21, has been charged with two counts of driving while under suspension, driving a motor vehicle with no licence plates, and failure to produce proof of insurance.

Stunt driving charge in Jarvis

A New Credit man was charged following a traffic stop near Jarvis this weekend.

Haldimand OPP acted after clocking a vehicle travelling more than 50 kilometres an hour faster than the posted speed limit. The traffic stop occurred on Haldimand Road 55 Sunday night around 8:30 p.m.

Norman Tobicoe, 56, has been charged with stunt driving and driving while under suspension.

Vandalism spree in Caledonia

Vehicles and fences were damaged in Caledonia this weekend during a vandalism spree.

Vehicles and fences were spray-painted in the area of Caithness Street West, Inverness Street and Park Lane. The damaged occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday.

Haldimand OPP are investigating.