Police blotter: Section of fence stolen



Fences are often a deterrent to thieves, but in this case the thieves actually took the fence.

Two unknown men were captured on video surveillance removing part of a fence from a Talbot Street South property in Simcoe at about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Police are attempting to identify the people on the surveillance video.

Norfolk OPP remind residents that if they see suspicious people or vehicles, try to obtain as much detail as they can including a description of the person or persons and the type of vehicle they are driving and the licence plate number.

Calling 1 - 888 - 310 - 1122 will put you in contact with the nearest Ontario Provincial Police. People can also contact police by typing *OPP (*677) on their cellphone.

Motors, battery stolen

Two motors and a battery were stolen from some asparagus machines near Houghton in the early morning hours on Monday.

The theft occurred on a property on 1st Concession ENR, Houghton.

A resident reported the theft to police on Thursday morning.

Bicycle stolen

A bicycle valued at about $1,000 was stolen from a rack on the back of a vehicle parked on Metcalfe Street South in Simcoe earlier this week.

The theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday.

The bicycle is described as a white and red, Specialized Hotrock mountain bike.

Norfolk OPP offer the following tips to help reduce the chance of bicycle thefts:

• Invest in a good bicycle lock.

• Make sure your bicycle is out of sight and not left in the an open area without being


• Make sure that your bike and the area that you store your bicycle is locked and


Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 - 888 - 310 – 1122, Crime Stoppers at 1 - 800 - 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at

Man refused to leave store

A 31-year-old Norfolk County man has been charged when he refused to leave the Winners store in Simcoe on Thursday afternoon.

Employees of the Queensway East store contacted police at just before 3 p.m.

The man was issued a provincial offences notice under the trespassing act.

Attempted truck theft

Police are investigating after someone attempted to steal a pickup truck near Waterford earlier this week.

The attempted theft occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday.

The culprit gained entry into the vehicle at a Concession 2 Townsend property and proceeded to damage the steering column and ignition.