Police blotter: Mailboxes damaged



Several mailboxes were damaged along Windham East Quarter Line Road on Sunday night.

A resident witnessed a passenger in a pickup truck throw pumpkins at several mailboxes at around 9 p.m.

Norfolk OPP say several mailboxes were damaged in the incident.

The truck was last seen travelling on Windham Road 9 towards Swimming Pool Road.

Vehicles vandalized

Norfolk OPP are investigating reports of vehicles being vandalized in Simcoe and Waterford.

A vehicle owner in Waterford called police on Friday afternoon after someone had taken a sharp instrument and damaged the paint on their vehicle. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 when the vehicle was parked along College Street East.

A day later, police were contacted by a vehicle owner in Simcoe concerning damage to their vehicle.

Police say sometime between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, someone used a sharp instrument to damage the paint on the passenger side of the vehicle parked on Robinson Street.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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


Stunt driving charges

A driver is facing charges after a vehicle was clocked going 50 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit.

Norfolk OPP officers observed a vehicle travelling northbound at a high rate of speed at just before midnight on Saturday.

A radar reading indicated the vehicle was travelling at a speed of about 130 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, said police.

"Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are dangerous behaviours and remain a leading cause in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. In 2016, 55 people died in motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads in which speeding was causal factor,” Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said in a media release.

A 44-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with stunt driving as well as being a Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied by qualified driver, failing to have insurance card and being a novice driver with a blood alcohol concentration above zero.

A conviction for stunt driving carries a minimum $2,000 fine. Charges also carry an automatic drivers licence suspension for seven days and seven-day vehicle impoundment.