Police blotter: Suspected hit-and-run driver nabbed



An alert citizen is being credited with bringing a suspected hit-and-run driver to the attention of authorities.

The witness saw a driver collide with a vehicle in the parking lot of Boston Pizza in Simcoe around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The driver involved left the scene but was pulled over by police shortly after. As a result, a 20-year-old Norfolk man was charged with failure to report an accident and driving a motor vehicle with alcohol available to the driver.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the concerned citizen that contacted police,” Insp. Lisa Anderson, interim commander of the Norfolk OPP, said Monday in a news release.

“As a result of their quick thinking, officers patrolling the area were able to locate and stop the vehicle and identify the driver involved in this incident.”

The accused has been served with Provincial Offenses notices.

Vandalism at pizzeria

A pizzeria in downtown Simcoe was vandalized last week.

The front doors of New Orleans Pizza on Colborne Street South were damaged sometime between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Thursday.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Snowmobile stolen near Boston

A snowmobile was stolen near Boston last week.

The missing machine is a 2013 Skidoo MXZ, yellow in colour.

The snowmobile was stolen from the driveway of a home sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. last Wednesday.

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

Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Prescription meds stolen in Simcoe

Prescription medication was reported stolen from a home in Simcoe last week.

Police were told last Wednesday afternoon that someone attended the home on King Lane and made off with drugs.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Tools taken in Turkey Point

Tools with an estimated value of $5,000 were stolen last week in Turkey Point.

Power and manual tools were taken from a trailer that was parked on Walmsley Street between Dec. 11 and Dec. 13.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Driver going twice the speed limit

Police flagged down a Niagara Falls motorist last week in Haldimand after a vehicle was clocked going twice the posted speed limit.

Haldimand OPP pulled over a 36-year-old driver on Highway 3 near Canfield Saturday afternoon. She was travelling more than 100 kilometres an hour in a 50-kilometre-an-hour speed zone, police said.

The accused has been charged with stunt driving. She will answer the charge at the court house in Cayuga at a later date.