Police blotter: Extortion attempt



Norfolk OPP are looking into an online extortion attempt.

Police say a local man began corresponding with a woman online. During the conversation the woman asked for explicit photographs of the male, which were sent. She then demanded money in order for the photographs not to be distributed. Instead of sending money, the man contacted police on Jan. 5.

"Police are urging all computer users to be aware of the dangers of engaging in online web chats where explicit conversations and photographs are shared. Once it's out there, you can't get it back," Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said in a media release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident 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

Residence flooded


A residence on Cedar St. in Simcoe was flooded when a tap was turned on by vandals and left unattended.

On Jan. 7, police received a call from a resident reporting the mischief at the home that is currently under construction.

It was determined that between Dec. 17 and Jan. 7, someone gained entry and turned on the water and over filled a tub. The water then ran throughout the residence.

As a result, the pipes in the home froze causing extensive damage, said Norfolk OPP.

Police are continuing to investigate, Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Break and enter

A Simcoe resident got an early morning wake-up call from intruders on Sunday.

At about 4 a.m., the Argyle Street resident awoke when intruders entered the home and called out “Hello.”

The suspects left the area in an unknown direction. Police were not immediately contacted.

The intruders did make off with several items including a digital camera, portable CD player, alcohol and various electronics..

Vehicle ends up in ditch

A single vehicle collision in Haldimand resulted in a male driver having his licence suspended for three days.

The collision occurred on Haldimand Highway 56 in York.

Haldimand OPP say the vehicle was travelling on Haldimand Highway 56 when it left the roadway and ended up in the ditch.

While police spoke with the driver, they detected signs that he had consumed alcohol. Further investigation determined the driver had between 50 - 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood, said police.

The 46-year-old male had his driver's licence seized and suspended for three days. His vehicle was towed from the scene.