Police blotter: Break-in at car wash
The OPP is investigating a break and enter at Crystal Car Wash on the Queensway East in Simcoe on Tuesday.
In the early morning hours someone forcibly gained entry into a vending machine located on the property and removed an unknown amount of Canadian currency.
The suspect was captured on video surveillance footage and Norfolk OPP are attempting to identify the person responsible.
A vehicle parked at New Orleans Pizza in Simcoe was entered by unknown culprits while the owner worked nearby.
Once inside, a black "Tracker" bag that contained clothing and makeup was removed. The incident took place on Monday.
Norfolk OPP remind all residents that if they observe any suspicious activity to contact the police immediately.
Mischief and theft
Police received a report of a mischief and theft from a vehicle on Monday. Unknowns attended an address on North Main St. in Simcoe and entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway. A vehicle manual was taken and the console between the driver and passenger seats was damaged.
Trespassing at shipyard
A wash tub, measuring tools and an axe were removed from Gamble Ship Yard sometime between Dec. 12-15.
As a result of investigation, a male was located and charged with trespassing. The items in question were subsequently returned without incident.
Theft from unlocked vehicle
A large quantity of money, a silver necklace with a blue stone, two silver rings, a white MP3 cord and a diaper bag were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Windham Street in Simcoe sometime between Jan. 13-15.
A piece of mail was stolen from an unlocked mailbox on Peel Street in Simcoe between Jan. 5-15.
OPP are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Mischief to residence
Someone attempted to gain access to a King Lane residence in Simcoe between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
A door frame was damaged in the process.
During the investigation, Norfolk OPP learned this was the third such attempt at the property. The other two incidents were not reported to police.
Police are urging all surrounding neighbours to watch for suspicious activity and to call police immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or if a crime is in progress call 911.
Police investigate online incident
OPP are asking parents to speak to their children about the dangers of self-peer exploitation after receiving a complaint from a Norfolk resident.
Norfolk OPP were contacted Tuesday after a 17-year-old girl received inappropriate messages through a social media website from a 14-year-old boy requesting sexually explicit photos. No photos were sent and she immediately notified a trusted adult, who then contacted police.
“There has been a marked increase in the number of reports involving youth being requested to send sexually explicit images or videos of themselves over the internet to peers,” said a police media release.
“Teens need to realize the long and short term dangers of sending out photographs of themselves. Those who distribute it also need to be aware of the criminal ramifications of doing so.”