Police blotter: Ring stolen from vehicle
A Delhi resident received a reminder this week that a vehicle parked outside overnight is not as secure as a jewelry box.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, a thief entered an unlocked vehicle on Crescent Avenue and removed an engagement ring.
Norfolk OPP are investigating.
Theft from coin box
Money was stolen from the laundry room of an apartment building in Simcoe this week.
The theft occurred on Oakwood Avenue in the early morning hours of Monday. Police report someone entered a laundry room and pried open the coin box on a dryer.
Norfolk OPP are investigating.
Antique decoys stolen
Vintage duck decoys with an estimated value of $2,500 were stolen near Port Rowan sometime in the recent past.
The decoys were taken from a barn on Bay Street sometime between May of last year and Wednesday.
Anyone with information related to the theft is encouraged to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and 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.
Easy target for thieves
A Haldimand resident was put in the uncomfortable position this week of having to explain to an insurance agent how their pickup truck was stolen while idling in the driveway.
The theft occurred Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kingfisher Place in Dunnville.
Haldimand OPP report the owner of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado started the pickup truck and then returned inside for a few minutes.
While the owner was inside, two men pulled up in a black pickup truck. One got out, hopped into the Silverado and drove off with it.
“Everyone enjoys the comfort of getting into a warm vehicle,” Const. Rod Leclair of the Haldimand OPP said in a news release. “But leaving your vehicle running while unattended makes your vehicle an easy target for thieves.”
The Silverado 2500 is grey in colour. It was last seen heading west on Cross Street.
Anyone with information related to the theft is encouraged to contact the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.
Cyclist nearly hit
Police reminded cyclists this week to ensure they’re visible when riding after sunset.
A motorist contacted Norfolk OPP after nearly striking a cyclist on McDowell Road west of Simcoe.
The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
“It was determined that a cyclist dressed in dark clothing was riding westbound on McDowell Road near Bill’s Corners when they were almost struck,” Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Norfolk OPP said in a news release.
“The driver of the vehicle took evasive action and avoided striking the cyclist.”
If cyclists have to ride after dark, Norfolk OPP ask that they fit their bicycles with reflective tape and devices and wear reflective clothing
“If a vest seems too cumbersome, there are options,” Sanchuk says. “Everything from socks to hats can be found in reflective orange and yellow colours. A helmet with reflective material also helps to make you more visible.”