Police blotter: Suspicious fire in Fisherville
Haldimand County OPP is investigating a fire at a commercial building on Main St. in Fisherville.
Haldimand County Fire Services and Haldimand County paramedics responded to the scene on May 13 at 5:20 a.m. Officials contained the fire to the vacant building, no injuries were reported. Main Street West at Erie Avenue in Fisherville was temporarily closed as the scene was investigated.
The OPP is asking anyone who may have any video surveillance or dash camera video of the Main Street and Erie Avenue area in Fisherville, or who may have noticed anything suspicious, to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com.
Resident loses $4,000 in scam
A Caledonia resident is out $4,000 following a prize money scam.
The victim had actually received multiple calls from a blocked number over the course of several weeks. Messages were left saying they had won prize money.
On May 8 the victim answered one of the calls and a female on the line claimed to be a representative from "Winners Circle". She indicated the victim had won a large sum of money and a new vehicle.
The woman convinced the victim that they needed to transfer currency to them in order for the prize money and vehicle to be sent to Canada from the United States.
The victim transferred the requested currency only to be told there was paperwork issues that needed to be rectified and paying another fee would resolve the issue. The victim realized they were being scammed and refused to send any further funds. Neither the prize money nor the vehicle was ever seen.
For more information on fraud, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit www.antifraudcentre.ca.
A two-vehicle crash at Highway 6 and Haldimand Road 66 near Caledonia Monday morning sent one person to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Haldimand OPP say a tractor trailer struck a white pickup truck. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch. Haldimand OPP photo