Police digest: $10,000 home theatre stolen

Norfolk OPP have responded to numerous incidents in recent days.

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A home entertainment system with an estimated value of $10,000 was reported stolen near Delhi last week.

The break-and-enter was brought to the attention of police around 10 p.m. last Wednesday.

Police have determined that the break-in occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday. Taken was a projector, a screen and a sound system.

“The OPP are continuing to investigate and are urging all community members to contact police to report suspicious activity,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.

Police seek suspected thief

Police have a good idea of who they are looking for after receiving two eyewitness accounts regarding a man who attempted to break into a vehicle in Simcoe.

Around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, the suspect was confronted as he tried to break into a Jeep that was parked at the Simcoe Recreation Centre. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

“Officers arrived and subsequently spoke to witnesses who identified the suspect as an 18-year-old Norfolk County male,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.

“Investigators are continuing to investigate and will seek a warrant for the arrest of the suspect.”

Mischief most foul

A vandal in Simcoe left a biohazard behind following an incident on Cedar Street.

Police were called to the apartment building last Thursday.

Police have determined that – between last Tuesday and Thursday – someone smeared excrement on the wall of a stairwell inside the building.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Broken window leads to charges

A Norfolk man was charged after a home was damaged in Simcoe last week.

Around 2:50 a.m. Thursday, a man and a woman had an argument on King Lane. As the male left the premise, a window was damaged.

Police subsequently located the suspect and took him into custody.

A 26-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with mischief under $5,000 and causing a disturbance.

Home trashed in Simcoe

A Norfolk man faces several charges after damaging the interior of a home in Simcoe last week.

Police were alerted to the damage around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Norfolk OPP report the suspect engaged a woman in an argument before the damage occurred.

Police took the man into custody without incident. However, an incident at the Norfolk OPP detachment on the Queensway West in Simcoe resulted in additional charges against the suspect.

Police report the suspect leveled threats against two civilians and a police officer.

A 32-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with three counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, two counts of mischief under $5,000, and two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

Charges laid after cab damaged

A Norfolk man was charged after a taxi cab was damaged in Port Dover last week.

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a cab driver dropped off several fares in the area of Greenock Street West.

One of the passengers got into an argument with the driver, at which time damage was done to the taxi cab.

Police were contacted and a 22-year-old Norfolk man was charged with mischief under $5,000.

Vehicle egged near Courtland

A vehicle was egged on Jackson Side Road near Courtland this weekend.

The situation was brought to the attention of police around 7 a.m. Saturday.

Police report the vehicle was also smeared with an unknown foam-like substance.

Norfolk OPP are investigating.

Shoplifting incident

Police would like to speak to a man who entered a local convenience store last week and allegedly left without paying for merchandise.

The suspect was captured on video at the Target convenience store and gas bar on the Queensway West in Simcoe around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information that might lead to the identity of the suspect in the photo can share what they know with the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Callers can also share information with 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.

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