Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Prepared By:

SPC Jackson

 

Contact:

SPC Jackson

 

Weekend Police Briefs

Woodstock, ON (February 16, 2021)

 

FRAUD

The Woodstock Police Service is reminding the public to be cautious when e-transferring money and when getting requests from friends or family for financial support through email.

If you are sending money via e-transfer be diligent in checking the email address or phone number you are sending the money to is accurate to avoid losing money to unknown individuals.

If you receive an e-mail from a friend or family member requesting financial support, double check the request is coming from their actual email address. If the request is coming from your family member or friend’s email address, confirm the request for financial support through another form of communication, such as by phone, to confirm their request for financial support is legitimate before e-transferring the money.

 

SHOPLIFTING

On Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m. the Woodstock Police Service responded to reports two individuals allegedly shoplifting from a store in the area of Norwich Avenue near Parkinson Road. Upon arrival, police were able to locate the two suspects quickly.

Upon further investigation, 31-year-old female of Woodstock has been charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

A 35-year-old male of Woodstock has been charged with:

  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking
  • Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

The accused are scheduled to appear in court in March 2021.

 

STOLEN BICYCLE

The Woodstock Police Service is looking for any information the public may have in relation to a suspected bicycle theft.

Sometime between February 11 and 13, 2021 a locked shed was entered in the area of Brant Street and Vansittart Avenue. A mountain bike was reportedly stolen from the shed. The bicycle was described as a KONA Precept 150 mountain bike with a grey frame and orange lettering. If you observed someone in the area with a bike matching this description or have any information to this investigation, please contact the Woodstock Police Service 519-537-2323 or Oxford Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

 

SUSPECTED WEAPONS

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Woodstock Police Service assisted the Hamilton Police Service with an investigation suspected to involve weapons in the area of Riddell Street. The Woodstock Police Service cleared the area and residence safely without incident. The suspect was later arrested in London, ON and transported to Hamilton, ON.

 

The Woodstock Police Service would like to encourage anyone having information about this investigation or any other investigations to contact the Woodstock Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 519-421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).