Weekly Media Release July 15th to 21st 2019
Stolen Vehicle Recovered
On the Friday July 19th 2019, police located a raised black extended cab Ford F250 pickup truck with purple door handles and gas cap. The vehicle had been reported stolen and was found in a farmer’s field on the Minto-Normanby Townline road. The vehicle had been abandoned in the field somewhere between 3:00pm and 6:15pm on July 19th. Police are asking anyone who may have access to security cameras in this area to review them during that time period and to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 if you have any information or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS should you wish to remain anonymous.
On Friday July 19th 2019, police were dispatched to attend a Durham Road East residence for reports of a stolen 5×10 aluminum utility trailer. At approximately 3:00am, a male went into the backyard of the victim and was able to steal the trailer. The suspect male fled with the stolen property using a newer model Ford 150 cab and a half pickup truck. The estimated value of the trailer is approximately $2000. If you have information on the whereabouts of the stolen property or who took them, please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
On Wednesday July 17th, police received reports from a female who had received a telephone call advising that her Social Insurance Number had been compromised and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. She was told that she could resolve the warrant by purchasing and sending Google Play Gift cards. The female states that at one point during the conversation, she was told that the police would be connected to her and she reports that the WGPS phone number was then displayed on her telephone. Thankfully, the woman hung up and contacted police who confirmed that this was a scam. These scammers often use “spoofed” numbers, making it appear that they are calling from your local police station or jail. They will tell potential victims they have an outstanding warrant for an unpaid debt or minor infraction and that a fine is due. The scammers will often demand immediate payments via Apple or Google Play gift cards, Western Union or buying a prepaid credit card. It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
On Saturday July 20th 2019, police were dispatched to Minto-Normanby townline for a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reports that sometime between 4:00pm and 10:00pm, unknown person(s) attended their address and entered the drive shed to the south of the property. Suspect(s) managed to steal a drill and impact driver as well as their green and black 2005 Arctic Cat ATV. The estimated value of the stolen property is approximately $8000. If you have information on the whereabouts of the stolen property or who took them, please call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
Cst. Cory Trainor
Media Relations Officer
West Grey Police Service