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Collingwood's police auxiliary officer target scams and crimes of opportunity this week

Collingwood's police auxiliary officer target scams and crimes of opportunity this week

Crime Prevention Week runs Nov. 4-10
OPP warn public of elaborate fraudulent cheque scheme

OPP warn public of elaborate fraudulent cheque scheme

Scammers instruct victims to deposit fraudulent cheques and send money to a determined location, keeping a portion for themselves
Innisfil man gets drug-impaired driving charge after hit and run with farm tractor

Innisfil man gets drug-impaired driving charge after hit and run with farm tractor

Witnesses reported that a northbound pickup truck had rear-ended a farm tractor and fled the scene at a high rate of speed
Shelburne man faces child pornography charges

Shelburne man faces child pornography charges

Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the Town of Shelburne during which multiple electronic devices were seized for further examination
Car stolen at gunpoint from Barrie woman on her way to work

Car stolen at gunpoint from Barrie woman on her way to work

The suspect and vehicle, a grey Mazda 2TR, remain at large following incident Friday morning on Oren Boulevard
Fatal off-road collisions up 18 per cent, OPP

Fatal off-road collisions up 18 per cent, OPP

OPP investigations revealed that more than half of the fatalities were riders not wearing their helmets while at least eight involved alcohol/drugs
SIU number spoofed for fraudulent calls

SIU number spoofed for fraudulent calls

The SIU would not call and tell you to press ‘1’ or ‘2’, the person will be charged or jailed
OPP report long weekend fatalities, numerous collisions

OPP report long weekend fatalities, numerous collisions

OPP wrap up Operation Impact and Fall Seat Belt Campaign
Marine Unit checks 24 vessels on Georgian Bay waters over the long weekend

Marine Unit checks 24 vessels on Georgian Bay waters over the long weekend

OPP also remind cottagers to lock up as they close for the season
Speed leading cause in fatal motor-vehicle collisions, OPP report

Speed leading cause in fatal motor-vehicle collisions, OPP report

OPP encourage those travelling over the long weekend to share the road safely, wear seatbelts, and drive sober