By Constable C. Hicks
On January 15th at 5:00 am suspects entered a vehicle parked in a driveway at a rural residence on Highway 8. Motion lights and an alarm scared of the would-be thief. Nothing was taken.
On January 15th police were called to a business on Highway 6 for a workplace accident. An employee had been struck by falling equipment. The worker was transported to hospital by ambulance and the Ministry of Labour was advised. The workers injuries were reported as non-life threatening and the Ministry took over the investigation.
Overnight on January 15th suspects entered an unlocked vehicle on Ryans Way. Sunglasses, electronics and loose change were taken.
On the morning January 17th the site supervisor for a worksite on Skinner Road notice some machinery missing. Tire tracks from the culprit’s vehicle were left at the scene along with a driver licence that had fallen there. The owner of the drivers licence was spoken to by police and all the equipment returned.
On January 17th at 9:44 am police and the fire department were called to fire in a barn on Concession 4 West. A boat being stored in the barn had caught fire. The boat was removed from the barn ensuring minimal damaged to the barn. Fire deemed the fire not suspicious.
On January 21st at 4:00 pm it was noted by an employee that his business pickup truck was stolen from his driveway on Ofield Road South. His wallet had also been left inside the locked vehicle. The following day the vehicle was found by police with the wallet still missing.
On January 22nd just after midnight a pizza delivery driver on Oak Avenue was unable to make his delivery when his vehicle slid on icy roads and ended up in a ditch. Even a tow truck had trouble getting the vehicle out and waited until the morning thaw.
At about the same time on Concession 8 West an ambulance also encountered icy roads. The ambulance had no patients at the time when it too slid into a ditch. City salters were dispatched to the area to make the roadway safe.