Police blotter Edible cannabis at Holy Trinity

A teen was charged this week after officials at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Simcoe discovered infused edibles on the premises.Police were called to investigate Wednesday morning.A 17-year-old Norfolk youth has been charged for under-aged possession of cannabis contrary to the Cannabis Control Act.Apartment trashed in SimcoeNorfolk OPP remind the public to call in suspicious activity as soon as possible after the force was alerted to a badly damaged apartment in Simcoe.Between July 15 and July 22, someone or a number of people entered an apartment on Metcalfe Street South and trashed the premises.“Unknowns entered an apartment and tore up and urinated on rugs inside,” Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Norfolk OPP said in a news release. “Several holes were punched in the drywall in various rooms and then spray painted with graffiti.”Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be shared, in confidence, 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.Night creeper pinches purseA Simcoe household received a stark reminder this week that it is a good idea to lock your doors at night before turning in for the day.A resident of Bell Street alerted police to a theft around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.An investigation determined that someone entered the residence through an unlocked door and made off with a purse and a wallet containing personal and financial information as well as a large amount of cash.Norfolk OPP are investigating.Gas siphoned near Silver HillGasoline spilled in a driveway was a dead giveaway this week that someone had siphoned fuel from a vehicle near Silver Hill.The theft occurred at a home on Forestry Farm Road. The incident was brought to the attention of police Wednesday evening.An investigation determined the fuel was removed from a vehicle with a siphon. A quantity of gasoline was spilled in the driveway while the responsible party made their getaway.Norfolk OPP are investigating.Coins, laptop stolen from homeLoose change with an estimated value of $120 and electronics were taken from a home in Simcoe this week.The theft occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Norfolk Street South.Also stolen was a laptop computer and an iPad.Police have determined the thief gained entry through an unlocked door. Norfolk OPP are investigating.SUV stolen in Port DoverA sport utility vehicle was stolen in Port Dover this week.The theft on Main Street was reported to police around 2 a.m. Thursday.The missing vehicle is a grey 2009 Pontiac Torrent. Also taken during the theft was a wallet containing personal and financial information.Norfolk OPP are investigating.Bicycle thieves on the prowl in SimcoePolice responded to two reports of stolen bicycles on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe Wednesday.The first report came around 8 a.m. Taken from an unlocked shed was a red Giant Roam 1 valued at approximately $400.Around 3 p.m., police received a report of a stolen Huffy BMX-brand bicycle. The bike’s estimated value is $170.Norfolk OPP are investigating. Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact the local force at 1-888-310-1122 or 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.Driver blows past busPolice would like to speak to the driver of an orange Honda that blew past a stopped school bus near Langton this week.The school bus driver reported that the vehicle passed by even though the bus was stopped, its stop sign was extended, and its red warning lights were flashing. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. on West Quarter Line Road in South Walsingham.“This was a very dangerous act that could have had fatal consequences if an innocent child had been crossing the roadway,” Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Norfolk OPP said in a news release.“Police remind all drivers to slow down and pay attention to the roadway. Drivers approaching a stopped school bus from the front with its overhead red signal lights flashing shall stop in front of the school bus and not pass until the signals are turned off and the bus moves.”The owner of a vehicle that illegally passes a school bus can be charged with an offence even if the driver of that vehicle can’t be positively identified.Fines for a first offence range from $400 to $2,000. Fines for subsequent offences range from $1,000 to $4,000 and may warrant jail time. Those convicted of this offence are also assessed six demerit points against their driver’s licence.“The law is in place to protect our most valuable resource – young children,” Insp. Joe Varga of the Norfolk OPP said in a news release.“Passing a stopped school bus is not only against the law, it is a potential lethal decision. Taking a few extra minutes behind a stopped school bus can prevent life-long regret of injuring or killing a child.”Charlotteville thief cashes in A thief came away with a large quantity of cash after a purse was stolen from a vehicle on Charlotteville Road 10 this week.The theft was reported to police Wednesday. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of a home when the purse was taken.Norfolk OPP are investigating.

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