OPP Report – 2 dump trailers collide…
TWO DUMP TRAILERS COLLIDE IN ORO-MEDONTE
(May 19, 2023 ORILLIA, ON) – The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to a collision involving two commercial motor vehicles in the Township of Oro-Medonte.
On May 19, 2023, just before 9:00 a.m., officers from Orillia OPP were called to a traffic collision on Line 9 North in the Township of Oro-Medonte. Two commercial dump trucks collided while one was attempting to cross Old Barrie Road. One truck sustained damage causing diesel fuel to spill onto the roadway. Lanes were reduced temporarily at Line 9 and Old Barrie Road but have since been re-opened. All parties were alert, and no injuries were reported.
As a result, a 27-year-old male from Brampton was charged with:
- Start from stopped position – not in safety.
Members of Orillia OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.
FALL FROM TREE LEAVES ONE PARTY DECEASED IN ORO-MEDONTE
(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a home in Oro-Medonte where a male was pronounced deceased.
On May 17, 2023, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Orillia OPP, Simcoe County Paramedic Service and Township of Oro-Medonte Fire, were dispatched to a home on Huronwoods Drive in Oro-Medonte for a report of a male arborist who had fallen approximately 50 feet out of tree. Male was pronounced deceased at scene. The Ministry of Labour, OPP Forensic Identification Services and the Coroner have been contacted and are further investigating.
The deceased has been identified as a 45-year-old male of Springwater Township.
Members of Orillia OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information that may be helpful, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.
OPP Conducting Death Investigation in Penetanguishene
(May 17, 2023 – PENETANGUISHENE, ON) – Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Office of the Chief Coroner are currently conducting a death investigation after the body of a male was located in a wooded area near the intersection of Fox Street and Beck Boulevard in the afternoon hours of May 17, 2023.
OPP uniform officers were assisted by Detachment Crime Unit members as well as the OPP Technical Identification Services Unit (TISU) in this investigation.
Investigators have identified the deceased and are notifying the family. This death is not believed to be suspicious and there is no threat to public safety. Further investigation will continue at a post mortem examination which will take place in the coming days.
NOTTAWASAGA OPP WARNING RESIDENTS OF PAVING SCAMMERS
(May 17, 2023 – TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH, ADJALA-TOSORONTIO & ESSA TOWNSHIPS, ON)- The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a fraud scam involving an asphalt company operating in the Angus, Essa Township area.
As a result of the police investigation, Nottawasaga OPP would like to make the community aware of this illegitimate company operating in our area attempting to defraud members of our community by offering reduced asphalt services. They are representing themselves by the name of “Icon” or “Ikon”. Upon entering into a verbal agreement, these individuals may begin working or damaging the current driveway. The scammers are skilled at communicating quickly in a tactic to make the consumer feel rushed into a decision to purchase the asphalt. They are offering low-cost paving as they have a “surplus” of asphalt from roadwork. They are giving estimates and then completing the jobs without paperwork or providing written quotes or receipts.
The crew is comprised of all males who are operating newer model dark Ford F150 pick up trucks. Anyone who may have camera footage of them is encouraged to report it to police.
Police remind citizens that they should follow a few simple steps when getting home renovations:
- Always read over thoroughly all written contracts before signing them. Get a family member to review them.
- Get references from other customers to ensure quality of the work
- Do some research before you pay for product or service and consider getting numerous quotes
- Thoroughly understand what product or service you are purchasing, the process any guarantees and complaint process if you do not receive the product or service you paid for.
- Inspect all work prior to making payment and ensure work has been completed properly and that the service you received was what you had paid for in your business contract.
- Legitimate businesses will be happy to provide you with information on their services
- Always be careful about providing confidential personal information especially banking and credit card details unless you are certain that the company is legitimate.
Nottawasaga OPP believe that there may be others victims within our community, and encourage calling us at 1-888-310-1122 to report the fraud.
CAFC Report on Fraud Investigation Success Story
(MIDLAND,ON)- Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) are continuing to raise the awareness for North Simcoe residents of the various scams that they may encounter on the telephone or online. In this case an investigative success story!
This bulletin was prepared to share a success story with the public. On May 4th, 2023 the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the United States Secret Service (USSS) along with a financial institution were able to
freeze a $212,000 fraudulent transfer. The CAFC assisted victims in recovering $2.9M in 2022. The funds were frozen after a business reported to the CAFC that they were a victim of a Spear Phishing incident.
As a result, the business is well positioned to recover their funds. This success story illustrates one of the benefits of reporting to the CAFC as quickly as possible when targeted by fraud.
Spear Phishing is one of the most common and most dangerous attack methods currently used to conduct fraud, usually on businesses and organizations. Fraudsters take their time to collect information on their intended targets, so they can send convincing emails seemingly from a trusted source. Fraudsters will infiltrate or spoof a business or individual email account. They create a rule to send copies of incoming emails forwarded to one of their own accounts. They comb through these emails to:
study the sender’s use of language
look for patterns linked to important contacts, payments, and dates
How to protect yourself
Remain current on frauds targeting businesses and educate all employees.
Include fraud training as part of new employee onboarding.
Put in place detailed payment procedures.
Encourage a verification step for unusual requests.
Establish fraud identifying, managing and reporting procedures.
Avoid opening unsolicited emails or clicking on suspicious links or attachments.
Take a few seconds to hover over an email address or link and confirm that they are correct.
Restrict the amount of information shared publicly and show caution with regards to social media.
Upgrade and update technical security software.
Learn more tips and tricks for protecting yourself from fraud.
We thank all of our media partners for helping to promote this awareness campaign and will continue to provide the community with information in order to prevent victimization by this and many other devastating scams.
IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS, ONE BAD DECISION TO CAUSE A ROAD FATALITY
OPP takes part in Canada Road Safety Week
(ORILLIA, ON) – Following a year that marked the highest number of fatalities on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads in 16 years, the OPP is reporting that the majority of the 359 people killed in 2022 pointed to bad decisions on the part of drivers and passengers.
Every year, a significant number of road deaths are linked to motorists who decide to drive aggressively, distracted, under the influence of alcohol/drugs or fatigued, with little or no thought about the unimaginable consequences that await them – the loss of human life. The decision to not buckle up is another factor that costs drivers (and passengers) their lives every year.
The OPP reminds drivers that they are among the greatest contributors to these efforts and that some of the most important decisions of their lives are made every time they Take The Wheel.