Briefs include a new fraud happening locally, B&E on Sloane Street, youths from out of town charged with trespassing at the old lighthouse, hydro truck broken into and a brick tossed through a window overnight.
WOODSTOCK - A 26 year old man from Woodstock was arrested early Friday morning breaking into a shed on Sloane Street.
The resident heard noises coming from the yard around 4:00 am and called police. Officers found the suspect and charged him with trespassing, break and enter and possession of break in instruments.
The police want to thank the resident for their quick and appropriate actions in this incident and remind the public to do the same. If you observe a crime such as a break and enter or theft do not approach or follow the suspect, you do not know their motives, mental/emotional state or if they are carrying a weapon. Get a good description of the suspect, their vehicle if they have one and the direction they are traveling and contact police immediately.
WOODSTOCK - Woodstock Police are warning the public about a new fraud making the rounds in the Friendly City.
How it works is you will get a call from someone claiming to work for a collection agency named Financial Debt Recovery. They will then claim they have been hired by Money Mart to recover and debt and provide a case number. Financial Debt Recovery is a legitimate business, however WPS has received reports of scammers impersonating FDR employees with claims for fraudulent Money Mart loans.
Anyone who gets a call like this is being told to hang up immediately and not provide any personal information.
WOODSTOCK - Woodstock Police are investigating after several pieces of equipment were stolen from a hydro truck.
The theft happened overnight Thursday in the area of James and Clarke streets. Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodstock Police or Crime Stoppers.
WOODSTOCK - A brick was tossed through the window of a home on Marlboro Street in Woodstock.
The incident happened in the middle of the night on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodstock Police or Crime Stoppers.
WOODSTOCK - Five people in their late teens and early 20's were arrested in Woodstock on Sunday night at the old lighthouse on Ferguson Drive.
The youths were charged with trespassing. None of them are local either, hailing from Beamsville, Welland, Port Colborne and Sherkston.