MIDLAND POLICE SERVICE
On December 9th 2017 a 25 year old Tay Twp female attended a store in downtown Midland. The suspect selected clothing from the store, a winter jacket and went into a change room. The suspect concealed some of the selected clothing under her existing clothing and removed the tags from the winter jacket. She continued to shop in the store and eventually left with the jacket and clothing making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. The theft was captured on security video and the picture of the suspect was posted on the Midland Police Facebook page. Police received information on the identity of the suspect. She was located and charged with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. She is scheduled to appear in the Midland Court of Justice on January 25th 2018 at 930am.
The OPP was advised of theft from several vehicles sometime between 10:00pm on Sunday December 17, 2017 and 6:00am December 18, 2017. Construction vehicles owned by Peter Smith Construction and EXL-AIRE were parked at 2 Bickley Drive in the town of Huntsville overnight. Several tools including power tools were removed from four pickup trucks. The trucks had work caps on them that were locked. Unknown culprits pried open the locked doors on the caps and removed the tools. Anyone with any information about this theft or may have seen anything suspicious on Bickley Dr. overnight is asked to contact Huntsville OPP.
Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers will be focusing some additional attention on pedestrian safety after some intersections that continue to pose a safety concern. The intersection of Wellington Street and Monck Road in Bracebridge continues to be a top concern. New rules came into effect on January 1, 2016 regarding pedestrian crossovers and school crossings that direct motorists and cyclists to stop and yield the ENTIRE roadway in certain locations, specifically pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and intersections where there is a crossing guard. This means that the motorist must wait until all pedestrians have cleared the entire roadway and the school crossing guard has returned to the sidewalk before proceeding. Some safety pointers for motorists include:
- always look for pedestrians, especially when turning;
- watch for children and drive cautiously through school zones, residential areas and other areas where children might be walking or playing;
- be patient, some pedestrians require extra time while crossing the road;
Pedestrians are asked to do their part to keep the roads safe as well by:
- crossing only at marked crosswalks or traffic lights;
- making eye contact with drivers before stepping onto the road;
- obeying traffic signals; and
- being attentive to their surroundings.
Drivers may be fined up to $500 and face 3 demerit points for offences relating to these areas and fines are doubled in clearly marked Community Safety Zones. Additional information regarding the new laws can be found at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pedestrian-safety.shtml