Resident charged with drunk driving
A Huntsville man will be in a Peterborough courtroom in early May to face two drunk-driving charges.
Peterborough OPP report that on Monday at 1:12 a.m., police stopped and investigated the driver of a Chrysler Intrepid on Spillsbury Drive.
As a result of the investigation, a 21-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on May 2.
Man faces theft over $5,000 charge
A 44-year-old Muskoka Lakes man will appear in Huntsville court next month, accused of stealing from his father.
Huntsville OPP report that during the past month, the Huntsville-Muskoka Crime Unit has been investigating a person who was holding the position of power of attorney over a senior living in a local seniors care facility.
As a result of the investigation, the accused man has been charged with theft over $5,000. He will appear in Huntsville court on April 17 to answer to his charges.
Some seniors are embarrassed to report any form of elder abuse, according to a Huntsville OPP press release.
“If you feel that you are a victim or may know someone who is a victim of senior abuse tell someone you trust, keep a running record of what is happening to you or that person, and most of all don’t blame yourself. Many groups in the community want to help and protect the rights, safety and dignity of seniors. Elder abuse is a crime and a hidden problem that is generally not reported or talked about. The Ontario Provincial Police recognizes this is a growing problem within our senior population and will take whatever actions that (are) necessary to effectively deal with those who commit this specific criminal offence,” the release states.
Police warn of Internet scam
Last week, officers from the Huntsville OPP Detachment investigated a rather unique incident regarding the purchase of a pre-paid cash card from an online Internet source and how it is related to an Internet scam.
This specific matter dealt with a pop-up window that appeared on a personal computer and required a pre-paid cash card be used to pay a fine, or it stated the person could have faced possible imprisonment. By opening up the window, a virus attacks and subsequently shuts down the computer for a three-day period.
The OPP are warning the public that purchasing pre-paid cash type cards over the Internet can not only be dangerous, but costly. As a result, the public is encouraged to not participate in this type of activity, as it can be fraudulent in nature.
Computer users are reminded that any emails form unknown sources or those that only contain a link and nothing else should not be opened and deleted immediately as they could be the source of a virus.
March is Fraud Prevention Month and the OPP have been warning about a number of scams that are appearing throughout the province and this includes Internet based frauds as well. Please use the Internet wisely and cautiously.
Keep watch on vehicles, warn OPP
Over the past week Huntsville OPP have been investigating thefts from motor vehicles in the Meadow Park area of Huntsville.
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 Huntsville OPP members attended a residence on Cliff Drive, where someone had jimmied the door open on a car sometime overnight and went through the contents of the vehicle. The owner was unable to determine if anything was taken.
On the same night, someone entered a garage on Lake Drive and a vehicle’s windows and wipers were damaged. There did not appear to be anything missing from the garage or the vehicle.
At another address on Lake Drive, someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed some change.
Later that same day, officers attended a residence on Meadow Park Drive to investigate theft from a vehicle; taken from this vehicle were a variety of CDs. At another location on Meadow Park Drive, an unknown culprit went into a vehicle parked in the driveway, removed a GPS and some loose change.
The culprit also opened the garage door with the opener that was in the vehicle. It did not appear that anything was removed from the garage.
Huntsville OPP is looking to speak to a person that was seen in that area overnight. Described as five-foot, 10-inches tall, wearing a parka with a hood and carrying a backpack. It is unknown if this person was male or female.
Anyone who may have seen anything in that area is asked to contact Huntsville OPP at 705-789-5551 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.