A 77-year old man is facing charges after riding his mower on the roadway. Police say they got the call late Monday afternoon and responded to Haldimand Road 53 in Selkirk. After speaking with the 77-year old man, officers determined he had previous driving convictions and no longer had a license. The man was later charged with driving while disqualified.
Provincial police say a dog lover in Simcoe lost 15-hundred dollars to a so-called “puppy scam.” They say the Simcoe resident found an online ad for a French Mastiff puppy for sale and began communicating with the seller last month. Investigators say the seller said she was currently in North Bay and requested a five-hundred-dollar deposit for the dog. They say the animal was then apparently shipped by plane to Hamilton, at which time the remaining one-thousand dollars was paid. However, police say the buyer called the airport after transferring the money, and the puppy never arrived.
Two men were caught red-handed inside a homeowner’s car. On Monday, in the early morning hours, police say a homeowner on Grove Street in Simcoe looked out their window and spotted two men inside their vehicle. The owner bolted outside to confront the men who took off in an unknown direction. Both suspects were described as males, approximately 18 years old, wearing dark clothing.
The Norfolk OPP is stressing the importance of staying alert on the roadway. Around midnight on Monday, officers were contacted by a concerned motorist traveling down Concession 2 between Cockshutt Road and Villa Nova Road. Several goats had wandered out onto the road causing the driver just narrowly to avoid a collision. The animals were subsequently removed from the roadway and returned to their rightful owner.