Port Hope Police Weekend Media Release

In Police Blotter

Thefts from motor vehicles.

Thefts from unlocked vehicles are continuing to be reported. Since June 14th there have been 6 reported thefts.  Three Brown Street resident reported loose change and a small set of binoculars and a security vest taken out of their unlocked vehicles sometime overnight the 14/15/16 of June. An Alexander Street resident reported a GPS stolen. The vehicle was locked but the window was accidentally left halfway down. A Catherine Street resident reported his vehicle entered and three golf clubs taken. A Smith Street resident reported loose change taken and windshield washer fluid poured on seats. It is believed all above incidents occurred on the 14, 15 and 16 of June seemingly during the night.  Police continue to advise residents to lock their vehicles when not in use. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Hope Police at 905-885-8123 or email phps@phps.on.ca or contact crime stoppers.

CRA Fraud

On the 15th of June an elderly resident in the municipality’s east end reported she was contacted by someone who purported to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The person advised the lady that they needed her social insurance number. Unfortunately the woman gave it to the caller. This form of identity theft is used in fraudulent activity. The CRA does not call people and ask for this information. Police advised never give information out over the phone or the internet to people who they do not know. The Government of Canada will flag this lady’s SIN.

R.I.D.E

Port Hope Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources worked in conjunction and conducted two R.I.D.E programs in the Municipality’s west end. Several vehicles were checked. One person was cautioned regarding a minor CDSA infraction. That person’s vehicle was towed because it was deemed unsafe. There were no other reported infractions during the programs.  Port Hope Police will continue to conducted R.I.D.E programs throughout the summer.

Driver arrested for impaired driving.

A 52 year old Port Hope man is charged with impaired driving and driving a motor vehicle with excess blood alcohol. On the 17th of June shortly after midnight the man was observed by a Port Hope Police officer to be operating vehicle southbound on Ontario Street. The officer observed the vehicle to be weaving in the lane as it was being driven. The officer conducted a traffic stop to determine the driver’s ability to continue driving. He commenced an investigation into the state of sobriety of the driver subsequently arresting him for impaired related offences. Glen Arthur Mills appears in court at the end of June.

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