Police blotter Man reports scam to police

Man alerts police to pornography scamA Norfolk County resident contacted police Friday after receiving an email from an unknown user demanding money.The email indicated that the victim’s accounts had been hacked and that they were in possession of their passwords. The email also indicated that they were aware of the adult websites that were visited by the male victim and if $1,200 in bitcoin was not forwarded, pictures and video of sites visited would be forwarded to everyone in his contact list.No money was forwarded and no personal information was provided.The victim realized that this was a scam and immediately contacted police after receiving the email.These types of messages are commonly known as scareware and are designed to create anxiety and complete shock for the computer owner resulting in the owner sending money, Norfolk OPP said in a media release.Police are reminding anyone that receives emails like this to be aware that it is just a scam.$15,000 damage to truckWater was poured into the gas tank of a pickup truck parked on Windham Road 11, Windham.The incident occurred between May 8 and May 11. The damage is estimated around $15,000.Investigation continues.Window smashedAt some point between 6 p.m. on May 11 and 11:10 a.m. on May 12 vandals smashed the rear window of a vehicle parked on a property on Patterson Street in Simcoe.Police continue to investigate.Purse stolen A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at the Simcoe Recreation Centre parking lot on Saturday afternoon.The purse’s owner had been volunteering at an event nearby when her unlocked vehicle was entered. Once inside, her purse containing personal and financial information along with a large quantity of Canadian currency was removed.Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.Driver and passenger facing chargesTwo people have been charged after police stopped and investigated a vehicle on Sydenham Street, Simcoe, on May 12 at 2:56 a.m.A 21-year-old woman from Wasaga Beach was charged with obstruct peace officer.A 33-year-old man from Norfolk County was charged with public mischief and personation with intent to avoid arrest, and prosecution or obstruct justice.Both are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Man charged with having unmarked cigarettesA 21-year-old Caledonia man is facing multiple charges after being stopped by police.On May 11 around 12 p.m. Haldimand OPP were patrolling when a vehicle caught their attention. Officers followed and stopped the vehicle on Fife Street East, Caledonia.OPP investigation determined two different plates were on the vehicle but neither belonged to the vehicle.The driver was also accused of several offences including possession of unmarked cigarettes which were located inside the vehicle.The man is charged with fail to signal for turn, two counts using plates not authorized for motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence, failing to have an insurance card, and possession of unmarked cigarettes.He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.