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Shelburne Police issue warning about discarded needles



The Shelburne Police Service is warning the public to watch out for discarded needles. The Shelburne Police Service has received a number of calls from the public regarding needles being discarded carelessly in public areas and parks. Not only can this activity be an indicator of intravenous drug use in the community, but the discarded needles can pose a health risk to the public if not handled and discarded properly.

Shelburne Police ask that if needles or syringes are found that you call them at (519)925-3312 x1 for proper and safe disposal. Please do not try to pick these needles up yourself. The Shelburne Police also ask that you speak to your children about this problem and teach them never to touch a needle or syringe that they may find. If a child finds a needle or syringe please teach them to tell an adult.

If anyone's skin is pierced with a discarded needle, they are strongly encouraged to seek medical attention right away.

If you have any information regarding this, or any other matter, please call the Shelburne Police Service at (519)925-3312 x1 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

Three males charged in convenience store robbery

Three teen-aged males have been arrested and are facing several criminal charges in connection to an armed robbery Tuesday of last week at an Orangeville convenience store.

On Tuesday April 17, at about 6:00 a.m., three males entered First Street Variety, at 7 First Street, which had just opened for business. The males approached the counter and demanded the contents of the cash register from the female employee, one of the suspects brandishing a firearm. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and miscellaneous items. The employee was not injured.

On Wednesday April 18, at about 2:10 a.m., three men were apprehended by Peel Regional Police as they attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the trio, whose identities are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were arrested and taken into custody.

Each of the three accused are facing several criminal charges including robbery using a firearm, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of property obtained by crime.

The accused were all held in custody in Brampton pending bail hearings on charges by Peel Regional Police.

On Wednesday, April 25, two of the accused were transported to Orangeville Courthouse where they were formally charged and on Friday, April 27, the third male was also transported to Orangeville Courthouse and formally charged.

All three have been held in custody pending bail hearings regarding the allegations.

Guns, ammunition turned over to Orangeville police

The Orangeville Police Service has completed its annual Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program that ran from April 1 to 30.

As a result of the program, police received four firearms and various types of ammunition over the month-long initiative. The firearms surrendered included a .22-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber rifle and two 12 gauge shotguns.

The goal of the annual program is to increase safety by reducing the number of unwanted or illegally owned firearms, prohibited weapons and ammunition in our community. Having such items turned in through the program reduces the likelihood of unwanted firearms and weapons falling into the hands of criminals from break-ins and thefts, or into the hands of curious youth.

“We are pleased that this annual initiative continues to achieve the intended goal. We thank the members of the public for supporting this program and assisting our police service to help make Orangeville a safer community”, said Police Chief Wayne Kalinski.

Officers investigating after car drives into Caledon home

Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment responded to a report of a vehicle driving into a house in Caledon East.

On Friday, April 27, 2018 at approximately 2:20 p.m. a vehicle was traveling on Marion Street approaching Larry Street. For unknown reasons the vehicle lost control, proceeded through the intersection where it struck a house and went through the garage. The vehicle ended up in the back yard of the house.

Officers arrived at the scene and quickly removed the driver and passenger who were unable to exit the vehicle.

Officers evacuated the surrounding residences due to a potential gas leak at the scene.

Peel Regional Paramedics, Caledon Fire Services and Enbridge Gas officials attended the scene.

The driver and occupant of the vehicle were not injured in the collision. There was a resident in the house at the time of the collision but they were not injured.

Occupants in the surrounding houses were allowed to return to their homes at approximately 3:10 p.m.

Officers will be investigating if the driver was suffering from a medical emergency at the time of the collision.

 

 


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