POLICE BEAT: Western Union helps foil scammer

News Apr 13, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects took a 2010 black trailer from a lot on Dundas Street East sometime between April 1 and 4. There are no suspects at this time.

Overnight on April 3, someone scratched the driver’s side windshield of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Wakefield Lane.

Just after midnight on April 5, a vehicle left the roadway on Governors Road in Lynden. The driver was the lone occupant and was uninjured. The driver told police he had fallen asleep just prior to the crash. He was issued a ticket for careless driving. If you’re tired behind the wheel you can be a danger to yourself and others.

A 78 year old reported that a person claiming to be from Microsoft called and offered to maintain her computer for a cost of $98 per year. She signed up for the service. The suspects then called back and claimed the company had gone out of business and they wished to refund her. She was directed to send a money order via Western Union. She attempted to send the funds more than once but, realizing it was a scam, Western Union returned the money to her. The victim now feels her banking information has been compromised. Bank staff advised they would be monitoring any suspicious activity.

Overnight on April 5, suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in a driveway on Webster Street and rummaged around, but nothing was taken.

On April 5 at 10:25 p.m., a male filled up his two-door black Volkswagen Jetta at a station on Hwy. 6. He entered the kiosk, waited in line, but then left without paying. The suspect is described as: male, white, 20-25 years old, 5’7”, 170 lbs., medium build and light brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket and black dress pants.

On April 9 at 2:53 a.m., a suspect smashed the glass in the front door of a business on Hwy. 8. The suspect was unable to gain entry and fled.

Police stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy. 6 on April 9 at 10:05 p.m., and was discovered that the driver’s licence had been suspended.

On April 9 between 7:30 p.m., and 10:15 p.m., suspects took a truck that was parked in a lot on Horseshoe Crescent.

POLICE BEAT: Western Union helps foil scammer

News Apr 13, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects took a 2010 black trailer from a lot on Dundas Street East sometime between April 1 and 4. There are no suspects at this time.

Overnight on April 3, someone scratched the driver’s side windshield of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Wakefield Lane.

Just after midnight on April 5, a vehicle left the roadway on Governors Road in Lynden. The driver was the lone occupant and was uninjured. The driver told police he had fallen asleep just prior to the crash. He was issued a ticket for careless driving. If you’re tired behind the wheel you can be a danger to yourself and others.

A 78 year old reported that a person claiming to be from Microsoft called and offered to maintain her computer for a cost of $98 per year. She signed up for the service. The suspects then called back and claimed the company had gone out of business and they wished to refund her. She was directed to send a money order via Western Union. She attempted to send the funds more than once but, realizing it was a scam, Western Union returned the money to her. The victim now feels her banking information has been compromised. Bank staff advised they would be monitoring any suspicious activity.

Overnight on April 5, suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in a driveway on Webster Street and rummaged around, but nothing was taken.

On April 5 at 10:25 p.m., a male filled up his two-door black Volkswagen Jetta at a station on Hwy. 6. He entered the kiosk, waited in line, but then left without paying. The suspect is described as: male, white, 20-25 years old, 5’7”, 170 lbs., medium build and light brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket and black dress pants.

On April 9 at 2:53 a.m., a suspect smashed the glass in the front door of a business on Hwy. 8. The suspect was unable to gain entry and fled.

Police stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy. 6 on April 9 at 10:05 p.m., and was discovered that the driver’s licence had been suspended.

On April 9 between 7:30 p.m., and 10:15 p.m., suspects took a truck that was parked in a lot on Horseshoe Crescent.

POLICE BEAT: Western Union helps foil scammer

News Apr 13, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects took a 2010 black trailer from a lot on Dundas Street East sometime between April 1 and 4. There are no suspects at this time.

Overnight on April 3, someone scratched the driver’s side windshield of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Wakefield Lane.

Just after midnight on April 5, a vehicle left the roadway on Governors Road in Lynden. The driver was the lone occupant and was uninjured. The driver told police he had fallen asleep just prior to the crash. He was issued a ticket for careless driving. If you’re tired behind the wheel you can be a danger to yourself and others.

A 78 year old reported that a person claiming to be from Microsoft called and offered to maintain her computer for a cost of $98 per year. She signed up for the service. The suspects then called back and claimed the company had gone out of business and they wished to refund her. She was directed to send a money order via Western Union. She attempted to send the funds more than once but, realizing it was a scam, Western Union returned the money to her. The victim now feels her banking information has been compromised. Bank staff advised they would be monitoring any suspicious activity.

Overnight on April 5, suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in a driveway on Webster Street and rummaged around, but nothing was taken.

On April 5 at 10:25 p.m., a male filled up his two-door black Volkswagen Jetta at a station on Hwy. 6. He entered the kiosk, waited in line, but then left without paying. The suspect is described as: male, white, 20-25 years old, 5’7”, 170 lbs., medium build and light brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket and black dress pants.

On April 9 at 2:53 a.m., a suspect smashed the glass in the front door of a business on Hwy. 8. The suspect was unable to gain entry and fled.

Police stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy. 6 on April 9 at 10:05 p.m., and was discovered that the driver’s licence had been suspended.

On April 9 between 7:30 p.m., and 10:15 p.m., suspects took a truck that was parked in a lot on Horseshoe Crescent.