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Suspicious Vehicle

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the Woodstock Police Service responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area of Adelaide Street in the City of Woodstock.

Investigation revealed that two females, age 14 and 15 years, were walking on Adelaide Street when they were approached by an unknown male driver of a white pickup truck. The driver slowed and yelled out to the girls, asking if they needed a ride. The pickup truck kept going and the females continued back to the area of Woodstock Collegiate Institute.

The male driver is described as being 28 years or older driving a white truck.

With school back in session, the Woodstock Police Service would like to remind students and all those pedestrians, that if you are approached by an unknown vehicle while walking, to not stop and not to engage. Parents are encouraged to go over safety tips with their children with regards to road safety and stranger safety.

Tips to keep in mind for your safety while walking:

  • Stay far away from a vehicle if it slows down or stops near you while you are walking
  • Walk in a populated, well lit area
  • Do not stop to talk to anyone in the vehicle
  • Yell for help and run away from the vehicle
  • For children, to find an adult they trust such as a parent, teacher, principal, or call 911
  • If possible, get a description of the vehicle and the persons, and licence plate if possible
  • Immediately report the incident to police

High School officer, Constable Angela Wilson states, “We want to keep our children and community safe, and prevention through education is key in helping with that.”

The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about this incident to contact WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police Investigate Suspicious Fire

On Tuesday, September 03, 2019, at 05:41 a.m., the Woodstock Fire Department responded to a report of an odour of smoke and an alarm in the area of Chapel Street in the City of Woodstock.

Investigation revealed that upon arrival the fire department located a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck smoldering inside of a business located at 97 Wilson Street. Woodstock Police Service uniform branch immediately responded to the area and determined that a break and enter occurred at the business.

The Woodstock Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch and the Forensic Identification Unit are working with the Woodstock Fire Department investigator to determine the cause of the suspicious fire.

Damages to the truck and the business are estimated at $5000.00. Police have no suspects at this time.

The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about this investigation is asked to contact WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:09:45 AM EST

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