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A1 Security Crime of the Week

 

The Sarnia Police Service is looking for two thieves involved in a south end break and enter.

At approximately 2:00 am on Wednesday March 20th two males dressed in dark clothing and wearing gloves entered a business compound located on Tecumseh Street in Sarnia. Once in the compound these low lifes began smashing out the windows of trucks and stealing power tools and wiring from the vehicles.

The company lost thousands of dollars of tools as a result of this senseless crime.
You can help this local business and make some cash by calling Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers if you can provide information that leads to the arrest of these two low lifes

 

A1 Security Crime of the Week

March is “Fraud Prevention Month” and it’s no coincidence that it is also ‘Tax Season’ in Canada. People are still falling for the scam where they receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)– asking them to provide personal banking information or even asking them to go to their bank to send money to them.

There are even cases where the caller asks the victim to go out and purchase iTunes cards, or Google Play cards and send them on as payment for tax arrears. To most people, this is an obvious example of a scam but to some people, the threat of going to jail for unpaid taxes can be a very scary and intimidating situation. Most people are too embarrassed to report that they fell prey to this type of scam and it’s estimated that only 5% of phone scams are reported.

So, to be clear…

The CRA will never

Also, the CRA never uses text messages or instant messaging such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to communicate with taxpayers under any circumstance. If a taxpayer receives text or instant messages claiming to be from the CRA, they are scams!

If you know someone who may be vulnerable to this type of scam, Crime Stoppers urges you to have a conversation with them – filling them in on the importance of verifying the identity of callers who are trying to separate them from their money. It is very possible that the caller is using one scam or another.

Other scams are known as ‘The Loan Scam’ – the ‘Tech Support Scam’- the ‘Service Scam’ or the ‘Extortion Scam’ but the common denominator is that the victim is being manipulated by an unknown person who has one goal in mind… getting money from them.

Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 if you think you’ve been the victim of one of these scams or if you’d like more information on this topic.

 

More information can also be found online on the following websites…

http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/index-eng.htm

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/newsroom/tax-tips/tax-tips-2018/what-to-expect-cra-contacts-you.html

https://globalnews.ca/news/4907961/cra-phone-scams/


 

5 – Pin Bowling is Back…

Our Spring 5 Pin Rock and Bowl fundraiser is back at Marcin Bowl

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Cost $35.00 per person includes 3 games, shoe rental and pizza courtesy of Rondo’s… and prizes!!

Must enter a four person team (12 teams only)

Call for a registration package. 519-344-8861 ext 5204…

OR…

Simply email us at contactus@sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org with the following information – Number of Teams, Team Name(s) & Bowlers’ names.

Payment at the Bowling Alley

Get your team together now and let us know that you’ll be there so we’ll be sure to have enough Rondo’s Pizza

A1 Security – Crime of the Week

This week, Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers is featuring the continuing OPP investigation investigation into the death of then 14 year old Karen Caughlin.

 

Lambton OPP continue to seek justice for 14-year-old Karen Lee Ann Caughlin who was found dead exactly 45 years ago.

The Sarnia girl was last seen on March 15, 1974, and her body was discovered at mid-morning the following day near the side of Plowing Match Road, between Churchill Line and LaSalle Line.

Caughlin had been at the “Rose Garden Roller Rink” in Point Edward, and was dropped off at a girlfriend’s house on Brock Street in Sarnia around midnight, but never made it inside.

Police continue to focus on addressing the nine hour gap between the time Karen was last seen and when her body was discovered 22 km away.

In 2017, police revealed science-based information that Karen’s injuries were consistent with being hit by a motor vehicle.

OPP Detective Inspector Chris Avery is again appealing to the public for more information.

“We know there are people who know what happened to Karen Caughlin,” said Avery. “We strongly urge them to come forward to help provide her family and friends with the resolution they deserve. Even 45 years after Karen’s tragic death, any piece of information may be the key to achieving that goal.”

A $50,000 reward for information remains in effect.

Anyone with information should call Lambton OPP at 519-882-1011 or Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Please click on link below to see the 2014 information video by the OPP

2014 OPP information video