Port Hope Police are warning residents never to give out information when solicited via phone or internet to person(s) unknown. On the 4th of October a Port Hope man received a phone call from someone purporting to be a representative from RBC.
The person advised the man his credit card had been compromised and convincingly gave information to legitimize the call. The Port Hope man then gave his four-digit password to the male. Once given, unauthorized transactions were made on the card. The victim became suspicious when the same man called again and asked him to wire some more money to South Carolina.
RBC compensated the man and froze his credit card. Police advise Bank Officials will never ask for such information when credit cards are compromised and further advise for residents to be wary when receiving such calls.
Theft of school computers
Port Hope Police are investigating the theft of numerous lap tops from the Ganaraska Trail Public School. The theft is believed to have occurred over the summer. The lap tops were stored in an area apart from the school. Taken were ten Dell Chromebooks. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Hope Police or Crime Stoppers
Assault charges laid as a result of a family dispute
A 25-year-old Port Hope man was arrested Friday afternoon after Port Hope Police commenced an investigation into a complaint of family violence. Police received information that the man allegedly assaulted children living in the home between April and September 2017.
The man, who is held in custody for a Show Cause Hearing, is facing 3 counts of Assault and 3 counts of Criminal Harassment. Police will not release his name to protect the identity of the victims.
Salmon Run Dedicated Patrols
Final stats for the September 2017 Salmon Run.
Dedicated Foot Patrol: 110 hrs
Charges Ontario Fish Regulation: 32
Liquor Charges: 4
Bylaw Cautions: 15
Calls regarding illegal fishing: 50.