Welland man arrested in Port Dover after pet left in hot vehicle

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Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment charged a 77-year-old man after police responded to an incident at a Market Street West, Port Dover address.
On Sunday, May 25 at 4:43 p.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen after observing an animal in a vehicle for an extended period of time.
Through investigation the police determined that the owner had left the animal in the vehicle and that the animal appeared to be in distress. The dog was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local veterinarian clinic for treatment.
A 77-year-old Welland man was arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal and will appear in Provincial Court, Simcoe to answer to the charge.
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OPP in Norfolk is warning residents about tainted candy after police were called to an Evergreen Hill Road, Simcoe, address.
On May 15, police were contacted after two youths were admitted to hospital after ingesting a noxious substance.
Police determined that two 15-year-old males attended the Norfolk General Hospital on May 12 after consuming candy suspected of being tainted with a noxious substance.
Police suspect that the noxious substance is drug related and are warning all residents to be aware of the source where candy is purchased. Police say to purchase your candies from reputable retail outlets and avoid purchasing from unknown individuals.
Police want all parents or caregivers to speak with their children and inform them of the dangers of purchasing unwrapped or modified candy from unknown individuals.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Posted: June 1, 2014