CJ104 Crime of the Week

COPPER THEFT

Local law enforcement are asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible for a significant theft of copper in Lower Woodstock, N.B.  On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, shortly before 6:30 PM, Woodstock RCMP received a report of approximately 500 lbs. (230 kg.) of copper discovered on the bank of the Saint John River in Lower Woodstock.  It was determined the copper had been stolen from the nearby Cozy Cabins Motel, causing significant damage to the motel's electrical and water systems. Police believe the suspect(s) would have spent several hours at the motel removing the copper. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between Tues. Feb. 20th and Fri. Feb. 23, 2018, 2018.  If you have any information that will assist in this investigation, or you may have seen suspicious activity in the vicinity of the Cozy Cabins Motel during this time period, contact Crime Stoppers. 

SCAM ALERT

Law enforcement once again reminds the public of a number of scams operating within the region.  It is that time of year when scammers know tax rebates will be provided and they want your cash.  A common scam this time of year is when a criminal contacts you and informs you they are calling on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency and reports you are either owe money from your tax return or you are eligible for a rebate.  They will ask for your personal information and instruct you how to pay your debt.  Never provide a complete stranger your bank account number, SIN number or credit card number.  Also circulating within the region is the scam informing you that your computer has a problem and for a fee, they will fix it if you permit them to log onto your computer. This is an easy way for the scammer to access your computer stored personal information, particularly if you do on-line banking or any other type of financial business.  Never, under any circumstances let a stranger access your computer or provide your personal information to a complete stranger who most likely is situated in a foreign country. Senior citizens are most vulnerable to these criminal acts.  Care-givers must always be on the alert for such activity and report immediately any scams to the proper authorities. 

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