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Police Conclude No Criminal Activity Took Place After Parents Express Concern Regarding Incidents In The Norwood Area

NORTHUMBERLAND-Police say no criminal activity took place after investigating parents concerns regarding incidents in the Norwood area.

The Peterborough County OPP received calls from residents expressing concerns over certain individuals attending areas frequented by children, making them feel “uncomfortable”.

The Peterborough County OPP Crime Unit were able to identify the individuals and spoke directly with them with the aid of a translator brought in by the OPP. Officers say they have been assured that the individuals are aware of and understand the concerns expressed by the community.

“More recently, the OPP have received calls where individuals are suggesting trying to “bait” people to the areas of concern, and pictures identifying persons, and vehicles are continuing to be circulated. While the Peterborough OPP Detachment does encourage members of the public to continue reporting suspicious activity, they do not approve or endorse any such actions. We have completed our investigation and can confirm that although some people were left feeling uncomfortable, no criminal activity took place.” said police in a press release.

Police are asking parents to be cognisant of their children’s whereabouts and to report any suspicious activity to the OPP. “We will investigate any concerns raised and we again reiterate that the public should not take matters into their own hands.” said police.

Anyone wishing to report any concerns are asked to call the Peterborough County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or you may submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

 

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