Two Morden businesses hit 0
Morden police are investigating two business break-ins from this past weekend.
On August 4, they were called about a break and enter to the quonset style building behind the Harley Davidson dealership.
Once inside, the thieves rummaged through trucks inside the building and some coins were removed along with two GPS units. One of the GPS units was found left behind inside the building at another location. Value of the tems missing is estimated at $230.
Then on August 5, Mud-Eeze carwash had reported an attempted break in sometime overnight. Suspects smashed a window and then broke a door handle but were not able to get into the building. However, the very next night, suspects were back and this time weresuccessful in entering the building. Once inside, a change machine was entered and an undisclosed amount of change removed. As well, an office area was entered and more change was removed along with a laptop computer.
Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police received a 911 call July 30 about a semi trailer blocking traffic on Thornhill Street. Police arrived at the intersection of Thornhill Street and Route 100 to find a semi had lost its two trailers when executing a turn from Route 100 on to Thornhill Street. The driver indicated he must not have secured the trailers properly to the semi. The trailers were blocking east bound traffic and one westbound lane. Police directed traffic until a tow truck was able to move the trailers off the roadway.
Also that day, the Morden Police Service K9 unit was called to assist the Headingley RCMP with a search of a vehicle for drugs. A quantity of controlled substances had been found inside the vehicle upon initial contact. The vehicle was towed to the Carman RCMP Detachment where Chase was brought in to make a thorough search of the vehicle but nothing more was found.
And July 30 also saw police called about a man trying to enter a house on Elam Street in Morden. Police arrived and spoke with the man, who was heavily intoxicated and said he was trying to visit a friend but was actually trying to get into the wrong apartment. The accused became combative with police and was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act then lodged in cells overnight and released in the morning. There were no charges.
On August 2, police were contacted by a local organization after it had received a call from a person advising they were going to send them a free Team Canada jersey if they purchased some lighting for their building. The caller asked several questions regarding the current lighting in the building but no purchase was made.
Police are again cautioning people to be aware of what information is given out over the phone and to call police or the Canadian Anti Fraud Center (Phone Busters) at 1-888-495-8501 with any questions or concerns.
SUMMARY: July 30 - August 6
- Total calls - 84
- Break & Enter (residential & business)- 8
- Fraud (cheque) - 1
- Other Criminal Code offences (harassment) -1
- Highway Traffic Act offences (charges & warnings) - 9
- Fail to stop - 1
- Morden town bylaw offences -2
- Assist public (emergency hang-up, suspicious persons) -24
- Other activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, lost/found property, Intoxicated Person Detention Act, mental health act, K9 assistance) - 38