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Police digest Norfolk woman abducted assaulted

A Norfolk woman suffered minor injuries after being abducted and assaulted on the weekend.The woman was driving a vehicle in the Port Dover area late Saturday night when she was abducted by a male hiding on the rear seat of the vehicle. Norfolk OPP say the woman was directed to drive to an area in Norfolk County where she was physically assaulted. She suffered minor injuries.The incident occurred at some point between 9:30 p.m., on Saturday and 12:11 a.m. on Sunday.The Norfolk County OPP Crime Unit is investigating under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant MaryLouise Kearns of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch.Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous online message at person spotted peering into girl’s windowA young girl was in her bedroom in her home on Maple Street in Simcoe on Saturday night when she noticed a person staring at her through the window. She then told her parents who contacted police.The incident occurred at just before 10 p.m.Officers patrolling the area arrived on scene however the individual was not located. The suspect was described as wearing a dark coloured jacket with ’25’ written in white on the shoulder.If anyone recognizes the jacket that was described to police, they are being asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Traffic enforcement results in chargesA 17-year-old male has been charged with driving while under suspension and fail to display two plates.On April 19 at about 9:24 a.m., a Norfolk OPP officer was conducting patrols in the area of Highway 59 and 2nd Concession Road in South Walsingham when a vehicle attracted the officer’s attention.The driver, a resident of Lake of Bays Township, is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.Suspected shoplifter facing chargesA 58-year-old man has been charged with theft under $5,000 after an incident at Real Canadian Superstore in Simcoe.Police were contacted on April 20 around 2:10 p.m. with complaints of a theft.The accused is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Mischief to vehicleIn the early hours of April 20, vandals used a sharp object to damage the paint on a vehicle that was parked on a property on McDowell Road East in Charlotteville.Police were contacted about the mischief report around 7:58 a.m.The OPP are continuing to investigate and are seeking the public’s assistance with this investigation. If anyone has any information, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.Female facing chargesA 48-year-old female has been charged after police received a report of a possible impaired driver on Head Street North in Simcoe.Officers patrolling the area on Friday arrived on scene and located the female. While the officers were conducting an investigation, the woman allegedly assaulted a male and was taken into custody without incident.The Norfolk County woman was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, failure of refusal to comply with demand, assault, and fail to comply with probation order.Vehicle impounded for 45 daysA driver has been charged with operation while prohibited and driver-fail to properly wear seatbelt.On April 20, around 9:41 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols in the area of Church Street West and James Street in Delhi when a vehicle attracted the officer’s attention. The vehicle was stopped and investigated.The driver, a 68-year-old Norfolk man, is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date. read more


The under 100g CO2 engine debuts at SMMT HQ

‘We were pleased to host the event, especially for something as fundamentally important to the British motor industry as this diesel engine’, said SMMT Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘If we are to address environmental issues in a sustainable manner, this type of approach has to be the way forward.’ The ULCCC is a two year, government-supported programme looking to develop an affordable, five-door vehicle with well-to-wheel CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km. The resulting vehicle must retain all the features of a conventional car in its class, whilst delivering equitable performance. Working within a UK government initiative, British engineering consultancy Zytek has developed an economical and environmentally friendly diesel engine which can be used in most popular vehicle sectors. Launched in early December at Forbes House in the presence of Dr Stephen Ladyman, minister of state for transport, this new technology means that vehicle owners could drive across London‘s extended congestion charge zone for just four pence of fuel. The demonstration vehicle was built for the UK government’s Ultra Low Carbon Car Challenge (ULCCC) and has exceeded all targets set for the programme, emitting an exceptional 85g/km CO2. At the launch, Dr Ladyman commented, ‘If we are going to cut carbon emissions from road transport we need innovative new technologies. This launch shows that there is the potential dramatically to reduce emissions from cars.’ The under 100g CO2 engine debuts at SMMT HQ Stephen Hart, transport programme manager with the EST, commends the development. ‘This is a considerable achievement. There is currently no production diesel hybrid and nothing that meets comparable cost targets. With Zytek’s technology, I can see this changing fairly soon.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more