Local news briefs

Woman charged for assaulting policeTwo women were charged in Simcoe after fisticuffs broke out last weekend on Norfolk Street South.Before police had processed the last of the paperwork, an officer had been threatened and assaulted.Norfolk OPP responded to the fight around midnight Saturday. Two people were taken into custody, with reports that a third person had been assaulted.The suspects were taken to the Norfolk detachment of the OPP on the Queensway West. While they were being processed, one of the accused assaulted and then threatened an arresting officer.A 23-year-old Kitchener woman is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, three counts of assaulting a peace officer, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and failure to comply with a probation order.A 33-year-old Norfolk woman is charged with assault.Tires slashed on Ireland RoadThe Norfolk OPP are counselling vigilance after two tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on Ireland Road in Simcoe late Thursday or early Friday.“The OPP want to remind all residents that – if they see anything suspicious – to please contact the police immediately,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk OPP spokesperson, said in a news release.“If anyone is found commiting acts of mischief, appropriate charges will be laid.”Anyone who saw something suspicious on Ireland Road during the hours in question is asked to share that information with the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be shared with Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.Smile for the cameraSurveillance video was the undoing of a thief who was nabbed in Simcoe over the weekend.Someone entered a carport on John Street around 4:45 a.m. Sunday and made off with a bottle of liquor and some scaffolding.Police recognized the person in the video. He was arrested later in the day.A 53-year-old Norfolk man is charged with trespassing at night and theft under $5,000.Stunt driver in DelhiA 19-year-old Norfolk man was charged with stunt driving in Delhi on the weekend.The motorist attracted the attention of a police officer on patrol in the area of Ann Street around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.The man also is charged with being a young driver with a blood-alcohol content above zero.The minimum penalty for stunt driving is $2,000 plus a seven-day licence suspension and a seven-day impoundment of the vehicle involved.Mountain bike stolen in SimcoeA blue and white CCM mountain bike valued of $700 was stolen last Friday, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., from an unlocked garage on Oakwood Avenue in Simcoe.Intruder chased from homePolice are reminding residents to lock their doors before going to bed.A resident of Patterson Street was alarmed in at about 2:45 a.m. Monday to find a male intruder with a flashlight standing in their home. The man fled when confronted.“Police remind all homeowners to ensure that all doors and windows are secured in order to prevent anyone from gaining access to their residence,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk OPP spokesperson, said in a news release.“The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to be extremely vigilant when any stranger arrives at your home.”Vehicle invader nabbed in DelhiA 29-year-old Tillsonburg man was charged this week following a rash of thefts from vehicles in Delhi in the early morning hours of Monday.Norfolk OPP linked the suspect to the missing property Monday afternoon and took the accused into custody.He is charged with break-and-enter and five counts of theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle.Woman charged following fightAn argument that escalated into violence this week has resulted in charges of assault and break-and-enter against a 52-year-old Norfolk woman.The altercation happened at a home on Norfolk Street South.The accused attempted to flee in a vehicle but was pulled over by police nearby.