Motorcycle collision on Fisher Street yesterday
The Law Enforcement Torch Run was re-routed from its original plan yesterday due to a collision that took place at Fisher Street and McIntyre Street East at approximately 10:41 a.m. and the resulting traffic delay that lasted approximately 45 minutes.
While travelling in a motorcycle eastbound on Fisher Street, a 38-year old male failed to stop for a red light, collided with a car, was partially ejected from his bike and then struck a van. Both drivers of the car and the van were travelling northbound on McIntyre at the time.
The 38-year old male motorcycle driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital. There were no other injuries.
As a result of the police investigation, a provincial offence notice for failing to stop at a red light was issued to the motorcycle driver.
LE Torch Run for Special Olympics a success!
The 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario was another great success. A total of $1237.25 was raised thanks to donations, t-shirt sales and a barbeque at police headquarters. The North Bay Police Service thanks donors, participants, volunteers and the media for their excellent coverage of this event.
The Service looks forward to the next fundraiser for Special Olympics: the Conquer the Ridge Endurance Challenge which will take place on the Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area on June 27th. For details, visit: conquertheridge.ca
The North Bay Police Service joins the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and police services from across the country with a warning to residents to not fall victim to telephone or email scams from fraudsters who claim to be from Canada Revenue Agency.
North Bay Police have received reports from residents who have been targeted by telephone from people claiming to be employees of Canada Revenue Agency. Luckily, nobody has fallen victim to this scam. Police advise to simply hang up if you get these calls.
Tax Scam Pitch
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information on frauds in Canada. It warns that whether by telephone or by email, the tax scam pitch involves one of two variations:
1. The fraudsters are looking for personal information or asking that outstanding taxes be paid by a money service business or by pre-paid debit or credit cards.
2. There is notification by phone or email from the “CRA” claiming there is a refund pending. In order for the recipient to receive the refund they must provide personal information.
How to Protect Yourself
To better equip taxpayers on how to identify scams, Canada Revenue Agency has posted a series of guidelines on their website. They have also recently posted the following image on social media that illustrates how to spot a fake email.