January 6th, 2021

Morden Police received a report of fraud. The victim stated that they received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer and informing her that her grandson had been arrested and needed bond money in the amount of $14, 000. The victim was then put on the phone with someone they believed to be their grandson who confirmed the story and stated that he had been arrested with drugs in his vehicle. The victim proceeded to send $6000 by way of Purolator to an address in Quebec. The victim was informed that this was a scam and was instructed to contact their local bank.

At 4:37 pm, police received a call from a father who was concerned about a suspicious male that approached his young son and a young girl on two different dates. Before Christmas break the son was walking to school on Wardrop Street when a male driving a van asked if he wanted to hop in. The boy said no and was then offered candy to get in. The boy refused and the vehicle drove off. On this date, the boy’s friend stated that she was walking to school when an SUV with a male and female inside the vehicle approached her. They asked the girl if she wanted a ride to which she replied, “No, I don’t take rides from strangers.” The female passenger then asked the girl if she wanted candy. The girl refused and the vehicle drove off.

Police have increased patrols to the area and are asking the public to call them if they notice anything suspicious.