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Impaired Driving, Scam, Fraud PHPS




Impaired Driving


After reports of a domestic dispute Port Hope Police responded to the address and located a 26 year old male sitting in a vehicle. The officers detected an odour of alcohol on his breath.  As a result Dylan Genno was arrested for impaired operation on November 1, 2020.  The accused will appear in court in early December to answer to the charge.


Port Hope Police want to remind the citizens of Port Hope to drink responsibly and plan ahead. You can do this by making sure you have a sober drive home.


Relationship Scam

A 58 year old woman has become a victim of a relationship scam. The victim met a man on the dating app “Tinder”. The two exchanged personal phone numbers and communicated daily over a 6 week period. The male indicated he was currently in Cyprus and had his passport taken by immigration and he required money to get his documents returned to him. The male said if she transferred money through bitcoin to get his personal papers back he would come to Port Hope to visit her.  The victim ended up sending three separate bitcoin transactions all within three days of each other.  The total loss for the victim is excess of $13,000.00 dollars.


Identity Fraud

Another member of our community became the victim of identity fraud.  This fraud was discovered when the man tried to purchase a new vehicle but was not able to get the financing. After looking into the matter he learned there had been two cash money loans taken out in his name back in 2017.  The victim was told the loans were taken out near Port Hope ON.


Port Hope Police urge our community members to reach out to police before you send any money through bitcoin or any other means of sending cash to someone. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are happy to take your calls.  You can also send us an email at phps@phps.on.ca or call us at 905-885-8123 ext. 142. 


Every day is Crime Prevention; however November 1  _ 7, is the provincial Crime Prevention Week.  This year Crime Prevention is about the benefits of a holistic community approach for addressing local crime and issues related to safety and well-being.  As you can see from the recent press release it is important to help each other to prevent more community members from becoming victims of crime.

The Port Hope Police Service want to continue to provide the supports required for the needs of our community.  We do this by being proactive and involving community partners such as our Mental Health Engagement and Response Team (MHEART), Northumberland County outreach program, and Rebound Youth Services.   Port Hope Police have several other community partners’ to help our community needs.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by calling 905-885-8123 extension 142, or email us at phps@phps.on.ca, as well you can send us a Facebook message.







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