Series of break-ins in the Headon, Millcroft, Alton Village and Orchard communities – they are looking for gold jewelry for the most part.

The police cannot protect our propert without help from the public.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 7, 2012 They first of all ensure that you aren’ The police cannot protect our propert without help from the […]

Police identify and arrest three identity theft thieves.

Dollars in the eye

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 31, 2012 The Fraud unit of the Halton Regional Police is keeping very busy – they recently arrested three people […]

It took a little while but police arrest Hamilton resident for assault at Club 54 on Harvester Road.

HRPS crest

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON May 24, 2012 It looks as if the Burlington detachment of the Regional Police are making it very clear that they […]

Author is Mother of an 11 year old daughter, resident of Woodstock who has finally come to terms with the murder of Tori Stafford.

women in white puffy coat

By Martha Emonts WOODSTOCK, ON May 23, 2012 For the past few weeks I have written over 12,000 words on the abduction and murder of […]

What does the brutal murder of a delightful, inquisitve friendly little eight year old girl do to a community? How does it recover?

Tori blue scarf

Part 11 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Good police work means putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Halton Regional Police doing just that – can you help?

They are out there - theu are dangerous - but we can teach our children how to protect themselves.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2012 The Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional police have noticed a string of disturbing incidents involving young […]

The trial is over, impact statements given, the sentence delivered and they all leave the Courtroom for the last time. Now what?

Mother-son-father

Part 10 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

The murder trial of their daughter ready to go to a jury; Tori’s Mother and Father struggle to cope. They succeed.

Tori wrist band

Part 8 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

The cyber crooks never stop; they are relentless. The best defence you have is to be vigilant.

Identity theft - laptop

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 12, 2012 The email said I had recently changed my Facebook password. I didn’t change that password and the […]

Guilty, guilty, guilty – he will rot in that prison. Tori Stafford’s murderer to be formally sentenced next week.

Tori short hair

Part 9 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Suspects arrested. Now for the trial. We expected it to be a simple case of convicting – little did we know.

Rafferty in police car

Part 7 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

We didn’t know it at the time but there was a break developing in the case. The police had a suspect.

McClintic in custody - male officers

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Community begins to question how police are handling the search. Why no amber alert? OPP take over the case.

Tori blue scarf

Part 5 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

We knew next to nothing and had to live with rumours as the fear for our own children grew. Was Tori still alive?

Tara Mcdonald - mother

Part 4 “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”. Aldous Huxley, English Novelist, 1894-1963 This […]

It was a name we all now knew and a face we would recognize in an instant – but we didn’t know where she was and we were all afraid.

Tori and her brother - arms around each other

Part 3: This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Woodstock slept without knowing where the missing eight year old was. We hoped against hope she would be found by morning

women in white puffy coat

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

They are persistent and once they get their hooks into you – it`s like trying to get a fish hook out of your finger: messy and painful.

Identity theft - laptop

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 One of the things about crooks and thieves is that when they come across a good idea […]

It can happen anytime, anywhere, and the most gut-wrenching of all; to anyone. It had happened in Woodstock and we were stunned.

Tori with glasses on head

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Thieves think they have their Modus Operandi down cold – they target ATM machines in out of the way locations. Do you know these guys?

ATM theft cartoon

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 On a Saturday evening last April 14th at 9:15 p.m. two suspects broke into the Harvester Medical Centre, […]

Be very, very careful about this one. Major attempt at identity theft via a Facebook message

Identity theft

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 The email message started out nicely enough. Hello, it said. And it was from The Facebook Team. […]