Springhill Police have charged a young offender with attempted thefts from a vehicle.
SPRINGHILL – A Springhill family got an unwelcome ‘pop up’ message on their computer recently, according to Springhill Police. The message told the computer owner and user their computer had been associated with illegal downloading and/or child pornography. After receiving the message, the family’s computer was ‘frozen’ and they were directed to send $100 to get it unlocked.
“These warning messages appear legitimate and appear official claiming to be from the RCMP,” said a written statement issued by the police.
Police are asking people who receive a similar message to contact their local police or call the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
The police agency also responded to a house fire on Victoria Street that resulted in a total loss of the structure. The fire service attended the blaze as well, which occurred around 5 a.m. April 2.
Finally, Springhill police arrested an adult male Apr. 1, charging him with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and uttering threats. Police were responding to a complaint of a female being threatened with a knife. The male will appear in Amherst Provincial Court.