Police investigating incidents of women being followed


Haliburton Highlands OPP is investigating a pair of recent incidents where women have been followed or approached by unknown males in the community.

In a release to media May 10, police say incidents occurred April 25 and May 9 in Minden and Haliburton.

On April 25, at around 4 p.m., a woman driving from Haliburton to Minden believed she was being followed by a gold-coloured cube van. The driver changed course and went to OPP detachment on Hwy. 35, at which point the van fled the area. No description of the driver was provided.

On May 9 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a white pickup truck followed a pedestrian in Haliburton village. The driver allegedly asked the woman if she wanted to make money before asking her to get in the van. The man was described as having a darker complexion, spoke with a heavy accent, and was wearing a dirty grey tracksuit. Police say the male left the vehicle and followed the woman on foot for a brief period, before leaving the area.

Police are reminding all members of the public to always be aware of their surroundings and personal safety.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Haliburton Highlands detachment at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also leave anonymous tips online at khcrimestoppers.com.