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Bomb threat at Bridgenorth Medical Centre
May 12, 2017
BY TERRY GILLIS
At around 9 a.m. Monday morning (May 8), the Chemong Region Medical Centre received a phone call about a bomb in the building. Peterborough County OPP were called and the building was evacuated.
Police shut down a portion of Ward Street in Bridgenorth while they awaited the arrival of the bomb team which was expected to come from Orillia.
Emergency crews remained at the scene until the building was clear.
By 1:30 p.m. Ward Street was open to traffic and police had left the scene.
Investigators with the Peterborough County OPP Crime Unit discovered the threat originated at a pay phone at the intersection of Parkhill Road and George Street in the City of Peterborough. Still photographs captured by a nearby video surveillance portray an early model black Hyundai Santa Fe and a female with blonde hair and dark roots.
Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the vehicle and/or the female depicted in the photographs. This female may have key information in relation to the ongoing investigation.
If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact Detective Constable Trevor McLaughlin at the Peterborough County O.P.P. at (705) 742-0401 the Provincial Communication Centre (PCC) at (888) 310-1122 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATE: FEMALE IDENTIFIED IN THE CHEMONG MEDICAL CENTRE BOMB THREAT
On May 8, 2017 shortly after 9:00 a.m., members of the Peterborough County Detachment OPP responded to the Chemong Medical Centre on Ward Street in Bridgenorth after the dental office received a bomb threat.
Investigators discovered the threat originated at a pay phone at the intersection of Parkhill Road and George Street in the City of Peterborough. Still photographs captured by a nearby video surveillance portrayed an early model black Hyundai Santa Fe and a female with blonde hair and dark roots.
On Wednesday evening, (May 10) the suspect attended the OPP Detachment and identified herself to police.
Officers have arrested and charged Laura Ruth SCOTT (age 30) of Peterborough with Criminal Mischief.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Court on June 08, 2017.