3 transport trucks damaged by thrown pop cans near Tavistock, OPP say


Oxford OPP are investigating three separate incidents in the last month where transport trucks driving near Tavistock had their windshields damaged by what investigators believe were full cans of pop that had been intentionally thrown out the windows of passing vehicles.

All three incidents occurred along Perth-Oxford Road in East Zorra-Tavistock Township, police said.

The first two incidents, on March 29 and April 4, happened around 10:35 p.m. and 10:14 p.m., respectively, near the Tavistock town limits, police said. The third incident, pictured above, occurred around 7:19 a.m. on April 19 along Perth-Oxford Road between 17th Line and 18th Line.

Police believe the incidents are likely related and were intentional, and involved a suspect or suspects throwing a full can of pop out the window of their vehicle as they passed by.

“All three transport trucks had their windshields shattered/cracked and had to come to a sudden stop,” police said in a media release. “These incidents could have had serious and/or fatal consequences.”

While no serious injuries were reported, police said the driver of one of the trucks had to receive medical attention to have glass removed from his eyes.

The investigation into the matter is ongoing, and police have asked motorists driving in the area of Perth-Oxford Road to take extra precautions and to report any suspicious behaviour to them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).