Members of the Caledon/ Dufferin Major Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are urging Dodge Ram truck owners to beware of possible parts on their vehicle being tampered with.
Dufferin OPP has received a number of reports of Dodge Ram pick-up trucks being deliberately damaged by an unknown person or persons while the vehicles have been parked and unattended. In all cases the rear differential cover was removed from the vehicle, which causes the lubricating fluid to leak out of the vehicles rear end. The lack of lubricating fluid causes the vehicle’s differential to heat up, resulting in extensive damage to the rear end which may seize or completely lock up while the vehicle is in motion. This can pose a danger to the driver and occupants of the vehicle, as this failure can occur suddenly at any speed and could lead to a collision and possible injury.
Police are asking owners of Dodge Ram pick-up trucks in the Orangeville and Caledon area to be vigilant and mindful of the presence of fluids leaking from their vehicle, especially if parked in an unfamiliar area for any length of time.
Police are asking that anyone with information to call or report suspicious activity to the Caledon OPP directly at 905-584-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You may also submit information online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and information you provide may lead to a cash reward of up to $2000.