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Why the police might come knocking on your door if you live in Cookstown

It has to do with some shell casings they found
South Simcoe Police station is pictured in this file photo. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday



INNISFIL - During the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 17, South Simcoe Police were called to the Cookstown area for the sound of gunshots. Officers checked the neighbourhood, but were unable to find anything out of the ordinary.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, a resident of Cookstown located some used shell casings in the area. Police were called and seized the spent casings.

A search of the area located more used shell casings and officers noticed that a second floor window of a nearby home had been boarded up. Police spoke with occupants of that home, but they were uncooperative.

On Monday, Sept. 19, detectives conducted a search warrant on the home to collect evidence related to the incident.

As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives and auxiliary police officers will be canvassing homes in Cookstown area on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Anyone with information relating to this occurrence is encouraged to speak to the officers or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.