A handgun that was reported stolen last year near Toronto turned up in a bush in Simcoe this weekend.Norfolk OPP were notified of the firearm over the noon hour Sunday.Police report a man was renovating a business on Sydenham Street when he came across the gun in bushes nearby.Police report the firearm was reported stolen in York Region in 2018.Norfolk OPP are investigating.Failure to yieldA Haldimand man was charged following a collision last week east of Simcoe.The crash occurred at the corner of Blue Line Road and Townsend Road 13.Around 1:30 p.m. Friday, a Jeep eastbound on Townsend Road 13 turned south onto Blue Line Road. As it did so, it collided with a north bound vehicle. No injuries were reported.A 26-year-old Haldimand man has been charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic.Stolen vehicle abandoned near BostonA vehicle abandoned along the roadway this weekend with its doors open and engine running turned out to be stolen.The white 2001 Chevrolet Suburban was located along Townsend Road 3 near Boston around 5 p.m. Friday.Police were told two suspects were seen fleeing from the vehicle to an awaiting black Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade reportedly left the area at a high rate of speed.Police later determined that the Suburban was reported stolen from an address in Haldimand County.Anyone with information related to the theft is encouraged to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be shared with Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.Helmet, impaired charges for motorcyclistA Haldimand man was charged with several offences after he was thrown from a motorcycle in Fisherville.Haldimand paramedics were alerted to a man apparently injured in a motorcycle crash on Erie Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday. He was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.Following an investigation, Haldimand OPP charged a 36-year-old Fisherville man with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample and failure to wear a helmet.The accused will answer the charge in the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.Shoplifting charge in SimcoeTwo Norfolk residents face theft charges following an incident in Simcoe last week.Friday around 9:30 p.m., the Real Canadian Superstore on the Queensway East in Simcoe reported that a woman left the store without paying for merchandise.The woman reportedly got into a vehicle that left the scene.Police patrolling the area located the woman and took her into custody. The driver of the vehicle was also charged.A 50-year-old woman has been charged with theft under $5,000 and failure to comply with a probation order.A 53-year-old man has been charged with failure to comply with a probation order.Deer collisions in NorfolkDeer are out and about and on the move now that spring has arrived.Police report there have been several collisions in Norfolk in recent days involving deer.Norfolk OPP remind motorists it is never a good idea to crank the steering wheel in a bid to avoid deer on the road. Doing so could put motorists into the path of oncoming traffic or into the ditch and into a tree or hydro pole.“If you suddenly have deer in your path, we encourage drivers to stay in control, reduce as much speed as possible and – whatever you do – steer straight,” Staff Sgt. John Fashing, operations manager for the Norfolk OPP, said Monday in a news release.“Don’t veer for deer. By changing your direction quickly, you increase the risk of losing control, running off the roadway and rolling your vehicle. This increases the likelihood of sustaining greater damage to your vehicle and serious injury.”The best advice according to the OPP is to drive the posted speed limit, be vigilant and assume in rural areas that deer are somewhere near the roadway and could dart across at any time.