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AVOID MURPHY RD BETWEEN ROSEDALE AND MICHIGAN AVE

 

Broadcast time:

Date: Jan 29 2014

 

Sarnia Police are requesting motor vehicle traffic avoid using Murphy Rd between Rosedale Ave and Michigan Ave until 6:00 pm. The Sarnia Police Service are investigating an accident at this location.

Staff Sergeant Scott Clarke

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5271

Email: 115@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Prescribed Drugs Lead to Drug Warrant and Trafficking

 

Broadcast time: 12:58 pm

Date: January 29, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service Vice unit would like to remind the public, all health care workers and pharmacies that the abuse of prescribed medications, such as Fentanyl and hydromorphone, is a growing concern and all people involved need to be vigilant and do what they can to curb the abuse of these drugs.

With the recent incident involving the pharmacy employee, there are always concerns that medication is being stolen from within but there are other means that these drugs are hitting the streets of Sarnia.

For example, after beginning an investigation into a drug trafficking matter the Sarnia Police Service Vice Unit executed a warrant to a residence on Richard St. in the City of Sarnia on October 30, 2014. Upon searching the residence the officers located $5565 in cash hidden in a closet. Also found were numerous empty prescription Fentanyl boxes and individual packages. Empty and partially full bottles of prescribed hydromorphone were also found.

The Fentanyl prescriptions and the large bottles of hydromorphone bottles that were empty had a prescription date of October 29, 2014. According to the prescription receipts the accused had obtained 28 – 100 micrograms patches of fentanyl, 14 – 50 micrograms of fentanyl and 160 – 30 milligram hydromorphone capsules. These were prescribed on October 29, 2014 and the search warrant was executed the very next day. The members of the Vice Unit reasonably believe that the prescribed medications were sold off in that short period of time.

The approximate street value of the drugs prescribed was just over $22000.

At the time, a 33 year old man, who was prescribed the above medication was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking Fentanyl and hydromorphone contrary to the Controlled drugs and Substances Act and the matter is still before the courts. Other individuals were also charged for other drug related offences.

The Sarnia Police Vice Unit are concerned that such large quantities of very addictive and potentially dangerous drugs are being dispensed and in turn being abused and sold on the streets. They are asking medical professionals to please do what you can to monitor their patients and clients because ultimately they too have a role to play in the safety of our community.

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Community Services Branch

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Trafficking of Drugs

 

Broadcast time: January 28, 2015

Date: March 28, 2015

 

On January 27, 2015, members of the Sarnia Police Vice Unit entered into a drug investigation regarding the trafficking of Fentanyl and other prescription medications allegedly involving an employee of a local pharmacy.

During the investigation at about 5:00 pm a 41 year old female employee of a local pharmacy was observed entering a motor vehicle parked in the area of the pharmacy. Shortly thereafter the 41 year old female was observed leaving the vehicle. The motor vehicle was then stopped a short time later, with the assistance the Sarnia Police COPPS Unit, a 26 year old female and a 38 year male were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

The officers later returned to the area of the pharmacy and arrested the 41 year old pharmacy assistant at 5:15 pm for trafficking of Fentanyl and Hydromorphine.

The officers were able to seize a large variety of drugs from the persons involved.

The 26 year old female had the following narcotics in her possession:

  1. 4 – 50 microgram fentanyl patches
  2. 6 – 30 mg Hydromorphone pills
  3. 19 – 24 mg Hydromorphone pills
  4. 13 – 12 mg Hydromorphone pills
  5. 40 – 8 mg Hydromorphone pills
  6. 100 – 4 mg Hydromorphone pills

The total street value of the drugs found on the 26 year old female was $4090.00

The 38 year old male had the following narcotics:

  1. 6 – 50 microgram Fentanyl patches
  2. 3.5 – 100 microgram Fentanyl patches
  3. 0.1 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine
  4. 0.5 grams of Marihuana
  5. 1 butterfly knife

The total street value of the drugs found on the 38 old man was $2617.00

A total of $800.00 in cash was seized on the female believed to be in relation to the drug transaction.

The 26 year old girl was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of trafficking for Fentanyl as well as Hydrmorphone contrary to the Controlled drugs and Substances Act section 5(2) along with three counts of breaching her Probation order.

The 38 year old man was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl as well as 5 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Prohibited weapon for the butterfly knife.

The 41 year female was charged with Trafficking of Fentanyl as well as Hydromorphone.

All three will be held for a bail hearing this morning, January 28, 2015.

 

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Community Services Branch

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Weekend Review

 

Broadcast time: 8:30 a.m.

Date: January 26, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service responded to 120 calls for service over the past weekend. Officers also conducted 20 traffic stops for various traffic violations. The 120 calls for service include:

7 – 911 Hang Up Calls

7 – Alarm Calls

1 – Break and Enter

2 – Disturb the Peace Calls

13 – Domestic/Family Disputes

3 – Liquor License Act Calls

7 – Motor Vehicle Collisions

7 – Noise Complaints

4 – Thefts

7 – Persons Arrested

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Property Recovered During Search Warrant

 

Broadcast time: 11:00 a.m.

Date: January 22, 2015

 

Sarnia Police Service detectives executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of Baxter Street on Wednesday, 21 January 2015.

Just Before 11:00 p.m. last night detectives assisted by uniform officers executed a search warrant at the Baxter Street address and recovered property taken during two separate break and enters in the city. Police recovered a stolen bicycle valued at almost $10.000.00 taken during a December 7, 2014 break in on Hillary Street. Also recovered was a pink safe stolen during a December 8, 2014 break in at a home on Maria Street.

Upon entering the home police arrested a 46 year old Sarnia man who was currently out on bail with a condition not do associate with a certain female who was also located in the home. Police also located a small amount of crystal methamphetamine. The man has been charged with failing to abide by conditions of his bail, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5000, possession of stolen property over $5000 and possession of a controlled substance. The accused will be held for a bail hearing.

Police would also like to recover other items taken during the Maria Street break in including a TV, laptop computer, a gold pocket watch, silver coins, silver bars, an 1871 Dutch coin displayed on a chain and personal documents. Also taken were war medals and diaries belonging to a deceased family member as well as souvenirs the family member had collected during his time serving overseas.

If you have any information that would assist in the recovery of these items please contact Detective Constable Mike Kahnert at 519-344-8861 extension 6196 or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Police Seeking Help in Sex Assault Investigation

 

Broadcast time: 3:20 a.m.

Date: January 20, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service is investigating sexual assaults that occurred during November and December of 2014.

The suspect and victim met on a website known as FETLIFE.COM and the assault occurred when the two met in the Sarnia area. Police would like to locate and speak to the suspect in this matter. The suspect is described as male white approximately 35 years old; 6 feet tall with a large build possibly 250 to 300 pounds. He has dark short hair, is clean shaven and wears glasses. Police believe the man resides in the Sarnia or Port Huron area and has connections in Ontario, Michigan and California.

The suspect drives a newer model greenish blue, possibly 2007-2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab “Nevada Edition” 2 door truck. The truck has a long box with a tonneau cover. The back and rear windows of the truck are tinted and the driver’s side window had been smashed out in mid-December.

Below is a picture of the actual suspect’s truck.

Police caution anyone who uses online dating sites to use caution when meeting people in person for the first time. Meet in a public place, tell someone where you are meeting and a time the meeting will take place. Do not provide personal information that would indicate where you live or work.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Mike Kahnert at 519-344-8861 extension 6196 or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Please direct all media inquiries to Staff Sergeant Scott MacLean at extension 6077.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Update: Suspicious Vehicle

 

Broadcast time: 12:50 p.m.

Date: January 20, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service is reporting that they are no longer seeking the suspicious vehicle or driver reported earlier today.

Police received a call explaining who the driver was and the relationship with the young girl. There was nothing inappropriate regarding the interaction between this person and the young girl. The person was genuinely concerned for the girl and stopped to check on her well-being. Police have concluded the investigation.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Suspicious Vehicle

 

Broadcast time: 8:55 a.m.

Date: January 20, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service is investigating a report of a suspicious person stopping to speak to a young girl.

At about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon a small black car stopped in the parking lot across from the hospital on Norman Street. It appears the driver attempted to speak to the young girl. The girl ran from the area towards a crossing guard and the car drove off. A Sarnia Police officer, who was in the hospital on an unrelated matter, and a Paramedic observed the interaction but were unable to get a license plate number.

Police have no description of the driver and the car is described as a black Pontiac Sunfire orG5. Officers continue to investigate.

If you have any information about the incident contact Sarnia Police at 519-344-8861 or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Stolen Jewelry Recovered

 

Broadcast time: 8:40 a.m.

Date: January 20, 2015

Sarnia Police Criminal Investigations Branch has recovered over $53,000.00 of stolen jewelry.

The victim of this crime is a 70 year old woman who befriended the accused several years ago. The victim and the accused were assisting a mutual friend at that time and the accused gained the trust of the victim.

During this time the victim noticed some jewelry missing and became suspicious of the accused when he was arrested on unrelated matters. The victim went to a local pawn shop in December of 2014 and located some of her jewelry and contacted police. With the cooperation of the pawn shop police were able to recover over $53,000.00 of her jewelry.

A 33 year old man from Sarnia is in custody awaiting bail and is facing four counts of Fraud Under $5000,seventeen counts of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Weekend Review

 

Broadcast time: 9:09a.m.

Date: January 19,2015

 

Sarnia Police responded to 131 calls for service over the past weekend. Officers also conducted 41 traffic stops for various traffic infractions. The 131 calls include:

4 – 911 Hang Up Calls

6 – Alarm Calls

5 – Bail/Probation Violations

6 – Disturb the Peace Calls

7 – Domestic/Family Disputes

10 – Motor Vehicle Collisions

14 – Noise Complaints

6 – Thefts

13 – Persons Arrested

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6091

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca