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Update: Truck and Cyclist Collision

 

Broadcast time: 10:19 a.m.

Date: April 2, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service Traffic Branch has completed the investigation involving the truck and cyclist collision that occurred on Monday 30, March 2015. The incident took place at Mitton and Wellington Street during the lunch hour causing road closures for a short time. The cyclist was taken to Bluewater Health for non-life threatening injuries. The Traffic Branch was able to interview several witnesses who remained at the scene and were of great assistance during the investigation.

The 21 year old female driver of the truck has been charged with an improper left turn and the 23 year old male cyclist has been charged with riding a bicycle in a crosswalk. Both offences come with a $110.00 fine.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Update: Person to Identify

 

Broadcast time: 1:13 p.m.

Date: April 1, 2015

Sarnia Police released a request for assistance to identify a man alleged to have committed a fraud on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 12:08 a.m. Sarnia Police investigators have spoken to the man and he is no longer a suspect in this matter.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Child Pornography Arrest

 

Broadcast time: 11:36 a.m.

Date: April 1, 2015

On Tuesday March 31, 2015, in a joint forces investigation, Detectives assigned to the Sarnia Police and Chatham-Kent Police Internet Child Exploitation Units executed a search warrant at a north end residence in the City of Sarnia. This warrant was as a result of an on-line investigation into child pornography as part of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation On The Internet. Both Sarnia and Chatham-Kent’s Internet and Child Exploitation or “I.C.E.” Units receive grants from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, to assist with these investigations.

 

As a result of the warrant a 47 year old male was arrested and faces charges of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography. Several computers and peripheral devices were seized and will be analyzed for illegal content.

 

Sarnia Police Service will continue to investigate any and all instances of Child Exploitation and thank the public for their assistance in these matters. Suspected Child Abuse or Pornography information can be reported to Sarnia Police at 519 344 8861 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be reported on-line at https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/ .

 

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Property Recovered

 

Broadcast time: 11:17 a.m.

Date: April 1, 2015

Sarnia Police recovered items taken in two separate thefts from cars and arrested one person.

Sometime overnight on the 30th of March two cars were entered into and items taken. The first car was located in the 300 block of London Road and two jackets, a leather satchel containing a MacBook, a GPS and passport were taken. The second car was parked in the 200 block of Durand Street and taken was an I Pad, binoculars and identification. There were no suspects identified at the time of the incident.

Later the next day the owner of the MacBook notified police that his “Find My Mac” app indicated his device was in the area of Murphy Road and Michigan Avenue. The owner attended the area and spotted the suspect with his computer. Two Traffic Branch officers responded to the broadcast from dispatchers and located the suspect returning to his home in the area and arrested him. The officers were able to recover the stolen items from the two thefts.

A 29 year old Sarnia man has been charged with three counts of possession of stolen property and three counts of possession of stolen identity.

 

 

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

What Not To Bring To Court

 

Broadcast time: 1:58pm

Date: March 30, 2015

The Sarnia Police Service Court Security Branch would like to remind the public that when they attend the Lambton County Court House they should please avoid bringing in articles that could possibly be used as weapons. This could be anything from scissors, nail files, Swiss Army knives, screw drivers, etc.

Upon entering the court house members of the public will be screened through a metal detector and by a court security officer. Anything deemed to be a security risk will be confiscated before entry into the court house is allowed. This is done for obvious safety reasons.

Over the course of a year the Court Security Officers have seized over 100’s of items including those mentioned above along with pieces of a lawn mower blade, exacto knives, syringes, cap guns, lighters that resemble small caliber handguns and even people attempting to bring beer into the building.

The photos below depict seized items over the last year. This is approximately 10 percent of the items found that were prohibited. Whenever possible, security personnel will allow people to secure items in their vehicles. Just keep in mind that on busy days this will slow down entry for all into the courts and thus security staff may limit this. They are asking the public’s co-operation in ensuring that people avoid bringing such items in.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Weekend Review

 

Broadcast time: 7:32 a.m.

Date: March 30, 2015

 

Sarnia Police responded to 135 calls for service during the last weekend of March 2015. Officers also conducted 37 traffic stops for various traffic violations. The 135 calls for service include:

6 – 911 Hang Up Calls

13 – Alarms

4 – Break and Enters

2- Breach of Bail/Probation

4 – Disturb the Peace Calls

5 – Domestic/Family Disputes

5 – Motor Vehicle Collisions

3 – Noise Complaints

7 – Thefts.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Public’s Help Needed Regarding Commercial B&E’s

 

Broadcast time: 8:32

Date: March 27, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is currently investigating Break & Enters which occurred in the 700 and 800 block of Philip St. East in the City of Sarnia.

The first incident took place between March 6th and March 7th, 2015 on Philip St East. The suspects cut the chain off the main gate entering the compound and then proceeded to steal power tools and other items located in the vehicles.

In a second incident which occurred between March 21st and March 23rd, 2015 on Philip St. East, suspects entered the fenced in compound area of another commercial business. In this case a whole was cut through the fence and it is believed the thieves entered through this hole and proceeded to a trailer where they cut off the padlock and again a number of power tools along with other tools were stolen.

We are asking for the public’s assistance in this matter. If anyone has any information regarding the crimes or where the stolen property may be to please contact Detective Constable Jeff Rovers at 519-344-8861 (ext. 6159) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Community Services Branch

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

10th Annual “Shred It” Event

 

Broadcast time: 8:23 a.m.

Date: March 24, 2015

 

Sarnia Police, in partnership with Shred It and Wal-Mart are hosting their 10th annual “Shred It” event on Saturday April 25, 2015. It will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1444 Quinn Drive between the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM. Everyone is welcome to bring their personal and confidential documents and paperwork for free shredding. Donations will be accepted for the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics.

Shredding of personal and confidential information helps to prevent fraud type offences and identity theft.

Sarnia Police personnel along with members of the Shred It Company and Wal-Mart will be on hand assisting with this great event.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Handgun Seized

 

Broadcast time: 8:37 a.m.

Date: March 23, 2015

On Sunday March 22, 2015 at about 2:00 a.m. Sarnia Police were called to a local coffee shop regarding a group of men fighting. When the police arrived the fight had stopped and officers began an investigation into the disturbance. Officers approached a man who they were told was directly involved in the disturbance and tried to ask basic information related to the incident. The man had been drinking and became very belligerent and would not stop swearing and he was arrested. The man resisted and a struggle ensued. Once the man was handcuffed and under control officers conducted a search of him and located four knives and a .22 caliber handgun.

The 26 year old Sarnia man is charged with careless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and resisting arrest. The accused is being held pending a bail hearing.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Weekend Review

 

Broadcast time: 7:38 a.m.

Date: March 23, 2015

Sarnia Police responded to 120 calls for service over the past weekend. Officers also conducted 36 traffic stops for various traffic violations. The 120 calls included:

5 – 911 Hang Up Calls

6 – Alarm Calls

2 – Break and Enters

3 – Breach of Bail/Probation

5 – Disturb the Peace Calls

6 – Domestic/Family Disputes

12 – Motor Vehicle Collisions

14 – Noise Complaints

4 – Thefts

6 – Persons Arrested

 

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca