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Suspect arrested for Trafficking Drugs by Abusing his Prescription

By Staff Sergeant on July 9th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:35 am

Date: July 9, 2015

 

On July 8, 2015 the Sarnia Police Service Vice Unit applied for and was granted a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Search Warrant for a residence in the 300 block of London Rd., in the City of Sarnia. Members of the Sarnia Police Vice Unit and Uniform Patrol attended the residence in question at approximately 9:00 pm on July 8, 2015.

The officers arrested a 40 year old suspect as he had exited the residence on London Rd. Subsequently, a search of the residence was conducted where the officers found a sophisticated marihuana grow operation with a number of plants in various forms of growth. Also, the officers located various spent packages of fentanyl. The most recent package was filled on July 7, 2015 and the suspect had a number of empty packages form the prescription which were well above the amount recommended he take in a one day period. A number of other drugs were located in the residence as well.

The 40 year old Sarnia male was charged with the following:

  1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act x5 for Diazepam, Fentanyl, Morphine, Methadone and Methamphetamine
  2. Possession of a controlled substance contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for Cannabis marihuana and Cannabis resin.

The approximate street value of the drugs seized is $5500.

The accused was held for a bail hearing this morning, July 9, 2015.

 

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Community Services Branch

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

  

Intoxicated Bus Rider Arrested

By Constable Les Jones on July 9th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:39 a.m.

Date: July 9, 2015

On Wednesday July 8, 2015 just after 3:00 p.m. Sarnia Police officers responded to a call regarding an intoxicated man on a bus.

The bus was at a stop near Vidal Street and George Street and the man refused to leave when asked to leave by the bus driver. Once officers arrived they found the 26 year old man sleeping and when awakened he became belligerent and verbally abusive. Due to his level of intoxication and his behavior the officers attempted to arrest him for being intoxicated in a public place. The man began pulling away and tried to kick the officer’s head several times. He was taken into custody and now faces charges including assaulting a police officer and three counts of breaching his probation. He is being held for a bail hearing.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Thefts and Break and Enters

By Constable Les Jones on July 9th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:08 a.m.

Date: July 9, 2015

The Sarnia Police Service is reminding residents to lock their vehicles, as well as doors and windows to their homes.

The service records show that half of all theft calls that officers respond to involve thefts from vehicles. In most cases these thefts could be avoided by locking the vehicle and keeping valuables out of sight or not kept in the vehicle. Items that are being taken include lap-top computers, wallets, phones, passports and large amounts of change left in plain view.

Police advise residents to keep doors and windows to their homes locked and to keep garage doors closed when not in use.

These are crimes of opportunity and the police along with public need to work together to reduce these incidents.

Please report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.

 

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Five Vehicle Collision

By Constable Les Jones on July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:50 a.m.

Date: July 7, 2015

 

Sarnia Police Traffic Branch responded to a 5 vehicle collision late Monday afternoon.

Just after 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2015 a 21 year old Sarnia man was driving north on Vidal Street South approaching the traffic lights St. Andrews Street. There were vehicles stopped on Vidal Street waiting at a red light in the lane ahead of him. The man failed to stop in time and struck the last car in the line and causing a chain reaction ahead of him. A total of four other vehicles were involved and two were towed from the scene. One person, a 21 year old Sarnia woman was transported to Bluewater Health for minor injuries. She was treated and released.

The 21 year old male driver was charged for careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Weekend Collision

By Constable Les Jones on July 6th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 12:19 p.m.

Date: July 6, 2015

 

On Saturday July 4, 2015 just after 9:30 a.m. Sarnia Police responded to a two vehicle collision at MacKenzie and Davis Street. A northbound MacKenzie Street vehicle, driven by a 26 year old male, failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with a vehicle travelling on Davis Street. The driver of the second vehicle was a 49 year old male and both drivers were transported to Bluewater Health with non-life threating injuries. The 26 year old driver has been charged with failure to stop for a stop sign, careless driving and driving while suspended.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Weekend Review

By Constable Les Jones on July 6th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 8:14 am

Date: July 6, 2015

The Sarnia Police Service Responded to 182 calls for service during the first weekend of July 2015. Some of the calls include:

6 – 911 Hang Up Calls

10 – Alarm Calls

5 – Assaults

3 – Break and Enters

7 – Disturb the Peace Calls

6 – Bail/Probation Violations

13 – Domestic/Family Disputes

10 – Motor Vehicle Collisions

9 – Thefts

43 – Offense Notices issued

9 – Persons Arrested

 

 

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Boater Charged for Impaired Operation

By Constable Les Jones on July 6th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 7:53 a.m.

Date: July 6, 2015

Sarnia Police arrested a 35 year old Michigan man for impaired operation of a vessel.

On Friday July 3, 2015 at about 5:00 p.m. Sarnia Police attended an address in the 1400 block of Andover Lane along the shoreline of Lake Huron. Officers found a 35 foot boat resting approximately 35 feet onto the shore and the operator still aboard. The man was arrested for impaired operation and taken to Sarnia Police Headquarters to provide samples of his breath. The breath test indicated he was two and a half times the legal limit to operate the vessel.

Timothy Kelly from Grosse Point Michigan has been charged with impaired operation of a vessel, operating a vessel with over the legal limit and dangerous operation of a vessel.

 

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Records Office Closed Canada Day

By Constable Les Jones on June 26th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:06 a.m.

Date: June 26, 2015

Sarnia Police are advising the community that the Central Records Office will be closed Wednesday July 1, 2015 for Canada Day. The office will re-open Thursday July 2, 2015 at 8:30AM

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Canada Day 2015

By Constable Les Jones on June 26th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 11:02 a.m.

Date: June 26, 2015

 

Sarnia Police are reminding the community to have a safe Canada Day. The official festivities will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 with the start of the Canada Day parade. The parade route along Lakeshore Road between Colborne Road and the Cathcart Boulevard entrance to Canatara Park will be closed starting at 11:00 a.m. Vehicle entry into Canatara Park from both the Cathcart Boulevard and Sandy Lane entrances will be restricted starting at 11:00 a.m. and will last until the parade participants are clear of the park. During the day Canada Day activities will be held in Canatara Park.

The evening fireworks display will occur in the area of Sarnia Bay. Front Street will be closed to traffic between Exmouth Street and London Road starting at 7:00p.m. Sarnia Police will have a Command Post set up on Front Street.

Please be patient when driving in the area. Please obey No Parking signs and obey volunteers who assist with traffic control to ensure the safety of the public. Keep in mind the hundreds of pedestrians that will be in the area for the day and evening hours, drive slow and use caution in the area of the celebrations.

A zero tolerance policy will be taken by Sarnia Police Service when it comes to traffic laws, unruly patrons and liquor license violations. In the past few years, Canada Day attendees have enjoyed the family atmosphere of the many events hosted by the city.

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca

Structure Fire Investigated

By Constable Les Jones on June 25th, 2015 | Posted in Daily Media Releases

 

Broadcast time: 3:56 p.m.

Date: June 25, 2015

 

The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating a Murphy Road structure fire.

Sarnia Fire and Rescue along with Sarnia Police responded to a structure fire at 978 Murphy Road just after 1:30 am Thursday 25 June 2015.

There were people in the home at the time of the incident and damage was extensive. Everyone was able to get out and no injuries were reported.

If you have any information that may assist investigators please contact Detective Constable Leo Murphy at 519-344-8861 extension 6142 or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Constable Les Jones

Media Relations Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 5345

Email: ljones@police.sarnia.on.ca