Christmas Drunks

Written by Constable Les Jones on December 31st, 2012

On December 24, around 11:55 PM, Sarnia Police were sent to a disturbance call in the area of Nelson and Gordon Streets.  It was reported a male was chasing another man with a baseball bat.  It was later learned that Kyle Robert Kerr, age 21, of Sarnia, had broken into a garage on Collingwood Street and unwrapped some Christmas gifts that were intended for children in that home.  After unwrapping the gifts and leaving them behind, he attempted to kick in the back door of the home.  The homeowner was alerted to the noise and armed himself with a bat before opening the door.  The accused turned and ran, with the man in pursuit.  A neighbor joined in the chase down side streets and through backyards.  The police were contacted.   He is facing a charge of Break and Enter and was held for bail. 

Also on the 24th, around 11:40 PM, officers were sent to a report of an intoxicated man walking down Confederation Street near Trudeau.  They arrived and found a drunken 56 year old Hamilton man.  He had fallen into the ditch and cut his head.  He was arrested and was belligerent to officers.  He attempted to kick them.  He was taken to hospital to be treated for the superficial cut and later lodged till sober.  He was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Intoxication.

On December 27, 2012, around 3:30 AM, Sarnia Police were contacted by a cab driver who indicated his vehicle had been damaged by an intoxicated male.  The cab was on Lillian Street.  The 51 year old cab driver was attending to pick up another fare when the accused, Joel Terry Laframboise, age 19, of Sarnia, approached him for a ride.  When he was informed the cab was not available, he began kicking and punching the vehicle.  The antenna, the passenger side mirror and the rear licence plate was ripped off the cab.  Police arrived and the man was arrested.  He was charged with Mischief Over $5,000.  He was later released and will make his first court appearance on February 5, 2013.