Police Media Releases

If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips on line at www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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Update:

The suspect is described as a white male 40-50 years old, 5’10 to 6’1, slim build, reddish blonde hair, pocked marked face and riding a white bicycle. This does not appear to be a random attack and Detectives from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section continue to investigate.

Previous Release:

London Police Service are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred overnight. A female was walking in the Wellington Street and Horton
Street area around 2:00am when she was approached by an unknown male. The male took the female behind a business where she was sexually assaulted. The male
fled the scene riding a bicycle from the area.
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On October 17th, 2008, the London Police Service Cyber Crime Unit arrested a male in Stratford Ontario following an Internet investigation that started on October 13th. The investigation began after child pornography was alleged to have been transmitted to a young person by the suspect. Charged with 2 counts of Internet Luring, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography is David Snooks, 22 years, from Stratford .
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London Police Service are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred overnight. A female was walking in the Wellington Street and Horton Street area around 2:00am when she was approached by an unknown male. The male took the female behind a business where she was sexually assaulted. The male fled the scene riding a bicycle from the area.
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On Tuesday October 21 2008 at 9:27 pm a lone male entered the Tiger Esso located at 1149 Highbury Avenue , brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash and Police were contacted. The clerk was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 5’7, 150 lbs wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and running shoes.
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Robbery

On Monday October 20th at 8:55 pm two males entered a residence on Dundas Street near Adelaide Street demanding money from a 49 year old female occupant. The female was struck repeatedly with a cane that was held by one of the suspects. A quantity of cash was obtained by the suspects and they fled on foot. At 9:04 pm two officers observed the male with the cane walking on Dundas Street near Maitland Street and arrested him for robbery. The female received non life threatening injuries. The second suspect is known to the victim. The investigation is continuing.

Gerald Smith 55 years of London is charged with armed robbery.
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Charges Laid Search Warrant Executed

On Monday October 21 2008 at 6:45 am London Police Service Guns and Drug Unit executed a search warrant to a residence on Commissioners Road West near West Street . Two males were arrested inside of the residence. Police seized a .380 calibre silver handgun, pellet gun, brass knuckles, flick knife and a small quantity of powder cocaine.

Tyler Missen, 18 years of London is charged with possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon (flick knife, brass knuckles), three counts of breaching a weapons prohibition order (flick knife, brass knuckles, handgun) and four firearm related offences.

Joel Denomy 19 years of London is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. (flick knife)
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Hit and Run

On Tuesday October 21 2008 at 8 am a 16 year old male crossing Sunningdale Road near Rollina Crescent when he was struck by a westbound motor vehicle. The pedestrian received non life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. Police would like to speak with the driver of the motor vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The vehicle is described as a burgundy newer model Honda Civic with chrome grill package. The driver is described as a white male with glasses, brown or blondish shaggy hair wearing a brown coat.
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On Monday October 20 2008 at 2:30 pm two males approached a 16 year old male on York Street near Clarence Street . The males proceeded to assault the victim and attempt to take property from him. The males fled on foot northbound on Clarence Street without obtaining any property. The victim received minor injuries. The two males were unknown to the victim. Police were called and are looking for two males in their early 20’s wearing black jackets with black hoods pulled up over their head covering their faces.
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Update:

Derek Paton, 32 years of London and Landen Dagenais, 22 years of London are charged with two counts of robbery, wearing a disguise, occupying a motor vehicle with firearm, possession of a firearm obtained from a commission of an offence, and being unlicensed to possess a firearm.

Landen Dagenais is additionally charged with two counts of breaching a firearms prohibition order.

Derek Paton is additionally charged with failing to comply with a recognizance.

Previous Release:

London Police are investigating the report of a robbery that occurred at a residence on Cobblestone Rd. It is reported that up to 6 males entered the residence on Sunday October 19 2008 at 11:40 pm and tied up the occupants.

The occupants were able to untie themselves and call police a short time after the suspects had left in two vehicles. The two occupants were not injured.

Police became involved in a short pursuit of one of the vehicles in the Cheapside St and McNay St area.

Four males ran from the vehicle and at this point two have been arrested. Police are continuing the investigation.
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On Friday October 17th at 1016 am a red Honda CRV was being operated by a female who drove through the front window of the Pita Pita sub shop at 421 Richmond St .

There were minor injuries to the driver of the CRV. There was approximately $7500 damage caused by this collision.

Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this accident contact them at 519-661-5670.

Charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and property damage is a 32 year old female.
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London Police are investigating the report of a robbery that occurred at a residence on Cobblestone Rd. It is reported that up to 6 males entered the residence on Sunday October 19 2008 at 11:40 pm and tied up the occupants. The occupants were able to untie themselves and call police a short time after the suspects had left in two vehicles. The two occupants were not injured.

Police became involved in a short pursuit of one of the vehicles in the Cheapside St and McNay St area. Four males ran from the vehicle and at this point two have been arrested. Police are continuing the investigation.
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On Monday October 10 2008 at 4:40 pm a 61 year old male picked up two females after they approached him wanting a ride in the area of Adelaide Street North at Cheapside Street . The females were taken to the area of Adelaide Street and Ada Street where they proceeded to punch and demanded property from him. The females obtained a quantity of property and fled on foot. The victim received minor injuries. Police were contacted and are looking for two females described as;

White female, 30-40 years old, 5’6, dark medium length hair, stocky build, wearing a white and dark blue hoodie and dark pants.

White female, 5’8, 30’S, heavy build, dark hair wearing a red sweat top.
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On Saturday October 18 2008 at 10:33 pm three males broke into a residence on Maitland Street while an occupant was inside. The 20 year old occupant was threatened with a sword but was not injured. The suspects obtained a quantity of property from the residence and fled. Police are looking for three suspects described as:

Male, dark skin tone, 6’, with a muscular build wearing a white t shirt.

White male, 6’, thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap.

White male, 6’.
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On Friday October 17th at 10:33 pm two 16 year old males and a 15 year old female were in a park area off of Bexhill Close when they were approached by four unknown males. The two males were assaulted by the suspects and property was taken from them. The suspects fled and Police were called. Police are looking for four black males 14-18 years old, three were 5’8 and the fourth was 6’3. Both victims received non life threatening injuries.
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London Police are investigating the report of a robbery at a residence at 346 Richmond St . This occurred around 5 pm on Sunday October 18 th. The victim reports two males entering the unit possibly armed with a handgun. A quantity of cash was stolen.

At approximately11 pm at the same residence reports a break and enter that possibly involves the same suspects from the earlier robbery.

In both cases there were no injuries.

Police are looking for two suspects described as:

Male with olive/tanned skin in his early 20’s, 6’, slim, wearing dark clothing and had his face covered.

A white male 25-30 years old, 5’5, bald, medium build, wearing a black leather jacket, black hat and dark jeans.
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As the result of an ongoing investigation the London Police Service have arrested and charged two persons with possession of stolen property in regards to stolen and forged credit cards. Stolen identification was being used to create forged credit cards.

Further charges in relation to possession of credit data, theft and fraud are anticipated.

Charged is Ryan John WILSON, 29 years of London and Michelle Luanne Pearl Wilson , 25 years of no fixed address.

The public is reminded of the importance to routinely check your banking and credit card statements. Report any suspicious activity to the card provider immediately.
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Skimming Devices located at two Scotiabanks

On Saturday October 11th, 2008 at 11:09 am members of the London Police Service responded to a report of suspicious males around the Scotiabank at 1880 Dundas Street . As a result of their investigation three males were arrested and charged with attempt fraud over $5,000.00.

The police investigation revealed that “skimming devices” had been attached toan ATM in that branch and at the Scotiabank at 950 Hamilton Road . Skimming devices are used to illegally capture and copy credit data from debit and credit cards. Additional charges in relation to these attempts are anticipated.

The investigation is continuing with police and banking officials working to ensure that any compromised credit information was recovered.

The three males, all from the Toronto area, have been held for bail hearing.

Charged are:

Abadir Khalif JIMALE 24 yrs
Yasin DAYR 27 yrs
Mahad Ahmed DAHIR 24 yrs

The public is reminded of the importance to routinely check your banking and credit card statements. Report any suspicious activity to the card provider immediately.
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Public Advisory

On Saturday October 11 2008 at 12:56 am Police were called to the area of Commissioners Road East and Meadowgate Boulevard in regards to a young female intoxicated or high. Police located a 16 year old female incoherent, unable to identify herself, pupils were severely dilated and her eyes were rolling back in her head. It was determined that the female had consumed Jimson Weed also known as Devil’s Seed and was taken to hospital. There have been a number of similar cases in the south end of the City where ingestion of Jimson Weed has had ill effects on young persons. All parts of the Jimson Weed are poisonous and if ingested can cause poisoning and death.

Police advise the Public that ingesting Jimson Weed can be dangerous to the user and others.
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On Friday October 10th at 11:40 pm two 14 year old females were on Grandview Avenue when they were approached by a group of eight to ten females. The females punched and kicked the victims, took property from them and fled. The victims received non life threatening injuries as a result of the attack. The suspects were not known to the victims.
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On Monday October 13th, 2008, at 1:09 a.m., 911 call takers received a call reporting a fire at the Hilton Hotel. The London Police Service, London Fire Department and Paramedics responded to 300 King Street to find the front glass atrium on fire. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire. The guests of one of the rooms, which faced the fire, were arrested at the scene. The hotel sustained approximately $10,000 damage, and there were no injuries. As a result, the London police has charged Darryl LAZARY, 25 years, of Norland Ontario , with one count of Arson with disregard to human life.
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The investigation regarding the warrant is complete. No charges will be laid in this matter.

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

On Monday October 13th, 2008, the London Police Service, received information regarding a firearm. The Gun and Drug unit obtained a search warrant for 816 Queens Ave. For public safety the London Police Emergency Response Section executed the warrant and arrested all occupants of the house. This investigation is in the preliminary stages. A search of the residence is being conducted and those arrested will be detained until spoken to by investigators. There are currently no charges in this matter.
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On Monday October 13th, 2008, the London Police Service, received information regarding a firearm. The Gun and Drug unit obtained a search warrant for 816 Queens Ave. For public safety the London Police Emergency Response Section executed the warrant and arrested all occupants of the house. This investigation is in the preliminary stages. A search of the residence is being conducted and those arrested will be detained until spoken to by investigators. There are currently no charges in this matter.
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On October 11th, 2008 at approximately 9:30 p.m., London Police Service was called to the commercial plaza located at 1050 Kipps Lane for a report of stranger offering a ride to a child. The attending officers spoke with a male who matched the description provided by the complainant. The male was initially cooperative with police. Officers noted that he was intoxicated and the male was warned not to drive his vehicle and find alternative means of transportation. Moments after the officers left, the male was observed racing from the scene. Fearing for the safety of the public, the officers attempted to stop the driver. A short pursuit was initiated which resulted in the driver fleeing from his vehicle on foot. The officers gave chase and a struggle ensued, resulting in minor injuries to an officer. As a result, Sehlelo MGUNI, 32 years, of London was charged with Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Fail to stop for police, Resisting arrest, Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, exceeding the legal limit and driving under suspension.
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Update:

The London Police Service reports that all suspects in this case have been identified, arrested and charged. Four young persons in total, three females and a male have been charged with robbery with a weapon and having their face masked.

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

On October 10th, 2008 at approximately 10:39 p.m., as the store clerk was closing the Kid’s Corner Variety Store located at 274 Vancouver Street , three suspects entered the store. Two of the three brandished knifes and all had their faces covered. The store clerk complied with the robbers’ demands and a quantity of merchandise and money was taken. The suspects fled from the scene on foot and the clerk was left unharmed. Police were contacted and London Police Canine unit attended and started tracking the suspects. The track led to merchandise from the robbery, which had been dropped by the suspects. Two of the suspects were arrested a short time later when they returned to retrieve their loot. As a result, a male young offender and a female young offender have been charged with robbery with weapon and having their face masked.
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Noon Hour Impaired

The provincial “Fall” seatbelt campaign is in full swing and London police officers are being extra keen on dealing with drivers and passengers who don’t comply with the law. On Wednesday, a Traffic Management Unit officer positioned herself at Gore Road and Braesyde Avenue to observe traffic as it passed by her location in order to deal with seatbelt infractions. At 12:08 pm the officer observed a vehicle go by with both the driver and passenger not wearing their seatbelts. Minutes later the officer had the vehicle stopped, noticed that both occupants had been consuming alcohol and there was open bottles of beer in the vehicle.

The driver failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. After further tests at police headquarters the test revealed that the driver had two times the legal amount of alcohol in his body. He was charged with impaired driving.

Police want to send the message out that impaired driving doesn’t just occur on the weekend after the bars let out. For those drivers who partake in the noon hour “pail of beer” or the “businessman lunch” know that the RIDE program and roadside tests occur at any time. Officers are always on the lookout for people who drink and drive.

Sgt Tom O’Brien
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Traffic Message – Not waiting for the clocks to change

Generally speaking the Traffic Management Unit has timed this message to coincide with the changing of the clocks however rather than wait until November 2nd the London Police Service want to get the message out now.

Pedestrains and cyclists MUST make themselves safer by changing their behavior!

It’s getting darker earlier and pedestrians and cyclists are still making their way to and from their destination when dusk or darkness falls. Statistics in London show that there are nearly double the pedestrian and cyclist fatalities during hours of darkness than there are during daylight.

Pedestrians and cyclists CANNOT rely on motorists to keep them safe. Pedestrians need to wear reflective and bright coloured clothing, they need to cross at well lit locations (ideally at an intersection) and they NEED to be aware of ALL traffic before stepping off the curb.

Cyclists MUST make themselves visible with reflective/bright clothing, a white light on the front of the bike and a red light (preferable to a reflector) to the rear. All cyclists should wear a helmet and despite their right to occupy a traffic lane like a motor vehicle, cyclists need to take more care when crossing streets or mingling among moving vehicles.

Police cannot stress this message enough. THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A VULNERABLE TIME FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS WHO DON’T PAY ATTENTION.

In addition to darkness, rain and mist and the headlights of oncoming traffic will also impair a drivers ability to distinguish objects that are NOT well defined or visible.

As a result of the serious collision October 1st on Adelaide Street at St. James Street , the 20yr old cyclist, struck by a motor vehicle has died. This is London ’s fourth traffic fatality of 2008. This investigation is still ongoing.

As we enter the last quarter of 2008 everyone, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians MUST change their behavior in order to ensure everyone is safer when using our roadways.

Sgt. Tom O’Brien
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Update: Robbery Charges Laid

Ali Dorre, 19 years of London and Alexander Tecle, 22 years of London are charged with Robbery.

Previous Release:

On October 7th at 10:27 pm the London Police Service responded to a report of a robbery at a residence on Commissioners Road West near West Street . Four male suspects entered a residence, assaulted the male occupant and fled with a quantity of cash and personal property. The male occupant received minor injuries. Police were called and arrested two suspects in the area of Gordon Avenue . Charges are pending.

Two suspects are still outstanding, first described as a black male, heavy set, 22-28 years old and the second was described as a black male, 18-22 years old.
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Update: Police request Public’s Assistance in locating suspect

Police are currently looking for James Jago, 48 years of Sudbury, he is wanted for assault with a weapon in regards to the stabbing on Monday October 6th. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts contact Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

Previous Release:

London Police are investigating the report of a stabbing at 580 Dundas St . On Monday October 6 2008 at 11 pm a 47 year old male victim received what appears to be a non life threatening stab wound to the abdomen after a physical altercation with a 48 year old male. The suspect fled on foot and London Police are currently attempting to locate the suspect. The suspect is known to the victim.
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Stabbing

London Police are investigating the report of a stabbing at 580 Dundas St . On Monday October 6 2008 at 11 pm a 47 year old male victim received what appears to be a non life threatening stab wound to the abdomen after a physical altercation with a 48 year old male. The suspect fled on foot and London Police are currently attempting to locate the suspect. The suspect is known to the victim.
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Charge Laid

On September 23 2008 at approximately 10:45 am, during a morning recess outside of St Theresa Separate School located at 108 Fairlane Avenue , a 12 year old male and an 11 year old male became involved in a verbal argument. This verbal argument escalated and the 12 year old punched the 11 year old in the head. The 11 year old was taken to the hospital by his mother with serious injuries and Police were contacted.

After a Police investigation, on Monday October 6 2008 a 12 year old male of London was charged with Aggravated Assault and was served by summons with a court date of November 10 2008.
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Completion of Project L.E.A.R.N.

Upon completion of Project L.E.A.R.N., operational from August 28 to October 4 2008, officers laid 1448 Provincial Offence Act charges and By-law offences and 130 Criminal Code charges. Of those 1448 Provincial Offence Act Charges laid, 1052 were students and 396 were non students. Of the 130 Criminal Code charges laid 53 were students and 77 were non students.

Project L.E.A.R.N. will address similar behavior in the Spring of 2009.
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Robbery at Tim Horton’s

On Monday October 6th at 3:52 am a lone male entered the Tim Horton’s located at 4343 Wellington Road , approached the clerk, brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled with a quantity of cash and Police were called. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20’s, 5’8-5’10, medium build, wearing a light coloured shirt, blue jeans and had a tan bandanna covering his face.
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On Sunday, October 5, 2008, at approximately 3:00am, the London Police Service, as well as the University of Western Ontario Police , responded to a report of a robbery at the University of Western Ontario . Several men and woman, all 18 years of age, had been socializing in a parking lot of the university near Perth Hall when they were confronted by three men armed with handguns and knives. The suspects stole an amount of property from the victims, ran away to a nearby vehicle, and drove away from the area. Two of the victims were punched in the face and both received minor injuries.

The three suspects are described as:

1 – Asian male, approximately 18-22 years of age, 5’9”, 170 pounds, medium build, wearing gloves, a ski mask, and a black hooded sweatshirt with “Puma” on the back

2 – Asian male, approximately 18-22 years of age, 5’9”, 160 pounds, medium build, wearing gloves, a ski mask, and a black hooded sweatshirt with “G-Unit” on it

3 – Asian male, approximately 18-22 years of age, 5’9”, 170 pounds, medium build, wearing gloves, a ski mask and a grey hooded sweatshirt with “Western” on it

A description of the driver, who had been waiting in a vehicle described as a silver van, was not obtained.

The London Police Service Criminal Investigations Division Robbery Unit is currently investigating this case.
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On Saturday, October 4, 2008, at approximately 9:35pm, the London Police Service was called to the area of Deveron Crescent at Shelborne Street in response to a robbery. A 31 year old male had been walking in the area when he was approached from behind by two males who demanded his wallet. The victim complied with their requests, however was pushed to the ground before the suspects ran off with a quantity of cash. A description of the suspects was not obtained other than they were both male, approximately 19-20 years old.
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The London Police Service Criminal Investigations Division Arson Unit is currently investigating a suspicious fire that occurred on Friday, October 3, 2008. At approximately 11:50pm, a London Transit Commission bus driver observed flames coming from the playground equipment at Lord Nelson Public School , located at 1990 Royal Crescent . The London Police Service, along with the London Fire Department, were called and the fire, which had been contained to the playground, was extinguished. Damages are estimated at around $1500. No one was injured.

At this point, the London Police Service is continuing with the investigating.
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On Thursday October 2 2008 at 10:15 am London Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant to 775 Riverside Drive . A male and a female were arrested and Police seized 698 marihuana plants ($698,000), 6684 grams of marihuana ($66,840), a 2005 Ford Explorer (worth $25,000), marihuana grow operation equipment and $200 in Canadian Currency. Hydro was found to have been bypassed and there was theft of electricity amounted to a minimum of $4082.

At 11:15 am London Police Drug Unit executed a second search warrant to an address on Adelaide Street North . Police arrested a female and located grow equipment that was not operational. Police seized $555 in Canadian Currency.

Thuy Tran, 27 years of London , Hoang Tran, 29 years of London and Thi Nguyen 33 years of London are charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, unlawfully producing marihuana and theft of hydro.
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Happy Birthday to me!

As the homecoming weekend approaches and police continue to target impaired driving in our city, a birthday boy gave himself an arrest as a present last night.

London Police acting on a tip from a motorist, observed a pickup truck driving in the downtown area swerving and then disobey a red light nearly becoming involved in a collision. The officers spoke to the male driver and eventually arrested him for being impaired. This driver celebrated his 19th birthday that very night. Happy Birthday to me!

After booking in the above impaired driver, the same officer was northbound on Adelaide Street when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of an intersection. The officer approached the vehicle and found the male driver “passed out” behind the wheel with a fast food burger in his hand. The vehicle was running. This driver was found to be impaired, he was arrested and charged.

London Police RIDE efforts so far this year have stopped 17,100 vehicles, arrested 12 drivers and suspended the licence of 43 others. This same period in 2007, 9,500 vehicles had been stopped, 2 drivers arrested and 20 licences suspended. These are huge increases.

Overall there have been 277 impaired driving occurrences this year compared to 256 for the same time last year.

Most people don’t drink and drive, some people do. The London Police Service want those who don’t to stop those who do.

Sgt. O’Brien
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Charges Laid

On Wednesday October 1 2008 at 11:03 am a citizen observed suspicious males in a vehicle at a residence on Claredon Crescent and called Police. A Detective Constable from the Investigative Response Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division observed the suspicious vehicle at Southdale Road at Pondmills Road . The vehicle was reported stolen and was followed by the Detective Constable to Adelaide at Thompson Road at which time a marked cruiser attempted to box in the stolen vehicle. The driver of the stolen vehicle rammed the marked Police cruiser and was able to evade Police and continued northbound on Adelaide Street . Police initiated a short pursuit north on Adelaide Street onto Edna Street then southbound on Josephine Street at which time the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was located abandoned on Brookside Street and two males were arrested in the area shortly after. Upon further investigation a Break and Enter was found to the residence on Claredon Crescent . Police recovered stolen property from that break and enter in the stolen vehicle.

Kevin Sharman 19 years of London and Douglas Wybo, 18 years of Sarnia are both charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of proceeds of crime.

Douglas Wybo is additionally charged with possession of break in tools.

A 17 year old male of London is wanted for break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession of proceeds of crime, fail to stop for Police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
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Collision

London Police continue to investigate a serious bicycle/truck collision that took place at the intersection of St. James and Adelaide Street at approximately 7:30 pm last night. Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have been in that intersection just prior to that time is asked to contact police at 661-5680.
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Fall Seatbelt Campaign

Police Services across the province are once again participating in the Fall Seatbelt Campaign. This Fall in an effort to draw attention to our “rural” community that lags behind the “urban” drivers in compliance, this campaign has two themes. Firstly the main theme is “BUCKLE UP BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD!” and for our rural drivers we’ve added “BUCKLE UP IN YOUR TRUCK!”

London drivers are generally among the Ontario drivers with the highest compliance of the law, but there is always room for improvement.

Lack of seatbelt use is still a prevalent contributing factor in highway deaths and injuries. Whether it’s a short trip to the corner store or a vacation far away, MAKE BUCKLING UP PART OF THE START UP ROUTINE.

Motorists should not expect a warning or a “break” from officers no matter the excuse or “story”.

The campaign starts Wednesday October 1st and runs through Sunday October 12th.

Be safe, wear the seatbelt!

Sgt. Tom O’Brien
Traffic Management Unit
London Police Service
519-661-4799
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UPDATE: Further Robbery Charges Laid

After further investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division Robbery Unit, a 17 year old female of Southwold was arrested on Monday September 29 at 3:45 pm and charged with Robbery. During the course of the investigation it was found that the robbery had been videotaped by the accused. The investigation continues.

Previous Release:

On Wednesday September 24 2008 at 10:27 am a 17 year old female of Southwold was arrested and has been charged with Robbery. The investigation continues.

Previous Release:

On Monday September 22 2008 at approximately 12 pm a 15 year old female was walking in the area of Viscount Road and Woodcrest Boulevard with her friends when a large group of females approached them. One of the females in the group demanded property from the victim. When the victim refused she was punched in the face repeatedly. A second female assisted in removing property from the victim. The victim received non life threatening injuries from the attack.
Police were called and are looking for two suspects described as:

1. Native female, 13-14 yrs of age, medium build, 5’2- 5’4, 100 lbs, long dark brown or black hair which was straight, wearing a brown sweater and dark jeans. This female was the one responsible for the initial attack.

2. Native female, 15-16 yrs of age, medium build, long black hair and was wearing black track pants with a white stripe down the side. This female was the one who assisted the first female with removing the property from the victim.
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Fifth Week Project L.E.A.R.N.

London Police Service is currently conducting Project L.E.A.R.N. in the City. The Project has concluded its fifth week. Over the past five weeks of the project, officers laid 1286 Provincial Offence Act charges and By-law offences and 109 Criminal Code charges. Of those 1286 Provincial Offence Act charges laid, 933 were students and 353 were non students. Of the 107 Criminal Code charges laid, 51 were students and 56 were non students.

Police will continue to patrol the areas surrounding the downtown, the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College .
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Update: Sexual Assault

Police now have a composite image of the suspect for release.

Previous release:

On Tuesday September 16 th at 10:30 pm a 32 year old female was jogging on Osgoode Drive near Osgoode Drive Park when she was grabbed and punched by an unknown male. During the struggle the suspect made contact with the victim’s breast. The victim struggled, was able to escape and run home. The victim received minor injuries. Police were called including the K9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect. Police are looking for a white male, early mid 20′s, 5’10-6′, slender build wearing blue jeans and a hoody.

Updated description:

White male, early to mid 20′s, 5’10 -6′, slender build, clean shaven,long fingers with short fingernails, likely a smoker, wearing blue jeans, a ball cap on backwards or a bandanna on his head, and was wearing a dark coloured hoody with a zip up front. On the front of the hoody there was a KAPPA logo.
See attached example. The suspect is believed to have an injury to his face caused during the struggle. The assistance of the Public in this case is needed, if anyone has any information please contact Police.
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Robbery

On September 27 2008 at 5:16 pm a 46 year old female was walking to her vehicle in a parking lot located at 330 Clarke Road when two males in a vehicle pulled up alongside her, grabbed her purse, causing her to fall to the ground. The female still had a hold of the purse and was dragged approximately 10 feet. The males fled the area and Police were called. The victim received minor injuries.

Police are looking for a vehicle described as a dark green, 2door possibly a sports car.

The driver is described as a white male, 25- 30 years old.

The passenger is described as a white male, 18 to early 20′s wearing a dark hoodie and a ball cap.
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FALL SEATBELT CAMPAIGN

Police Services across the province are once again participating in the Fall Seatbelt Campaign. This Fall in an effort to draw attention to our “rural” community that lags behind the “urban” drivers in compliance, this campaign has two themes. Firstly the main theme is “BUCKLE UP BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD!” and for our rural drivers we’ve added “BUCKLE UP IN YOUR TRUCK!”

London drivers are generally among the Ontario drivers with the highest compliance of the law, but there is always room for improvement.

Lack of seatbelt use is still a prevalent contributing factor in highway deaths and injuries. Whether it’s a short trip to the corner store or a vacation far away, MAKE BUCKLING UP PART OF THE START UP ROUTINE.

Motorists should not expect a warning or a “break” from officers no matter the excuse or “story”.

The campaign starts Wednesday October 1st and runs through Sunday October 12th.

Be safe, wear the seatbelt!

Sgt. Tom O’Brien
Traffic Management Unit
London Police Service
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Charges Laid

On Monday September 29 2008 at 1:55 am a 44 year old male Checker Limo driver picked up a male at a residence on Commissioners Road West . The male was taken behind an apartment building on Baseline Road West near Southview Crescent . The male proceeded to demand money and held a knife to the victim’s throat. There was a brief struggle between the victim and the suspect, where the victim grabbed the knife from the suspect, causing minor injury to his hand. The suspect fled without obtaining anything. Police located and arrested the suspect in a nearby apartment building.

Thomas Creelman, 23 years of London is charged with armed robbery.
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Missing Person

Police request the Public’s assistance in locating 17 year old female, Alexandra Reeves as there is concern for her safety. Alexandra Reeves was last seen on Sunday September 28th at 4:40 pm in the area of Victoria Hospital on South Street . She is described as a white, 5’3, 115 lbs with long blonde hair wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt.
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On Sunday September 28 2008 at 10:20 am an officer attempted to stop a stolen green neon travelling north on Elizabeth Street . This vehicle failed to stop for Police and proceeded to go through stop signs along Lorne Avenue . The vehicle stopped in front of an address on Queens Avenue near Ontario Street and the driver fled. The suspect was located and arrested inside of a nearby residence.

Steven Rolo, 21 years of London is charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stop for Police.
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Request Public’s assistance for Hit and Run

On Friday September 26 2008 at 7:35 am a silver Toyota was travelling southbound on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway near Bradley Avenue when it cut off a green volkswagon golf, also travelling southbound, causing the volkswagon to loose control and flip numerous times into the ditch. The silver Toyota was observed to stop near the scene and then take off. The 47 year old male driver of the volkswagon sustained non life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. Police request the Publics assistance in locating the driver of the silver Toyota . The partial plate of the Toyota obtained was ?CPJ598. The driver of the Toyota is described as a white male with dark hair and 35-40 years old.
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Update: Charges Laid

After an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division Youth Crime, a 15 year old female of Southwold has been charged with Assault after she approached a 16 year old female in Westmount mall on September 23rd at 11:15 am. The female accused the victim of reporting on the robbery that occurred on the 22nd of September. The female then pushed the victim causing her to fall to the ground. The 15 year old female attempted to punch the victim in the face but the victim was able to move out of the way. The victim was not injured. On September 25th the accused turned herself into Police.

On September 23rd shortly before 12 pm a female approached the 15 year old victim from the September 22nd robbery in Saunders Secondary School . The female accused her of speaking to Police and threatened to harm her. Police were contacted and the female was arrested.

Lynessa Corneilius, 18 years of Southwold is charged with uttering threats.

Previous Release:

On Wednesday September 24 2008 at 10:27 am a 17 year old female of Southwold was arrested and has been charged with Robbery. The investigation continues.

Previous Release:

On Monday September 22 2008 at approximately 12 pm a 15 year old female was walking in the area of Viscount Road and Woodcrest Boulevard with her friends when a large group of females approached them. One of the females in the group demanded property from the victim. When the victim refused she was punched in the face repeatedly. A second female assisted in removing property from the
victim. The victim received non life threatening injuries from the attack. Police were called and are looking for two suspects described as:

1. Female, medium complexion, 13-14 yrs of age, medium build, 5’2- 5’4, 100 lbs, long dark brown or black hair which was straight, wearing a brown sweater and dark jeans. This female was the one responsible for the initial attack.

2. Female, medium complexion, 15-16 yrs of age, medium build, long black hair and was wearing black track pants with a white stripe down the side. This female was the one who assisted the first female with removing the property from the victim.
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Arrests Made

Two separate arrests for Project L.E.A.R.N. were made Wed night.

On September 24 2008 at 9 pm three males were observed on top of a backyard fence to a residence on Thurman Circle . The males rocked the fence back and forth, causing it to fall. When confronted by a citizen about the damage done to the fence, one of the males swore at the citizen and walked away. Police were called. Police attended and arrested one of the males nearby.

Brian Forrester, 18 years of London is charged with Property Damage. Brian Forrester is a Fanshawe student.

Further;

On September 24 2008 at approximately 10:05 pm Police were conducting a traffic stop on Oxford Street east of Roehampton Avenue . While conducting the traffic stop a disturbance was observed outfront of a nearby residence. A resident requested that a male be removed from his property. While an officer approached to speak with this unwanted male on the property, the male reached out and grabbed the one of the officer’s arms. The male was arrested and actively resisted arrest by kicking a second officer in the face. After a brief struggle the male was taken into custody.

David Schmitte, 18 years of London is charged with Assault Police and Resist Arrest. David Schmitte is a Fanshawe student.
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Update: Charge Laid

Following an investigation by the London Police Service, Fraud Section and an internal audit initiated by the Family Service Thames Valley directors, a former employee of the Family Service Thames Valley has been charged with one count of theft exceeding $5,000.00.

Linda Kemp, 62 years of London , the former Trust Account Manager working within the centre’s Credit Counseling Program, has been charged by summons and will make her first court appearance on November 12 2008.

No further charges are anticipated.
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Update: Arrest Made

On Wednesday September 24 2008 at 10:27 am a 17 year old female of Southwold was arrested and has been charged with Robbery. The investigation continues.

Previous Release:

On Monday September 22 2008 at approximately 12 pm a 15 year old female was walking in the area of Viscount Road and Woodcrest Boulevard with her friends when a large group of females approached them. One of the females in the group demanded property from the victim. When the victim refused she was punched in the face repeatedly. A second female assisted in removing property from the victim. The victim received non life threatening injuries from the attack. Police were called and are looking for two suspects described as:

1. Female, medium complexion, 13-14 yrs of age, medium build, 5’2- 5’4, 100 lbs, long dark brown or black hair which was straight, wearing a brown sweater and dark jeans. This female was the one responsible for the initial attack.

2. Female, medium complexion, 15-16 yrs of age, medium build, long black hair and was wearing black track pants with a white stripe down the side. This female was the one who assisted the first female with removing the property from the victim.
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INCREASED THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

The number of thefts from vehicles has increased 56 percent for the month of September of 2008 compared to September of 2007. Over the last week there have been 111 reported thefts from vehicles in all areas of the City. The majority of all the thefts occurred in the afternoon and overnight hours. The areas that were hit the hardest were; south of Grosvenor Street and west of Colborne Street , residential areas north and south of Oxford Street West between Wonderland Road and Hyde Park and Springbank Park parking lots. Items that were targeted were GPS units, laptops, purses, wallets and ipods.

Police remind citizens to lock your car doors, do not leave items of value inside of your vehicle. GPS units that are mounted on a window or dash are visible and are a target to be stolen.
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Arson Charges Laid

On August 27 2008 at approximately 5 am London Fire Department were called to playground equipment on fire in Piccadilly Park located at 695 Waterloo Street . The fire was extinguished and Police were called. The damage was estimated to be $20,000 to the playground equipment.

After further investigation by Detectives of the Auto and Arson Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division, two males were arrested for arson on Wednesday September 24 2008.

Earl Kim, 20 years of London and Jayce Rowe 22 years of London are charged with arson.
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COMBATING LONDON ‘S AUTO THEFTS

On Tuesday September 23 2008 at 11:40 am Detectives from the Auto and Arson Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division arrested three persons in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of 155 Clarke Road .

Manzil Toto, 20 years of London and Louvenson Bellot, 19 years of London and a
16 year old male of London are charged with possession of stolen property and
possession of a break in instrument.

The 16 year old male is additionally charged with two counts of failing to comply with a youth criminal justice act sentence and possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray).

FURTHER;

On Wednesday September 24 2008 at 2:18 am Police were called to a parking lot on Huron Street near Briarhill Avenue in regards to two males breaking into a vehicle. Police attended and located a vehicle with a damaged ignition. K9 tracked to a green space behind the parking lot and two suspects were taken into custody.

Kofi Abbiw, 18 years of London and Jackson Neth 21 years of London are charged with breach of recognizance, possession of a break in instrument and attempt to commit an indictable offence.

Police want to commend citizens for calling in to report suspicious activity. In many cases their calls lead to arrests. For the month of September there has been a significant increase (42 percent) in the number of auto thefts, primarily occurring at night in the north east end of the City. Over the past two days Police have arrested five males for this crime. In many cases the persons who are arrested for one auto theft are repeat offenders for other auto thefts. Police will actively continue our efforts to decrease auto theft in the City of London .
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Charges Laid

On Tuesday September 23 2008 a male was in a residence on Elliott Street when he threatened a male and a female with an axe and threatened to burn the house down. Police were called and negotiated with the male but were unsuccessful. The male damaged property outside and inside the residence and began to light fires in the basement. The Emergency Response Team entered the residence and located the male holding the axe and a hammer. The male was tasered and taken into custody. After the arrest, the male threatened to kill one of the officers.

Daniel Mahar, 46 years of London is charged with weapons dangerous, property damage, five counts of threats, and resisting arrest.
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Cyber Crime

The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a Brampton man on September 22nd, 2008 after an Internet luring investigation that began on September 19th. Charged with 3 counts of Luring and one count of Paying for the Sexual Services of a Person Under 18 is Gurmeet Brah, 31 years of Brampton .

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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Robbery Suspects Sought

On Monday September 22 2008 at approximately 12 pm a 15 year old female was walking in the area of Viscount Road and Woodcrest Boulevard with her friends when a large group of females approached them. One of the females in the group demanded property from the victim. When the victim refused she was punched in the face repeatedly. A second female assisted in removing property from the victim. The victim received non life threatening injuries from the attack. Police were called and are looking for two suspects described as:

1. Native female, 13-14 yrs of age, medium build, 5’2- 5’4, 100 lbs, long dark brown or black hair which was straight, wearing a brown sweater and dark jeans. This female was the one responsible for the initial attack.

2. Native female, 15-16 yrs of age, medium build, long black hair and was wearing black track pants with a white stripe down the side. This female was the one who assisted the first female with removing the property from the victim.
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On Sunday September 21 2008 at 6:27 am residents awoke to an intruder in their residence on Parkview Court and called Police. The suspect fled and after Police followed a trail of discarded stolen property, a male was arrested in the area of Briscoe Street at Wharncliffe Road South .

A 16 year old male of London is charged with Break and Enter.
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Project LEARN officers were patrolling in the Fleming Drive area late in the evening of September 20th. Large groups of people were congregating on front yards and on the roadway creating noise. Several bottles had been thrown and broken on the street. A large group of people were chanting and other large groups were approaching the area. At midnight, the officer in charge declared the area of the Disturbance to be an Unlawful Assembly. The first sweep of Fleming Drive officers were out on foot advising people of the unlawful assembly and told these people to go inside or leave the area. The second sweep of the street resulted in the arrest of 6 adult males for Unlawful Assembly and one male was arrested for Cause Disturbance.

This incident required in excess of 20 officers to bring under control.
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London Police Service is currently conducting Project L.E.A.R.N. in the City. The Project has concluded its fourth week. Over the past four weeks of the project, officers laid 1118 Provincial Offence Act charges and By-law offences and 74 Criminal Code charges. Of those 1118 Provincial Offence Act charges laid, 830 were students and 289 were non students. Of the 74 Criminal Code charges laid, 38 were students and 36 were non students.

Police will continue to patrol the areas surrounding the downtown, the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College .
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Shortly after 2:30am September 20th, police responded to an Assault in the area of Dundas St at Wellington St . One male victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The victim remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Steven Tremblett, 20 years, has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault.

This incident occurred on the sidewalk as the downtown bars were emptying. There was a disturbance in the area involving these two males who were apparently not known to each other. No weapons were involved. The victim received serious facial injuries as a result of the altercation
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Update: Dog Bite

The London Police Service has located the dog and the owner, we are no longer looking for them. Thank you for your assistance.

Previous Release:

On September, 18 2008, at 4:30 pm a 44 year old male was riding his bicycle in the CNR Park located at the end of Chesley Avenue . A male walking his dog passed by and the dog ran up to the man and bit him. The male on the bicycle received minor injury. The male walking the dog is described as a white, approximately 60 years of age, 6′, medium build with what is described as a large stomach. The dog is described as a small Jack Russel type dog and was restrained by a retractable leash at the time. Police are looking for the male to verify shots of the dog and ensure that they are updated.
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Robbery

On Thursday September 18th at 7:45 pm a lone male entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 510 Hamilton Road and demanded prescription medication from the pharmacy counter. The male was not given anything and he fled on foot to a dark coloured car in the parking lot. No one was injured. Police were called and are looking for a suspect described as a white male with a dark complexion,6’1, slim to medium build, dark hair, dark eyes, thin nose, scruffy appearance wearing a grey hoody.
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Update:

Video surveillance of suspect is now available upon request.

Previous Release:

On Tuesday September 16 2008 at 9:40 pm the Grey Variety store at 466 Grey St was robbed by a lone male brandishing a knife. The suspect got away with some money and cigarettes with no injury to the store employee. Suspect is described as a white male between 25-30 yrs, about 5’9″, black hoodie sweater, black jeans and black ball cap.
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Dog Bite

On September, 18 2008, at 4:30 pm a 44 year old male was riding his bicycle in the CNR Park located at the end of Chesley Avenue . A male walking his dog passed by and the dog ran up to the man and bit him. The male on the bicycle received minor injury. The male walking the dog is described as a white, approximately 60 years of age, 6’, medium build with what is described as a large stomach. The dog is described as a small Jack Russel type dog and was restrained by a retractable leash at the time. Police are looking for the male to verify shots of the dog and ensure that they are updated.
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Update: Missing Person Located

Derek Bergoine has been located. We are no longer looking for him. Thank you for your assistance.

Previous Release (sent out September 16 2008):
Missing Person from the London Regional Mental Health Centre

Derek Bergoine – Date of birth: April 26, 1985
Described as White Male 6’0″ slim build, slight goatee wearing a red shirt, red shorts, sneakers and a camouflage baseball hat; Last seen in the downtown area; If anyone sees this person, please do not approach this male but contact the London Police immediately.
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Search Warrant

On Wednesday September 17 2008 at 10:54 am members of the Project Disarm along with the assistance of officers from the Uniformed Division executed a search warrant to a residence on Stratton Drive . Inside of the residence Police seized an AK47, 190 rounds of ammunition and a .22 calibre revolver.

Christopher Fisher, 35 years of London is charged with 13 firearm related offences. He will be appearing in court today.
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Updated description of the suspect:

photoWhite male, early to mid 20’s, 5’10 -6’, slender build, clean shaven, long fingers with short fingernails, likely a smoker, wearing blue jeans, a ball cap on backwards or a bandanna on his head, and was wearing a dark coloured hoody with a zip up front. On the front of the hoody there was a KAPPA logo. See attached example. The suspect is believed to have an injury to his face caused during the struggle. The assistance of the Public in this case is needed, if anyone has any information please contact Police.

Previous Release:

On Tuesday September 16 th at 10:30 pm a 32 year old female was jogging on Osgoode Drive near Osgoode Drive Park when she was grabbed and punched by an unknown male. During the struggle the suspect made contact with the victim’s breast. The victim struggled, was able to escape and run home. The victim received minor injuries. Police were called including the K9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect. Police are looking for a white male, early to mid 20’s, 5’10-6’, slender build wearing blue jeans and a hoody.
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Public’s Assistance Needed

On Thursday September 4 2008 at 3:40 pm a 12 year old female was riding her green bike across Glenora Drive just south of Fanshawe Park Road when she was struck in the southbound lanes by a southbound dark blue Sunfire. The driver briefly got out of her car to scold the 12 year old but then got back in her car and drove away without offering aid or her information. The driver is described as a white female with long brown hair, wearing a silver shirt and tight pants. The 12 year old suffered minor injuries. There was no plate information.
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Update:

A 16 year old male of London is charged with Robbery.

On Tuesday September 16 2008 at about 10:05 pm on Tuesday evening the Sunny’s Variety store located at 210 Hamilton Rd was robbed by a lone male wearing a bandana and a hoody over his head. The suspect fled on foot and through the assistance of a passing citizen a male was arrested by responding London Police officers. Charges are pending.
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Update:

Further to the previous release, a Molotov cocktail was found at the fire scene.

Previous Release:

On Tuesday September 16 2008 at 1:55 am residents at 1199 Glenora Drive awoke to a small fire their residence. No one was injured. Police and Fire were called. Police are currently holding the scene and believe that this was not a random act. Police are asking for the Public’s assistance if anyone saw anything or has any information.
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Suspicious Fire

On Tuesday September 16 2008 at 1:55 am residents at 1199 Glenora Drive awoke to a small fire their residence. No one was injured. Police and Fire were called. Police are currently holding the scene and believe that this was not a random act. Police are asking for the Public’s assistance if anyone saw anything or has any information.
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Update:

A 15 years old female of London is charged with possession of stolen property; Rick Lao, 20 years of London is charged with breaching probation and possession of marihuana. (small quantity)

Previous Release:

On Tuesday September 16th at 1:25 am the London Police Service were detailed to the area of Honeysuckle Crescent and Vesta Rd for a citizen report of two persons breaking into vehicles.
Police arrested a young offender female and a male adult nearby. A stolen laptop and other property was recovered. Charges are pending.
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On Monday September 15 2008 at 7:19 pm members from the London Police Street Drug Unit executed a search warrant to unit #6 at 28 Micro Court . Located within the business which operates as “Tangent” Auto Care, Police seized 51 marihuana plants ($51,000), $300 worth of marihuana shake and $3,000 of grow equipment. With the assistance of St. Thomas Police Service, the owner of the business was arrested in St. Thomas .

Grant Elgie, 31 years of St Thomas is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and unlawfully producing marihuana.
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Robbery

On Friday September 12 2008 at 11 pm a 16 year old male and a 17 year old female were walking in the park behind White Oaks Public School when they were approached by a group of 20 to 25 males. The males demanded money from them and searched their pockets. The male victim was punched in the face by the group of males and the female called for help. The males fled without obtaining anything and Police were called. The male received non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a group of males aged 17-20 years old, medium complexions, wearing baggy clothing and red bandannas.
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On September 13, 2008 Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle colliding with a home on Doulton St. Police attended and noted extensive damage to both the home and the vehicle.
Both the driver and passenger were transported to London Health Science Centre were injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

Police have charged the driver of the vehicle Rick Armitage, 30 yrs of London , with one count of Fail to Provide a Breath Sample and 1 count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle causing Bodily Harm.

P/C Blair Harvey
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London Police have determined totals for the first three weeks of Project Learn.
They are as follows:

  • Criminal Code/Controlled Drug and Substance Act Charges: 57 (49% Students, 51% Non-Students.
  • Provincial Offence Notices (tickets): 958 (73% Students, 27% Non-Students)
  • The numbers so far have jumped significantly from 2007 which after three weeks were:

  • Criminal Code/Controlled Drug and Substance Act Charges: 23
  • Provincial Offence Notices: 559
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    Project LEARN Officers have active night

    London Police Officers assigned to Project LEARN had a busy Friday night as the warm, muggy weather attracted people to outdoor parties and bars. A total of 16 arrested were made and 123 charges were laid in this single night.

      Highlights of these charges include:

    • 12 Criminal Code offences (5 students and 7 non-students) including 6 charges for “causing a disturbance”
    • 26 Municipal By-Law offences (20 students and 6 non-students) including 18 charges for “noise” and 7 charges for “public urination”
    • 78 Liquor License Act offences (48 students and 30 non-students)

    Project LEARN will continue tonight in the downtown area and the areas surrounding the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College .
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    Stabbing Investigation continues

    Just before 3 a.m. this date, Officers from the London Police Service attended in the area of Adelaide Street and Nelson Street in relation to a male suffering from a stab wound.

    A 38 year old male was located and transported to Victoria Hospital suffering from a serious stab wound to his abdomen. He has undergone emergency surgery and is now in serious but stable condition.

    Information relating to the circumstances of this incident is limited at the current time as the victim is not able to communicate with investigators.

    Anyone who may have been in the area of Adelaide Street and Nelson Street at the time of this incident and has information about what happened is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers.

    P/C Blair Harvey
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    Ongoing Investigation

    London Police Service are investigating a property damage occurrence at 1296 Rosenberg Road . The front window of the residence and the vehicle in the driveway was damaged by gunfire. No one was injured. A small red car was observed leaving the area.
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    On Friday September 12 2008 at 6:11 am a lone male entered the Canadian Tire Gas Bar located at 105 Fanshawe Park Road East , brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash and property and fled on foot. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are currently looking for a suspect described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 5’8, 165 lbs wearing a black hoodie and a black balaclava.
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    On Thursday September 11 2008 at 8:25 pm a 42 year old female was walking her dog southbound on Admiral near Kipling Avenue when a male passed by her, reached out and grabbed her breast. The male continued northbound on Admiral Drive and was last seen in the Admiral Drive and Wexford Avenue area. The female was not physically injured. Police were called and are looking for a white male with a fair complexion, 18-20 years old, 5’10 to 6’, slight build, short dark hair wearing a dark t shirt, white hoodie with a pattern on the back, blue jeans and skater shoes. The suspect was unknown to the victim.
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    On Thursday September 11 2008 at 11:38 pm Police were called to a break and enter in progress to Benjamin Moore paint store located at 1166 Commissioners Road Road East. Police attended and arrested the suspect inside a nearby store, Vip Nail Care and Spa. A quantity of stolen cash from Vip Nail Care and Spa was recovered. The Benjamin Moore paint store was also broken into but nothing was stolen.

    Hoai Nguyen, 35 years of London is charged with two counts of break and enter.
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    Possible Abduction

    London Police received information from a witness of a possible abduction/kidnapping that took place in the area of Cheapside Street and Richmond Street at 8:03 pm on September 11th, 2008. Two males were observed grabbing a female and forcing her into the trunk of their car, before driving westbound on Cheapside Street and then southbound onto St. George Street .

    The vehicle is described as being similar to a late 1990′s model or newer Honda, white/beige or silver in colour, with a rear spoiler. One of the males is described as being 6’0″, 20-35 yrs, white, medium build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second male is described as being 6’0″, medium build, 20-35yrs. The female is described as being about 5’4″, 13-19yrs of age. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed this event, or who has knowledge of this event to phone London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    On Friday September 12 2008 at 6:16 am London Police responded to 1290 Sandford Street in regards to a report of a suspicious male holding what was believed to be a gun. Sandford Street at Huron Street was momentarily shut down until the area and is now open. The area was searched by Police and there was no male found with a gun.
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    Update:

    The vehicle is described as being similar to a late 1990’s model or newer Honda OR Toyota Corolla

    Previous Release:

    London Police received information from a witness of a possible abduction/kidnapping that took place in the area of Cheapside Street and Richmond Street at 8:03 pm on September 11th, 2008. Two males were observed grabbing a female and forcing her into the trunk of their car, before driving westbound on Cheapside Street and then southbound onto St. George Street .

    The vehicle is described as being similar to a late 1990′s model or newer Honda, white/beige or silver in colour, with a rear spoiler. One of the males is described as being 6’0″, 20-35 yrs, white, medium build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second male is described as
    being 6’0″, medium build, 20-35yrs. The female is described as being about 5’4″, 13-19yrs of age.
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    Update

    On Wednesday Sept 10 2008 at 6:30 pm a male entered the Athletes World in Masonville Mall, selected merchandise, concealed the item and left without paying. An employee observed this and followed the male out of the store into the Mall. When the suspect was approached he brandished what was thought to be a handgun and threatened to shoot the employee. The employee was able to flee and called Police. The employee was not injured. Police arrested the suspect and a second male with him on the north side of Fanshawe Road across from the Mall. The stolen property was recovered. A pellet gun was also recovered.

    A 15 year old male of London is charged with robbery, pointing a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

    A 16 year old male of London is charged with possession of stolen property.

    Previous Release:

    London Police Service are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Athlete’s World outlet in the Masonville Mall. A gun was pulled on the staff. Two young offender males arrested nearby. Gun was an imitation.
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    On Tuesday September 9 2008 at 5:50 pm a Hamilton Road residence was entered by an unknown male brandishing a weapon. The suspect struck a 61 year old female on the hand and fled with a quantity of prescription medication. The female who was bedridden received minor injuries. Police were called and are looking for a suspect described as a male, 6’, skinny build, wearing a black hoodie and jeans. The suspect had his face covered at the time of the robbery.
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    On Tuesday September 9 2008 at 2 pm a 15 year old male was approached by a 16 year old male at Sir George Ross Secondary School located at 365 Belfield Street . The 16 year old brandished a knife and demanded property from the victim. The suspect patted down the victim but did not find any property on him. The suspect fled and Police were called. The suspect was identified and Police are currently looking for the 16 year old male for Robbery.
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    London Police Service is currently conducting Project L.E.A.R.N. in the City. The Project has concluded its second week. Over the past two weeks of the project, officers laid a total of 685 Provincial Offence Act charges and By-law offences and 31 Criminal Code Charges. Of those 685 Provincial Offence Act charges laid, 505 were students and 180 were non students. Of the 31 Criminal Code charges laid, 18 were students and 13 were non students. Over the two week time frame Police were called to 11 Fire calls.

    Police will continue to patrol the areas surrounding downtown, the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College
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    Correction

    Correction; The address is 735 Wonderland Road North , not 735 Wonderland Road South as earlier released.

    Previous Release:

    On Thursday September 4th 2008 at 12:09 am a lone male entered the Mac’s Milk located at 735 Wonderland Road South brandished a handgun, ordered a customer inside not to move and demanded money from the clerk. A quantity of cash was obtained and the suspect got into to a dark blue or green older model van and fled southbound on Wonderland Road . Police were called. No one was injured.

    The suspect is described as a black male 18-25 years old, 5’9, medium build, short brown hair wearing a black baseball cap, blue and white bandanna, black long t shirt, blue jean shorts and white basketball shoes.
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    Robbery

    On Thursday September 4th 2008 at 12:09 am a lone male entered the Mac’s Milk located at 735 Wonderland Road South brandished a handgun, ordered a customer inside not to move and demanded money from the clerk. A quantity of cash was obtained and the suspect got into to a dark blue or green older model van and fled southbound on Wonderland Road . Police were called. No one was injured.

    The suspect is described as a black male 18-25 years old, 5’9, medium build, short brown hair wearing a black baseball cap, blue and white bandanna, black long t shirt, blue jean shorts and white basketball shoes.
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    Charges Laid

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit has arrested a London man after an Internet child pornography investigation that began in May. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on Huron Street in London . Charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography and 3 counts of making available child pornography, is Eldar Mujakovic, 27 years of London .

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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    Charges Laid

    On Tuesday September 2 2008 at 10:45 pm two males entered a common area to a residential building on Fanshawe College property and approached an 18 year old female student. The female was grabbed by the males, pushed against the wall and was fondled by the males. Other persons entered the room causing the two males to flee. Police were called and a short time later both males were identified, one male was arrested by a Fanshawe College Special Constable in the building and a short time later London Police arrested the second suspect in the building. The female was not injured. The males were unknown to the victim. Both of the suspects are students of Fanshawe College but do not reside on the property. The building entered has controlled access. After an investigation by members from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section of the Criminal Investigation Division;

    Brian Cooper, 19 years of London is charged with Sexual Assault.

    Joseph Lamanna 21 years of London is charged with Sexual Assault.

    Joseph Lamanna is additionally charged with a robbery after an investigation by members of the Robbery Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division.

    On Wednesday September 3 2008 at 12:25 am a male forcibly entered a room in the same residential building and demanded property from a 19 year old male. The accused proceeded to repeatedly kick the victim in the leg and spit in his face. The victim received minor injuries. Nothing was stolen. The suspect was not known to the victim.
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    PROJECT L.E.A.R.N.

    London Police Service is currently conducting Project L.E.A.R.N. in the City. The Project has just concluded its first week and officers laid a total 291 charges including 283 Provincial Offence Act charges and By -law offences Laid and 9 Criminal Code Charges Laid. Of those charges laid 187 were students and 65 were non students.

    One of the latest incidents included Police arresting a 17 year old male of Etobicoke for fighting on Fleming Drive causing a large group of people to gather on September 2nd at 1:13 am. This male was charged with resisting arrest and causing a disturbance.

    Officers will continue to patrol the areas surrounding downtown, the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College .

    A reminder that London’s Noise By-law is in effect twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with an out of court set fine of $215 for each occupant. Subsequent Police response could result in all occupants being summoned to court to answer in front of a Justice of the Peace with a maximum fine up to $5000 for each person. Citizens are encouraged to report noise bylaw violations as it assists the London Police Service in our enforcement efforts.

    Police would also like to remind citizens to not put out garbage before garbage day. Over the past week there have been incidents where garbage has been set on fire in the area of Fleming Drive . Police continue to investigate these incidents. If anyone has any information about these fires please contact Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    Today officers from the Community Services Unit will continue to attend residences surrounding the Fanshawe College Area in order to educate residents and students about past problems and regarding Police response to any future complaints or incidents. Students will also be educated on how they can protect their property from being the target of a break and enter. The purpose is to educate students so that their stay in London will be a positive and enjoyable experience.
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    Suspect Sought

    On August 22 2008 at 12:55 pm an 85 year old female returned to her vehicle in a parking lot at 467 Wharncliffe Road . When she opened the rear passenger door to put her purchased merchandise into the vehicle a male pushed her off balance and grabbed her purse. The female was uninjured and the male fled northbound on Wharncliffe Road . Police were called but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion, 5’8, 150 lbs, short black hair, slim build wearing a black baseball cap, black t shirt, and black knee high shorts.
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    Today and Tomorrow

    On Tuesday September 2 and Wednesday September 3rd 2008, officers from the Community Services Unit will be attending residences surrounding the Fanshawe College Area in order to educate residents and students about past problems and regarding Police response to any future complaints or incidents. Students will also be educated on how they can protect their property from being the target of a break and enter. The purpose is to educate students so that their stay in London will be a positive and enjoyable experience.
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    Update

    Emanuel Pereira 37 years of no fixed address has been identified as being responsible for the Esso Gas Bar Robbery, 940 Hamilton Road, that occurred on Sunday August 8 2008. Emanuel Pereira was arrested, charged with Robbery and will be appearing in court today.

    Previous Media Release: Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Just before 3:00 a.m. this morning, the London Police responded to a robbery which had just occurred at the Esso Gas Bar located at Highbury Avenue and Hamilton Road .

    A lone male had entered the gas bar with a weapon and robbed the clerk. The suspect had fled from the scene in a dark coloured sedan, possibly a Honda, prior to the arrival of Police.

    The investigation at the scene provided a detailed description of the male suspect and surveillance photos.

    The robbery suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5’8″ tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He has dark wavy hair that was in a ponytail and he was wearing eye glasses. He was also wearing a dark blue/grey sweatshirt and black pants and had a scarf around his neck.

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    On Saturday, August 30, 2008, at approximately 2:50am, citizens reported hearing a woman in distress along the Thames River in the area of Horton Street at Ridout Street . The London Police Service was called and responded to the area, finding a 30 year old woman who had been assaulted near the river’s edge. A male was seen fleeing the area, and was eventually located by London Police canine and uniformed officers, and arrested near the scene. A small amount of drugs was found on the male upon arrest. The woman suffered minor injuries.

    As a result of the investigation, which continued throughout the day yesterday, 18 year old Irvin Aparacio-Chicas, of London , has been charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, attempt to choke, uttering threats, and possession of marijuana.
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    On Sunday, August 31, 2008, at approximately 2:40am, the London Police Service was called to the area of Oxford Street at Gunn Street in regards to a robbery. A 21 year old male was walking along Gunn Street when he was jumped from behind by two males unknown to him. The suspects assaulted the male and took some of his property before fleeing the area. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of this robbery.

    The first suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 18-24 years old, 6’2”, 190 pounds, medium build, short hair, wearing jeans and a striped shirt. The second male is describe as being Caucasian, approximately 18-24 years, 5’5”, 160 pounds, medium build, short hair, wearing pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.
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    On Sunday, August 31, 2008, at approximately 1:50am, the London Police Service was called to a disturbance in the area of Empire Street near Oxford Street . Police attended the area where they found a 17 year old male with serious injuries. Witnesses reported that the male was involved in an altercation with approximately 12-13 other males, who left the scene prior to police arriving. The male was transported to hospital where it was discovered that his injuries were not life-threatening. At this point, the London Police Service is continuing the investigation.
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    Wanted for Dangerous Driving

    On Thursday August 28 2008 at 9:07 am a Detective from the Investigative Response Unit observed a suspended driver pull into a parking lot off of Highbury Avenue at Huron Street . When the officer approached the vehicle the driver squealed his tires and accelerated through the parking lot at a high rate of speed almost striking a female pedestrian as he exited the lot. The vehicle fled westbound on Huron Street . The suspect was not located by Police. The vehicle is described as a small white two door car with stolen licence plates 339DMC. Police were unable to locate the pedestrian and would like to speak with her.

    Robert Lotz 46 years of London is wanted for dangerous driving, possession of stolen property, failing to stop for Police and for driving while being suspended.
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    Charges Laid

    On Tuesday August 26 2008 at 9:15 pm three youths entered the K&M Variety located at 1165 Oxford Street East and stole two marihuana bongs. Two citizens gave chase to the area of Empire Street. One of the males shot at the citizens with a pellet gun, striking one of the citizens in the arm. The three males fled the area and Police were called. After further investigation Police identified the three males. At 12 am two males turned themselves into London Police and at 2 am Police arrested the third male at a Mount Brydges residence. The citizen that was struck in the arm was not injured.

    Two 17 year old males of London and a 15 year old male of Mount Brydges have been charged with theft under $5000, carrying a concealed weapon, pointing a firearm, using a firearm in commission of offence, weapons dangerous, causing bodily harm with intent and assault with a weapon.
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    Update: Search is continuing

    The search of the Thames River is continuing today. London Police along with Fire Department are currently on scene. The Ontario Provincial Police Dive Team will also be attending to assist. Police are requesting the public’s assistance, if anyone has any information about the three males to please contact Police at 519-661-5670. We also want to advise the involved males that no one is in trouble and urge them to call Police so that we may know the welfare of the male that was last seen in the river.

    Previous Release:

    At approximately 5:25pm London Police, EMS and London Fire Dept were called to the Thames River , specifically, an area near the Horton St Overpass, the CN Train Tracks and Michael on the Thames . The complainant reported seeing 3 males crossing the river from the east side to the west side. Two of the males reached the west side and appeared to be getting out. The third male was seen to go under the water. The complainant left at that time to call 911.

    Members of London Police Service and London Fire Dept along with the Fire Dept’s boat have been searching the Thames River but with negative results.

    Investigations indicate that someone came out of the river and up the bank close to the area where the complainant saw the 3 males. At this time police are investigating all avenues. It is possible that the male who went under thewater, was able to get out and left the area with his two friends prior to Emergency Services arriving. However, without any information or evidence to confirm that possibilty emergency services are treating this situation as a possible drowning and are continuing their search.

    If anyone has any information that will assist in this investigation they are asked to call London Police at 519-661-5670.

    The male who went under the water is described as: M.W. approx 15yrs, shaved head wearing a white button up t-shirt, and grey undershirt. The only description of the males who were getting out is that one of them may have had a skate board.
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    Possible Drowning

    On Tuesday August 26 th at approximately 5:25pm London Police, EMS and London Fire Dept were called to the Thames River , specifically, an area near the Horton St Overpass, the CN Train Tracks and Michael on the Thames . The complainant reported seeing 3 males crossing the river from the east side to the west side. Two of the males reached the west side and appeared to be getting out. The third male was seen to go under the water. The complainant left at that time to call 911.

    Members of London Police Service and London Fire Dept along with the Fire Dept’s boat have been searching the Thames River but with negative results.

    Investigations indicate that someone came out of the river and up the bank close to the area where the complainant saw the 3 males. At this time police are investigating all avenues. It is possible that the male who went under the water, was able to get out and left the area with his two friends prior to Emergency Services arriving. However, without any information or evidence to confirm that possibility emergency services are treating this situation as a possible drowning and are continuing their
    search.

    If anyone has any information that will assist in this investigation they are asked to call London Police at 519-661-5670.

    The male who went under the water is described as: M.W. approx 15yrs, shaved head wearing a white button up t-shirt, and grey undershirt.

    The only description of the males who were getting out is that one of them may have had a skate board.
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    Charges Laid

    On Monday August 25 2008 shortly before 8:54 am an unknown male approached a 13 year old female in Northland Mall located at 1275 Highbury Avenue North and engaged her in conversation. The male kissed the female and then proceeded to grab her breast. The victim was able to flee and Police were called. Police attended and arrested the male who was still inside of the mall. The female was not injured. The suspect was not known to the victim.

    Stefano Ambrogio, 69 years of London is charged with sexual assault.
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    Charges Laid

    On Monday August 25 2008 at 6:10 am a 45 year old female was asleep when she awoke to an unknown male crawling through her bedroom window to her residence located in the area of McNay Street and Cheapside Street . The female screamed at the male but he continued to enter. The male was only scared off after being startled by the headlights of an automobile at which time he fled. The female called 911. The suspect continued to watch and beset the residence while masturbating until Police arrived. Upon seeing Police the male fled and was arrested after a brief foot chase.

    Sandy Ounsamone, 23 years of London is charged with committing an indecent act, harassment and break and enter.
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    Charges Laid

    On Sunday August 24 2008 at 8:45 am a resident of an address on Earnest Avenue awoke to an unknown male sleeping on a couch inside the residence. Police were called. The suspect was found still sleeping upon Police arrival and was arrested. When searched Police located 44 ecstasy pills ($440) and 31.8 grams of cocaine ($2,544). As Police were finishing the search the suspect ran but was caught after a short foot pursuit.

    Shadee ALI, 22 years of London is charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling, resisting arrest, possession of ecstasy for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
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    Charges Laid

    As part of an investigation by Detectives from the Fraud Section of the Criminal Investigation Division involving stolen credit card data from Tetherwood Spa located at 650 Windemere Road , Lisa Grace Smith, 40 years of London is charged with one count of Unauthorized Possession of Credit Card Data. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

    Police remind Citizens to routinely check for unusual credit card activity. If you see any suspicious activity, contact your credit card company immediately to report it. Businesses can protect information by locking computers, securing pin pads and routinely checking over equipment daily to make sure that nothing has been tampered with.

    For further preventative measures to prevent fraud citizens can visit phonebusters.com.
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    On Friday August 22 2008 at 3:30pm London Police attended White Oaks Mall located at 1105 Wellington Rd S.

    A citizen had contacted the police to report two suspicious males were in the parking lot looking into vehicles while carrying a large screwdriver and a rock.

    A vehicle in the lot was observed to have damage to the driver’s side door and the ignition. After a brief foot chase the two males were arrested.

    18 year old Brandon Ireland of Conway Drive in London and 22 year old Wellington French of Switzer Drive in Muncey are both charged with attempt auto theft and possession of break and enter tools.
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    On August 22 2008 the London Police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant for 307-951 Wonderland Road South . $906.00 in Canadian currency, 7 grams of crack cocaine, 3 grams of cannabis marihuana, 3 cannabis cigarettes, two scales and five cellular phones were located inside of the residence. In total there were approximately $740.00 worth of drugs seized.

    As a result 43 year old Garfield Cummings, 24 year old Damion Williams and 21 year old Turky Al-Henedy all of London are charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a schedule 2 substance not in excess amount.
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    On August 21, 2008 at approximately 6:30 am, a 75 year old female was operating a 1995 Mazda eastbound on Commissioners Road east of Wharncliffe Road . She stopped with the intension of turning northbound in a private drive when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford Pickup operated by a 26 year old male. The collision resulted in the Mazda being pushed into the westbound lane of Commissioners road at which time was struck by a 2007 Dodge Caravan travelling west.

    All three drivers are from London . The 75 year old female was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other two drivers received minor injuries and were not transported to hospital. Charges are pending.

    City crew members are currently on scene cleaning the debris from the roadway. Commissioners Road will be reopened very soon.
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    Shortly after noon on August 20, 2008 members of the London Police Service and the London Fire Department responded to a house fire on Foster Ave. The fire was isolated within the home. No one was in the house and no injuries resulted from the fire. It has been deemed not to be suspicious and the damage value is not yet known.
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    On Tuesday August 19, 2008 at approximately 4am Police responded to Mac’s Milkconvenience store, located at 925 Wonderland Rd South in regards to a robbery.

    Shortly before 4am, two males armed with handguns entered the convenience store, both were wearing balaclavas and carrying duffle bags. The clerk was assaulted and sustained minor injuries. The suspects removed property and a quantity of money from the store. The males fled the area on foot.

    The first suspect is described as a white male, 5’8, blue eyes, wearing a ski mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Second suspect is described as a white male, 6′, blue eyes, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Both suspects spoke English.
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    At approximately 1:30am on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 police and fire responded to Riverside Dr for a report of a vehicle on fire. Damage to the vehicle, a
    2008 Dodge Caravan, is estimated at $20,000. No one was in the vehicle at thetime and there were no injuries as a result. The fire has been deemed
    suspicious. Investigation ongoing.
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    A lone male was riding his bicycle in the area of Wellington Street and Dundas Street in the early morning hours of August 13 2008. The 43 year old London man was approached by two males. One of these males was carrying a knife. The victim was forced off of his bicycle suffering minor injuries. Both male suspects were located and arrested. Robert James Ruthven 19 years of London is charged with possession of weapons dangerous and Mark Sierkowski 19 years of London is charged with assault.
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    On Tuesday August 12 2008 at 5:40pm police responded to a residential break and enter on Chesterfield Street . The suspects were located and arrested at the scene. A 16 year old male and a 17 year old male both of London are charged with break and enter.
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    Charges Laid

    On Saturday August 10 2008 at 2:25 pm two males were observed fleeing in a white van from a residence on Scotland Drive . A break and enter was located by a resident shortly after and Police were called. Property stolen included a jerry can of gasoline.

    On Tuesday August 12 2008 at 1:20 am two suspects attended the 711 located at 1076 Commissioners Road in a white van and left without paying for gas. Police were called. Shortly after, Police received a call about suspicious males attempting to steal a licence plate off of a vehicle Deveron Crescent . Police located and arrested the two males in a parking lot on Frontenac Road while one of the males was affixing a stolen licence to the front of a white van. Police also located a stolen licence plate on the front of the van reported stolen on August 11th 2008.

    Phillip Henderson, 30 years of London and Michael Murphy, 32 years of London are charged with break and enter, property damage, possession of stolen property and two counts of theft under.
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    On July 8 2008 at 5:17 pm a citizen parked his 2008 white Dodge Caravan at the gas pump to the Sunoco Gas Station located at 154 Clarke Road and went inside to pre pay for the gas. While he was inside a male got into the driver’s seat of the Caravan and drove off with it. Police were called. The vehicle was recovered by Toronto Police Service on July 13 2008. Police have now obtained video surveillance of the suspect and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 6’0, skinny build, short blonde hair (almost bald), wearing blue jeans, white t-shirt, white long sleeve button up shirt.

    Attached above is a still photo of the suspect.

    Video is available upon request. (shows vehicle being stolen)
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    On Friday August 8 2008 at approximately 3:30 pm a female had her wallet stolen while she was inside of Sobey’s grocery store located at 1595 Adelaide Street North. A stolen credit card from the wallet was then used to make purchases. Police obtained still images of the suspect and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.
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    Project Disarm

    On Wednesday July 23 2008 at 3:22 pm members of the London Police Project Disarm executed a search warrant at 1587 Birchwood Crescent . Two people were arrested. A loaded .38 calibre chrome “Davis Industries” handgun was seized. Also seized was a 12 gauge “Mossburg” shotgun, a .22 calibre “Ruger” rifle, over capacity magazines and a large quantity of ammunition. Police located a marihuana grow operation containing 120 marihuana plants. ($120,000) In the garage an all terrain vehicle reported stolen to Norfolk County OPP on May 3 2008 was located. The investigation is continuing.

    Jeffrey Gowing, 31 years of London and Amanda Spurgeon, 29 years of London arecharged with possession of stolen property, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm having no authority and unlawfully produce marihuana.
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    Update: We are no longer looking for Christopher George. He is currently in custody in Sarnia . Thank you for your assistance.

    Update: Christopher George, 27 years of no fixed address is wanted for the Robbery at the Bank of Montreal located at 270 Dundas Street on July 18 2008. Above is an attached photo of Christopher George.

    Previous Release:

    On Friday July 18 2008 at approximately 8 am a male entered the Bank of
    Montreal located at 270 Dundas Street brandished a knife and demanded money.
    The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. No one was injured. Police were
    called and are looking for a white male in his 20′s, 6′, medium build, medium
    length brown curly hair, wearing a blue t shirt, beige shorts and brown
    sandals.
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    Update: Bank of Montreal robbery

    Christopher George, 27 years of no fixed address is wanted for the Robbery at the Bank of Montreal located at 270 Dundas Street on July 18 2008. Above is an attached photo of Christopher George.

    Previous Release:

    On Friday July 18 2008 at approximately 8 am a male entered the Bank of
    Montreal located at 270 Dundas Street brandished a knife and demanded money.
    The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. No one was injured. Police were
    called and are looking for a white male in his 20′s, 6′, medium build, medium
    length brown curly hair, wearing a blue t shirt, beige shorts and brown
    sandals.
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    Warrant Executed

    On Wednesday July 23 2008 at 6:05 pm members from the Street Drug Unit executed a search warrant to a residence on Gammage Street . Two people were arrested and Police seized $895 in Canadian currency, $4960 worth of cocaine and a small quantity of marihuana.

    Kevin Grant, 35 years of London is charged with possession of cocaine.

    Melissa Elie, 23 years of London is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marihuana.
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    Update: Mac’s Milk Robbery

    The suspect is described as a white male 20-25 years old, 5’10, 150 lbs, wearing a blue hooded jacket.

    Previous Release:

    On Wednesday July 24 2008 at 2:34 am London Police are investigating the report of a robbery at the Mac’s Milk located at 1149 Western Rd. The clerk reports a lone male approaching the
    front door of the store armed with what appeared to be a handgun. The clerk locked the door preventing the suspect from entering the store. The suspect attempted to get the clerk to open the door but he refused and the suspect fled on foot. At this time LPS members are searching the area for the suspect.
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    On July 23, 2008 members of the London Police Service, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit and Provincial Biker Enforcement Unit took possession of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club clubhouse located at 14 Swinyard Street in London . The sole owner of this property is Robert Barletta, a full patch member of the London chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The police took possession of the clubhouse to enforce a court order obtained by the Ministry of the Attorney General under the Civil Remedies Act.

    In June of 2007 the London Police Service submitted a file to the Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities office at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. The file consisted of information related to the activities of the London Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 2000.

    On July 14, 2008 a Preservation Order was granted by a Superior Court Justice for the Ministry of the Attorney General to take possession of this clubhouse. This is a civil court process. Allegations, which still need to be proven in court, will be made to seek the court ordered forfeiture of the London chapter of the Hells Angels clubhouse under the Civil Remedies Act. The Court can forfeit the property to the Crown on behalf of the Province of Ontario . The role of the police on July 23, 2008, and while the preservation order is in effect – is to assist the Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities office to enforce a court order, in taking possession, preserving, securing and restricting entry into the clubhouse.

    On August 1, 2008 this matter is scheduled in Triage Court in Toronto . At that time a further motion to extend the Preservation Order pending determination of the forfeiture Application will be heard pursuant to the Civil Remedies Act.

    The Asset Forfeiture Unit and the Biker Enforcement Unit are multi-agency units consisting of police services throughout the Province of Ontario . The London Police Service is a full time partner of both Ontario Provincial Police led units.

    The Ontario Provincial Police contact person is Inspector Tom Murphy (905)671-6900.

    The Ministry of the Attorney General’s media contact person is Brendan Crawley (416)326-2210.
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    Update: Charges Laid

    A 15 years old male of London has been charged with weapons dangerous, threats and assault with a weapon.

    Previous Release:

    ON TUESDAY, JULY 22ND, 2008 AT 3:49 PM THE LONDON POLICE SERVICE WERE DETAILED TO THE AREA OF CHAPMAN COURT FOR THE REPORT OF A MALE BEING CHASED BY ANOTHER MALE WHO WAS WIELDING A BUTCHER KNIFE. LONDON POLICE ARRESTED A MALE YOUNG OFFENDER FOR THIS WEAPONS OFFENCE SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. THE ADULT MALE VICTIM IN THIS CASE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES FROM FALLING. INVESTIGATION CONTINUING.
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    Update:

    No charges have been laid in relation to the two World War II mortar shells seized.

    Previous Release:

    ON MONDAY, JULY 21ST, 2008 THE LONDON POLICE SERVICE WERE INVESTIGATING AN ASSAULT WHEN THEY LOCATED TWO WORLD WAR II MORTAR SHELLS WITH THE EXPLOSIVE PRIMER STILL INTACT. A MEMBER OF THE EXPLOSIVES DISPOSAL UNIT ATTENDED AND SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED THEM. CRIMINAL CHARGES PENDING…
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    Update: Charges Laid

    Tomasz Teterycz, 30 years of London is charged with theft under $5000, possession of break and enter tools and property damage.

    Previous Release:

    During the evening of Monday, July 21 st, 2008 an off duty officer with the London Police Service witnessed a male breaking into a vehicle in the area of 855 Wellington Rd. After a short foot pursuit the male was arrested. The adult male was found to be in possession of a stolen lap top computer and break and enter tools.
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    Robbery at Hasty Market

    On Sunday July 20 2008 at 11:10 am a male entered the Hasty Market located at 328 Hamilton Road , brandished a knife and demanded money from the male clerk. The clerk used a nearby stool to fend off the suspect. The suspect fled on a bicycle without obtaining anything and was last seen traveling westbound on Horton Street . Police were called and are looking for a male described as white, with tanned complexion, 25-35 years old, dark wavy hair, multiple tattoos on forearms wearing a grey dress shirt over a black t shirt, black shorts, baseball cap on a blue and white bicycle. The clerk was not injured.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery at 711

    On Friday July 18 2008 at 1:25 am a male entered the 711 located at 72 Wharncliffe Road and demanded money from the clerk. The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are currently looking for a suspect described as a white male, 23-27 years old, 5’7, 125 lbs wearing a blue coat, light blue t shirt, shorts and brown running shoes.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222TIPS. You can provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery at Bank of Montreal

    On Friday July 18 2008 at approximately 8 am a male entered the Bank of Montreal brandished a knife and demanded money. The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. No one was injured. Police were called and are looking for a white male in his 20’s, 6’, medium build, medium length brown curly hair, wearing a blue t shirt, beige shorts and brown sandals.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222TIPS. You can provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    The address of the Bank of Montreal is 270 Dundas Street
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    Two road rage incidents in last two days

    London Police Traffic officers were first hand observers of two “road rage” incidents in the last two days. The first took place in Lambeth on Wednesday morning when officers conducting speed enforcement stopped a vehicle for going 84km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. The fifty year old male driver of the vehicle became extremely verbally abusive toward the officers to the point that residents in the area came out to see if the officers needed assistance. The Police Station received numerous calls from other citizens who witnessed this aggressive driver berate the officers with obscenities and threats. The male was given a $259.00 speeding ticket.

    In a more serious road rage incident on Thursday, a Traffic motorcycle officer was in the area of Dundas Street and Avondale Road when two vehicles came to his attention. One vehicle nearly slammed into the rear of a van and then accelerated around the van and intentionally cut in front of it. The two vehicles then turned onto a sidestreet. By the time the officer turned the corner the two vehicles were stopped and the drivers were out of their vehicles. The driver of the car, more agitated then the other also had something in hand. The officer intervened and arrested the driver of the car. The driver (21yr old London male) was subsequently charged with dangerous driving, possession of drugs (marijuana found in car) and weapons dangerous. This driver had a knife in his hand during the argument. A 4 month old child was a passenger in the car driven by the arrested driver.

    The van driver in this case reports that the car driver was intentionally cutting him off and slamming on his brakes all along Dundas Street from Highbury Avenue .

    Whether it’s the heat, the construction or the gas prices, drivers are urged to keep their composure when driving in the city.
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    Update: Robbery

    The suspect is described as a black male, 17-19 years old, 5’8, 160 lbs, short black hair wearing dark pants, and a blue t shirt.

    If anyone has any information about his robbery please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    Previous Release:

    The London Police Service is currently investigating a robbery which occurred in the area of Wonderland Road and Sarnia Road . On Tuesday July 15 2008 at 11:35 pm a female was walking to work when a male approached her, pushed her to the ground and took her backpack. This male was in possession of a knife at the time. The suspect then fled the area. The victim was not injured. This investigation is in the early stages and there is nothing further to add at this time.
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    Robbery

    On Monday July 14 2008 at approximately 6:15 pm London Police responded to the area of Talbot St between Ann St and Mill St . The adult male victim reports he was jumped by three male suspects just as he was about to enter his 7th floor apartment. The
    victim was assaulted and the suspects forced their way into the apartment. The
    suspects took electronic items from the apt. The victim received minor injuries. Police are looking for three suspects described as:
    Suspect#1: Male Black early 20′s approx 5’10″ with a Black hat, black hoodie
    and black shoes.
    Suspect#2: Male Black, early 20′s, approx 6’2″ wearing a blue sweater and blue
    pants.
    Suspect#3: Male Black with “Corn Rows”.
    If anyone has information, they are asked to call London Police at
    519-661-5670 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery

    On Monday July 14 2008 at approximately 5:25 pm London Police responded to the green area located at Bellwood Dr and Ortona Rd for the report of a Robbery. The adult male victim reported that he had been robbed by three males who had taken his knapsack
    containing personal items. No weapons were involved and the victim received minor injuries. Police are looking for three suspects but only have descriptions on two.
    Suspect#1 Male white, approx 19yrs 5’11″ Large Build, wearing blue t-shirt and
    jeans.
    Suspect#2 Male white, approx 19yrs 5’10″ average build wearing Black T-Shirt, Dark
    Coloured Pants.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or call
    Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Dog Bite

    On Saturday July 12 2008 at 10:30 pm a 14 year old female was standing in a parking lot at Adelaide Street at Huron Street when a male on a bike with a dog on a leash passed by her. As they passed by, the dog lunged out and bit the female on the leg. The female attended the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

    The male said his name was Sam but did not provide any other details. He is described as having a medium complexion, mid 20’s wearing a black t shirt.

    The dog is described as being medium sized, tan in colour and on a leash.

    Police wish to speak to the owner of the dog to confirm vaccinations. If you have any information about this dog bite, please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Update: 4th Male Charged

    A fourth male arrested this morning has now been charged. Joel Baergen, 29 years of London is charged with 8 counts of Mischief causing Property Damage. Baergen is responsible for the tag “ RUSE ”. There was an estimate of $4000 in clean up costs relating to this tag.

    Previous Release:

    As a result of a four month investigation by members from the Community Oriented Response Unit executed four search warrants on Grande Avenue , Lambeth Avenue , Richmond Street and Marigold Street on Thursday July 10 2008 in relation to prolific tags such as “SNUM”, “SNARE”, “OSCAR” and “ RUSE ” placed throughout the City. Three males have been arrested as a result of the execution of the search warrants. Police have charged three persons and layed 30 charges in total at this time. Inside of the residence Police seized evidence of tagging, 50 cans of spray paint, sketch books, hundreds of permanent markers and shoe polish dye. Total cleanup costs are estimated at $30,000 in order to eradicate graffiti that was placed throughout the City. Today at 10:30 am Police arrested a fourth male in relation to the “ RUSE ” tag investigation.

    Jonathan Chapman, 26 years of London is charged with 14 counts of Mischief causing property damage and 2 counts of failing to comply with a condition of judicial release. Chapman is also charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking. ($700 worth). Chapman is responsible for the tag “OSCAR”.

    Michael Maloney 21 years of London is charged with 15 counts of Mischief causing property damage. Maloney is responsible for the tag “SNARE”.

    A 16 year old male of London is charged with 11 counts of Mischief causing property damage. The young offender is responsible for the tag “SNUM”.

    Police would like to encourage the home and business owners to call Police if they observe any of the tags in this investigation or any other tags on their property. Citizens can call 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Sat – Disturbance

    Shortly after noon police were detailed to the area of Wellington Street at Horton Street for a Disturbance in Progress in which 2 males were involved in a fight.

    Police located a male victim with a stab wound to his chest. The victim was transported to London Health Science Centre where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

    Police later located and arrested a male and a female who are currently in custody.

    The investigation is ongoing.
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    Drug Enforcement Project

    The London Police Service Street Drug Unit, Community Oriented Response Unit and Downtown Community Foot Patrol conducted a three day drug enforcement project in the area of Dundas Street and William Street as a result of chronic complaints of drug use and drug trafficking from businesses and residents in the area. From July 8 to July 10, 2008, 24 people were arrested, 24 Criminal Code and CDSA charges were laid. Crack cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, dilaudid, Ritalin and other prescription drugs were seized with a total value of $2,732. $1,185 in cash was seized. The following persons were charged with the following offences:

    James Hopkins, 42 years of London is charged with possession of clonazepam for the purpose of trafficking.

    Thomas Hickson, 33 years of London is charged with possession of morphine and ritalin for the purpose of trafficking.

    Gary Mann, 50 years of London is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    William Hadley, 71 years of London is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Shannon Carney, 41 years of London is charged with possession of clonazepam for the purpose of trafficking.

    Patrick Kellestine, 36 years of Port Stanley is charged with possession of ritalin and morphine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cocaine.

    Jessica Morrison, 31 years of London is charged with possession of ritalin for the purpose of trafficking.

    Richard Reycraft, 39 years of London is charged with possession of temazepam for the purpose of trafficking.

    David Drinkwalter, 47 years of London is charged with possession of morphine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Marnie Lougheed, 41 years of London is charged with possession of hydromorphone, oxycodone, morphine and lorazepam for the purpose of trafficking.

    Chadwick Kelly, 35 years of London is charged with a breach of an officer in charge undertaking.

    A 16 year old of London is charged with possession of oxycodone and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with a youth criminal justice act.

    Peter Hughes, 35 years of London is charged with possession of dilaudin and breach of probation.

    Michael Hewitt, 27 years of London is charged with possession of hydromorphone.

    Christopher Bernier-Veitch, 35 years of London is charged with possession of oxycodone, morphine and flurazepam for the purpose of trafficking.

    Jeffrey Hagen, 24 years of London is charged with possession of morphine.
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    Charges Laid by Cyber Crime Unit

    On July 10th, 2008, the London Police Service Cyber Crime Unit arrested a male who had driven to London following an Internet investigation that began in March. Charged with 2 counts of Internet Luring is Muhammad Dawood, 23 years, from Richmond Hill .

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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    Update: Charges Laid from Robbery

    After a lengthy investigation by Detectives from the Youth Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division, two males have been charged with a robbery that occurred on November 28 2007.

    Curtis Schuppli, 19 years of London and Shawnee Bridger, 20 years of Mount Brydges are charged with Robbery.

    Previous Release:

    On Wednesday November 28th at 10:40 pm a male and a female were walking on Colette Drive near Jalna Boulevard when two males approached them. The male was grabbed and severely beaten while money was demanded. The males fled the area on foot. The male sustained serious but non life threatening injuries. The female was not injured. Nothing was stolen. Police were called but could not locate the two suspects. As a result Police are looking for two suspects described as; White male 15-18 years old, 5’8 wearing a dark coloured touque and red length red coat with white on it.
    White male 15-18 years old, 5’3, and reddish blonde hair also wearing a length coat.
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    Seizure-Photo Opportunity at 11 am in Media Office

    As a result of an ongoing investigation, members from London Police Project DISARM and members from the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit executed two search warrants on Tuesday July 8 2008 at residences on Chelton Road and Mendip Crescent . Prior to the execution of two warrants two males were arrested in a vehicle in the vicinity of Chelton Road with the assistance of the Emergency Response Section.

    At 5 pm a search warrant to a residence on Chelton Road was executed. Inside Police seized a loaded Walther PPK 22 calibre semi-automatic handgun with six rounds in the magazine and a loaded Ruger P89 9mm semi-automatic handgun with seven rounds in the magazine. A prohibited Panther stun gun, 150 rounds ammunition, and a small quantity of marihuana was also seized.

    At 5:56 pm a search warrant to a residence on Mendip Crescent was executed. Inside a male was arrested. Police seized a Glock 22, 40 calibre semi-automatic hand gun with a magazine containing nine 40 calibre rounds and a Beretta Tomcat 32 auto, semi-auto handgun and a variety of 22 calibre, 42 calibre and 30 calibre ammunition.

    On Wednesday July 9 at 8:22 am Police arrested a female at the residence on Mendip Crescent .

    David Brown Sr, 54 years and David Wayne Brown Jr, 30 years of London are charged jointly with four counts of carelessly storing a firearm, four counts of contravene firearm act regulation respecting to storage of firearms, four counts of weapons dangerous, five counts of being unlicensed to possess four handguns and one stun gun, four counts of possess handgun with no authority, four counts of possess a loaded firearm, possess firearm with altered serial number, six counts of being unlicensed to possess prohibited ammunition and possession of marihuana.

    As a result of the search warrant at Mendip Crescent, Wayne Yawney, 54 years of London is and Joan Brown, 55 years are charged with two counts of carelessly storing a firearm, two counts of contravene firearm act regulation respecting to storage of firearms, two counts of weapons dangerous, two counts of being unlicensed to possess firearms, two counts of possess handgun with no authority, two counts of possess loaded handgun and four counts of unlicensed to possess prohibited ammunition.

    This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

    THERE WILL BE A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY IN THE MEDIA OFFICE AT 11 AM AT THE LONDON POLICE SERVICE MEDIA.
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    Dog Bite

    On June 20 2008 a 35 yr old female was pushing a stroller in the area of Jalna
    Blvd and Joccelyn Crescent and approached a group of 10-12 year old kids with
    two dogs. When she passed by, one of the dogs bit her on the calf. The dog is
    described as being 5-10 lbs, brown and on a leash. The second dog was the same
    size but black in colour. The female attended hospital and was treated for
    minor injury. Police would like to speak with the owner of the dog. If anyone
    has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at
    1-800-222-TIPS.
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    6 Month Report Card

    Just as students get their report cards about this time of year, I thought I’d look back on the first 6 months of 2008 with regards to a few categories and the first half year of 2007. The table below outlines the categories that I’ve chosen for comparison purposes:

    [link to table]

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien
    Traffic Management Unit
    London Police Service
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    Suspect wanted

    A composite drawing has now been developed for the suspect wanted in relation to a Sexual Assault that occurred in the area of Trafalgar St and Bonaventure Drive in the early hours of July 3rd, 2008.

    Police are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his early 20′s, 6′, 200- 240 lbs, clean shaven, very short light brown hair almost shaved, distinctive blue eyes, wearing a white t shirt and jeans. The suspect is believed to have a scratch on his neck.

    If anyone has any information regarding the identity of this male please contact Detective Sergeant Henry Pateman of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section of the London Police Service at 519-661-5674 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com .

    Composite sketch of suspect attached.
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    Update: Pizza Pizza Robbery

    On July 7 2008 at 5:05 pm Whitney Dawe turned himself into Police. We are no longer looking for him. Thank you for your assistance.

    Previous Release:

    The male responsible for the Pizza Pizza Robbery from June 10 2008 has now been identified as Whitney Dawe, 22 years of no fixed address. Whitney Dawe is wanted for robbery, uttering death threats and weapons dangerous. If anyone has any information about Whitney Dawe’s whereabouts please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com. We would also like to thank you for your previous assistance in providing the photo of the suspect to the
    public.
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    Theft of Prescription Medication

    On Monday July 7 2008 at10:25 am the 41 year old male victim had just left the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 1224 Commissioners Road West when a male grabbed his prescription medication and fled. The suspect got into an awaiting silver van on Glenrose Drive and fled westbound. The victim was not injured. Police initially responded to this as a robbery but after further investigation it has been determined to a theft.

    The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion in early to mid 20’s, 5’10, 200 lbs, heavy build, black goatee, wearing a dark colored wind breaker style jacket, dark grey jogging pants, a black hat and dirty white running shoes.

    The driver of the van is described as a white male in his early 20’s, clean shaven, short light coloured hair wearing a short sleeved shirt.

    If anyone has any information about this Robbery please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Dog Bite

    On Monday July 7 2008 at 12 pm a 16 female was walking with a 1 yr old female in front of Emily Car Public School located at 44 Hawthorne Road when they approached a man walking a dog. When the 1 yr old went to pet the dog, the dog bit her on the hand. The 16 yr old female spoke with the male who advised that the dog had all the shots but did not get his name. The 1 yr old taken to hospital treated for minor injuries. Police would like to speak to the male to confirm that the dog has current shots.

    The male is described as white, 6’, medium build, short brown hair, late 30’s early 40’s, wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

    The dog is described as a black and white with a little bit of brown Huskey Cross, a large sized dog on a leash.
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    The male responsible for the Pizza Pizza Robbery from June 10 2008 has now been identified as Whitney Dawe, 22 years of no fixed address. Whitney Dawe is wanted for robbery, uttering death threats and weapons dangerous. If anyone has any information about Whitney Dawe’s whereabouts please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com. We would also like to thank you for your previous assistance in providing the photo of the suspect to the public.

    Previous Release:

    Update; A photo and video of the suspect wanted for the Pizza Pizza robbery from Tuesday June 10 2008 is available upon request. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

    Previous Release:

    On Tuesday June 10 2008 at 8:30 pm a lone male entered the Pizza Pizza
    Located at 1299 Oxford Street East. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded
    money from two clerks. (19 and 20 year old male clerks). The suspect proceeded to punch the clerks in the head causing the clerks to receive non life threatening injuries. The male left the store without obtaining anything and fled in a four door white Honda Civic. Police were called and are looking for a white male, 20-22 years old, 5 10, 200 lbs, short blonde hair, green
    eyes wearing black shirt and black shorts.
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    Vehicle Stop leads to Drugs

    Update:

    Police seized $600 worth of marihuana (30.5 grams) and $4,445.60 in Canadian currency.

    Adam Towelde, 22 years of London is charged with escaping lawful custody, possess proceeds of crime and possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    A 17 year old of London is charged with failing to comply with a Youth Criminal Justice Act order, possess proceeds of crime and possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Previous Release:

    At approximately 8:55pm on Thursday July 3 2008 London Police Service officers observed a motor vehicle being operated in a suspicious manner in the area of Richmond St and Central Ave. The vehicle was stopped by police as it pulled in behind some Richmond Row businesses. As the officers approached the vehicle they could see a small bag of drugs in plain view. The adult male passenger attempted to flee on foot and was pursued by one officer. This male was subsequently tracked and arrested with the assistance of the K-9 Unit. The adult male driver of the vehicle was also arrested. A larger quantity of drugs and a large amount of cash were found and seized. Both males were taken to police cells. The investigations continue at this time and charges are pending. More information
    will be provided when it is available.
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    B&E of Bonaventure Meadows portable

    There was approximately $50 worth of damage to the portable and no entry was gained.

    Previous Release:

    A 15 year old of London is charged with possession of break and enter tools and attempting to commit a break and enter.

    Previous Release:

    At approximately 4:20pm on Thursday July 3 2008 London Police Service officers responded to a report of someone trying to break into a portable at Bonaventure Meadows Public School . Officers were on scene quickly and arrested a male Young Offender who was subsequently taken to police cells. Investigations are ongoing.
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    Arson

    The fire at 572 Jamaica Street has now been determined to be an arson. On Sunday June 29 2008 at 2:57 am a family of four was sleeping and escaped from the residence without injury. Damage is estimated in excess of $100,000. Police continue to investigate and are asking the public’s assistance in the investigation.

    Previous Release:

    London Police and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall are currently investigating a fire at 572 Jamaica St . The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The investigation is ongoing.
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    Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

    Members from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section of the Criminal Investigation Division are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect for a sexual assault that occurred on Thursday July 3 2008. At approximately 3 am a 24 year old female was returning to her vehicle in the area of Trafalgar Street and Bonaventure Drive when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The victim fought off the suspect and the suspect fled on foot in an eastbound direction. The victim received non life threatening injuries.

    Police are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his early 20’s, 6’, 200- 240 lbs, clean shaven, very short light brown hair almost shaved, distinctive blue eyes, wearing a white t shirt and jeans. The suspect is believed to have a scratch on his neck.
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    Cyber Crime Unit Charges Laid

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit along with the assistance of members of the Peel Regional Police Service arrested a man on July 2 2008, after an Internet child pornography investigation that began in May. Charged with making child pornography and counsel to commit sexual interference which offence was not committed is Samuel Douglas, 71 years of Brampton .
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    Grow Operation

    On Monday June 30th, 2008, London Police attended a residence on Mornington Avenue for an assault investigation. During the course of their investigation they attended the residence of one of the involved parties. Inside the residence they observed a small Psilocybin grow operation. The amount of Psilocybin has yet to be analyzed. Also seized was a quantity of marihuana valued at approximately $2400. Police arrested the residents of the unit. Christopher Bridle (23 years), of London and Lindsey Redmond (20 years) of London are both charged with possession of schedule I substance for trafficking, unlawfully produce schedule III substance and possession of schedule III substance for of trafficking.
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    Fire

    London Police and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall are currently investigating a fire at 572 Jamaica St . The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The investigation is ongoing.
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    On June 27th, 2008 at approximately 7:55 p.m., a lone male entered the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1365 Huron St . The male was observed by security concealing merchandise and left without paying. When security approached the male he became combative. He brandished a knife and threatened to harm the security members. The suspect fled the area on foot. The London Police Service attended and store security was able to point out a building where the male had fled to. As a result, Rocco CAVUOTI (47 years) of London, was arrested and charged with one count of theft under $5000, one count of uttering threats to cause death and one count of possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace.

    Following the notification of the next of kin, the London Police Service has identified the deceased passenger as John Henry, 60 years of London .

    Previous Release:

    London Police are investigating a serious multi-vehicle collision that occurred in the intersection of Highbury Avenue and Fanshawe Park Road in the
    north east part of the city. At approximately 11:48am this date a northbound vehicle on Highbury Avenue entered the intersection at Fanshawe Park Road and struck a southbound fuel truck that was turning left across the northbound lanes.
    As a result of the impact a third vehicle was struck. Police confirm that a passenger in the northbound vehicle has died and the driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
    Police continue to investigate the collision and ask the public that if anyone witnessed the collision and hasn’t contacted the police that they do so by calling the Traffic Management Unit at 519-661-5680.
    Leakage/spillage of fuel was not an issue at the scene.
    This is London ‘s second motor vehicle fatality of 2008.
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    On June 29th, 2008, at approximately 1:50 a.m., police attended a residence on Gramercy Park Place for a noise complainant. Officers attended and issued the occupants a by-law offence notice for noise. This enraged the occupants who exited their residence and engaged the police. Their actions escalated as they began to cause a disturbance in public. When the officers attempted to arrest the males, they became combative and fought with the officers. The two were subdued with the assistance of the public and the arrival of backup officers. One officer sustained minor injuries as a result. Thomas Sakis 20 years of London , was charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest, causing a disturbance and being intoxicated in a public place. Darryl Koopman 20 years of London was charged with resisting arrest, causing a disturbance and being intoxicated in a public place.

    Relief Media Officer,
    Cst. Kevin Lui
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    Charges Laid

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a man on June 25th, 2008 after an Internet child pornography investigation that began in May. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on Lavender Way in London . Charged with 4 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of making available child pornography is Fadi Al-Hudhud, 25 years of London.
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    Project Disarm

    As a result of an on-going investigation, on Thursday June 26 2008 at 2:19 pm Project Disarm along with members from Emergency Response Section and Uniform officers executed a search warrant at an address on Mardell Street . Four males were arrested inside of the residence. As a result of the search at the residence Police seized 197.1 grams of crack cocaine, 81.6 grams of cocaine, 62 grams of magic mushrooms, 157.4 grams of marijuana and $7,090 in Canadian currency. Prior to the search warrant Police conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Second Street at Oxford Street and arrested three males. A small quantity of crack cocaine and $525 was seized from one of the males. In the vehicle Police seized 116.3 grams of marijuana. Police seized a total of 36,017 worth of drugs during the investigation. An eighth male was arrested when he turned himself into Police early Friday morning.

    As a result of the following 8 people have been charged with possession of crack, crack cocaine, magic mushrooms and marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Jimmy Valle, 20 years of London .
    Dustin Hoogstra, 19 years of London .
    Emmett Campbell, 20 years of London .
    Christobal Mendoza, 18 years of London .
    Matthew McFarland, 23 years of London .
    Neil Stewart, 28 years of London .
    Rene Placid, 19 years of London .
    14 year old male of London .

    Jimmy Valle is additionally charged with possession of crack cocaine.

    Rene Placid is additionally charged with breach of a condition of his release.
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    Long, Long weekend!

    This year Canada Day, July 1st lands on a Tuesday and because of that some people may be extending this weekend into a Long, Long, Holiday Weekend to enjoy the cottage, campsite or other vacation spot.

    The London Police Service want to remind all motorists to pay attention to safe driving and to resist mental distractions that often occupy the mind when taking trips. Don’t be in a hurry to get to the destination. Leave early and plan your route. Don’t drink alcohol before leaving and refrain from drinking hours before you have to head back. RIDE programs will be out in and around the city this weekend.

    A family vacation can easily be turned into a tragedy if mistakes are made. Obey the speed limit and wear seatbelts.

    These are basic “Traffic 101” safety messages. Easily learned, too quickly forgotten!

    Have a safe Canada Day celebration weekend.

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien
    Traffic Management Unit
    London Police Service
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    Charges Laid

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a man on June 25th, 2008 after an Internet child pornography investigation that began in May. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on Lavender Way in London . Charged with 4 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of making available child pornography is Fadi Al-Hudhud, 25 years of London.
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    Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

    The London Police Service arrived at the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision. Two people have life threatening injuries. This accident has occurred in the middle of the intersection at Highbury Ave and Fanshawe Park Rd East at 11:49 am. Fanshawe Park Rd will be closed at this intersection for east
    and west traffic. Highbury Ave will be closed at this location north and south traffic. This intersection will be closed for a number of hours while the accident is investigated. Please avoid this intersection.
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    Update: more charges laid in Robbery

    After further investigation by Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division, Aaron Schuyler is charged with the Pharma Save Pharmacy robbery that occurred on Monday June 17 2008. Aaron Schuyler is charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise, pointing a firearm, weapons dangerous, breach of weapons prohibition, being unlicensed to possess a firearm in addition to possession of stolen property charge laid previously. Police are no longer looking for any outstanding suspects in the robbery. Thank you for your assistance.

    Previous Release:

    Three people have now been charged with possession of stolen property from the Pharma Save Pharmacy robbery. One third of the property stolen from the robbery has been recovered and Police continue to investigate. Charged with possession of stolen property are: Zaeith Benjamin 30 years of London, Aaron Schuyler, 23 years of London and Shelley Hopkins, 33 years of Thamesville

    Previous Release:

    Joseph Kennedy, 37 years of Muncey was arrested at 9 pm last night at a address in London and has been charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise, pointing a firearm, weapons dangerous, possession of stolen property, breach of weapons prohibition, being unlicensed to possess firearm and possession of marihuana. Police continue to investigate and look for the second suspect.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday June 17 2008 at 6:45 pm two males entered the Pharma Save Pharmacy located at 191 Wortley Road , one brandishing a sawed off shotgun and the other a silver handgun. The suspects ordered the employees and customers to go to the ground while they obtained a quantity of cash and other property. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle which was recovered a short time later in a
    parking lot on Grande Avenue . No citizens were injured as a result of the robbery. Police are looking for two suspects described as both being white males, 5’11 with medium build. The first suspect carrying the sawed off shotgun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and green cargo pants. The other
    suspect carrying a silver handgun was wearing a grey hooded shirt and black pants and carrying a black bag. Both of the suspects had their hoods up and were wearing masks.
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    Break and Enter suspect arrested

    On Monday June 23 2008 at 2 pm an owner of a garage located at 1125 Brydges Street heard noises coming from inside and called Police. Police located the suspect in the area and placed him under arrest for break and enter. A quantity of property had been stolen.

    Alan Ross 59 years of no fixed address is charged with break and enter.
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    Project Disarm

    More charges have been laid by the London Police Service’s Project Disarm. As a result of an on-going investigation, members of Project Disarm, as well as uniformed officers, conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Oxford Street at McNay Street at approximately 9:45pm, on Friday, June 20, 2008, after the vehicle was seen leaving an address on Hansuld Street . Two male occupants were arrested for possession of drugs and the vehicle was searched. As a result of the search, a bag containing 3 pounds of marijuana was seized, along with an amount of Oxycontin, Ritalin, and Dilaudid pills, opium and an amount of cash.

    On Saturday, June 21, 2008, at approximately 4:25am, members of Project Disarm, along with members of the Emergency Response Unit, conducted a search warrant at 1651 Hansuld Street , and two occupants were arrested inside. A search of the residence yielded 300 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, as well as approximately 24 pounds of processed marijuana, 10 pounds of marijuana shake, 135 grams of hash, 93 grams of powder cocaine, various drug making material, a small amount of ammunition, and cash.

    The total street value of the seized drugs from both the vehicle and the residence is approximately $384,500 and seized cash equals approximately $6,000.

    27 year old Fadi Jaradat of London, and 43 year old Mohammed Nissiri of no fixed address have been jointly charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Oxycontin for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Dilaudid for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Ritalin for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of opium for the purpose of trafficking.

    21 year old, Eric Lama, and 23 year old Erin Stanley, both of London , have been jointly charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
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    Robbery

    On Sunday, June 22, 2008, between 2:00 and 3:00am, a 24 year old male was walking in the area of Huron Street at Adelaide Street when he was approached by a group of 5 males. One of the males began to chase the victim and pushed him to the ground, demanding he hand over some property. The suspect then ran off on foot in an unknown direction with some of the victim’s property.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0” tall, weighing 150 pounds with a slim build and was wearing a green baseball cap. The other males were not described other than being white. They were also with a white female, who is described as being approximately 20 years old, 5’0”, 100 pounds, having dark hair, wearing a blue jersey with the number 81 on it, and jeans.
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    Stolen Vehicle arrest

    On Sunday June 22 at 4:48 pm the owner of a 1996 Dodge camper van observed his vehicle being stolen from a parking lot on Conway Drive and called Police. Shortly after Police located the stolen vehicle north bound on Wharncliffe Road . The vehicle came to a stop at Riverside Drive and the driver was arrested without incident.

    A 16 year old male of London is charged with theft over $5000, possession of stolen property, possession of break and enter tools and failing to comply with a Youth Criminal Justice Act order.
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    UWO Robbery

    On Saturday, June 21, 2008, at approximately 1:45am, a 20 year old male was walking through the University of Western Ontario campus when he was assaulted by a group of youths. The male sustained minor injuries and property was stolen from him. The London Police Service was contacted and investigated this robbery, and it was discovered that some of the youths were known to the male.

    As a result of the investigation, two females, aged 15 and 16, and three males, two aged 17 and one aged 16, all from London, have been charged with robbery. One of the 17 year old males has also been charged further with breaching conditions of an undertaking.
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    Break and Enter Suspect Caught

    On Saturday June 21 2008 at 5:50 pm a Ridout Street North resident heard a bang inside of the house and located an intruder inside. The suspect fled from the residence and the resident called Police. The suspect was located in the area by Police.

    Kenneth Conlon, 49 years of London is charged with break and enter.

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    Disturbance

    On Friday, June 19, 2008, at approximately 8:15pm, the London Police Service was called to the area of Whitney Street at Hilton Avenue in response to a disturbance. Several witnesses observed a male swinging a pipe-like object in the air, striking the ground as well as various objects. The male left the area on foot before officers were able to arrest him a short distance away. No one was struck or injured by the male, and there was no damage caused. The pipe was recovered by police. Upon arrest, a quantity of cocaine was found on the male.

    As a result of the investigation, 20 year old, Anthony Edmonds of London, has been charged with one count of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and one count of possessing a controlled substance.
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    Suspicious Fire

    On Thursday June 19 2008 at 2:13 am London Police were called to an address on Chelton Avenue in regards to a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival a vehicle in the laneway was totally engulfed and there was a fire to the garage area of the residence as a result. Fire Department was on scene to extinguish the fire. No one was injured. Estimated damage $20,000. London Police continue to investigate and are treating the fire as suspicious. At this time there is no suspect information.
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    Suspicious Fire

    On Thursday June 19 2008 at 1:09 am London Police were called to an address on Forest Lawn Avenue in regards to a vehicle on fire in the laneway. The vehicle was on fire and was extinguished by the Fire Department. No one was in the vehicle and no citizens were injured. Estimated damage $5000. London Police continue to investigate at this time and are treating the fire as suspicious. At this time there is no suspect information.
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    Update: Male charged with Robbery from TD Bank

    As a result of further investigation into the TD Bank robbery from November 15 2007, Dale McDermott, 38 years of no fixed address has been charged and will appear in court today on two counts of armed robbery, use imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a disguise.

    Previous Release:

    On Thursday November 15 2007 at 6:38 pm a lone male entered the TD Bank located at Oxford Street at Platts Lane . The male brandished a gun and demanded money from the bank teller. The male fled with a quantity of cash to an awaiting vehicle described as a tan or light coloured four door vehicle and fled northbound on Platts Lane . No one was injured at the bank. The male that entered the bank is described as a white male approximately 20 years old, 6’, thin build, and blonde spiked hair wearing a dark blue puffy jacket with hood, baseball cap and his face was covered with nylons. The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male ranging in age from 20 years to 30 years old, blonde spiky hair wearing a red or orange t-shirt.
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    Correction:

    The three persons arrested, Zaeith Benjamin, Aaron Schuyler and Shelley Hopkins are charged with possession of stolen property. Shelley Hopkins resides in Thamesville not London as earlier stated.
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    Update: Charged with Possession of Stolen Property

    Three people have now been charged with possession of stolen property from the Pharma Save Pharmacy robbery. One third of the property stolen from the robbery has been recovered and Police continue to investigate.

    Charged:

    Zaeith Benjamin; 30 years; of London
    Aaron Schuyler; 23 years; of London
    Shelley Hopkins; 33 years; of London

    Previous Release:

    Joseph Kennedy, 37 years of Muncey was arrested at 9 pm last night at an address in London and has been charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise, pointing a firearm, weapons dangerous, possession of stolen property, breach of weapons prohibition, being unlicensed to possess firearm and possession of marihuana. Police continue to investigate and look for the second suspect.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday June 17 2008 at 6:45 pm two males entered the Pharma Save Pharmacy located at 191 Wortley Road , one brandishing a sawed off shotgun and the other a silver handgun. The suspects ordered the employees and customers to go to the ground while they obtained a quantity of cash and other property. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle which was recovered a short time later in a parking lot on Grande Avenue . No citizens were injured as a result of the robbery. Police are looking for two suspects described as both being white males, 5’11 with medium build. The first suspect carrying the sawed off shotgun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and green cargo pants. The other suspect carrying a silver handgun was wearing a grey hooded shirt and black pants and carrying a black bag. Both of the suspects had their hoods up and were wearing masks.
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    Update: Female identified

    The female located in the Thames River has been identified and has been determined that there was no foul play. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

    Previous Release:

    An autopsy has been completed and does not appear to be suspicious at this time. Police are asking for the Public’s assistance in identifying the female located in Thames River . The female is described as being white, in her mid to late 60′s, 4’11, 140-150 pounds, long dark hair and a scar on the stomach area. At the time she was wearing size 4 Reebok running shoes-white with a stripe, a white sweater, yellow golf shirt and a TOTES jacket black with tiger stripe on the inside. A yellow plastic keychain with three keys was located.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday June 16 2008 at 4:36 pm a citizen found a body in the water while in Terry Fox Parkway near Wonderland Road and Riverside Drive . Police and Fire Department were called and the body was removed and taken for an autopsy. The body found is believed to be that of a female in her late 50’s or 60’s and her identity is unknown at this time. Police continue to investigate.
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    Update: One arrested, Charges Laid in Pharma Save Pharmacy Robbery

    Joseph Kennedy, 37 years of Muncey was arrested at 9 pm last night at an address in London and has been charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise, pointing a firearm, weapons dangerous, possession of stolen property, breach of weapons prohibition, being unlicensed to possess firearm and possession of marihuana. Police continue to investigate and look for the second suspect.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday June 17 2008 at 6:45 pm two males entered the Pharma Save Pharmacy located at 191 Wortley Road , one brandishing a sawed off shotgun and the other a silver handgun. The suspects ordered the employees and customers to go to the ground while they obtained a quantity of cash and other property. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle which was recovered a short time later in a parking lot on Grande Avenue . No citizens were injured as a result of the robbery. Police are looking for two suspects described as both being white males, 5’11 with medium build. The first suspect carrying the sawed off shotgun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and green cargo pants. The other suspect carrying a silver handgun was wearing a grey hooded shirt and black pants and carrying a black bag. Both of the suspects had their hoods up and were wearing masks.
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    Update: Charges Now Laid

    A 14 year old male of London had been charged with possession of stolen property. A second 14 year old male of London has been charged with possession of stolen property, failing to stop for police and possession of a small quantity of marihuana.

    Previous Release:

    On Tuesday June 17 2008 at approximately 3:20am a patrolling London Police Service officer observed a motor vehicle travelling the wrong way southbound on Ontario St from Dundas St . The vehicle then proceeded westbound the wrong way on King St . The vehicle had no lights on and no licence plates. At Rectory St the officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle which was travelling at approximately 50km/h and failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. Other officers had responded to the area. The driver of the vehicle stopped at Adelaide St on seeing other officers had deployed spike belts in the path of the on coming vehicle. Police arrested two young offender males without incident, they were taken to police cells. The vehicle was subsequently found to have been stolen from Florence St . There were no injuries or damage as a result of this incident. More information to follow when it is available.
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    Update: Charges now Laid

    Steven Bethune, 39 years of London and Brandon Vanweeren, 21 years of Woodstock have been charged with possession of stolen property and occupying a stolen vehicle.

    A 16 year old of Hamilton has also been charged with possession of stolen property and occupying a stolen vehicle.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday June 16 2008 at approximately 9:40pm London Police officers observed a vehicle acting
    suspiciously in and around the downtown area. Police determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen from outside London . Officers followed the vehicle until the suspects pulled into a driveway, dumped the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Two (2) adult males were arrested by the vehicle, a
    third fled on foot but was tracked by the K-9 Unit and arrested. All 3 adult males were taken to police cells. Investigations being turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division. Charges pending.
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    Dangers of cell phone use while driving

    The following is a perfect example of the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Sunday morning at 1:00 am a female driver southbound on Richmond Street was talking on her cell phone as she drove over the bridge approaching Carfrae Crescent . While doing this she “drifted” to the right and struck the curb and then lost control of her car turning 180° entering the oncoming lane of traffic before striking the concrete wall of the bridge.

    Both airbags deployed, no other traffic affected, the female driver was unhurt. As a result of the incident the vehicle was “written off” ($10,000) and the bridge suffered superficial damage. The female driver was located a few blocks away, walking home.

    The 26yr old female was charged with fail to report accident, fail to drive in marked lane and being a G1 class licenced driver without an accompanying driver.

    Talking on a cell phone is a serious distraction to a driver. In this case the driver is fortunate others weren’t involved in this collision and that she wasn’t injured.

    The London Police Service want all drivers to make driving a priority and limit the use of the cell phone to the times the vehicle is not in motion.

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien
    Traffic Management Unit
    London Police Service
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    Arrested in Stolen vehicle

    On Monday June 16 2008 at approximately 9:40pm London Police officers observed a vehicle acting suspiciously in and around the downtown area. Police determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen from outside London . Officers followed the vehicle until the suspects pulled into a driveway, dumped the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Two (2) adult males were arrested in the vehicle, athird fled on foot but was tracked by the K-9 Unit and arrested. All 3 adult males were taken to police cells. Investigations being turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division. Charges pending.
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    Suspects Caught

    On Tuesday June 17 2008 at approximately 12:40 am London Police Service officers responded to a citizen’s report of a Break In at the Homehardware Store on Wortley Rd. A truck was observed leaving the scene. Officers observed a similar truck being operated on Dufferin Ave near Waterloo St . The suspects on seeing the responding officers dumped the truck and attempted to flee on foot. One suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The London Police Service K-9 Unit attended and began tracking the other two suspects. A second suspect was arrested by one of the perimeter officers as the suspect attempted to flee from the tracking K-9 Unit. The third suspect was tracked by the K-9 Unit to aDufferin Ave address and was subsequently arrested as he attempted to hide on a roof top. Subsequent investigations revealed that the truck contained property from the Home Hardware Store and that the truck had been stolen from a Break In on Elias St sometime earlier. Three (3) adult males were arrested and taken to police cells. Investigations are continuing and will be turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division. Charges Pending.
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    Arrests made from Stolen Vehicle

    On Tuesday June 17 20008 at approximately 3:20am a patrolling London Police Service officer observed a motor vehicle travelling the wrong way southbound on Ontario St from Dundas St. The vehicle then proceeded westbound the wrong way on King St. The vehicle had no lights on and no licence plates. At Rectory St the officer attempted tostop the vehicle. The vehicle which was travelling at approximately 50km/h andfailed to stop, a pursuit was initiated.Other officers had responded to the area. The driver of the vehicle stopped at Adelaide St on seeing other officers had deployed spike belts in the path of the on coming vehicle. Police arrested two young offender males without incident, they were taken to police cells. The vehicle was subsequently found to have been stolen from Florence St . There were no injuries or damage as a result of this incident. More information to follow when it is available.
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    Robbery Suspect Sought

    On Monday June 16 2008 at approximately 11:27 pm London Police Service officers responded to the area of 680 Wonderland Rd N for a report of a Robbery. The adult male victim reports that the suspect approached him near the above noted address, brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s wallet. The victim was not injured.

    The suspect was described as: Male, Black, early 20′s 5’8″-5’9″ wearing dark clothing and a bandana over his head.
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    Pharma Save Pharmacy Robbery

    On Monday June 17 2008 at 6:45 pm two males entered the Pharma Save Pharmacy located at 191 Wortley Road , one brandishing a sawed off shotgun and the other a silver handgun. The suspects ordered the employees and customers to go to the ground while they obtained a quantity of cash and other property. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle which was recovered a short time later in a parking lot on Grande Avenue . No citizens were injured as a result of the robbery. Police are looking for two suspects described as both being white males, 5’11 with medium build. The first suspect carrying the sawed off shotgun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and green cargo pants. The other suspect carrying a silver handgun was wearing a grey hooded shirt and black pants and carrying a black bag. Both of the suspects had their hoods up and were wearing masks.
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    Stolen Bronze from Cemetery

    On Monday June 16 at 12:21 pm Police were called to Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens located at 2001 Dundas Street in regards to theft of bronze. Sometime between the late hours of Friday June 13 2008 and the morning of June 16 2008, 17,000 lbs of bronze vases (worth $30,600) was stolen from various grave sites. Police continue to investigate.
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    Robbery

    On Monday June 9 2008 at 11:09 am in a parking lot on Notre Dame Drive at Viscount Road a 27 year old male cab driver was approached by a lone male enquiring about a ride. The suspect entered the cab, punched the driver in the face and fled on foot with a quantity of cash. The cab driver received non life threatening injuries. Police were called and are currently looking for a suspect described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 6’, 180 lbs, long black hair, goatee, wearing brown cargo shorts and a black and white striped golf shirt.
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    Provincial R.O.P.E Squad

    Visit our Web site at http://www.opp.ca/Investigative/ROPE/index.htm
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    Male with knife

    On Monday at approximately 8:54 am London Police Service officers responded to the area of Adelaide St at Kipps Lane for a report of a male with a knife. The adult female victim in this case was walking her dog when she was approached by the suspect who was brandishing a knife. The victim screamed andthe suspect ran off in the direction of the wooded area near the Pollution Control Plant to the west. Police searched the area on their arrival with negative results. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as: M.W. 30′s with brown short hair, scruffy in appearance and unshaven, he was wearing dark coloured baggy fitting shorts, white t-shirt and possibly had a dark coloured baseball cap. The knife was described as having a hole in the middle of the blade.
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    Male Arrested

    Today [2008/06/09] at 1:52 pm London Police located and arrested a male in the area of Dundas Street at Clarke Road wanted for a Robbery from Niagara Regional area that had occurred early today. The stolen vehicle was recovered in nearby parking lot. Police continue to investigate.
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    Public Advisory

    The London Police Service is warning the public about a male who habitually approaches pedestrians on the street begging, or goes to houses asking for money. The male, who is missing part of his left arm, uses a variety of stories to convince the public to give him money. These stories include his having cancer and having run out of gas on the way to his cancer treatment; running out of gas while transporting horses to the Western Fair; needing money for a sick relative: telling home owners that he had foiled a break in at their residence and asking more money for his efforts.

    This male, who is known to police, relies on the belief that most citizens willingly give their money to him due to his physical handicap, will not pursue criminal charges when his scams become criminal in nature.

    The public is again advised to be wary of anyone going door to door, or who approach them on the street soliciting money. Take time to check out the story, or the charity and know where your money is really going to end up going.
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    The London Police are investigating after a 25 year old man was robbed in the area of Wellington St and Watson St . The male was walking in the area at approximately 3:00am on Sunday, June 8th when he was approached by approximately 4 unknown males suspects. The male was subsequently knocked to the ground and assaulted by at least 2 of the suspects who took his cell phone and money. The London Police were called and the suspects fled the area. The victim suffered injuries to his face and was taken to hospital for treatment. The suspects are described as: 2 male white, 2 male Middle Eastern, between 18-23 years, medium build, all with short dark hair.
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    Break and Enters-copper wiring stolen

    The London Police are investigating a string of break and enters to eight vacant town houses under construction on Whetherfield St that occurred overnight of June 4th to 5th. The unknown suspect(s) made off with about $400.00 in copper wiring and caused about $8000.00 in damage.
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    Project “Purge”

    The London Police Service received numerous complaints from merchants, business owners and citizens regarding ongoing drug problems within the core area of London . The main location of concern regarding these complaints, centered around the area of Dundas Street and Richmond Street south of Dundas Street . The problems concerned the use and trafficking in both illicit narcotics and prescription narcotics along with contraband cigarettes.

    In response to these complaints, members of the London Police Service Street Drug and Vice Unit undertook an undercover operation named Project “Purge”. This Project commenced on Friday May 16, 2008 involving numerous officers from the Street Drug and Vice Unit and Uniformed Division. The emphasis of Project “Purge” was to target the downtown core area and to identify the illicit drug dealers, prescription drug dealers, and persons buying illicit and prescribed narcotics.

    On June 4th and 5th members of the London Police Service Street Drug and Vice Unit, Downtown Foot Patrol and Community Oriented Response Unit arrested several people who had trafficked controlled substances to undercover officers over the past few weeks.

    A total of 9 people have been arrested for various Criminal and Drug Offences. Five people are outstanding and warrants have been issued for their arrest. A total of 65 charges have been laid under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

    The total value of drugs seized was $1950 including crack cocaine, marihuana, morphine and oxycodone.

    A quantity of Contraband cigarettes was also seized. Members of the R.C.M.P. Tax Excise Unit will be laying further charges in relation to the possession and sale of contraband cigarettes.

    The following is a break down of persons who have been arrested and charged and those for whom warrants have been issued:

    Arrested and Charged:

    Gregory HOFFMAN; 38 yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Morphine X 3, CC 354 (1) Poss of Proceed s of Crime X 3, CDSA 5(2) Poss for Purpose of Trafficking Morphine X 6

    Charity MOORE; 30 yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Morphine X 3, CC 354 (1) Poss of Proceed s of Crime X 3, CDSA 4(1) Poss of Marihuana, CDSA 5(2) Poss for Purpose of Trafficking Morphine X 6

    Jonathon ROMBOUGH; 25yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking in Marihuana,

    (alias DE BAKKER); CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime, CC 733.1 Breach of Probation

    Matthew MARSHALL; 47yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Morphine X 2, CC 354(1) Poss Proceeds of Crime X2, CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana, CDSA 5(2) Poss of Marihuana for Purpose of Trafficking

    Susan ALBROUGH; 47yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana, CDSA 5(2) Poss of Marihuana for Purpose of Trafficking

    James MILLER; 40yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(2) Poss of Marihuana for Purpose of Trafficking, CC 129(a) Resist Arrest, CC 145(1)(a) Escape lawful custody

    James IRWIN; 49 yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Morphine, CDSA 5(2) Poss of Morphine for Purpose of Trafficking, CDSA 5(2) Poss of Marihuana for Purpose of Trafficking, CC 354 (1) Poss of proceeds of Crime

    Robert YOUNG; 42yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Morphine X2, CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana X3, CDSA 5(2) Poss of Marihuana for purpose of Trafficking, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime X6

    Jazmyne STE CROIX; 30yrs; Charged: CDSA 51) Trafficking Morphine, CC Poss of Proceeds of Crime

    Warrants Applied For:

    Troy GREEN-BRYNE; 37yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Crack, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime

    Mohammed EL-FATIH; 22yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana X2, CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Oxycodone, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime

    David WESLEY; 28 yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime

    John WALKER; 33yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Marihuana X2, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime X2

    Rodney HURST; 22yrs; Charged: CDSA 5(1) Trafficking Crack, CC 354(1) Poss of Proceeds of Crime
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    Update: Charges Laid

    Ryan Kyle, 31 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with a recognizance.

    Michael Coolman, 29 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Previous Release:

    On Wednesday June 4 2008 at approximately 1:00pm this afternoon, members of Project Disarm were involved in an active investigation. During that investigation they noticed a male unrelated to their investigation, acting in a suspicious manner. This male left the area in a motor vehicle which was stopped by Uniformed Officers at Richmond St at Oxford St. Subsequent investigation resulted in an adult male being arrested and taken to police cells. Police seized several pounds of Marihuana from the motor vehicle. As a result of that seizure, police later executed a Search Warrant at a residence on Elderberry Ave in London . An adult male at that location was arrested and taken to police cells. The
    search resulted in an additional seizure of an even larger quantity of Marihuana. Police have seized approximately 7lbs of Marihuana from the motor vehicle and residence. Investigations are ongoing and charges are pending. Additional information will be provided when it is available.
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    Update: Charges Laid

    A small quantity of marihuana was seized.

    Diane Leitch, 48 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and obstruct.

    Mozare Clarke, 20 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and mischief by providing a false name.

    A 17 year old male of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, failing to comply with a youth criminal justice act sentence, obstruct and property damage.

    Previous Release:

    On June 2 2008 at approximately 8:40pm officers from Project Disarm observed a drug deal occurring. The involved parties left in a motor vehicle which was subsequentlystopped by Uniformed Patrol Officers at Egerton St at York St . An adult male and adult female were arrested for drug offences. When placed in the rear of a marked police vehicle the male suspect kicked out a side window
    of the cruiser causing several hundred dollars damage. The adult male driver of the motor vehicle gave false information to police and was arrested for Public Mischief. All three were taken to police cells. Investigations are ongoing and charges are pending. More information to follow when it becomes
    available.
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    Update: Charges Laid

    As a result of an investigation into the break and enter to Cleardale Public School, a 15 yr old male young offender has been arrested and charged with one count of break – enter and theft and one additional count of break – enter and mischief. This investigation is continuing.

    Previous Release:

    Shortly before 8 pm on Sunday June 1 2008 a security company responded to an alarm to Cleardale Public School located at 780 Dulaney Drive and located a break and enter. Police were called and found that a fire extinguisher that had been set off inside and items within the school were strewn about. Graffiti was put throughout the school. Estimated damage is $500. The investigation is ongoing
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    Fire

    On June 2 2008 at approximately 5:11pm London Police Service and London Fire Service attended a report of a kitchen fire at a residence on McMaster Dr between McMaster Cr and Brixham Rd. The fire started near the stove after an oven mitt caught fire, it then spread to the drapes. Several adjacent residences were evacuated as a precaution because of the smoke. The Fire Dept was able to put the fire out. Damage was estimated at approximately $10,000.00. The adult female occupant was taken to hospital for treatment of serious but non life threatening injuries.
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    Drugs Seized

    On Monday June 2 2008 at 12:14 am an officer conducted a vehicle stop on Dundas Street at Quebec Street and arrested the driver for driving under suspension. Inside of the vehicle Police seized $7,000 worth of crack cocaine (62.7 grams). Police also seized $735 in Canadian currency, a small quantity of oxycocet and marihuana from the driver. A male passenger was also arrested.

    Wayne Milner 37 years of London and Scott Thompson 35 years of London are both charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Wayne Milner is additionally charged with possession of proceeds of crime, possession of oxycocet and marihuana.
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    Arson

    The London Police Service are investigating an arson that occurred at 191 Arbour Glen Crescent at about 4:45 pm on Sunday, June 1st, 2008. Unknown persons broke into a vacant unit and set a fire before leaving. Damage to the townhouse unit was minimal due to the fast action of a citizen.
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    Robbery

    On Saturday May 31 2008 at 8:37 pm a 19 year old female was walking on Princess Avenue near Cartwright Street when a male on a bicycle grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground. The male fled eastbound on Princess Avenue . Police were called and are looking for a suspect described as a white male wearing a black ball cap, navy blue jacket, blue jeans and white running shoes. The female received non life threatening injuries.
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    Update: False Report

    Through further investigation this Robbery has been found to be a false report.

    Previous Release:

    The London Police Service is currently investigating a robbery in the area of Cherryhill Blvd and Oxford Street West . On Wednesday May 28 2008 at 11 pm two males were getting belongings from the trunk of a car when they were approached by four men, two had baseball bats. One of the suspects demanded their belongings; one of the victims refused and was struck by a baseball bat suffering minor injuries. The suspects took a number of personal belongings and fled the area. Police are looking for four suspects described as;

    Suspect #1: male black, dark skin, 18-20, 6’0″, 160 lbs, short dark brown afro, baggy clothes, blue jeans, black T-shirt with beige sweater overtop, carried wooden baseball bat.

    Suspect #2: male white, 18, 5’10″, 130-140 lbs, inch long light brown hair, shorter on the sides, silver hoop earring in each ear, wore a green bandanna with white patterning, carried wooden baseball bat, no clothing description.

    Suspect #3: male black, dark skin, 18, 5’8″-5’9″, 130 lbs, short black hair (half inch in length), dressed all in black.

    Suspect #4: male white, 17-18, 5’8″, 130 lbs, inch long blonde hair, no clothing description.
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    Break and Enter to School

    Shortly before 8 pm on Sunday June 1 2008 a security company responded to an alarm to Cleardale Public School located at 780 Dulaney Drive and located a break and enter. Police were called and found that a fire extinguisher that had been set off inside and items within the school were strewn about. Graffiti was put throughout the school. Estimated damage is $500.
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    Stabbing on Thurman Circle

    Just before 2 a.m. this morning, the London Police Service received a report of a stabbing which had occurred at a residence on Thurman Circle in the City of London . The first Officers to arrive at the scene found a 19 year old male suffering from a stab wound to his torso and other non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital by paramedics for treatment.

    While the investigation is continuing, it has been determined that a group of unwanted guests had been asked to leave a large house party in the area where the stabbing occurred. A physical altercation ensued involving several individuals and the victim was subsequently stabbed.
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    Hit and Run

    At 3:40 a.m. Sat, May 31/08, Officers from the London Police Service attended at a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Springbank Drive and Commissioners Road West . Upon arriving at the scene, a white cube van was located resting against a wooden utility pole which had been struck and broken off. Fire and EMS services also attended at the scene. However, no occupants were located with the damaged vehicle.

    A Police Canine Unit attended at the scene and tracked the path of the suspect fleeing from the disabled vehicle.

    A male was subsequently arrested in the area of the scene.

    This investigation is continuing and is being treated as a hit and run.

    London Hydro crews attended at the scene and the road has been re-opened.
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    Male arrested in stabbing

    At 11 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, Officers from the London Police Service attended at the scene of a stabbing which had occurred in the area of Grand Avenue and Carfrae Crescent . Upon arriving at the scene, a 23 year old male victim was located suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen. He was transported to hospital by paramedics where he underwent surgery for non-life threatening injuries.

    A male suspect was located near the scene and taken into Police custody. The investigation is being continued by investigators from the Major Crime Section.
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    Wanted male arrested for May 2007 shooting

    At 5 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 , 22 year old Curtis Elliott, wanted for attempted murder, turned himself in to the Windsor Police Service. He is now in the custody of the London Police and the investigation into the May 2007 shooting is continuing.

    Elliott was wanted for the attempted murder of a London man following a shooting on Adelaide Street North in May 2007.
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    Stabbing

    On Thursday May 29 2008 at approximately 1:54 pm a male was approached by two unknown males on the street at the corner of Dundas Street at Clarence Street . One of the males brandished a knife and stabbed the 24 year old male in the abdomen. The suspects fled westbound on Dundas Street and fled the area in a gold coloured vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital and is in stable condition with injuries that are considered to be non life threatening. Police are looking for two suspects described as:

    Suspect #1 Black male in 30’s, 6’ wearing a black t shirt, blue jeans and carrying a knife

    Suspect #2 Black male, 6’, wearing a black t shirt, blue jeans and a black hat.
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    Robbery Suspects Sought

    The London Police Service is currently investigating a robbery in the area of Cherryhill Blvd and Oxford Street West . On Wednesday May 28 2008 at 11 pm two males were getting belongings from the trunk of a car when they were approached by four men, two had baseball bats. One of the suspects demanded their belongings; one of the victims refused and was struck by a baseball bat suffering minor injuries. The suspects took a number of personal belongings and fled the area. Police are looking for four suspects described as:

    Suspect #1: male black, dark skin, 18-20, 6’0″, 160 lbs, short dark brown afro, baggy clothes, blue jeans, black T-shirt with beige sweater overtop, carried wooden baseball bat.

    Suspect #2: male white, 18, 5’10″, 130-140 lbs, inch long light brown hair, shorter on the sides, silver hoop earring in each ear, wore a green bandanna with white patterning, carried wooden baseball bat, no clothing description.

    Suspect #3: male black, dark skin, 18, 5’8″-5’9″, 130 lbs, short black hair (half inch in length), dressed all in black.

    Suspect #4: male white, 17-18, 5’8″, 130 lbs, inch long blonde hair, no clothing description.
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    Charges Laid

    On Wednesday May 28 2008 at 1:19 am Police were called to the area of Braesyde Avenue near Hamilton Road in regards to two suspicious males carrying duffle bags. Police attended and K9 tracked to a residence on River Run Terrace and determined the residence had been broken into. Police located and arrested the two suspects in a nearby parking lot on Hamilton Road . Stolen property from the break in and a small quantity of ecstasy was located on the arrested males.

    Johnathon Thompson, 32 years of London and Travis Gratton, 29 years of no fixed address are both charged with break and enter and possession of ecstasy.

    Travis Johnson is additionally charged with breaching an officer in charge undertaking
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    Charges Laid

    On Tuesday May 27 2008 at 2:35 am Police observed a stolen vehicle west bound on Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street . The vehicle failed to stop for Police and continued through various streets of the downtown core area. A spike belt was deployed and the stolen vehicle continued with a flat tire to a parking lot located at 184 Horton Street and struck a flag pole. Three females fled from the vehicle and were arrested in the area by Police. No one was injured.

    Jayme MacDonald, 29 years of London is charged with possession of stolen property, failing to stop for Police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

    Katrina Link, 38 years of London and Jessie Liscome, 57 years of London are both charged with possession of stolen property and being an occupant of a stolen vehicle.
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    Disarm

    On May 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm, members of Project Disarm with the assistance of the Emergency Response Unit conducted a high risk vehicle stop in the area of Oxford St and Mornington Ave. As a result of the stop, a loaded prohibited firearm was recovered and unprescribed tablets.

    A search warrant was obtained and two residences were searched on Bonaventure Dr and Churchill Ave in London . A second loaded firearm was located as well as marihuana.

    Adam Mallett (27 years) of London is charged with 20 Firearms offences and 1 CDSA offence.

    Stefan Burns (19 years) of Ajax is charged with 12 Firearms offences and 1 CDSA offence.

    This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
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    Seized handgun

    At approximately 2:35am London Police Service Downtown Community Patrol Officers were patrolling behind the business properties on Dundas St between Clarence St and Richmond St . The officers encountered a male trespassing on one of the properties. The male was spoken to. The officers subsequently attempted to arrest the male at which time the male became violent and actively resisted arrest. A struggle ensued but the officers were able to successfully subdue the male. A loaded handgun and a knife were recovered and seized. The suspect, an adult male, was taken to police cells. Investigations are ongoing and charges are pending. More information to follow when it is available.

    As a result of the investigation the firearm seized was determined to be a silver loaded .22 calibre Ruger semi-automatic handgun. The knife seized was a folding buck knife which can be opened by centrifugal force.

    Reinaldo Castro-Jerezano (18 years) of London is charged with 10 offences related to the weapons seized and 1 count of resisting arrest.
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    Update: Status of Injury in Stabbing

    The victim’s injuries are no longer considered to be life threatening. He is in stable condition at hospital recovering. Members of the Major Crime Section continue to investigate and are urging anyone with any information to call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    Previous Release:

    The 20 year old male victim is currently in stable condition with injuries that are considered to be life threatening. Members of the Major Crime Section continue to investigate. There is no further information at this time.

    Previous Release:

    On Friday May 23 2008 at 1:27 am a male was found in a wash room of a restaurant located at 645 Richmond St . The male was suffering from several stab wounds. He was taken to hospital with what are being described as life threatening injuries. Police are currently investigating the incident. More to follow when available.
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    Wanted party arrested-attempt murder

    Last night at 5 pm wanted party for attempt murder, Lloyd Johnson turned himself into Peel Regional Police. London Police currently have him in custody.
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    Update: Stabbing

    The 20 year old male victim is currently in stable condition with injuries that are considered to be life threatening. Members of the Major Crime Section continue to investigate. There is no further information at this time.

    Previous Release:

    On Friday May 23 2008 at 1:27 am a male was found in a wash room of a restaurant located at 645 Richmond St . The male was suffering from several stab wounds. He was taken to hospital with what are being described as life threatening injuries. Police are currently investigating the incident. More to follow when available.
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    Suspicious Fire

    Police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at 1570 Adelaide St. N. Damage to the apartment is estimated at $61,000.00. No injuries. The scene is being held by police for the fire inspector in the morning.
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    Struck with B.B. pellet

    On Friday May 23 2008 at 1:20 am a 28 year old male was picking up scrap metal with his vehicle in the area of Ontario Street and Princess Avenue when he was struck in the head with a B.B. pellet. His truck was also struck by another pellet. Police were contacted and continue to investigate. The victim received minor injuries.
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    Stabbing Update

    On Friday May 23 2008 at 1:35 am Police responded to a fight at the corner of York Street and Richmond Street . A 19 year old male was found stabbed in the abdomen. The victim is in stable condition and injuries are considered to be non life threatening. Police are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his 20’s, 5’7, 150 lbs, with facial hair wearing a blue with black trim short-sleeved shirt, baggy black jeans, blue with black trim baseball hat and white running shoes gold chain with gold pendant. The investigation is still ongoing.

    Previous Release:

    Police responded to a fight at the corner of York St. and Richmond St . On arrival they found a male in his 20′s had been stabbed in the abdomen. Injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Matters under investigation. More to follow when available.
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    Charges Laid/Investigation still ongoing

    On Thursday May 22 2008 at 11 am a male was involved in an altercation with numerous other youths that were congregating in the area of a parking lot located at 849 Wonderland Road South . The accused was identified to Police as being in possession of a concealed weapon. The accused was arrested and a knife was recovered. A 17 year old male of London has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. Police continue to investigate the disturbance.

    Previous Release:

    On Thursday May 22 2008 at 11 am there was a disturbance involving several students from area high schools with a large group of students milling around watching this disturbance in a parking lot 849 Wonderland Road South . Weapons were believed to be involved. There are currently two people in custody, one for weapons investigation and one for an assault investigation and Police continue to investigate. No further details at this time.
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    Search Warrant Executed

    On Wednesday May 21 2008 at 11:23 pm Police responded to a fire located at 1-135 Wortley Road . Police arrested a male in the immediate area at the time of the fire. Police continued to investigate and hold the scene. At 12:45 pm the London Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 1-135 Wortley Road and seized 242 marihuana plants inside (worth $242,000).

    As a result, Kevin East, 24 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and production of marihuana.

    The Ontario Fire Marshall is still on scene investigating the suspicious fire.

    Previous Release:

    This fire caused approximately $100,000 damage. It is suspicious in nature and
    London Police are holding the scene for the attendance of the Fire Marshall
    and members of the Criminal Investigation Division. There were no injuries.
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    Ace Variety Store Robbery

    On Thursday May 22 2008 at 11:38 am a lone female entered the Ace Variety Store located at 149 Boulee Street . The female went around the counter and the 50 year old female clerk attempted to stop her but was pushed. The suspect proceeded to grab cigarettes. There was a brief struggle when the clerk attempted to stop the female from fleeing through the store’s exit door. The suspect was able to flee on foot with a quantity of cigarettes southbound across Cheapside Street . Police are currently looking for a white female 20-30 years old, thick blonde brown hair past the shoulders, darkness around both eyes wearing a green and blue track suit, light coloured shirt and white shoes. The clerk received minor injuries.
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    Oxford Street at Barker Street

    On Thursday May 22 2008 at 11:44 am Police received a phone call in regards to a female jumping out of a moving vehicle located at Oxford Street at Barker Street . The female was unknown to the driver. The female remains in hospital with non life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing for the cause of this incident.
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    Update:

    On May 18, 2007 police responded to the report of a shooting at 574 Adelaide Street North, Unit 5. A 48-year-old male was shot in the chest. The victim survived but continues to suffer permanent effects of his injuries. Detectives from the Major Crime Section have continued to investigate the shooting.

    As a result of investigation the following persons have been charged
    with Attempt Murder, Robbery, and a number of firearms related offences.

    1) Barbara Jean McNamara, 20 yrs, of Windsor
    2) Curtis Marcelis Elliot, 22 yrs, of Windsor
    3) Lloyd Ceymour Johnson, 33 yrs, of Brampton

    Barbara McNamara was arrested on May 21, 2008 in Amhertsburg. Canada-wide warrants have been applied for, for the arrest of Curtis Elliot and Lloyd Johnson.

    Above is an attached photo of Lloyd Johnson. A photo of Curtis Elliot will be sent in a separate email.

    Previous Release sent in 2007:

    London Police responded to the report of a male being shot at approximately 4:50 am this morning. This was in the area of Elias Street and Adelaide Street. Very little information is known at this time. The
    male victim has been taken to hospital with undetermined injuires. The Major Crime Section ahs been notified and will be continuing this investigation.

    Previous Release:

    Shooting Update; Police located a 48 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He is transported to Victoria Hospital by emergency medical services and is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
    Officers remain at the scene to investigate. Suspect description available at this time is 2 male black and one female Middle Eastern. Detectives from the Major Crime Section will be continuing the
    investigation.

    Constable Amy Phillipo
    Media Relations Officer
    London Police Service
    519-661-5410
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    Drug Charges Laid

    On Wednesday May 21 2008 at 5:59 am London Police Drug Unit executed a warrant to a residence on Princess Avenue . Eight people were arrested inside. Police seized a total of $3,624 in drugs including quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, percocets, ecstacy pills, morphine pills, ritalin, dilaudid, oxycodone, marihuana, cannabis resin and tylenol 3 pills. $1,437 in Canadian currency was also seized.

    Michael Wayner, 22 years of London, Barbara Seaman, 47 years of London, Rickie Mackie, 39 years of London, Adam Grebenchan, 23 years of London, Thomas Broadbent, 45 years of London, Mark Maguire 29 years of London, Laura Laquerre, 25 years of London and Veronica Lake, 31 years of London are all charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of cannabis resin.

    Veronica Lake and Laura Laquerre are additionally charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of ecstacy for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of morphine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxcodone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of dilaudid for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Barabara Seaman is additionally charged with possession of marihuana and breach of recognizance.

    Mark Maguire is additionally charged with a breach of recognizance.
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    Arrest made in May 15, 2008 Robbery of Good Samaritan

    With the assistance of the public, Investigators from the London Police Criminal Investigation Division have made an arrest in an armed robbery from May 15th.

    At approximately 3 p.m. on May 15th, a 60 year old female returned to her vehicle in the area of Huron Street when she was approached by an unknown male. This male alleged that he needed a ride home to assist his wife with a medical emergency. The female good Samaritan provided the male with a ride at which time he produced a weapon and robbed her of money. The female victim was not injured.

    On May 16th, a surveillance photo of the male suspect was released to the media.

    On May 20th, the London Police received a tip in regards to the identity of the suspect. Robbery Investigators subsequently located and arrested 34 year old John Bowden of the City of London . Bowden now faces charges of Robbery and Forcible Confinement and will make a court appearance later today.

    P/C Blair Harvey
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    Update: Charges Laid

    Two 17 year old males of London are now charged with arson.

    Previous Release:

    On Tuesday May 20 2008 at 5:25 am Police responded to a porta potty on fire in a ravine area north of Fanshawe Park Road near Trossacks Avenue . Two 17 year old males were arrested in the area by K9. Police continue to investigate. Estimated Damage is $2,000.
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    Update: Second arrest made for Robbery

    Chiwer Tithi, 20 years of London was arrested on Monday May 19 2008 and is charged with Robbery. Police continue to investigate.

    Previous Release sent out May 16 2008:

    Yesterday Medo Koko, 21 years of London was arrested and is charged with Robbery. Police continue to investigate.

    Previous Release: IDENTIFICATION OF SUSPECTS SOUGHT

    Video surveillance stills of the suspects wanted for a Robbery that occurred on Monday April 14 2008. The victim has been obscured in the still. We are requesting the Public s assistance in identifying the three suspects in the stills. If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide you tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    An updated description of suspect since last release:

    Suspect #1- black male, 20-22 yrs, 6 3-6 4, slim build, clean shaven, pronounced forehead, black coat with hood, light blue shirt

    Suspect #2- black male 20-22 yrs, 5 11, slim build, clean shaven, short black hair, Philadelphia 76 ers shiny blue jacket (3/4 length) with two white stripes (red stripe in the centre of these two white stripes) down each sleeve.

    Suspect #3- black male 18-21 years, 5 10, slim build, clean shaven, black fleece hoodie.

    The fourth suspect is not caught on video and is described as a black male 20-25 yrs, 200 lbs, chubby, short black hair wearing a sweater.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday April 14 2008 at 1:15 am a male was approached by four males in a parking lot off of Richmond Street near Oxford Street . One of the males brandished a knife while money was demanded from the victim. The victim was forced into a vehicle and told to remove money from an ATM machine in the area of Adelaide Street at Huron Street . The males obtained a quantity of cash from the victim and fled. The victim was not injured. Police were called and are currently looking for four male suspects described as:

    Black male, 20-25 years old, 6’1, 170 lbs, short black hair, white hoodie and blue jeans.
    Black male, 20-25 years old, 5’8, 165 lbs, short black hair wearing blue jeans.
    Black male, 20-25 years old, 5’8, 165 lbs wearing blue jeans and a black sweater.
    Black male, 20-25, 200 lbs, chubby, short black hair wearing a sweater.

    The vehicle is described as a small to midsized dark coloured 4 door Sedan .
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    Update: Charges Now Laid

    Charles Liberty, 25 years of London is charged with theft under $5000, weapons dangerous and carrying a concealed weapon.

    Previous Release:

    On Monday, May 19, 2008, at approximately 12:45pm, a lone male entered
    the Labbatt Beer Store, located at 150 Simcoe Street , and stole a quantity of
    beer. When approached outside of the store by staff, the male produced a
    syringe and threatened to use it as a weapon. The male then ran off on foot.

    The London Police Service was called and officers were able to arrest the male
    a short distance away. At this point, the investigation is still in its
    initial stages and charges are pending. No one was hurt in the robbery.
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    Arrests made early morning fire

    On Tuesday May 20 2008 at 5:25 am Police responded to a porta potty on fire in a ravine area north of Fanshawe Park Road near Trossacks Avenue . Two 17 year old males were arrested in the area by K9. Police continue to investigate. Estimated Damage is $2,000.
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    Beer Store Robbery

    On Monday, May 19, 2008, at approximately 12:45pm, a lone male entered into the Labbatt Beer Store, located at 150 Simcoe Street , and stole a quantity of beer. When approached outside of the store by staff, the male produced a syringe and threatened to use it as a weapon. The male then ran off on foot.

    The London Police Service was called and officers were able to arrest the male a short distance away. At this point, the investigation is still in its initial stages and charges are pending. No one was hurt in the robbery.
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    White Oaks Robbery

    On Monday, May 19, 2008, at approximately 8:15am, a 45 year old woman was walking to work through the parking lot of White Oaks Mall when she was approached from behind by a lone male who grabbed her purse. The woman, who attempted to hold onto her purse, was knocked to the ground and the suspect fled on foot to a nearby vehicle, which had a driver waiting inside. Both suspects then fled the area. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the robbery.

    The suspect who robbed the victim is described as male, approximately 35 years old, with short dark hair, wearing jeans and a bright blue jacket. The driver of the vehicle could not be described. The vehicle was described as a green two door car, possibly similar to a Cavalier. The London Police Service Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate this robbery.

    If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    Robbery

    On Monday, May 19, 2008, at approximately 2:20am, a 19 and a 20 year old male were walking along the path in Chelsea Green Park in the area of Adelaide Street and Ada Street when they were approached from behind by up to five other males, who began to assault them. During the assault, some of the victims’ property was taken by the males. Both victims received minor injuries and did not require medical attention. The London Police Service is currently investigating this robbery.

    The suspects are described as:

    Suspect #1 – White male, 17-18 years old, 5’7”, 140 pounds, blonde hair, multi-colored sweater and shorts.

    Suspect #2 – Black male, 6’2”, 160-170 pounds, black curly hair, blue t-shirt and blue baseball cap

    Suspect #3 – White male, 5’6”, 150 pounds, black hair, black zip-up sweater, white t-shirt underneath

    Suspect #4 – White male, 19 years old, wide mouth

    Suspect #5 – No description

    If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    Mac’s Milk Robbery

    On Monday, May 19, 2008, at approximately 1:20am, the London Police Service was called to the Mac’s Milk convenience store, located at 1149 Western Road , in regards to a robbery. A lone male had entered the store with a handgun, and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect made off on foot with a quantity of cash. The clerk was not injured.

    The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’7”, 150 pounds, with a medium build and was wearing a black hooded three-quarter length jacket, blue or grey sweat pants and black shoes. The suspect had his face concealed by what appeared to be a white t-shirt. Police are still investigating.

    If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    Break and Enter

    On Saturday, May 17, 2008, at approximately 9:00pm, the London Police Service was called to an address on Pond Mills Road due to calls received of a male causing a disturbance. Initial reports stated that the male had a knife on him. Police arrived in the area and spoke with several citizens who were not cooperative in the investigation, and no one could confirm whether a knife was seen.

    While police were there, another citizen advised that the suspect had just forced his way into another residence. Police immediately attended and arrested the male. No knife was located and no one was injured as a result of the male’s actions.

    As a result of the investigation, 21 year old Troy Nicholas, of London, is charged with break and enter and commit an indictable offence, assault, mischief under $5000, resist arrest, and causing a disturbance
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    Robbery

    On Sunday, May 18, 2008, at approximately 2:40am, the London Police Service was called to an apartment building on Dundas Street near Maitland Street in response to an injured male. When police arrived, they located the male outside of the apartment building suffering from multiple injuries. The male was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

    Two women, both known to the victim, are currently being investigated for assaulting the male and stealing some of his property. At this point, the London Police Service Criminal Investigation Division is continuing the investigation and the identities of the women are not yet being released.
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    On Sunday, May 18, 2008, at approximately 5:25am, the London Police Service was called to the Express Mart located at 647 Wellington Road , in response to a robbery. A male entered the store armed with a knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot with a quantity of cigarettes. The store clerk was not injured.

    The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 26-27 years old, approximately 5’9”, slim build, with short black hair and wearing a blue baseball cap. At this point the investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information about this case, they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    Charges Laid

    London Police Service efforts to address the concerns of the community related to prostitution continue, resulting in charges last night against males ages 65, 47 and 73 of London and a 61 year old male of Ilderton with communicating for the purpose of prostitution. A 35 year old female of London was also charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution. All persons were arrested in the East London area as Police continue to work towards making this community a safe and enjoyable place to live and work.
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    Robbery

    On Thursday May 15 2008 at 3 pm a 60 year old female returned to her vehicle in a parking lot located at 1314 Huron Street . The female was approached by a male who said he needed a ride home as his wife was having current medical issue. The female agreed to give the male a ride. While they were traveling in the area of Kipps Lane and Briarhill Avenue the male threatened to harm her if she did not hand over money. The female handed over a quantity of money to the male and he fled on foot. The female was not injured and called Police. Police are looking for a suspect described as a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’10, thin build, bluish grey eyes, short curly black hair, black beard, long thin face wearing a black or navy spring jacket, white shirt and dark pants.
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    Tampered PIN Pads

    The London Police Service is reminding business owners that they should be examining the debit and credit PIN pads located on their premises daily. Recent investigations in the London area have revealed attempts by organized groups to replace existing PIN pads with pads that have been configured to record and transmit personal credit information. This information can then be used by organized groups to clone credit and debit cards of the unsuspecting customers.

    On April 6th, 2008, three males were charged after they attempted to bribe the employee of a local service station with allowing them to switch the PIN pad with a tampered one. Two of these males were from the Montreal area and the investigation has shown that they are well organized.

    More recent attempts have been made, at other London businesses, to either bribe the employees or tamper with the PIN pad without the employees being aware of it. They do this by stealing the PIN pads just prior to the close of the business and temporarily replacing them with a dummy PIN pad. As the suspects plan on being the last customer of the day they know that the PIN pad will not be used again until the store reopens. The suspects return as the first customers in the morning and replace the PIN pad with the tampered PIN pad.

    Anyone that finds that their PIN pads have been tampered with, or stolen, should report this to the police immediately.

    Stuart Ewing
    Detective Sergeant
    Fraud Section
    Criminal Investigation Division
    London Police Service
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    Charges Laid

    On May 15th members of the London Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section charged Tadeusz Sitarz, 67 years of London with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference. The victim was a 13 year old female. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Tuesday May 13 2008 at 3:45 pm at a residence in the south east end of the City. The female did not receive any injuries. He will be appearing in court today.

    Anyone with information which could assist with this information is asked to contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670.
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    Suspects Sought

    On Tuesday May 14 at 2:42 pm an unknown male entered a residence located on Wonderland Road South near Viscount Road , brandished a handgun and demanded money from a 49 year old female resident. The male proceeded to strike her on the head repeatedly with the handgun. The female was able to flee the residence and call Police. The female received non life threatening injuries. A second suspect was observed entering the residence while the female fled. Police are looking for two suspects described as;

    The suspect with the handgun is described as a male with medium complexion, 16-18 years, 5’8-5’10, 160 lbs, wearing black pants and a black t shirt.

    The second suspect is described as a male, 6’, slim build, wearing a black and white camouflage hoodie and black pants.

    If anyone has any information call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Update: Charges Laid 85 Walnut Street

    The two males that were arrested yesterday at 85 Walnut Street have now been charged.

    Shane Simmers 27 years of London is charged with extortion, using a firearm while committing an indictable offence, pointing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of uttering threats, possession of a firearm and ammunition while being prohibited from doing so, two counts of failing to comply with recognizance and possession of a prohibited firearm.

    Christopher Zellas, 20 years of London is charged with extortion.

    The two males entered an apartment at 85 Walnut Street yesterday at 10 am. A sawed off shotgun was brandished and pointed at the victim while the victim was told to call someone to attend the residence with drugs. Police were called and arrested one male outside of the building and one male on the first floor of the residence. A sawed off shotgun and ammunition was seized.

    They will be appearing in court today.

    Previous Release;

    On Tuesday May 12 2008 at 10:06 am Police responded to a report of a male with a shotgun at 85 Walnut Street . Police have two males in custody and have recovered a shotgun and continue to investigate. No further information at this time.
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    Charges Laid in Stabbing

    Detectives from the Major Crime Section have continued to investigate the stabbing that occurred at 951 Wonderland Road South, apartment 608 . As a result of investigation, the following males, all from London , have been charged with Aggravated Assault;

    Patrick Ferrera, 23 years

    Leonardo Ferrera, 22 years

    Marol Angou, 20 years

    Investigation has revealed that the three accused assaulted the victim when he went to apartment 608 to speak to the occupants about loud noise coming from the unit. None of those charged resided in the building. The victim remains in hospital in critical but stable condition. The investigation continues.

    Police are urging anyone with information to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Weapons

    On Tuesday May 12 2008 at 10:06 am Police responded to a report of a male with a shotgun at 85 Walnut Street . Police have two males in custody and have recovered a shotgun and continue to investigate. No further information at this time.
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    Charges Laid

    On Saturday May 10 2008 at 5:15 pm a 13 year old male was riding his bike in the area of Winnipeg Street and Wavell Street when a male rode up beside him on a bicycle and grabbed his shirt and told him to stop. The victim stopped and a second male took possession of the victim’s bicycle. This victim was threatened to be beaten up if he did not follow the males. The victim followed the suspects to a parking lot at 1551 Dundas Street where the two suspects and two unidentified males forced him to the ground and repeatedly kicked him in the head and body. The victim was then told to leave the area. The victim sustained non life threatening injuries. Police were called and after further investigation two males were arrested on Monday May 12th.

    As a result two 14 year old males of London are charged with Robbery.
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    Robbery at Variety Store

    On Monday May 12 2008 at 9:22 pm a lone male entered Mount Pleasant Variety Store located at 223 Riverside Drive , brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The female clerk told the male she was going to call Police and he fled on foot without obtaining anything. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are looking for a 20-30 year old male described as having a medium complexion, 5’3-5’6, medium build with a small pot belly wearing a grey hat, blue ski mask with eyes cut out and a grey long sleeved shirt.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Break and Enter suspects caught

    On Monday May 12 2008 at 2:10 pm a female returned home to her residence located on Briscoe Street East when she heard noises coming from upstairs. Three male suspects ran down the stairs and the female grabbed onto one of the males. A struggle ensued that lead to outside of the residence. The female called for help and a neighbour came to her aid. Police were called arrested the male at the residence. Two males were arrested shortly after in the area. The resident was not injured. Police recovered some property that had been stolen from the residence.

    A 17 year old male of London , a 16 year old male of London and a 15 year old male of London have all been charged with break and enter.
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    Charges Laid

    On Monday May 12 2008 at 7:45 am a female and two males attempted to break into a residence on Norman Avenue while the resident was inside. The suspects did not gain entry. At 9:35 am the three suspects attempted to break into a second residence on Norman Avenue while the resident was inside at the time. This resident called Police. Police attended the area and located the three suspects attempting to break into a residence on Brock Street and were arrested.

    Brandon Pilon, 19 years of London is charged with three counts of attempt break and enter.

    A 16 year old female of London , a 16 year old male of London have been charged with three counts of attempt break and enter.
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    Stabbing

    At approximately 5:35 pm yesterday police responded to a report of a male stabbed at 951 Wonderland Rd. S. On arrival police found a 41 year old male with life threatening injuries. This male was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Police have arrested three persons in relation to this investigation. Investigation is ongoing. There are no updates at this time.
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    Wanted male arrested.

    Brandon Carson turned himself into Police today. We are no longer looking for him. Thank you for your assistance.

    Previous Release;

    The London Police Service is asking for assisting from the public in locating a wanted party. A warrant for escaping lawful custody is being sought for Brandon Scott CARSON (24 years) of Hamilton , Ontario . CARSON is a male black, 5’10″, 150 lbs, with a medium length brown afro and blue eyes. He was last
    seen in the downtown area wearing black cargo shorts, and a white t-shirt with a black spring-style jacket. Police request that the public not approach him, but contact 911 if he is observed. A photo of CARSON is available upon request.
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    Robbery Suspects Sought

    On Friday May 9 2008 shortly after 8 pm a 23 year old female was walking in the area of Clarke Road near Trafalgar Street when three unknown females approached her, punched her in the face and fled on foot with her purse containing a quantity of cash. The female sustained non life threatening injuries. Police were called and are currently looking for three suspects described as;

    #1. Black female, 20-22 years old, 5’8, 200 lbs, tight braids against head to mid back of neck, wearing a grey sweatshirt and black pants.

    #2. Black female, 20-22 years old, wearing a black hoodie

    #3. Black female, 20- 22 years old.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5410 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Public Assistance

    ms300210Police are asking for the Public’s assistance in locating Jonathan Harp, 22 years of London . This male was last spoken to at 2:30 am on Monday May 12 2008 saying that he was in a park on Upper Queens Avenue . This male may also be hanging around apartment buildings at Adelaide Street near King Street . Police have been unable to locate him and are concerned for his safety. Jonathan Harp has an existing warrant out for threats, property damage and assault.

    If anyone sees this male do not approach but call 911 immediately.

    You can also call in with your tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Insecure Loads

    Pick-up trucks, trailers and trunks filled with trash, tree limbs and metal scrap seem to be the norm most weekends during the Spring as everyone cleans out their basements and garages of junk and head to the landfills or reclamation yards.

    Police want to warn drivers that when carting away their junk or other debris they are responsible to ensure that the “load” is secure and won’t come loose to jeopardize other motorists, pedestrians or cyclists.

    It is not uncommon for pieces of scrap to fall off vehicles and cause damage or injure innocent people. Two years ago a large chunk of cement fell off a truck and bounced down the street before striking the driver of a car. Pieces of lumber and car parts have been known to bounce out of trucks and trailers as well.

    If any part of a load sticks out 1meter or more beyond the back of the vehicle it is required to have a red flag on it to alert others of its extension.

    Get rid of your junk in a safe manner. A ticket for having an insecure load will cost you $155.00.

    Sgt. O’Brien
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    Police Week

    Police week is soon approaching. The week of May 11 -15 London Police Service will be involved in many events throughout the City. On Monday May 11th London Police Service will have the Chief for the day where one lucky youth will be dressed and treated as “Chief for the Day”. Tuesday there will be a display with the Forensic Identification Unit along with the Crime Prevention Unit outside of the Covent Garden Market from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Wednesday there is a barbecue planned by the Community Service Unit for the Kiwanis Senior Center at 78 Riverside Drive between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. This barbecue is sponsored by Union Gas with the cooking provided by the Union Gas Community
    Connections Barbecue Team. Food and Drinks are free for seniors but donations to “Santa for Seniors” are welcomed. This will be a crime prevention and personal safety oriented day. Thursday there will be a recruiting, crime prevention and youth program display at the Covent Garden Market from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to follow with Emergency Response Unit rappelling demonstration on the outside of the John Labatt Centre. Friday will be a Traffic day commencing at 7:00 am where there will be motorcycles on
    display outside of the Market and Sgt Tom O’Brien will be available to speak about impaired driving and traffic safety matters leading up to the long weekend. Each day there will be a crime prevention tip that will be released.

    All Media are welcome to attend.
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    PROJECT LEARN SPRING 2008

    Upon completion of Project LEARN, operational from April 9th 2008 until April 26 2008, there was a total of 374 Provincial Offence Notices laid that include noise complaints, liquor license act charges, urination in public and other by-law violations. There were a total of 41 Criminal Code charges laid. Of all people that were charged during Project LEARN 63% were students. This Project will start up again in Fall of 2008.
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    Charges Laid

    On May 9th, 2008 members of the London Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section arrested and charged Robert Hall, 70 years of Aylmer , Ontario in relation to 3 sex related charges. The charges stem from disclosure provided from an adult male victim who reported being assaulted by Hall around 1963. Hall has now been charged in respect to his involvement with five school aged boys between 1963 and 1974. Except for the first victim, all subsequent victims have come forward as a result of media releases. Anyone with information which could assist with this investigation is asked to contact the London Police Service.
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    Charges Laid after Cyber Crime Unit investigation

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a man on May 8th, 2008 after an Internet child pornography investigation that began February 29th. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on Mornington Avenue in London . Charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of making available child pornography is Kristian Krstin of London.

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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    Warrant Executed

    On Wednesday May 7 2008 at 12:45 am London Police Community Oriented Response Unit executed a search warrant to an apartment located at 241 Simcoe Street . Five people were arrested inside. 33.3 grams of crack cocaine ($2,680) was located inside. A small quantity of Ritalin, oxycontin and hash was found when persons were searched. $1,971 in Canadian Currency was seized.

    Michael Sztogryn, 39 years of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of crack cocaine, possession of cannabis resin (hash) and possession of Ritalin.

    Richard Davies, 44 years of Kirkland Lake is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of crack cocaine and fail to comply with an officer in charge undertaking.

    James Hopkins, 42 years of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of crack cocaine.

    Brandy John, 29 years of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and breach of probation.

    Rachel Siewert 19 years of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of crack cocaine, possession of Ritalin, and possession of codeine (oxycontin).
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    Search Warrant Executed

    On Wednesday May 7 2008 at 9 am members of London Police Service Project Disarm Unit executed a search warrant to 789 Little Hill Street. Two males were arrested inside. Police seized 25 marihuana plants ($25,000) and a small quantity of cocaine.

    Edward O’Neil 37 years of London and Mathew Wolstenholme 26 years of London are charged with possession of cocaine and unlawfully producing marihuana. Mathew Wolstenholme is additionally charged with breaching his probation.

    This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
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    Robbery at Mac’s

    At approximately 2:52 am London Police responded to a report of a Robbery at the Mac’s Convenience Store at Sarnia Rd at Western Rd. The male suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the lone male clerk. The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police suspect the suspect left in a vehicle parked nearby. The clerk was shaken but not injured.
    Police are looking for a suspect described as: Male, approx 5’5″ 150lbs, wearing a dark coloured mask, a blue/grey hoodie and armed with a handgun.

    Anyone who has information regarding this Robbery is asked to call police at
    519-661-5670 or to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery at Country Style Donut Store

    At approximately 11:29pm London Police responded to a report of a Robbery at the Country Style Donut Store at Hamilton Rd at Adelaide St . One male suspect entered the store while a second suspect waited outside. The suspect ordered a couple of drinks from the lone female clerk. When she gave him the drinks the suspect brandished a knife, grabbed at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk was able to pull free just as a customer entered the store causing the suspect to flee on foot with just the drinks he ordered. Police are looking for 2 suspects:

    The suspect with the knife is described as a white male approx 5’5″ 150lbs with dark hair, he was wearing a white shirt and blue shorts and had a tattoo on his right leg.

    The second suspect who stayed outside was a white male approx 5’7″ 150lbs wearing a red shirt and red shorts.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Charged with Sexual Assault and Robbery

    On Tuesday May 6 2008 at 4:09 pm a female was walking in an alley way off of Dundas Street near Wellington Street when she was approached by a male known to her. This male grabbed the female by the throat and held her up against a wall while demanding money from her. The male proceeded to touch the female in a sexual manner and was interrupted by a passing vehicle. A citizen called Police and the male fled with a quantity of cash and property from the female. The female sustained non life threatening injury. At 6:19 pm Police arrested the suspect in a downtown residence.

    Robert Marks, 39 years of London is charged with Sexual Assault and Robbery.
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    Further arrests made Marconi Blvd Assault

    On Wednesday May 7th further arrests were made in relation to an April 23rd assault on a male outside of a residence located on Marconi Boulevard near Noel Street.

    Two 16 year old males of London have been charged with assault causing bodily harm. Two 15 year old males of London have been charged with assault causing bodily harm. One of the 15 year old males have been charged additionally with assault on the 37 year old female. The investigation continues.

    Previous Release;

    An arrest was made yesterday afternoon in relation to a 17 year old male assaulted on April 23 2008. A 17 year old male of London has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

    Previous Release;

    On Wednesday April 23 2008 at 9 pm three females banged on a door to a residence located on Marconi Boulevard near Noel Street. A 37 year old female exited the residence and attempted to speak with the group of females. The females were known to the resident as there had been ongoing problems with the females in the previous weeks. A 16 year old of the group said that she had a
    knife and was not afraid to use it and attempted to instigate a fight with the resident. No knife was seen. A second 16 year old in the group charged at the resident and attempted to strike the resident. A struggle between them ensued and a 12 year old female joined in with the 16 year old they kicked and punched the resident in the head and body. A 13 year old, a 20 year old, a 16 year old joined in and began to beat the resident. The 12 year old removed her shoe and began to strike the resident with the shoe 50-60 times in the head and shoulders saying that the resident could not do anything to her that she was only 12. The victim’s 17 year old son attempted to assist his mother by pulling off the females. While doing this numerous males from the neighbourhood jumped in and began to kick and
    punch him. The son’s head was repeatedly stomped on which rendered him temporarily unconscious. Numerous citizens attempted to assist and called 911. The suspects fled prior to Police arrival. The mother and son received non-life threatening injuries. On Tuesday April 29 th six females were arrested
    and charged. Police continue to investigate the assault on the male.

    If anyone has any information about the assault on the male please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    Sarah Lonney, 20 years of London is charged with harassment by threatening conduct to other person and assault.

    Three 16 year old females of London are charged with harassment and assault.

    A 13 year old female of London is charged with assault.

    A 12 year old female is charged with harassment and assault with a weapon.
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    Suspicious Fire

    On Tuesday May 6 2008 at 7:07 pm Police were called to 1154 Adelaide Street north in relation to a fire in a garbage dumpster in a parking lot. The fire was extinguished and there was approximately $5,000 in damage. Police are treating the fire as suspicious and continue to investigate.
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    Additional Charges now Laid

    Update;

    As a result of further investigation, additional charges have been laid on a male arrested on Sunday May 4 2008 in relation to a male brandishing a handgun. A 15 year old male of London is charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, weapons dangerous to the public peace, pointing a firearm and failing to comply with a recognizance in addition to escaping lawful custody and resisting arrest.

    Previous Release;

    On Sunday May 4 2008 at approximately 6 pm a male was down at the river fishing with his children when he was approached by a group of males holding golf clubs and sticks. The male asked if they were looking for someone. One of the males in the group brandished a handgun and pointed it at the male and told him to mind his own business or he would shoot him. There was a struggle
    with the suspect resulting in a large disturbance in a parking lot at the north end of Country Lane . Police were called and the males fled. A male in the area believed to be involved was arrested for a weapons investigation. This male broke free from the officer but was caught a short distance away and
    continued to resist arrest. A 15 year old male of London has been charged with escaping lawful custody and resisting arrest and will appear in court today. No charges have been laid at this time in relation to the handgun and Police continue to investigate. No one was injured. The suspects are described as;

    Suspect #1- Male, medium complexion, 15 years old, 5’5, wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, black sneakers, and red bandanna around neck possessing a handgun.

    Suspect #2- Male white, 17 years old, short blonde hair, wearing grey tank top, shorts and white running shoes.

    Suspect #3-Male black, wearing a yellow bandanna.

    Four of the suspects were described as being male over the age of 12 years and six or seven male suspects under the age of 12 years. There are no further descriptions for them at this time.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com
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    Update: 17 yr old charged assault causing bodily harm

    An arrest was made yesterday afternoon in relation to a 17 year old male assaulted on April 23 2008. A 17 year old male of London has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

    Previous release;

    On Wednesday April 23 2008 at 9 pm three females banged on a door to a residence located on Marconi Boulevard near Noel Street. A 37 year old female exited the residence and attempted to speak with the group of females. The females were known to the resident as there had been ongoing problems with the females in the previous weeks. A 16 year old of the group said that she had a
    knife and was not afraid to use it and attempted to instigate a fight with the resident. No knife was seen. A second 16 year old in the group charged at the resident and attempted to strike the resident. A struggle between them ensued and a 12 year old female joined in with the 16 year old they kicked and punched the resident in the head and body. A 13 year old, a 20 year old, a 16 year old joined in and began to beat the resident. The 12 year old removed her shoe and began to strike the resident with the shoe 50-60 times in the head and shoulders saying that the resident could not do anything to her that she was only 12. The victim’s 17 year old son attempted to assist his mother by pulling off the females. While doing this numerous males from the neighbourhood jumped in and began to kick and punch him. The son’s head was repeatedly stomped on which rendered him temporarily unconscious. Numerous citizens attempted to assist and called 911. The suspects fled prior to Police arrival. The mother and son received non-life threatening injuries. On Tuesday April 29 th six females were arrested
    and charged. Police continue to investigate the assault on the male. If anyone has any information about the assault on the male please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Cause of Death-Homicide of Wayne Dahr

    London Police Service is investigating the homicide of Wayne Fulton Dahr which occurred between April 29th, 2008 and April 30th, 2008. As a result of a medical examination of the deceased it has been determined that Wayne Fulton Dahr died as a result of stab wounds to the neck.

    Jason William Paul Dahr, the son of the deceased has been charged with second degree murder and theft under $5,000.

    If anyone has any information regarding this matter they are asked to call London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips on line at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Possession of stolen property

    On Monday May 5 2008 at 2:40 am an officer conducted a vehicle stop at Bessemer Road near Royce Court . Through an investigation it was found that the vehicle was stolen out of Sarnia earlier that night. The driver and passenger were arrested. A licence plate stolen from Sarnia was found inside of the vehicle.

    Adam Macaulay 18 years of Sarnia and Joshua Jones, 19 years of Sarnia are both charged with two counts of possession of stolen property.
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    Suspects Sought

    On Sunday May 4 2008 at approximately 6 pm a male was down at the river fishing with his children when he was approached by a group of males holding golf clubs and sticks. The male asked if they were looking for someone. One of the males in the group brandished a handgun and pointed it at the male and told him to mind his own business or he would shoot him. There was a struggle with the suspect resulting in a large disturbance in a parking lot at the north end of Country Lane . Police were called and the males fled. A male in the area believed to be involved was arrested for a weapons investigation. This male broke free from the officer but was caught a short distance away and continued to resist arrest. A 15 year old male of London has been charged with escaping lawful custody and resisting arrest and will appear in court today. No charges have been laid at this time in relation to the handgun and Police continue to investigate. No one was injured. The suspects are described as;

    Suspect #1- Male, medium complexion, 15 years old, 5’5, wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, black sneakers, and red bandanna around neck possessing a handgun.

    Suspect #2- Male white, 17 years old, short blonde hair, wearing grey tank top, shorts and white running shoes.

    Suspect #3-Male black, wearing a yellow bandanna.

    Four of the suspects were described as being male over the age of 12 years and six or seven male suspects under the age of 12 years. There are no further descriptions for them at this time.

    If anyone has any information please call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com
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    Robbery

    At approximately 12:50am, London Police responded to a report of a Robbery at the Tim Hortons on
    Springbank Dr at Kernohan Plaza . The lone male suspect entered the store armed with a crow bar demanding cash. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male, approx 6’0″ wearing a dark coloured ski mask, glasses, a black t-shirt & black pants. Neither of the 2 clerks working were injured.
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    Charges Laid

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a man on May 2nd after an Internet child pornography investigation that began in January. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on King Edward Avenue in London . Charged with 2 counts of making available child pornography, 3 counts of possession of child pornography, 1 count of production of child pornography and 3 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon is Brandon Funnell, 29 years of London.

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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    Charges Laid-Homicide

    A charge has now been laid in relation to the homicide that occurred at 24 Gammage Street . Jason William Dahr, 33 years of age, of no fixed address has been charged with Second Degree Murder. Jason Dahr will appear in court today. Jason Dahr is the son of the victim – Wayne Dahr. Wayne Dahr was visiting from Halifax and staying at his daughter’s residence in London at the time of his death. The post-mortem examination has been completed and once further forensic examinations have been conducted, the cause of death will be released. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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    Grow Op

    On Friday February 29, 2008, members of the London Police Street Drug and Vice Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on an address on Hastings Drive in the City of London . As a result of that warrant, officers located a large marijuana grow operation where 610 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were seized, along with a large amount of grow-related equipment. The estimated value of the marijuana plants seized is $610 000.00.

    Charged is 55 year old Van Truong PHAM of London . Mr. PHAM is charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Unlawfully Produce a Controlled Substance and Theft of Hydro
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    Dog Bite

    On Friday February 29 th at 11:30 am a 14 year old female was walking to school in the area of Royal York Road near Hyde Park Road when she went to pet a dog and was bitten on her leg. She received non life threatening injuries, was treated and released from hospital. The dog is described as smaller brown dog named Bacon. The dog was on a leash with a second dog described as the same type of dog but white. The owner was with the dogs and is described as a white male in his 40’s. Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the owner of the dogs to confirm rabies shots so that the child does not have to go forward with further medical treatment.
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    At 3:15 pm Police arrested Carlos Platero for Aggravated Assault and Assault.(Feb 2 2008 stabbing) Platero turned himself into London Police. Thank you for your assistance.
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    Charges Laid for False Report

    An investigation into a robbery that occurred on January 12th revealed that the report made was false. Further it was found that the accused forged a police document.

    Cheryl Weatherby 41 years of London is charged with Public Mischief, uttering a forged document and theft under $5000.

    Previous Release;

    On Saturday January 12 2008 at 8:30 pm a female was operating a motor vehicle in a parking lot located at Trafalgar Street at Clarke Road when a male stepped in front of the vehicle causing the female to stop for the male. The male approached the vehicle and brandished a knife and demanded property from the female. The male fled on foot with the female’s purse. Police were called
    but could not locate the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a black male, 22 years old, 5’10 to 6′, slim build, black hair wearing a black jacket, black track pants and a black touque.
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    Females Arrested

    On Friday February 29 2008 at 2:45 am two females approached the exit checkout area to the A&P located at 395 Wellington Road and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk called store security and the females fled on foot. No weapons were seen. Police were called and located and arrested the two suspects hiding in separate back yards of Baseline Road . Nothing was stolen. The clerk was not injured.

    Alicia Bowen, 19 years of London and Jacinda Jones 25 years of London are both charged with attempting to commit an indictable offence.
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    Charges Laid Two loaded Handguns

    Mohammed Khan, 21 years of London, Lisa Savoy 30 years of London, Ayman Helbah, 32 years of London, Clement Brown, 33 years of Hamilton, Bewar Abdullah, 22 years of London, Yusuf Hayes 26 years of London and Muhammad Khan 23 years of London have all been charged with 11 firearm offences each pertaining to two loaded handguns located in the vehicle and charged with possession of cocaine. They will be appearing in court today.

    Yusuf Hayes is additionally charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Mohammed Khan is additionally charged with breaching a recognizance.

    Bewar Abdullah, Yusuf Hayes, Ayman Helbah are additionally charged with 2 counts of possessing a firearm while being prohibited.

    Previous Release;

    On Thursday February 28 2008 at 2:40 am Police conducted a traffic stop on William Street at York Street . The driver and 6 other passengers from the vehicle were arrested for a weapons investigation. Two loaded handguns were seized from the vehicle, a small quantity of cocaine and a quantity of cash.
    At this time the investigation is on going and charges are pending.
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    Kilo of Cocaine

    On Thursday February 28 2008 at 4:50 am London Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant on a residence on Platts Lane . Police seized inside of the residence drug scales, cell phones, knife, $173,285 in Canadian currency and $934 in US currency. At 1 pm Police executed a search warrant on two vehicles. In one vehicle Police located 1 kilo brick of powder cocaine worth $28,000 and 224 grams of crack cocaine worth $17,920. Both vehicles were seized. The resident had been arrested Wednesday February 27th.

    Conroy Rose 40 years of London is charged with four counts of breaching a recognizance, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He will be appearing in court today.
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    Two loaded handguns

    On Thursday February 28 2008 at 2:40 am Police conducted a traffic stop on William Street at York Street . The driver and 6 other passengers from the vehicle were arrested for a weapons investigation. Two loaded handguns were seized from the vehicle, a small quantity of cocaine and a quantity of cash. At this time the investigation is on going and charges are pending.
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    Charges Laid for Robbery

    On February 26 2008 Police arrested two people for a robbery that had occurred at a residence on Hamilton Road . On Monday February 25th 2008 at 9:45 am two suspects, a male and a female, and a male known to victim, attended a residence on Hamilton Road . While inside of the residence the suspects stole a quantity of cash and property of the victim’s and fled. The victim chased the male and female and the male confronted the victim with a knife. The male and the female fled the scene. Police were called. Through an investigation two people were arrested for the Robbery. The victim was not injured.

    Stewart Shields, 34 years of London and Rebecca Graham, 36 years of no fixed address are both charged with Robbery.
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    Robbery

    On Tuesday February 26 2008 at approximately 11:20 pm two females, 19 and 20 years old, were waiting at a bus stop located at Earnest Ave at Pauline Crescent when a vehicle stopped. A female carrying a mallet style weapon exited the passenger side of the vehicle, approached the females and demanded their purses. The victims saw a vehicle passing by and attempted to flag the motorist down. The suspect returned to the vehicle and fled the area. The victims were not injured and nothing was stolen. Police were called and are currently looking for two suspects described as;

    A white female, 24 years old, 5’2, 150 lbs, blonde hair in a ponytail wearing an orange hoodie and dark pants carrying a mallet style weapon. The driver is described as a white female, 24 years old, round face with dirty blonde hair wearing a dark coloured coat. The vehicle is described as being similar to a pathfinder or landrover style vehicle being either silver or dark green in colour.

    If anyone has any information call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips on line at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery

    Amanda D’orazio, 23 years of no fixed address is charged with Robbery. The male that was arrested was released with no charges.

    Previous Release;

    At about 345 am on Wednesday February 27 2008 police responded to a robbery at the Tim Horton’s located at 352 Wellington Rd. A female demanded and received cash, then fled the scene in a
    pickup truck. A suspect vehicle was observed by police at Wellington & Southdale Rd. A female was arrested at that location and the pickup fled the scene. It was located a short time later by OPP and the male occupant arrested. No injuries. Investigation continuing at this time…..
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    Correction

    Sorry correction to the previous, the two females are wanted for Robbery NOT attempt Robbery, where two females were approached at a bus stop by the suspects. Please correct. Thank you.
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    Update: 4 more young females arrested for assault on 19 yr old female

    On Tuesday February 26 2008 Police arrested two 15 year old females and on Wednesday February 27th two 14 year old females for the assault on the 19 year old female on February 2 2008. The investigation continues into the stabbing of the 15 year old male.

    Previous Release;

    Over the past few days Police have arrested and charged seven young offender females ranging in age from 12 to 16 with assault, stemming from a February 2 2008 incident involving a 19 year old female being surrounded by a group and punched repeatedly. The female victim had been with a male and the male victim of the stabbing prior to being assaulted. She did not receive any injuries.

    Police are anticipating on laying further charges and the investigation is still ongoing.

    Previous Release;

    On Saturday, February 2, 2008, at approximately 9:40pm, a 15 year old male was walking with friends in the area of Highbury Avenue near Cheapside Street when he was accosted by a large group of youths. The youths surrounded and swarmed the young male, assaulting him. In the process, the young male received a stab wound to his back before he was able to escape and call police. Police
    responded and found a large group of youths still in the area. No charges have been laid as of yet and police are still investigating.

    As a result, the 15 year old male received non life-threatening injuries.
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    Latest Male added to London Police Service’s Most Wanted Page

    Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating Donald Challis, 32 years of London . He is currently wanted for four counts of breach of court orders, revocation of bail, two counts of attempt fraud involving renovation style frauds, two counts of possession of a stolen credit card three counts of theft, two counts of failing to attend court, uttering threats and assault and breach of probation.

    If anyone sees this male call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can visit London Police Website to view the photo of Donald Challis on our most wanted page. Tips can also be provided online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    Robbery arrest made

    On February 22 2008 between 4 and 6 pm a 26 year old male was approached by a male known to him. This male threatened to beat up the victim if he did not take out money from his bank account. The victim attended Sam’s Food Store located at 477 Dundas Street where he withdrew a quantity of cash. This cash was handed over to the suspect who left the area on foot. The victim reported the robbery to Police on February 24 th. The suspect was located and arrested on February 25th.

    Calvin Pembleton, 41 years of London is charged with Robbery.
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    Update: Two Charges laid for Robbery from Jan 11 2008

    On Monday February 25th 2008 Police arrested and charged a 16 year old male for Robbery that occurred on January 11th 2008. A 17 year old male was arrested and charged on January 11th. There are no outstanding suspects and the investigation is complete.

    Previous Release;

    On January 11 2008 at about 10:50 pm Police were called to the area of the Emery St Variety on Emery St West for a report of a robbery. Investigation revealed that 3 persons at that location had been accosted by 3 males and an attempt was made to take personal property. A 21 yr old victim was assaulted and received cuts and scrapes from being repeatedly punched. Responding officers including the K9 unit tracked the suspects into the wooded are near the Coves and one 17 year old male was located and arrested. Police are following leads on the identity of the two remaining suspects.
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    Update;

    David Hart 38 years of London is wanted for the Robbery that occurred at the Petro Canada on February 12 2008. At this time his whereabouts are unknown. If anyone sees this male do not approach but call Police immediately. Any one with information call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your trips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

    Previous Release;

    On Tuesday February 12 2008 at 10:10 pm a lone male entered the Petro Canada located at 614 Fanshawe Park Road East . The male approached the clerk brandished a weapon and demanded money. The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are looking for a suspect described as a white male, 35-50 years old, 5’5, 150 lbs, wearing a red jacket.
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    Arrests made in Robbery

    Two females have been arrested for a robbery on a pregnant female that occurred on February 17 2008. Saleem Barrett 18 years of London and Angela Weagle, 21 years of no fixed address are both charged with Robbery.

    Previous Release;

    On Sunday February 17 2008 shortly after 8:30 pm a pregnant female was walking in the area of Chesley Avenue at Dame Street when she was approached by two females. One of the females grabbed her by her neck and forced her onto the ground. The female was held down while her purse was taken from her. The two females then fled on foot with the purse. Police were called. The victim was taken to hospital for observation and was released with no injuries. Police are looking for two females described as both being 16-19 years old and both had dark hair.
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    On February 22nd, 2008, at approximately 11:00 am, members of the London Police Service, Project Disarm Unit, received information that there was a crate located in a parking lot at Central Ave at Elizabeth St containing 2 sticks of dynamite, a .22 calibre handgun and approximately 100 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition.

    Members of the Project Disarm Unit along with uniform members responded to the area and a .22 calibre single shot revolver was recovered along with 100 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition.

    Members of the London Police Service Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) then attended the area and retrieved 2 sticks of dynamite which were subsequently seized and transported to the EDU pit and counter charged.

    No charges were laid as a result of this investigation.
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    Update: The incident at Central Ave and Elizabeth St regarding the seizure of a firearm and explosives occurred on February 22nd at approximately 11:00am. Original release indicated this occurred on February 21st. We apologize for the error.
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    Dog Bite

    On Thursday, February 21, 2008, at approximately 3:00 pm, a citizen was jogging along a pathway through the open area at 500 Huron Woods Walk, which is located in the area of Huron Street at William Street in the City of London , when he was bitten by a dog. The dog was off leash and an owner was not located before the dog ran off. The citizen has been treated in hospital, however, without any knowledge of the dog’s health, will require further treatment.

    The dog has been described as a medium sized dog, similar to a spaniel, with short dark hair, and had on a dark colored collar. The dog was not described as aggressive, however the identity of the dog, or its owner, is required to ensure that the health of the citizen is not in danger.

    The London Police Service is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone who may know this dog or its owner, to please contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670.
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    Seven Females Charged for Assault

    Over the past few days Police have arrested and charged seven young offender females ranging in age from 12 to 16 with assault, stemming from a February 2 2008 incident involving a 19 year old female being surrounded by a group and punched repeatedly. The female victim had been with a male and the male victim of the stabbing prior to being assaulted. She did not receive any injuries.

    Police are anticipating on laying further charges and the investigation is still ongoing.
    Previous Release;

    On Saturday, February 2, 2008, at approximately 9:40pm, a 15 year old male was walking with friends in the area of Highbury Avenue near Cheapside Street when he was accosted by a large group of youths. The youths surrounded and swarmed the young male, assaulting him. In the process, the young male received a stab wound to his back before he was able to escape and call police. Police
    responded and found a large group of youths still in the area. No charges have been laid as of yet and police are still investigating.
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    Update: Brian Vegso arrested

    On February 20 2008 Brian Vegso was arrested by Chatham Kent Police. At 10:45 pm on February 20 London Police took custody Brian Vegso. He will appear in court today.

    Previous Release;

    On Sunday February 17 2008 at 10:40 am two London Police officers were in the parking lot of the American Motel located at 2031 Dundas Street on routine patrol when a suspicious vehicle was observed in the parking lot. A male approached the vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat. When officers attempted to go and speak with the male, the male put the vehicle in reverse, accelerated, fish tailed and almost struck one the officers. The suspect then put the vehicle in drive, accelerated and drove at the same officer. The officer feared for his life and drew his firearm. The vehicle did not stop. To
    prevent being struck the officer jumped into a nearby snow bank. The officer was able to use his baton to strike the drivers side window to get a clear look at the suspect. The vehicle fled eastbound on Dundas Street . No officers were injured. Oxford Community Police Service recovered the vehicle abandoned the same day and found that the vehicle was reported stolen. The suspect has since been identified but not located. Police are asking for the Public’s assistance in locating this suspect.

    Brian Vegso, 39 years of Chatham is wanted for Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, escaping lawful custody, driving while disqualified. This male should be considered dangerous and citizens should not approach but call 911 if this male is seen.
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    Male wanted for Fraud

    Police have identified a suspect that has been targeting businesses with a Fire Extinguisher Inspection scam. Wanted for fraud, theft under and attempt fraud is Brian Banting, 47 years of no fixed address. Police believe that he has fled the City.

    Previous Release sent January 21 2008; Since just before Christmas an unknown suspect has target businesses with a Fire Extinguisher Inspection scam. How the scam works is the suspect approaches the staff and advises he is here to do an annual fire extinguisher inspection. On occasion he will switch out the extinguisher. He then presents a bill for $85.00. Often staff will pay the bill out of their till.

    The suspect is described as male, white, stocky, 200 lbs, dirty blonde – shaggy hair, blue jeans, white shoes, plaid shirt and black coat. The suspect has been known to flee the scene in a silver Dodge Van.

    This scam is known to have been used in London , Woodstock , Sarnia and Windsor. Any information as to the identity of the suspect can contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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    Robbery

    On Wednesday February 20 2008 shortly after 9 pm a male was walking in the area of Capulet Lane near Oxford Street when he was approached by a male. This male brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim handed over property to the suspect and the suspect fled on foot. The victim was not injured. Police were called and are looking for a black male 20-30 years old, 5’7, medium build wearing a dark navy jacket and a light coloured balaclava.
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    Dangerous Driving

    On Wednesday February 20 2008 at 7:47 pm a citizen called Police about a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 465 Castle Grove Boulevard . A Police officer located the vehicle at 8:08 pm in the parking lot and approached to speak with the driver. The windows were fogged so the officer shone his flashlight into the car to see who was inside. The male driver looked at the officer, turned the vehicle on and accelerated into reverse. The surface of the road was icy and the vehicle swung out and struck the officer. The officer’s uniform got stuck on a part of the vehicle and was dragged a short distance until he was able to break free. The vehicle fled the area. The officer received non life threatening injuries that did not require medical attention. The driver was located at home a shortly after and arrested.

    A 17 year old male of London is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
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    Update; Charges Laid Robbery

    Yesterday two 16 year old males, both of London , were charged with Robbery from an incident that occurred on Tuesday February 19 2008 where a male robbed on Hamilton Road near Hale Street .

    Previous Release;

    On Tuesday February 19 2008 just before 8 pm an 18 year old male was walking on Hamilton Road near Hale Street when he was attacked by two males. The victim was struck on the head with an unknown object, kicked in the torso and punched in the head repeatedly. A citizen in the area attempted to intervene. The two males fled on foot with a quantity of cash and property from the victim. The same citizen notified a Police officer in the area of the robbery and provided a description of the males. The victim was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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    Robbery

    On Tuesday February 19 2008 just before 8 pm an 18 year old male was walking on Hamilton Road near Hale Street when he was attacked by two males. The victim was struck on the head with an unknown object, kicked in the torso and punched in the head repeatedly. A citizen in the area attempted to intervene. The two males fled on foot with a quantity of cash and property from the victim. The same citizen notified a Police officer in the area of the robbery and provided a description of the males. The victim was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for two suspects described as: A white male, 17 years old, 6’ wearing a red jacket and an Indigenous male 17 years old 5’3 to 5’5 wearing a camouflage parka.
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    Robbery Grey Variety

    On Monday February 18 2008 shortly after 8 pm a lone male entered the Grey Variety Store located at 466 Grey Street approached the clerk and demanded money. The clerk in fear for his safety jumped over the counter and struggled with the male. The male fled on foot with nothing stolen. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are looking for a male described as a white male 16-18 years old, 5’7, 140-160 lbs, dirty blonde spiked hair wearing a blue coat and blue jeans.

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    Male and Female Wanted

    On Monday February 18 2008 just before 12 am a male and a female knocked at a residence on Little Grey Street. The resident opened the door and the male and female enquired about renting a room. The male suspect then asked if he could use the phone. When inside the residence the male brandished a handgun and demanded money. The male and female took a quantity of prescribed medication and fled in a white Jeep Cherokee. Police were called and are currently looking for a white male described as 6’3, 200 lbs, dirty blonde hair, scruffy beard wearing a black and white winter jacket and blue jeans. The female is described as being white, 5’6, 140 lbs, long dirty blonde hair wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark blue pants.

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    Wanted for Robbery

    On Sunday February 17 2008 shortly after 8:30 pm a pregnant female was walking in the area of Chesley Avenue at Dame Street when she was approached by two females. One of the females grabbed her by her neck and forced her onto the ground. The female was held down while her purse was taken from her. The two females then fled on foot with the purse. Police were called. The victim was taken to hospital for observation and was released with no injuries. Police are looking for two females described as both being 16-19 years old and both had dark hair.

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    Males with Handguns break into Residence

    On Saturday February 16 2008 at approximately 12:30 am four males forced their way into a family residence located on Dingman Drive . The males woke up 3 residents brandished two handguns and demanded money and drugs. One of the males held a handgun to a male resident’s head while a second male occupant was repeatedly punched and kicked and struck with the butt of the gun. A female resident was present but was not assaulted. One of the males armed with the handgun shot the family dog. The males fled in a dark colored sports car with nothing stolen. The two residents received non life threatening injuries and the dog that was shot is recovering. Police were called and are currently looking for four black males, 18-25 years old wearing gloves and balaclavas.

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    Hit and Run

    London Police are requesting the assistance of the public regarding a motor vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Highbury Ave and Cheapside St in the City of London .

    The collision occurred at approximately 7:05pm on Monday February 18 2008 in the evening, in the northbound lanes of Highbury. As a result one of the vehicles struck a light standard.

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    Update; Charges Laid

    The driver of the vehicle that almost struck officers in the area of Primrose Court and Pondmills Road has now been identified as Gary Demelo 32 years of London . On Friday February 15th at 11:35 pm Demelo was arrested on an outstanding warrant in a vehicle on Second Street and is currently in custody. Demelo is charged with Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle from Friday’s earlier incident involving the two officers.

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    On Friday February 15 2008 at 12:14 pm Police were in the area of Primrose Court and Pondmills Road on an unrelated matter when two officers in plain clothes approached a suspicious vehicle. The officers attempted to speak with the driver and occupant. The suspect drove the vehicle at the officers, over a snow bank and fled the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered abandoned on a nearby street and members of the Investigation Response Unit continue to investigate. There were no officers injured. No further information at this time.

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    On Sunday February 17 2008 at 10:40 am two London Police officers were in the parking lot of the American Motel located at 2031 Dundas Street on routine patrol when a suspicious vehicle was observed in the parking lot. A male approached the vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat. When officers attempted to go and speak with the male, the male put the vehicle in reverse, accelerated, fishtailed and almost struck one the
    officers. The suspect then put the vehicle in drive, accelerated and drove at the same officer. The officer feared for his life and drew his firearm. The vehicle did not stop. To prevent being struck the officer
    jumped into a nearby snow bank. The officer was able to use his baton to strike the drivers side window to get a clear look at the suspect. The vehicle fled eastbound on Dundas Street. No officers were injured.
    Oxford Community Police Service recovered the vehicle abandoned the same day and found that the vehicle was reported stolen. The suspect has since been identified but not located. Police are asking for the
    Public’s assistance in locating this suspect.

    Brian Vegso, 39 years of Chatham is wanted for Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, escaping lawful custody, driving while disqualified. This male should be considered dangerous and citizens should not approach but call 911 if this male is seen.

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    Female charged in purse snatching from elderly victim

    Late in the afternoon of Sunday, February 17, 2008, Officers from the London Police Service responded to a report of a purse snatching at the Cherryhill Mall on Oxford Street West in the City of London .

    Upon arriving, Officers determined that a female suspect had grabbed the purse of an elderly female who had been grocery shopping with her purse draped over the arm of her walker.

    After grabbing the purse, the female suspect fled from the scene. A family member who was shopping with the victim gave chase of the female suspect and was able to recover the stolen purse.

    An alert security officer on duty in the mall assisted in giving chase of the female suspect. The security officer observed the female suspect enter a vehicle to flee from the scene. As the security officer was obtaining the license number and description of the getaway vehicle, he was confronted by the female who then assaulted the officer.

    Despite being assaulted, the security officer was able to provide the first arriving police officers with the license plate number and description of the getaway car. This information lead officers to an address on Gunn Street , in the City of London , where the female suspect was arrested.

    Fortunately, the elderly victim of the assault was not injured. The male security officer received minor injuries as a result of the assault.

    As a result of this investigation, Jena Lise WOJSZNIS, aged 24 years from the City of London , is now charged with one count of theft and one count of assault.

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    Attempt to drive over Officers

    On Friday Feburary 15 2008 at 12:14 pm Police were in the area of Cleveland Avenue at Pondmills Road on an unrelated matter when two undercover officers approached a suspicious vehicle. The officers attempted to speak with the driver and occupant. The suspect drove the vehicle at the officers, over a snow bank and fled the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered abandoned on a nearby street and members of the Investigation Response Unit continue to investigate. There were no officers injured. No further information at this time.

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    Drug Seizure

    On Wednesday February 13 2008 London Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant to 1552 Gore Road . Police arrested two people and located a marihuana grow operation in the basement. Police seized drug grow equipment, 176 marihuana plants ($176,000), small quantity of cash and a small quantity of marihuana shake and marihuana bud.

    Tri Nguyen, 32 years of London and Hung Tran, 38 years of London are both charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and unlawfully producing marihuana.

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    Report of Gun in residence

    On Wednesday February 13 2008 at 11:50 am Police received a 911 caller stating that there were people inside a residence on Trafalgar Street with a gun. Police attended the area and closed down Trafalger Street for eastbound and westbound traffic. Emergency Response Unit attended and cleared the residence. No one was found inside, there was no gun found. Prior to entry to the residence, two occupants of the residence were questioned. After the residence was cleared by Police the occupants returned to the residence. No charges laid. Police continue to investigate the 911 call made.

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    Cyber Crime arrest

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a London man on February 12th after a complaint was received about child pornography on his computer. A computer was subsequently seized and found to contain child pornography. Charged with 1 count of possession of child pornography was Don Andersen, 47 years of Waterman Avenue in London.

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    Robbery at Petro Canada

    On Tuesday February 12 2008 at 10:10 pm a lone male entered the Petro Canada located at 614 Fanshawe Park Road East . The male approached the clerk brandished a weapon and demanded money. The male fled on foot with a quantity of cash. The clerk was not injured. Police were called and are looking for a suspect described as a white male, 35-50 years old, 5’5, 150 lbs, wearing a red jacket.

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    Charges laid after Internet child pornography investigation

    The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a London man on February 11th after an Internet child pornography investigation that began on January 17th. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on King Edward Avenue . Charged with 4 counts of possession of child pornography and 3 counts of making available child pornography was Michael Cherry, 38 years of London.

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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    Update;

    Lawrence Mills 39 years of London is charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement and possession of weapons dangerous to the public peace.

    Previous Release

    On Monday February 11 2008 at 6:30 am Police were called to apartment building located at Wharncliffe Road North at Western Road in regards to an assault investigation.

    Police attempted to speak with a lone 39 year old male suspect in a fifth floor apartment when the male brandished a knife and threatened himself. After a lengthy negotiation with this male, Police disarmed the
    suspect by the deployment of the tazer and safely took this male into custody. No one was injured. No further details at this time. Charges are pending.

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    Male tazered, safely taken into Custody

    On Monday February 11 2008 at 6:30 am Police were called to apartment building located at Wharncliffe Road North at Western Road in regards to an assault investigation. Police attempted to speak with a lone 39 year old male suspect in a fifth floor apartment when the male brandished a knife and threatened himself. After lengthy negotiations with this male, Police disarmed the suspect by the deployment of the tazer and safely took this male into custody. No one was injured. No further details at this time. Charges are pending.

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    Male with Loaded handgun

    On Sunday February 10 2008 at 2:30 am a male was observed by staff carrying a concealed hand gun in the Thorny Devil Lounge located on Talbot Street . Staff alerted off duty police officers who were inside of the bar at the time. The off duty officers approached and arrested the male. A loaded 9mm handgun was found on the male. London Police officers arrived on scene and searched the male further and located a small quantity of marihuana and cocaine. The male was also found to be in possession of stolen property. Police were initially unable to identify the male but after a lengthy investigation his identity was confirmed.

    Younis Helowleh, 27 years of London is charged with mislead Police (false name), possession of stolen property, possession of ammo while being prohibited, possession of firearm while being prohibited, carry a firearm carelessly, carry ammunition carelessly, contravene section of firearms act regulation, unlicensed to possess restricted weapon, possess firearm no authority, possess loaded firearm, possess weapon dangerous to the public, possession of marihuana and possession of cocaine.

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    One male has been charged with theft as a result of yesterdays reported robbery. It was determined through further investigation that the victim was not robbed by knife point but that the victim was approached to buy drugs by a male. When money was handed over to the male by the victim, the male took off with the money. The second male arrested has been released with no charge.

    Nathan Viveiros, 19 years of London is charged with Theft under $5000.

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    On February 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm, members of Project Disarm and ERS executed a search warrant at 229 Hill Street in the City of London . Upon entry, the officers encountered three aggressive dogs that charged towards them. One of the officers discharged his service pistol striking one of the dogs. The dogs were subsequently contained in the residence.

    During the search of the residence officers located a loaded firearm, ammunition, marihuana, marihuana plants and growing equipment.

    As a result John MacIntyre (46 years) of London is charged with 1 count of possess a schedule II substance not in excess contrary to the CDSA and 1 count of produce schedule II substance contrary to the CDSA.

    A Young offender is charged with numerous weapons and drug offences.

    The injured dog was taken to a local veterinary hospital where it was treated and is expected to make a full recovery.

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    On Sunday, February 10th, 2008 a lone male entered the Tim Horton’s restaurant at 841 Wharncliffe Rd. S at approximately 3:41 am. The suspect was wearing a balaclava and demanded cash from the clerks. The clerks complied with his demand and the suspect fled in a motor vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. The victims received no injuries in this incident.

    The suspect was described as Caucasian male, approximately 5’10″ to 6’0”, 25 years of age, 170 to 185 lbs, wearing a blue winter jacket with grey patches on the front and grey jogging pants. The balaclava was either dark blue or grey. The vehicle was described as a grey two-door passenger car.

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    Robbery

    On Thursday February 7 2008 shortly after 11:30 am a 20 year old male was walking on Dundas Street near Ontario when he was approached by two males. One of the males brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim handed over a quantity of cash and the males fled on foot. The victim was not injured. Police were called and at 12:56 pm located the two suspects at Dundas Street and Hewitt Street . Police currently have two males in custody and are still investigating. No further details at this time

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    Rodney Desliva arrested

    Today shortly after 12:30 pm London Police Investigation Response Unit and Emergency Response Unit arrested wanted party Rodney Desilva at a residence on Shelborne Street. He will be attending court tomorrow.

    Previous Release;

    On Monday February 4 2008 at 9:18 am Police were called to an address on Westlake Street in regards to a disturbance. Police located a male stabbed. The suspect had fled the area prior to Police arrival. The victim was
    transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a suspect described as; male, dark complexion, with brown hair.

    The suspect in this assault has been identified as Rodney DESILVA 33 years, of no fixed address. A warrant is being applied for his arrest for aggravated assault. Police are asking the public not to approach him but to contact 911 immediately if seen. DESILVA is a male black 5’8″, 140 lbs and a photo is available upon request.

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    Drug Search Warrant Executed

    On Wednesday February 6 2008 at 6:08 pm London Police Service Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at the Lower unit of 949 Elias Street . The lone occupant was arrested inside. Police seized $118,000 worth of marihuana plants (118 plants), $600 worth oxycodone (40 pills) and a small quantity of hydromorphone. Drug equipment along with a small quantity of cash was seized.

    Frederick Johnston, 42 years of London is charged with unlawfully possession of oxycodone and hydromorphone, possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, unlawfully producing marihuana and theft of hydro.

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    On Wednesday February 6 2008 at 10:13 am Police were called to an address on The Ridgeway to check the welfare of a male where there was mention of a gun. Police located the male in emotional distress along the river behind The Ridgeway. This male was holding a knife. Police deployed two plastic projectiles from the Arwen (a less lethal use of force option) to safely apprehend the male. No gun was found on him. The male was taken to the hospital for observation.

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    The suspect in this assault has been identified as Rodney DESILVA 33 years, of no fixed address. A warrant is being applied for his arrest for aggravated assault. Police are asking the public not to approach him but to contact 911 immediately if seen. DESILVA is a male black 5’8”, 140 lbs and a photo is available upon request.

    PREVIOUS RELEASE:

    On Monday February 4 2008 at 9:18 am Police were called to an address on Westlake Street in regards to a disturbance. Police located a male stabbed. The suspect had fled the area prior to Police arrival. The victim was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a suspect described as; male, dark complexion, with brown hair. No further description or details at this time. Police are still in early in the investigative stage.

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    On Monday February 4 2008 at 9:18 am Police were called to an address on Westlake Street in regards to a disturbance. Police located a male stabbed. The suspect had fled the area prior to Police arrival. The victim was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a suspect described as; male, dark complexion, with brown hair. No further description or details at this time. Police are still in early in the investigative stage.

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    Very discouraging numbers

    After dissecting the 2007 London Police Service impaired driving statistics it’s discouraging to see that one group in particular doesn’t seem to be getting the message.

    In 2007, most charges occurred in September, March, February and December –this might be a reflection on policing efforts more than anything.

    Most occurred on either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday – this seems to state the obvious because after all the weekends are the party times. This doesn’t mean the rest of the weekdays are free of impaireds.

    Another obvious statement is that the most arrests come between midnight and 6:00am, followed by the time period of 6:00pm – midnight. That doesn’t mean impaireds aren’t on the streets during the “daytime”.

    Males continue to be the overwhelming species to get caught. 88% of the 2007 impaired driving cases involved a male driver.

    33% of all our impaired driving cases involved a collision.

    38.5 % of all 2007 impaired driving cases in London involved a driver that was 29 years of age or younger! I thought these were the people getting the message?

    60% of all the 2007 impaired driving cases in London involved a driver under the age of 40!!!

    Isn’t it suppose to be the other way around? Isn’t the older generation, the drivers in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that are suppose to be the drivers having the problems changing their bad habits?

    Stats can tell a number of different stories and the London Police Service is confident that many of the “younger” generation are getting the picture and not drinking and driving but it’s obvious that many aren’t.

    We need to step up efforts to convince the teens and drivers in their twenties to STOP drinking and then driving!!

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien

    Traffic Management Unit

    London Police Service

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    On Saturday, February 2, 2008 a lone male entered the Mac’s Convenience Store on Wonderland Road South at approximately 8:20 am. The suspect produced a knife and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot. Nothing was taken and there were no injuries.

    The suspect was described as Caucasian; clean shaven, approximately 5’8″, 30 years old, wearing dark glasses, a black 3/4 length winter coat, blue jeans, a dark hoody and carrying a dark coloured hand bag with a shoulder strap.

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    On Saturday, February 2, 2008, at approximately 9:40pm, a 15 year old male was walking with friends in the area of Highbury Avenue near Cheapside Street when he was accosted by a large group of youths. The youths surrounded and swarmed the young male, assaulting him. In the process, the young male received a stab wound to his back before he was able to escape and call police. Police responded and found a large group of youths still in the area. No charges have been laid as of yet and police are still investigating.

    As a result, the 15 year old male received non life-threatening injuries.

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    On Sunday, February 3, 2008, shortly before 3:00am, the London Police Service was called to a report of a robbery in the area of Adelaide Street at Thompson Road . A U-Need-A Cab taxi driver had taken two males to the area and when they arrived, he was assaulted by them. The males demanded money and made off with a quantity of cash. The driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault.

    The first male was described as being an Asian male, approximately 20-25 years old, short, stocky, and wearing a dark blue or black jacket. The second suspect was only described as being male.

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    Update to yesterday’s arrests Male wanted for attempt murder from Windsor

    As a result of yesterday’s arrests Police seized a loaded handgun, $22,400 worth of cocaine (442 grams), $3,200 worth of crack cocaine (56 grams), $12,960 cash and a small quantity of marihuana.

    Three people have been charged and will be appearing in a London Court today.

    Nicholas Ingram, 23 years of Windsor is charged with possession of a firearm while being prohibited from doing so, carelessly storing a firearm, carelessly storing ammunition, unlicenced to possess firearm, unregistered firearm, no authority to possess a firearm, possession of marihuana, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Megan Chapman, 20 years of Dorchester is charged with carelessly storing a firearm, carelessly storing ammunition, unlicenced to possess firearm, possession of unregistered firearm, no authority to possess firearm, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Melissa Miller, 21 years of Dorchester is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, carelessly storing a firearm, carelessly storing ammunition, unlicenced to possess firearm, unregistered firearm, no authority to possess firearm, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

    Previous Release;

    On Thursday January 31 2008 at 11:25 am London Police Service Investigative Response Unit along with Emergency Response Unit arrested Nicholas Ingram at an address on Southdale Road for an attempt murder charge out of Windsor . Four other people arrested for a drug and weapons investigation. No further details
    at this time.

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    Arrest made for attempt murder

    On Thursday January 31 2008 at 11:25 am London Police Service Investigative Response Unit along with Emergency Response Unit arrested Nicholas Ingram at an address on Southdale Road for an attempt murder charge out of Windsor . Four other people arrested for a drug and weapons investigation. No further details at this time.

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    On Wednesday January 30 2008 at 5:29 pm Police were called to an apartment building on Adelaide Street North in regards to someone shooting a pellet gun from a 5th floor balcony. Police arrested four males inside of an apartment. A loaded pellet gun was seized. Inside of the residence Police located $592 worth of crack cocaine (7.4 grams) and a small quantity of marihuana.

    Clinton Bolt, 18 years of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of marihuana.

    A young person of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marihuana and failing to comply with an undertaking.

    A young person of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marihuana and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. This male was also charged under the City of London By-Law PW 72.1 by discharging firearm in prohibited area of the City.

    A young person of London is charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marihuana and two counts of failing to comply with a court imposed condition.

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    On Tuesday January 29th the London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a London man after an Internet luring investigation that began last September. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence on Clarke Road . Charged with 9 counts of Luring and 6 counts of distributing child pornography was Randall Bergeron, 58 years of London .

    This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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    On Tuesday January 29 2008 members of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse section of the London Police Service arrested and charged Robert Hall 69 years of Aylmer Ontario with four counts of sex related charges against a young person stemming from incidences which occurred within the City of London in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Anyone with any information is asked to please call the London Police Service Criminal Investigations Division 519-661-5674.

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    Update; Police request the public’s assistance in identifying the male wearing a white ball cap and a dark jacket with a fur collar observed on the Mac’s Milk variety store ( 1050 Kipps Lane ) surveillance video at 11:18 pm on Friday January 25th. Police wish to speak with this male about the shooting.

    Previous Release; On Friday January 25 2008 shortly after 8:30 pm a 19 year old victim in this case was traveling along Victoria St near Lynwood Ave when he passed by a group of six males walking along the roadway. One of the males on the roadway struck the victims car at which point the victim stopped to speak to the group. It was then that a 20 year old male became involved in a verbal altercation with the victim which ultimately led to firing of three shots from a 22 calibre rifle. All three shots struck the victim in the lower body and he has since been treated and released from hospital.

    Twenty year old Jackson NETH of London has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, one count of Pointing a Firearm and one count of Possession of a Restricted Weapon while Prohibited.

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    On Tuesday January 29 2008 at 5:55 pm the London Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 12 Acorn Crescent . Two people inside were arrested. Police seized $1540 worth of marihuana (154 grams) and grow equipment.

    As a result, Carmen Sibley, 27 years of London is charged with obstruct police, theft of hydro, unlawfully produce marihuana and possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Peter Beer, 41 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

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    Update; At 11:25 am today Shane Guy was located and arrested.

    On Tuesday January 15 2008 shortly before 3 pm a male approached a male at an outside payphone area at Commissioners Road at Pondmills Road and demanded money. No weapon was seen. The male said no and the suspect proceeded to grab his neck and hold him up against a wall. The suspect punched the male in the face and fled to an awaiting vehicle. The licence plate to the vehicle was obtained and provided to Police upon their arrival.

    As a result of an investigation into the identity of the suspect, there is a warrant out for Shane Guy, 35 years of London for Robbery. Photo available upon request.

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    The London Police Service, Fraud Unit is investigating numerous occurrences where a female enters a Financial Institution and produces a forged Social Insurance Card and a forged out of Province Driver’s licence to open a bank account. The account is opened using the forged identification and after a short period of time the bank receives a forged cheque via the postal system with instructions to deposit the cheque into the account opened by the female. The female will return to the bank and withdraw cash from the account.

    The woman is described as female white, mid 20′s, approx 5’8″, dark hair past her shoulders with a diamond stud piercing on the right side of her nose.

    Attached is a photo of the suspect.

    If you know this person or if you have any information to assist in this investigation please call London Police at (519)661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 661-TIPS.

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    On Tuesday January 29 2008 at 10:30 pm a male was walking on Linwood Street near Traverse Street when three males approached him and pushed him to the ground. Two males brandished knives and demanded property from him. Property was taken from the male and the three suspects fled on foot. The male contacted Police. The male was not injured. Police are looking for three male suspects described as;

    A white male 18 years old, 5’9, 210 lbs, sides of head is shaved with a black bandana over face, baseball cap and carrying a knife.

    Second suspect is a white male, 18 years old, 5’10, 180 lbs, brown hair, black jacket, carrying a knife.

    Third suspect is a white male, 18 years old, 5’10, 180 lbs, a small goatee wearing a baseball cap and a leopard print jacket.

    If anyone has any information about this crime call Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or you can provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

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    On Monday January 28 2008 at 3:20 pm Police attended an address on Trossacks Avenue to arrest the resident for an outstanding warrant. While inside of the residence marihuana was found. The resident and a male were arrested and taken to cells. A total $912 worth of marihuana (91.2 grams) was seized.

    As a result, Jesse Robertson, 21 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

    Bradley Lassaline, 21 years of London is charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking and breaching probation.

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    On Monday January 28 2008 at 1:05 pm a female returned home to a residence on Tecumseh Avenue East and observed two males inside. The two males fled on foot with stolen property and Police were called. Shortly after Police located and arrested the two males in the area of Cathcart Street and Briscoe Street East . Some of the stolen property was recovered.

    John Huyzers, 18 years of London and a young person have both been charged with Break and Enter.

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    On Monday January 28 2008 at 2:04 am Police were called to All Sports Accommodations located at 1-109 Meg Drive in regards to an alarm. Police found the business to have been broken into but no suspects were found inside. K9 tracked from the business to two males that Police had located in the area of Jalna Boulevard near Earnest Avenue . Both males were arrested and break and enter tools were located on the males when searched. Nothing was stolen from the business.

    As a result, Adam Tilley, 19 years of London and Michael Lamont, 33 years of London are both charged with break and enter and possession of break and enter tools.

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    On Friday January 25, 2008, members of the London Police Service Community Oriented Response Unit attended an address on Springbank Drive in the City of London to assist members of the Middlesex-London Housing Authority in searching an apartment. As a result of that search, police located and recovered a prohibited handgun which had been reported as stolen, and eight rounds of ammunition. Further, 28 grams of crack cocaine valued at $2800.00 and two grams of marijuana was also seized.

    As a result of this matter, 32 year old Joel STEPHENSON of London has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited and Failing to Comply with the Conditions of a Judicial Release.

    A 17 year old young person from London has also been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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    re: Victoria St at Boulee St. shooting. As a result of the investigation by members of the London Police Major Crimes Section, it has been learned that the 19 year old victim in this case was travelling along Victoria St near Lynwood Ave when he passed by a group of six males walking along the roadway. One of the males on the roadway struck the victims car at which point the victim stopped to speak to the group. It was then that a 20 year old male became involved in a verbal altercation with the victim which ultimately led to firing of three shots from a 22 calibre rifle. All three shots struck the victim in the lower body and he has since been treated and released from hospital.

    Twenty year old Jackson NETH of London has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, one count of Pointing a Firearm and one count of Possession of a Restricted Weapon while Prohibited. NETH remains in police custody pending a bail hearing.

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    There is nothing new to add to the shooting that occurred last night at approximately 10:15pm near the intersection of Victoria St at Boulee St in the City of London . One male victim has since been treated and released from hospital for gunshot wounds to his lower body. One adult male is currently in police custody and the Major Crimes Section of the Criminal Investigations Division continues to investigate this matter.

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    On Friday January 26, 2008, at approximately 10:15pm The London Police Service received a report of a male adult arriving at hospital with gun shot wounds. His injuries are serious but no life threatening. London Police Service are in the early stages of the investigation. The Major Crime Unit will be continuing this investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact London Police at 519-661-5670.
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    On Thursday January 24 2008 at 11 am an unknown male knocked at an elderly person’s residence located on Inverness Avenue . The elderly male allowed the male to enter the residence. When inside the male talked about his services for home repairs (eaves troughs) and providing snow removal. The male asked the elderly male if he lived alone and enquired about renting a room from him. The male told the elderly male that he wanted to take a look around the residence for rental reasons. The male proceeded through rooms to the residence and then left. The elderly male then noticed that property had been stolen.

    Police are looking for a suspect described as a white male 25-30 years old, 5’10, heavier build, short brown hair wearing a black winter coat and black winter boots.

    Police want to remind citizens not to open doors to strangers, not to provide money up front for services and report any suspicious person(s) or activity of this nature to Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com .

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    On Wednesday January 23 2008 at 9:42 pm Police were called to a Mini Mart located at 79 McNay Street for a robbery that had just taken place. A male wearing a balaclava entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. There was a brief struggle between the clerk and the suspect and the suspect fled on foot without obtaining any money. A description was provided to Police and shortly after located the suspect riding a bicycle on McNay Street near Cheapside Street . The male was arrested. The 55 year old male clerk received minor injuries.

    Amos Daley, 32 years of London is charged with robbery and wearing a disguise.

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    THREE PEOPLE ARRESTED

    On Wednesday January 23 2008 at 1:15 pm a 16 year old male was waiting for a bus in the area of Sanatorium Road and Oxford Street when he was approached by two males who took his cell phone because he would not arrange a fight with his friend and threatened to hurt him if he told anyone. The victim was not injured.

    At 3:15 pm the friend (18 year old male) met with three males in order to settle a dispute over stolen property. A verbal altercation turned into a physical altercation where the 18 year old male wanted to leave but was repeatedly punched in the head. The three males fled in a vehicle and the victim went home to call Police. Police located the suspect vehicle on Boler Road near Commissioners Road and arrested all three males inside. The victim sustained non life threatening injuries.

    It was found that two of the suspects had robbed a friend of the 18 year old victim on January 21 2008 where the two males approached the 17 year old male victim demanded he empty his pockets, slapped and head butted the male then fled with a quantity of property. The victim sustained non life threatening injury.

    The above listed events are all related. As a result, two 17 year olds of London are charged with the Robbery at 1:15 pm on the 23rd and the Robbery from the 21st. An additional 17 year old male of London has been charged with assaulting the victim from 3:15 pm.

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    With reports of colder weather here Police would like to remind motorists not to leave their vehicle running while unattended. Over this past weekend a vehicle was left running with keys in the ignition while unoccupied by the owner in an east end location parking lot. The vehicle was taken and reported to Police as stolen. Police located the vehicle hours later and arrested a 38 year old male and have charged him with possession of stolen property. Be mindful that it only takes a few seconds and your car may be gone. The civil liability may be greater if an impaired driver enters your vehicle or even a child who may purposefully or accidentally put the vehicle in motion. Persons can be charged under the City of London By-Law for allowing a motor vehicle to stand unattended (with doors unlocked/windows opened/ and key in ignition/in readily accessible location). The fine is $110.

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    In response to chronic complaints of prostitution and related offences in Old East Village and the Wellington Street corridor between Horton and the River, the London Police initiated Project SONAR. (Solicitation in Our Neighbourhood Affects Revitalization) Project SONAR was operational between Tuesday November 27th, 2007 and Friday December 14th, 2007 resulting in the arrest of 33 people and 42 charges being laid. 4 people charged were from out of town, the furthest away being from Mississauga .

    In continuing efforts, last week London Police conducted a John/prostitution sting that resulted in the arrest of 6 people (including one female) and 6 charges being laid. This is an ongoing effort to increase public safety and the quality of life for area residents and merchants.

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    Whether you “Google” the phrase; “students die in car crash” or “collision deaths involving students” or “crashes involving students” the response you get is a multitude of articles about road tragedies and young people. All tragic, some the fault of the students and some not.

    In light of the recent tragedy in Bathurst , New Brunswick I have great difficulty understanding an incident that occurred here in London this week. During a lunch period at a high school, eight students decided to “borrow” a motor vehicle from the school auto body shop in order to head to a nearby house. With an inexperienced driver behind the wheel of this unplated, uninsured vehicle the eight left the schoolyard with music blaring.

    Not long into their “joyride” the driver lost control, struck a parked vehicle continued down the residential street, left the roadway and struck a tree. Most of the eight “bailed” from the vehicle to head back to class, leaving the driver and one passenger to face the music when police arrived. Remarkably, the only injury was a bloody nose suffered by a passenger. Remarkably police weren’t faced with investigating a fatality.

    Is there not enough media coverage about bad collisions involving students? Are the messages about making intelligent choices as passengers being ignored? Parents need to continually remind their children to make the right decisions. Young people need to take a moment and “see through” the immediate situation, rethink the decision to participate and then “do the right thing”. That decision might include talking someone else out of participating in a “not so bright” idea.

    The acronym “NIMBY” (Not In My Backyard) is sometimes used by people who don’t believe certain things can happen in their community. Please don’t be lulled into believing that phrase. Be active in educating and promoting safe road use by everyone including young people. I believe we dodged a bullet in this one.

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien
    Traffic Management Unit
    London Police Service
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    CONSTRUCTION SCAM TO ELDERLY PERSON’S HOMES

    Over the past few weeks, last one being reported on the 21st of January, a male has been approaching elderly home owners to have work done on their residences. The type of work included snow removal and general home repairs. This male would ask for the money up front for materials to be bought, starts the work then leaves without completing the job. Thousands of dollars have been lost, mostly being elderly citizen’s retirement money.

    This male is described a white male, 30’s, 5’11, 170 lbs, brown eyes, short brown hair, clean shaven.

    Police remind citizens NOT to pay money prior to completion of any service. Remember to check out the person’s services whether that is through references or going through the Better Business Bureau.
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    FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTION SCAM

    Since just before Christmas an unknown suspect has target businesses with a Fire Extinguisher Inspection Scam. How the scam works is the suspect approaches the staff and advises he is here to do an annual fire extinguisher inspection. On occasion he will switch out the extinguisher. He then presents the staff with a bill for $85.00, on occasion staff will pay the bill out of their till.

    The suspect is described as male, white, stocky, 200 lbs, dirty blonde – shaggy hair, blue jeans, white shoes, plaid shirt and black coat. The suspect has been known to flee the scene in a, silver, Dodge Van This scam is known to have been used in London, Woodstock, Sarnia and Windsor.
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    MALE WANTED FOR BREAKING INTO ELDERLY PERSON’S RESIDENCES

    Police are looking for Russell White, 45 years of Niagara Region in connection
    to break ins to residences for the elderly that date back to August 17 2007.
    This male is currently wanted across the province for identical offences, 3
    for this jurisdiction(London). Police want to find this male. He is described
    as a white male, 45 years old, 5’8, 150 lbs, slim build, blue eyes with short
    brown hair.

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    London Police laid nearly 200 charges in and around school areas during the two week “Back to School” traffic initiative to raise awareness to motorists that pedestrians are back using the sidewalks and roadways. The majority (140) were for speeding while the other violations were made up of stop sign charges, seatbelt charges and document charges once the vehicles were stopped.

    During the campaign there were 4 collisions involving students walking to or from school. The most serious one was the 17 yr old Saunders student who suffered a broken leg when he crossed illegally at an intersection and was struck by a car with the right of way. The student was charged. Another 15 yr old was slightly injured running into the side of a vehicle. No charges were laid in that case.

    Two other pedestrians were struck by cars that failed to remain at the collisions and although these students didn’t suffer injuries the motorists should have remained at the scene.

    Motorists are asked to continue to watch for the unpredictable behaviour of pedestrians. “Anticipate the unexpected” might be a good theme for motorists.

    Sgt. Tom O’Brien
    Traffic Management Unit
    London Police Service
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    On Sunday January 20 2008 shortly after 2am Police were called to the area of Ernest Ave near Elvira Cr in regards to a robbery. The two victims were walking home. Both turned to see three males running at them with hand guns drawn. The males threatened the victims and took personal property from them. The suspects fled the area on foot. The victims did not suffer any injuries.

    The first suspect is described as a 5’8 male approximately 17-21 years old wearing a white shirt pulled over his face, a puffy light grey coat, blue jeans and black boots. This male spoke with an accent and was holding a silver hand gun.

    The second suspect is described as a 5’8 male approximately 17-21 years old wearing a dark coloured shirt pulled over his face and a navy blue and black coat. This male was holding a black hand gun.

    The third suspect is described as a 5’6 male wearing a dark shirt over his face.

    Investigation ongoing.
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    Charges laid in connection to 2 Break and Enters

    On Thursday January 17 2008 at 4:05 pm Police were called by a citizen to a residence on Boulee Street in relation to stolen property inside. Police attended and located stolen property from 2 separate break and enters, both occurred in the early morning hours on the 17th, one at a residence on Kenwood Crescent and another at Cheapside Street residence. Four people were arrested in the residence and were taken to Cells. $2,500 worth of stolen property was recovered.

    As a result, Alex Nicholson, 19 years of London , Christine Bishop, 18 years of Tillsonburg, a 16 year old male and a 17 year old female have been all charged with two counts of possession of stolen property each.

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    Robbery

    On Thursday January 17 2008 shortly after 7 am Police were called to an address on Langarth Street west in regards to a robbery. Shortly before 7 am a group 4-5 of males armed with a gun and a bat forced their way into the residence where they assaulted and tied up the resident. Property was taken from the victim and the males stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area. At 8 am Police recovered the abandoned stolen vehicle on Thorncrest Crescent . While Police were at the residence taking the report of the robbery, a marihuana grow operation was found. The resident was arrested. The resident received non life threatening injuries from the robbery.

    At 11:26 am London Police Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act search warrant at the residence. Inside $19,000 worth of marihuana plants (19 plants) were found along with drug grow equipment.

    As a result a 52 year old male of London has been charged with possession of marihuana and possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.
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    MALE WANTED FOR BREAKING INTO ELDERLY PERSON’S RESIDENCES

    Police are looking for Russell White, 45 years of Niagara Region in connection to break ins to residences for the elderly that date back to August 17 2007. This male is currently wanted across the province for identical offences, 3 for this jurisdiction ( London ). Police want to find this male as he is believed to be on the run from the Police. He is described as a white male, 45 years old, 5’8, 150 lbs, slim build, blue eyes with short brown hair.

    Video surveillance to building where suspect is caught on tape is available upon request and a still photo also available upon request.

    If anyone has any information contact your local Police Department or London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can provide your tips online at http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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    On Wednesday January 16 2008 at 10:45 am London Police Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant for a residence located at 189 Woodward Avenue . A male and a female were arrested inside. Located inside a total of $22,864 worth of drugs. (18 marihuana plants, 486 grams of marihuana bud, and drug grow equipment). $6,860 in Canadian Currency was seized.

    As a result, Jason Tackaberry, 27 years of London and Jessica Pierson, 25 years of London are both charged with unlawfully producing marihuana and possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.
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    Police were called this morning to Thames Secondary School located at 785 Trafalgar Street in regards to missing pure sodium from a locked cabinet in a locked storage room sometime in between the dates of December 14th 2007 and January 16th 2008. The missing pure sodium is very dangerous when in contact with water it could flame or explode depending on the quantity used. The product is routinely used in school science labs in small quantities. At this time no students have been removed from the school and there are no safety concerns regarding the students being in the building. Identification Unit is investigating. Police do have concern if this material is improperly handled it could lead to injury or damage to property.

    The pure sodium is in a one litre brown coloured glass container with a twist off lid. Inside of the container is clear liquid kerosene which prevents the sodium from coming into contact with water. The amount of the sodium can be described as being a medium to large size snow ball.

    If anyone finds the pure sodium in the bottle as described above DO NOT touch it and call Police immediately. If anyone has any information about who may have the pure sodium call Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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    On Tuesday January 15 2008 shortly before 3 pm a male approached a male at an outside payphone area at Commissioners Road at Pondmills Road and demanded money. No weapon was seen. The male said no and the suspect proceeded to grab his neck and hold him up against a wall. The suspect punched the male in the face and fled to an awaiting vehicle. The licence plate to the vehicle was obtained and provided to Police upon their arrival.

    As a result of an investigation into the identity of the suspect, there is a warrant out for Shane Guy, 35 years of London for Robbery.

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