*****LATE NEWS!!!!! (6 pm)
-(ELGIN COUNTY) –With night-time fast approaching Elgin OPP are warning motorists in the Pressey Line/ Pigram Rd. area, Malahide Twp. to keep their eyes open for bison on the roadway. A passer-by reported to police that a herd of wood Bison (undetermined how many) were on the roadway and moving towards a field on the South side of Pressey Line near Pigram road. The bison were last observed traveling south east. Police are in the process of trying to contact the owner of the animals. The public is warned not approach the animals on foot as they may charge.
-Elgin County Council, 9 am
-Perry Garton; of St Thomas; aged 78 years; Survivors include: wife Helen, daughter Deb (Dave) McKean of Aylmer area; Visitation at Kebbel Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm; Funeral at Kebbels Thursday at 11 am.
“STUDER’S DAIRY ANNOUNCES IT WILL RELOCATE TO LONDON IN THE SUMMER” (More details later)
AYLMER POLICE REPORT:
-A 20 year old woman was charged with a breach of her probation after being caught with her boyfriend in a residence last week.
-A front window at Valu Mart was found damaged, estimated at $1500, believed to have been shot at by a bb gun.
-A 16 year old Malahide male was charged with providing an underage person with liquor after an incident near EESS last Friday afternoon. A 14-year old Bayham female was found ‘overdosed’ in a school washroom and sent to hospital.
-In court recently:
-A 24-year old St.Thomas male was found guilty of assault on a 27 year old Aylmer female in November and sentenced to 64 days already served plus one day and 18 months probation.
-Also a 35-year old Port Burwell male was found guilty of break and enter from a July incident at an Aylmer residence and sentenced to 90 days to be served on weekends and 12 months probation.
-A 20 year old Aylmer male was found guilty of an August assault on a 20- year old Aylmer woman and given 12 months probation
-And an April assault by a 17 year old Aylmer male on a 15 year old female resulted in a sentence of 18 months probabtion.
“HELP HAITI NOW FUNDRAISER”
“ELGIN OPP SEATBELT CAMPAIGN” (Submitted)
“The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be increasing enforcement throughout the province to ensure that motorists everywhere do their part in saving lives by buckling up. The increased enforcement is part of the Spring Seatbelt Campaign which is a partnership between the OPP, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and other road safety partners. The campaign runs from April 14 to 24, 2010.
In OPP jurisdictions this year (2010), eleven people have lost their lives as a result of not wearing their restraints at the time of the crash and many more were seriously injured. In 2009, a total of 310 people died in motor vehicle collisions on highways patrolled by the OPP and in 68 of those deaths (26 percent) seatbelt non-compliance was a factor.
Elgin OPP members will be focusing their efforts on child restraints during the campaign to raise awareness and protect children. A properly used child booster seat reduces a child’s risk of injury in a crash by as much as 75 percent, yet OPP officers find many child car seats are incorrectly used or incorrectly installed.”
BAYHAM FIRE CALLS: (April 2-12)
-Station #1 Pt.Burwell
Medical Assistance to EMS – 3, Non Emergency Burn Complaint – 1, Vehicle Fire – 1, Grass Fire – 1
-Station #2 Straffordville
Grass Fire – 1
-On Sunday April 4th, 2010 @ 13:32 Bayham Station #2 was dispatched and responded to Ottergate Line for a reported grass fire. Station #2
responded with a Pumper, Tanker and 16 Personnel. At 14:04 Station #1 was dispatched. Station #1 responded with a Pumper, Tanker, Rescue and 12 Personnel. OPP were contacted to assist @ 15:33. Firefighters remained on scene until 16:13. Total dollar loss is estimated at $30,000.
-On Monday April 12th, 2010 @ 16:36 Station #1 was dispatched and responded to Glen Erie Line for a reported vehicle fire. Station #1 responded with a Pumper, Tanker, Rescue and 9 Personnel. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. Firefighters remained
on scene until 16:51. Total dollar loss is estimated at $2000
“IMPAIRED ST.THOMAS MOTORCYCLIST STOPPED BY MT. SALEM”
(Submitted by St.Thomas Police)
“On April 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm St. Thomas police were contacted by a concerned citizen about a possible impaired driver operating a motor bike. The motor bike was observed in the area of Sunset Drive and Fingal Line. The erratic driver had been observed driving off the road way several times. St. Thomas police were able to locate the motor bike in the area of Sunset Drive and Southdale Line. An unsuccessful attempt was made by police to stop the motor bike as it headed east on Southdale Line. Information was forwarded to other police units should they locate it. Approximately 45 minutes later the motor bike was spotted by St. Thomas police officers in the area of John Wise Line and Springfield Road. Police observed the driver pull over to the shoulder of the road as a result of mechanical failure. A 43 year old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged with the following criminal and provincial offences; Flight from police, Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, Driving while Disqualified x 2.”