Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Police arrest impaired driver, find open liquor

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A Sarnia woman, 26, is facing charges after allegedly being behind the wheel of a van when it went off the road and into a ditch in the area of Waterworks Road and Confederation Street on Jul. 20. Sarnia police responded around 8:20 p.m. after they were alerted to the single-vehicle accident. The alleged driver […]

Second daytime break and enter in three days

Second daytime break and enter in three days

Sarnia Police are investigating another day time break and enter. This newest incident allegedly happened in the 200-block of Maria Street sometime between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jul. 19. Police said taken was jewelry, a laptop computer, coins and a camera. Entry was apparently gained through the front door in what is the […]

Theft of purse from college prompts police investigation, suspects being sought

Police are looking for the person in this CCTV video-still in relation to a purse-snaching investigation, but said he is not presently a suspect

Sarnia Police are looking to identify a person who may be a witness to the alleged theft of a ladies purse from Lambton College on Jul. 17 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. A basketball game was being played with several people attending the event.  The purse is a "Coach" brand, gray and silver in […]

New case manager in Caughlin murder case bringing local insights, fresh set of eyes to investigation

The newest case manager investigating the murder of Karen Caughlin, which occurred some 38 years ago, says being the first such OPP employee who is from the area may improve the chances of eventually seeing results. Det. Inspector Chris Avery, who continues to live in the area, told that previous case managers were doing […]

Update: Blackwell Side Road and Michigan Avenue collision

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Sarnia Police are continuing their investigation into yesterday’s collision at Blackwell Sideroad and Michigan Avenue. It was reported that a 40-year old Sarnia woman allegedly went through a stop sign while traveling west on Michigan when she collided with another vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Sarnia man who was headed west on Michigan. The female driver […]

Daytime break and enter, theft from cars

Sarnia's Canatara Park was the location of two vehicle break and enter crimes yesterday sometime after 5 pm according to police

The front door had apparently been forced open, said police, as there was obvious damage. Drawers had been pulled open and items tossed about. Jewelry is allegedly missing as well as cash. Police believe the suspects fled through the back door. In a separate incident, two vehicles parked in Canatara Park had apparently been entered […]

Arrested… again, Ottawa man faces more charges

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Some people never learn. Sarnia Police said today the 27-year-old Ottawa man that was arrested on Friday for Break and Enter ended up in police custody again yesterday. He had been released on a Recognizance of Bail by a Justice on Jul. 14. The man was seen in the area of Ann and Stuart Streets […]

Police looking for suspects in weekend break and enters

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On Jul. 13, Sarnia Police responded to a residence on Southern Avenue to take a report of a break and enter to a residential home. The house had allegedly been ransacked with drawers and cupboards opened and furniture moved about. A 60-year-old woman and her grandson had slept thru the incident.  A back door had […]

Cyclist with no lights stopped, alcohol found and suspect in breach of probation conditions arrested

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A Sarnia police officer on patrol had to break suddenly last Friday to avoid hitting a cyclist who was darting out of a parking lot without a light. On Jul. 13 around 9:15 p.m. a Sarnia Police COPPS officer was on a routine patrol in the area of Confederation and Vanier Roads. The officer had […]

Sarnia police respond to break and enter at local business, Ottawa man arrested

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A 27-year-old man from Ottawa was found inside a downtown business on his unluckiest day, Friday, July 13, 2012. Sarnia Police responded to a 911 call just before 11 p.m. about a break and enter in progress at a business on the 100-block of North Christina that was not open at the time. Police gained […]