Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Update: Collision on Christina and Nelson Streets

Collision on Christina and Nelson Streets in Sarnia on July 15, 2012

Sarnia Police are investigating an accident yesterday involving a blue Ford Mustang being driven by a 23-year-old male that collided with two pedestrians at the corner of Christina and Nelson Streets yesterday afternoon. A 17-year old female from Sarnia and a 17-year-old male from Petrolia were struck as they walked west along Christina Street yesterday […]

Two small fires on the same day


Sarnia Police responded to two small fires in opposite ends of the city on Jul. 12. Around 3:30 p.m., police went to the 300-block of South Brock Street after a portion of a residential deck and fence caught fire. A man driving by saw the smoke coming from behind the house. He apparently gained control […]

Three men arrested in 12 hours

Sarnia Police Service

Sarnia police said that July 12 was a busy day for arrests this year, ending in three arrests over a 12 hour timeframe. Just after 10 a.m., a COPPS officers went to a home in the 200-block of Devine Street trying to find a 34-year-old Sarnia man wanted on outstanding warrants. He was wanted on […]

Racial slur spray-painted on side of Muslim-owned Nelson Street Variety final straw owners who have had enough

Culprits spray painted racial slurs on the side of Nelson Street Variety

People like to think that racism doesn't exist in their community, but Amal Alali and her family could tell a very different story. Earlier this week, vandals, or racists as some assert, spray painted the word 'raghead' on the side of the Muslim-owned Nelson Street Variety, a local convenience store that is, for all intents […]

Two more charges in recent metal thefts

Copper is one type of metal often associated with metal theft

Sarnia Police said that two more people have been charged in relation to the theft of metals from two different Sarnia businesses in June. A 24-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, both from Sarnia, were arrested yesterday and jointly charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 and Fraud Under $5,000 in relation to theft […]

Suspect in Karen Caughlin murder may be deceased

Karen Caughlin has learned that one of the suspects in the 1974 murder of Karen Caughlin may have died. The 38-year-old case, which remains unsolved, involves the young Caughlin, 14 at the time, coming from Rose Gardens roller rink in Sarnia with some friends and at about midnight, was dropped off at a girlfriend's house on Brock Street. She was […]

Police worried about increased use of often deadly alternatives to de-listed OxyContin

Sarnia is seeing a marked increase of prescription drug abuse of de-listed Oxycontin alternatives like Fentanyl and, in some cases, street drugs like heroin

Sarnia Police has said that they've seen a marked increase in the use of often deadly prescription and street drugs that are filling the void left by the recent de-listing of OxyContin. In June, Sarnia Police investigated the death of a 46-year-old woman who overdosed on Fentanyl. This prescription painkiller has seen an increase in […]

Canada Day ‘relatively quiet’ for Sarnia police

Sarnia Police Service

Sarnia Police said Canada Day was "relatively quiet" this year. Police reported a total of 30 Liquor Licence Act infractions and intoxicated persons were investigated on Jul. 1. Alcohol, police said, was seized or destroyed and Provincial Offence Notices issued along with some people being asked to leave the park and not return. One 16-year-old […]

Weekend domestics, two arrested in separate incidents

Stop Domestic Violence

Sarnia Police said two people were arrested over the weekend stemming from two separate incidents of domestic assault. Police were called to the first alleged incident Jun. 30 shortly before 11 p.m. in response to a reported disturbance at the 100-block of North Front Street. Officers arrived and were met at the door by a […]

Update: Elusive man from January Top Ten arrested

Christopher Robert Condie, 39, arrested in Sarnia on June 15, 2012

Sarnia police have captured yet another one of their most wanted from the original list that went out in January. Police said the elusive Christopher Robert Condie, 39, was arrested on Jun. 15 around 1:40 p.m. at an address on John Street. Condie was wanted on outstanding warrants to arrest and he was named on […]