Pet Rescued From Fire
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/18/2018 8:07:00 AM.
Firefighters in Whitby have saved a dog from a burning home. The call came at about 3pm on Monday when a blaze broke out on a mattress in a home on Wyndfield Crescent near Garden and Mary Streets. The occupants were home at the time and managed to escape safely. The fire was quickly extinguished, and firefighters entered the residence to administer oxygen to the dog using pet therapy oxygen masks. The cause of the fire was a laptop computer that was left charging on a bed. A reminder has been issued to not charge electronics such as laptops and cell phones on combustibles as they can overheat and become a common source of fires.

Clever Canine
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/17/2018 7:26:00 AM.
A police dog assisted in the tracking down of a break-and-enter suspect Saturday evening in Whitby. Just after 7:30pm, officers searched an area around a home in the Taunton Road and Country Lane area after a resident found an intruder hiding in a stairwell. The suspect fled on foot, and the police dog joined the pursuit and tracked the suspect who was hiding between houses nearby. 58-year old David Padias of Toronto is charged with breaking-and-entering, drug possession, and breach of probation.

Oshawa Home Damaged After Blaze
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/16/2018 7:08:00 AM.
About $100,000 worth of damages were caused to a home in Oshawa after a garage fire on Saturday evening. Emergency crews arrived at the scene at 498 Dieppe Av. near Wilson Rd. S. and Bloor St. E. just before 5:30pm to find flames and smoke coming from the garage behind the house. Oshawa's Fire Chief said there was some damage to the rear of the house including melted siding and broken windows. No injuries were reported.

Manslaughter Suspect Granted Bail
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/13/2018 8:17:00 AM.
Bail has been granted to a woman from Oshawa who has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her eight-month old baby, Kaleb McKay. 26-year old Jordan Brownell was charged last Friday and granted bail yesterday with a series of conditions with which she must abide. Her boyfriend, 25-year old Denim Henderson, was charged with second-degree murder in the baby's death. Brownell will return to court on August 20; none of the charges against either of the accused have been proven in court.

Alleged Robbery Suspect Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/12/2018 7:59:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police made an arrest after a 71-year old woman from Bowmanville was allegedly knocked down and robbed on Tuesday. Judy McGibbon said she was leaving an RBC location on King St. after withdrawing $3000 when a man rammed his bicycle into her. The woman claimed he grabbed her purse and knocked her to the ground. She suffered minor injuries, and went back inside the branch to get help. Police were called, and a man was arrested at the intersection of Liberty and King.

DNA Linked To Missing Woman Discovered
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/11/2018 7:17:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have confirmed that DNA linked to a missing woman has been discovered on a property in Oshawa, where the remains of teenager Rori Hache were found last December. Kandis Fitzpatrick has been missing since 2008; she was 18 years old when she disappeared. Police said yesterday her DNA was found at the basement apartment at 19 McMillan Dr. Hache's torso was found in the waters of the Oshawa Harbour on September 11th of last year. On January 4th, Adam Strong was charged with interference with a dead body. The charges against him have not been proven. Hache's remains were identified after a search warrant on the property was extended. The DNA from Fitzpatrick was found in April, and confirmed after DNA samples were obtained from her biological parents. 

Fatal Collision on Highway 407
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/10/2018 7:18:00 AM.
A 38-year old motorcyclist from Pickering is dead following a collision on westbound Highway 407 near Brock Rd. According to police, two dump trucks were exiting the highway and entering a construction zone when the motorcyclist struck one of the vehicles around 7:30am yesterday. When emergency vehicles arrived on scene, the driver was found without vital signs. The highway remained closed until noon for the investigation.

Car Vandals Sought
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/9/2018 8:34:00 AM.
An investigation is underway after more than 60 tires were slashed in a neighbourhod in Whitby. Police say at least 18 vehicles were affected in the area of Garrard Rd. and Dryden Blvd. The incidents occured late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Regional Police or CrimeStoppers.

Alzheimer's Workshop In Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/6/2018 7:41:00 AM.
An important information session is coming to Uxbridge Saturday. The Alzheimer's Society of Durham is offering a full day workshop for care partners of persons with dementia. Denyse Newton, the Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Society of Durham Region, says the information workshop can provide some vital information for those dealing with family and friends who are experiencing dementia. The session includes lunch and refreshments, and runs from 10am-4pm tomorrow at Douglas Crossing Retirement Home, 6 Douglas Rd. in Uxbridge.

Fatal Collision In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/5/2018 7:09:00 AM.
A truck driver is dead following a crash on the eastbound 401 past Harmony Rd. The incident occurred Tuesday morning just before 5:30am. OPP say the tractor trailer left the highway and traveled along a ditch before striking a tree. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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