Kidnapping Suspects Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/25/2018 7:27:00 AM.
Two additional suspects have been charged in connection with the kidnapping and assault of an Oshawa man. 20-year old Idris Kakar of Ajax and 19-year old Shajeeh Siddiqui of Waterloo face charges of kidnapping, robbery, extortion, and aggravated assault. Siddiqui is also charged with drug possession and several weapons offences. The alleged incident occurred last month, when an 18-year old victim reported being confined in a vehicle and driven around by men who demanded money and assaulted him. Police say he was released after about four hours and treated in hospital for serious injuries. That same day, a suspect vehicle was stopped in a high-risk takedown, and 20-year old Usman Ali of Pickering was charged with kidnapping while using a firearm and assault with a weapon. None of the charges against any of the accused have been proven in court.  

Search For Zapp Continues
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/24/2018 7:14:00 AM.
Police conducted a ground search in south-east Oshawa yesterday morning for Kevin Zapp, a 32-year old man who has been missing since April 25. The search was prompted by a report that he had been spotted, but there was no evidence to confirm it was him. The canine unit was brought in to assist in the search in the Florell Park area near Olive Av. and Harmony Rd. Zapp was last seen in the Trowbridge Dr. and Beatrice St. E. area; he goes by the nickname "Ambition," and is white, and five-foot-six with a thin build. Tattoos cover his left arm, forearm, and fingers. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call local police.

Marijuana Snack Concerns
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/23/2018 7:16:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are concerned after two reported incidents involving kids consuming marijuana-laced snacks at an Oshawa elementary school. On May 14, a Grade 6 student brought home-baked cookies to school as a treat; after eating the cookies, four students reported feeling dizzy and euphoric. Officers found that the parent had made the cookies for a spouse, who had a medical marijuana license. The child's sibling had taken the cookies without permission, but they ended up in the Grade 6 student's backpack. In a separate incident, police say THC-infused gummy bears were eaten by four kids in the school. Those kids were between the ages of 12 and 13. Police say it's not clear how the students got the gummy bears, but they were not made at home. Officers are warning teachers, students, and parents about the dangers of consuming psychoactive chemicals at a young age. 

Rare Sighting In Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/22/2018 7:21:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have issued a warning to residents in Ajax after a bear was spotted early Sunday morning. Two calls came in around 3:30am reporting a spotting of the bear near Audley Rd. N. and Rossland Rd. E., then again on Arfield Av., which is in a residential neighbourhood. Although bears usually avoid humans, they do occasionally migrate to rural and even urban areas to get food. Bear attacks are rare, but residents are advised not to approach the bear if spotted, and to put away outdoor pet food and bird feeders during the spring; also to keep garbage indoors until the morning of scheduled pickup.

Police Searching For Missing Man
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/18/2018 8:06:00 AM.
Durham Regional police have released new images of an Oshawa man who disappeared on April 25th, along with new details about the clothing he was wearing the day he disappeared. 32-year old Kevin Zapp of Norwill Crescent was last seen in the Trowbridge Drive and Beatrice Street East area. Zapp, who also goes by the nickname "Ambition," is white and 5-foot-6 with a thin build, blue eyes, and brown hair. He has a receding hairline and is balding. He was last seen wearing a black-and-grey baseball hat with a Blue Jays logo, a black sleeveless winter vest, and dark-grey, high-cut Timberland winter boots. He has tattoos on his left arm, his forearm, and on his fingers. Anyone with information is asked to contact Central East Division or CrimeStoppers.

Loaded Handgun Seized
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/17/2018 7:15:00 AM.
In Whitby, two men have been charged, and a loaded handgun was seized during a routine traffic stop. It happened just before 1:30am yesterday at the corner of Dundas St. and Taunton Rd. When searching the vehicle officers found a loaded .45 calibre handgun. Police then obtained and executed a search warrant at a Whitby address but no other weapons were recovered. 20-year old Antonio Jack and 23-year old Hasibullah Sakhiyar, both of Whitby, face several firearms-related charges.

Malloy Sworn In As Mayor
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/16/2018 8:08:00 AM.
The Township of Uxbridge has a new mayor. Pat Malloy, a frequent guest on the Morning Den, was sworn in to the position after a unanimous vote by four council members. Malloy, the sitting councilor for Ward 2, and councilor Dave Barton abstained from the vote, declaring conflicts of interest. The chair was vacated when outgoing mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor was sworn in as Regional Chair last month. Malloy thanked councilors for their confidence, saying he's looking forward to getting to work. Among his priorities are the Brock St. culvert, redevelopment of the Fields of Uxbridge, and a new animal shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog.

Henry Running For Regional Chair
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/15/2018 7:59:00 AM.
Oshawa mayor John Henry has announced he's throwing his name in the hat for Durham's Regional Chair position. Henry officially filed his nomination papers yesterday. Durham's first Regional Chair, Roger Anderson, held the position in 1997; he passed away in March of this year. Henry was elected as a Regional Councillor in Oshawa in 2006, and became mayor in 2010. In 2014, he was re-elected with a solid 49% of the vote. Henry said if elected, his priorities will include the release of provincially-owned lands for employment development along the 407, cutting hydro rates, and advocating for the elimination of tolls on Highways 412 and 418. John Mutton is the only other declared candidate for the Regional Chair position so far.

Drug Robber Caught By Police
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/14/2018 7:27:00 AM.
A pharmacy in Whitby was robbed on Friday with the suspect being apprehended after stealing a quantity of narcotics. It happened just after 12:30pm near Dundas St. W. and Anne St. Police were called after a man approached the counter, produced a knife, and demanded drugs. After fleeing the scene he was arrested a short time later. No one was injured.

Killer Sentenced For Second-Degree Murder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/11/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Wesley Guzylak has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges in the death of Cotie Weekley. The 31-year old single mom and former girlfriend of the accused was ambushed and stabbed to death outside her home on Simcoe St. N. on the night of January 22, 2017. The attack was witnessed by the young woman's daughter who was just seven years old at the time. The Crown and defence counsel submitted a joint proposal for life in prison with no possibility for parole for 14 years and nine months. Guzylak admitted that alcohol and jealousy fueled the rage that led him to the killing. The hearing continues in June. 

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