North Durham Trustee Position Reallocated
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/23/2018 7:22:00 AM.

There are concerns in north Durham over the loss of a trustee for the area in the upcoming municipal election. On Monday, the Durham District School Board voted 7-4 in favour of reallocating one of the 2 North Durham seats to Whitby. The Board had applied to the Province to expand the number of trustees to twelve from eleven to cover Whitby which has experienced rapid growth. The Province said no to the request arguing that data from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation showed that Durham doesn’t meet the population threshold for an additional trustee. The Durham District School Board then had 2 options. It could remain at status quo or reallocate one of the North Durham trustee positions. Despite a survey in which 206 of 284 respondents recommended maintaining the status quo, the Board voted Monday to reallocate the North Durham seat. While the communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock have a combined 7,311 students, Scugog trustee Carolyn Morton says it’s a huge workload for one person, adding North Durham students face unique issues such as transportation challenges and a lack of internet access.

Employer Of Murdered Woman Speaks Up
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/22/2018 7:36:00 AM.
We're learning more about Krissy Pejcinovski, the Ajax mother who was slain along with her two teenage children, a 15-year old son and a 13-year old daughter. The spa owner where Pejcinovski worked for about ten years said she became increasingly worried about her employee when she began showing up for work looking tired and pale. Sherry Robinson told The Toronto Star that last month, the woman told her that her boyfriend had shoved her against a wall and threw her cell phone. When the relationship began to turn rocky several months ago, Robinson said she tried to talk to Pejcinovski about her situation. Cory Fenn has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths; the charges have not been proven. A funeral will be held on Saturday morning in Toronto.

Psychotherapist Charged With Sexual Assault
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/21/2018 6:11:00 AM.
The owner of a family counselling business in Oshawa has been charged by Toronto Police with sexually assaulting a child. Phillip Kravetsky is a former instructor at Durham College and is believed to have been affiliated with organizations including York Region Psychological Services, Health Canada, Ontario’s Health Ministry, and the provincial Office of the Children’s Lawyer. The 51 year old psychotherapist provided counselling for families affected by divorce. Police did not disclose the age of the child or any other circumstances of the allegations. The charges against Kravetsky have not been proven in court.

Whitby Teacher Charged
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/20/2018 7:08:00 AM.
An elementary school teacher in Whitby has been charged after allegedly being involved in inappropriate relationships with some of his students during school hours. 39 year old Thomas Grieve of Scugog Township, who is a teacher at Robert Munsch‎ Public School on Norista Street has been charged with eight counts of Sexual Assault and eight counts of Sexual Interference, all of which are against persons under 16 years of age. Grieve served as a coach for sports teams at the school and also coached the Female Under 18 team for the Durham Rebels Volleyball Club. Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims. Anyone with new information is asked to contact the DRPS Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit. Grieve has been held for a bail hearing; the charges against him have not been proven.

Safety Blitz Begins
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/19/2018 7:15:00 AM.
It's the first day back from March Break for students in Durham Region, and police begin a week-long traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools starting today. Traffic Services and divisional officers will be focusing on all types of aggressive driving behaviors and offences, including speeding, stop sign and traffic light offences. Special attention will be paid to distracted driving, the use of hand-held devices and seat belt related offences. The goal of the annual “In the Zone” enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to look out for each other with the increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Murder Suspect Appears In Court
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/16/2018 7:17:00 AM.
Police are saying a 29-year old man charged in the deaths of an Ajax mother and her two teenagers was previously convicted of assaulting a police officer in 2009. Cory Fenn was issued a suspended sentence after a mischief under $5000 conviction in 2011. The suspect appeared in an Oshawa courtroom yesterday facing three counts of second-degree murder. Fenn could be seen in the prisoner's box with a black eye, scratches, and blood over his face, although it was unclear why as officers said he was arrested without incident. It is also believed that Fenn had a relationship with the woman, but he was not the father of the children, and did not reside at the Hilling Drive residence where the victims were slain. 

Three Slain In Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/15/2018 7:18:00 AM.
A man has been charged with second-degree murder after a 39-year old woman and her 15-year old son were found dead in their home in Ajax. The woman's 13-year old daughter who was also home at the time died in hospital late last night. The boy has been identified as Roy Pejcinovski, a star goalie for his Toronto-area major bantam hockey team. Durham Regional Police arrived at the home on Hilling Drive near Westney Road and Lake Driveway at around 11am yesterday after a woman went to check on her friend. A man believed to be in a relationship with the deceased woman refused to allow her inside, then fled the scene in a vehicle. Police arrested the man later in the day without incident at a residence in Oshawa. The charge against him has not been proven. 

Drug Bust In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/14/2018 7:15:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have revealed that approximately $170,000 in drugs were seized along with a firearm after two apartments in Oshawa were raided over the weekend. Saturday afternoon at about 4:30pm police responded to a domestic violence call in the area of Bloor St. W. and Wilson Rd. S. Search warrants were executed with assistance from the gang and gun unit and the tactical support unit. Along with a non-restricted firearm, drugs were seized including ectasy, marijuana, mushrooms, oxycocet, ritalin, xanax, and cocaine. A 42-year old man and a 27-year old man were charged; both suspects are being held for a bail hearing. None of the allegations against the men have been proven in court. 

Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/13/2018 8:09:00 AM.

Investigators are searching for a third suspect after an armed robbery at a bank in Courtice yesterday. The incident occurred at about 1:00 when two suspects armed with handguns, entered the ScotiaBank branch on Highway 2. The suspects made a demand for cash then fled the scene. None of the employees or customers were physically injured. Officers pursued the suspect's vehicle to the 401 on ramp at Stevenson Road in Oshawa. Police were able to stop the vehicle and box it in, however the suspect attempted to flee from police by striking their cruisers. At one point an officer discharged his firearm as the suspect drove towards him. The suspect managed to break free, and continued westbound on the 401 before losing control, and ended up in a ditch just east of the Salem Rd. off ramp in Ajax. The three suspects then fled on foot into a wooded area. At about 4:30, two suspects hiding in a residential neighbourhood near Miles Dr. and Wicks Dr. in Ajax were located. An 18-year old and a 17-year old were both arrested; the third suspect was not located.  Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Regional Police.


Stolen Taxi Leads To Charges
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/12/2018 7:19:00 AM.
A robbery in Ajax led to charges against at 32-year old man after a taxi was stolen at knife point. Police say the suspect was a passenger in the taxi when he threatened the driver with a knife and stole the vehicle. The incident occurred in Ajax on Wednesday last week in the Salem Rd. and Kingston Rd. area; both the taxi and the suspect were found in Peterborough early Saturday morning. He was arrested after a standoff with police; charges include robbery, possession of a weapon, and uttering threats, none of which have been proven in court. The suspect is being held for a bail hearing. 

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