Police Chase in Bowmanville
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/27/2017 7:19:00 AM.
A 26-year old man was arrested after fleeing from police and crashing his vehicle in two separate incidents on Monday night. They happened just after 11:30 on Green Rd. near Baseline. The suspect failed to stop when officers attempted to pull his vehicle over, then struck a police cruiser, and later a civilian vehicle on Bloor St. in Oshawa. He was arrested and taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

Shooting Suspect Wanted
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/26/2017 7:54:00 AM.
Police are looking to identify a suspect after a shooting on Saturday in Oshawa. It happened just after 4pm on Simcoe St. near Wellington Av. Police arrived to find a 22-year old man wounded from a gunshot. The victim was reportedly on a bicycle at the time of the incident, when a suspect approached the man and made a demand for his jewellery. When he resisted, the suspect allegedly shot the victim, then fled in a dark sedan. CrimeStoppers is asking the public for information.   

Heat Warning Extended For Durham Region
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/25/2017 8:03:00 AM.
With hot and humid conditions continuing early this week, the Durham Regional Health Department is advising residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness. Among those most at risk include infants, small children, and the elderly, as well as those with breathing difficulties, heart conditions, or psychiatric illness. Those who exercise or work outdoors should drink plenty of cool liquids to stay hydrated, wear loose-fitting clothing, and take a break every few hours in a cool place. Environment Canada's weather office posts updated warnings as they are declared, at weather.gc.ca

Personal Cheques Stolen
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/22/2017 7:18:00 AM.
A 26-year old man is facing over 120 charges as a result of an investigation into stolen cheques in Oshawa. The suspect was arrested without incident by the Tactical Services Unit and a K-9 team at a residence on Elmgrove Av. on Wednesday. Police allege that the cheques were obtained over a ten month period, with signatures forged and given to people in the network or to unsuspecting people to deposit, with the accused taking a cut of the cash withdrawn. Some of the rightful owners of the cheques were not aware they had been stolen until they saw the activity on their bank statements. Fraud investigators are reminding the public to always make sure personal cheque books are stored in a safe location.

Dog Park Coming to Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/21/2017 7:40:00 AM.
An off-leash dog park is expected to open in Uxbridge before the end of the year, the first of it's kind in the area. Plans have been in the works for several years to create the facility at Brock St West and Concession Rd 6. No official opening date has been set, but Councillor Pat Malloy said this week that he expects the site to be operational by November.  

Phone Scam Warning
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/20/2017 7:16:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police Service's Fraud Unit has issued a warning to residents about telephone scams. Recent incidents have been reported involving callers claiming they are from the Canada Revenue Agency, or in some case, impersonating police officers. In one scam the caller says a relative is in custody and they are asked to send money electronically to have them released. In some cases, the suspects have sent a taxi to the victim's residence to to transport them to a bank. Residents are reminded to use caution when personal information is requested over the phone, and to contact the Anti-Fraud Centre if you believe you are being scammed. 

Charges Laid Following Motorcycle Tragedy
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/19/2017 8:02:00 AM.
Charges have been laid in a crash in cottage country that killed an Uxbridge couple. Toronto paramedic George Eliadis, 52, and his wife Shari Williams, 42, were both killed when police say a PT Cruiser crossed the centre line and collided with four motorcycles, including theirs. The crash happened in July on Highway 118 near Haliburton. Two other people suffered serious, life-threatening injuries at the time. Dennis Mountney, 38, of Hastings-Highlands is charged with careless driving and driving without a licence or valid permit.

Homicide Investigation in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/18/2017 7:19:00 AM.
Durham's eighth homicide of the year remains under investigation by detectives. Last week a female torso was found in Lake Ontario near the Oshawa Harbour. Police have been made aware of pictures that have been circulating on social media, and are asking the public to refrain from doing so as it may interfere with the investigation. At this point the woman's identity remains unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Regional Police Service's Homicide Unit. 

Drug Bust in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/15/2017 7:16:00 AM.
Three people have been arrested after another drug investigation was conducted in Oshawa. Yesterday a search warrant was executed on Dalhousie Crescent, resulting in the seizure of 21 grams of cocaine, nearly eight grams of ecstasy, and close to five pounds of marijuana. The drugs were valued at about $15,000, and about $4000 in cash was also seized. The suspects, all in their mid-20's, were residents of the house. They have been held for a bail hearing. 

Region of Durham Web Maintenance
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/14/2017 7:55:00 AM.
Several websites, e-mail addresses, and online forms supplied by the Region of Durham will be offline this weekend for scheduled maintenance. The work is being done on Saturday and it will require a temporary shutdown of the phone system as well. Anyone calling the headquarters will get an automated message explaining the outage. Updates on the maintenance will be posted on the Region's Twitter and Facebook accounts. All communication systems are expected to be fully operational by Sunday. 

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