Oshawa Woman Allegedly Assaulted After Opening Front Door
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/2/2018 7:17:00 AM.
Police are on the lookout for a suspect after a woman claimed she was attacked by a man who claimed to be interested in buying a home in the area. The alleged incident happened yesterday around 11:45am near Ritson Rd. S. and Olive Av. According to investigators the man pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her. Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Motorist Killed In Collision
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/1/2018 7:17:00 AM.
A driver was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Uxbridge on Sunday morning. It happened just before 7:30, when a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a 60-year old man was heading eastbound on Reid Rd. He lost control of his vehicle and slid sideways, striking a tree at Concession Rd. 8 on the northeast corner. Collision investigators from the Traffic Services Branch were called, and the road was closed for several hours to collect evidence and conduct the investigation This is the eighth fatal collision of the year in Durham Region, compared to five a year ago.

Lumber Thieves Wanted
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/30/2018 8:13:00 AM.
Police are trying to identify suspects who stole lumber from a building supply store on two separate occasions in Newcastle. The first theft occurred on Monday April 9th just after midnight at Rona Building Supply on Toronto St. The suspects came to the rear of the building wearing masks to conceal their identity, filled up a large truck with lumber, and drove off. The next morning a second break-in occurred before 3:30am; this time a U-Haul truck was used. Police are asking witnesses to call the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau.  

Oshawa Pier May Close To Public
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/27/2018 8:32:00 AM.
Concerns over liability issues may force the closure of the Oshawa Pier to the general public. The pier sits adjacent to Lakeview Park, and is owned by the Oshawa Port Authority. Last month, the city was notified that the pier's insurance broker had recommended that public access be discontinued after an incident that occurred last year involving a tug boat, when a rope hit the pier causing damage.

Uxbridge Looks To Better Serve Aging Population
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/26/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A new committee of council is looking for ways to improve accessibility for those among the aging population. Information is being collected in cafe-style focus groups, and a survey is being provided to residents in both paper format and online. The feedback will be reviewed, and a list of recommendations will be made for council to consider sometime before October. The goal is to keep Uxbridge's older community active and involved. StatsCan reports that approximately 40% of the township's population is over the age of 50. 

Mayoral Vacancy In Uxbridge To Be Filled
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/25/2018 8:01:00 AM.
Uxbridge Council will look within council to find a replacement for Mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor. The position will be filled until November when the next municipal election is held. Councillor Fred Bryan says there were several options to fill the vacant mayor's chair, but nominating a council member to fill the role makes the most sense. O'Connor stepped down from the role of Mayor to take over as interim Chair of Durham Region following the death of Roger Anderson. 

Sidewalk Massacre In Toronto
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/24/2018 6:24:00 AM.
Ten people are dead, 15 are injured after a rented van mounted a sidewalk and ran down pedestrians in Toronto yesterday. It happened around 1:30pm on Yonge St. south of Finch Av. Witnesses say the van crashed into poles and benches, hitting everything in sight and knocking down pedestrians along the way. Authorities have stopped short of calling it a terror attack, but have concluded that it was definitely deliberate. Shortly after the rampage, police apprehended the suspect on Poyntz Av., just past the Yonge-Sheppard Centre south of where the attack took place. Several videos taken by bystanders posted on social media show the suspect's battered van stopping on the sidewalk; a police officer drew his gun, stood behind his car, and repeatedly yelled at the man to get down on the ground. The suspect initially refused, daring the cop to shoot him, saying he had a gun in his pocket. He then reached into his hip pocket and pulled out an object that appeared to be a gun and made several gestures indicating that he was about to shoot. The cop moved towards the suspect, and had him on the ground and in handcuffs seconds later without firing a shot. Meanwhile, Yonge St. remains closed between Sheppard and Bishop Av. which is just north of Finch, and Finch is closed between Duplex and Kenneth on either side of Yonge. By early evening yesterday, a makeshift memorial had been set up by civilians on the southeast corner of Yonge and Finch, with candles, flowers, and a line of poster boards taped to a wall close to the spot where the attack began. The Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square was dimmed yesterday, flags were lowered to half-mast, and a moment of silence was held at the Air Canada Centre prior to last night's Maple Leafs-Bruins playoff game. Mayor John Tory issued a statement earlier in the afternoon calling it an incomprehensible attack, assuring residents that the city is working closely with all levels of government to ensure public safety. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also offered condolences from Ottawa with a statement made before the House of Commons, as did Premier Kathleen Wynne who visited the scene with the Toronto mayor.  

Vehicle Rollover In Oshawa Causes Injuries
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/23/2018 7:11:00 AM.
A driver is fortunate to walk away with only minor injuries after flipping onto his roof after a two-car crash on the weekend. It happened at about 9pm on Friday night on Ritson Rd. N. near Adelaide Av. E. Two people were taken to hospital. No charges were laid, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Sexual Assault Charges For Ajax Man
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/20/2018 8:03:00 AM.
A man from Ajax has been charged with three counts of sexual assault for incidents that allegedly occurred on the TTC subway's Yonge-University line earlier this month. 39-year old Anthony Sembatya Ssonko appeared at the courthouse at Old City Hall yesterday. Police believe that in at least two of the cases the suspect sat one seat away from his victim and placed his coat between them, sexually assaulting the women while leaning over. The incidents are believed to have occurred over a two-week period between April 4-17, between the hours of 6-10am. Police say there may be more victims and are asking them to come forward.

Serious Crash In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/19/2018 7:45:00 AM.
The intersection of Simcoe St. S. and Wentworth St. was closed for several hours yesterday. Shortly before 12:30pm a two-vehicle collision resulted in a white Saturn flipping over onto it's roof. A traffic-light standard at the intersection needed to be repaired; one person suffered minor injuries.

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