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.

Whitby Teacher Faces More Sexual Conduct Charges
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/18/2018 7:19:00 AM.
A total of 14 new charges have been laid against an elementary school teacher from Whitby who is now accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children under the age of 16. Thomas Grieve of Scugog Township now faces a total of 30 charges. The teacher at Robert Munsch Public School was arrested last month on eight counts of sexual assault and sexual interference; seven more counts were added after new allegations surfaced. Grieve also coached the Durham Rebels Volleyball Club, and also taught night school and summer school at numerous secondary schools. The Durham District School Board says he is currently on leave. None of the allegations against Grieve have been proven in court.

Uxbridge Mayor Resigns
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/17/2018 7:14:00 AM.
Uxbridge councilors formally accepted the resignation of mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor at a committee meeting yesterday. O'Connor was sworn in as Regional Chair on April 13th. A replacement will be named, and residents are expected to learn more at the next council meeting scheduled for April 23rd at Uxbridge Town Hall, where the vacant seat will be declared and options for filling the seat will be discussed. 

Pedestrian Killed In Brock Township
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/16/2018 7:18:00 AM.
A 24-year old pedestrian from Brock Township was struck in a fatal collision on Friday evening. It happened on Lakeridge Rd. north of Brock Concession Rd. 3 just before 9:30pm. A grey Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a 65-year old man was northbound at the time. Witnesses reported that the pedestrian was walking in the middle of the lane, dressed in dark clothing with no lighting; there was also heavy rain at the time. The truck collided with the pedestrian and he was found in the ditch on the east side of the road. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. 

Serious Collision In Scugog
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/13/2018 7:56:00 AM.
A 20-year old man from Scarborough suffered serious injuries after a crash Wednesday night just after 10:30. It happened on King St. near Rose St. in the village of Manchester, just west of Port Perry. The man's Nissan left the road on a curve and rolled over. He was taken to hospital and later transferred to a trauma centre in Toronto. The road was closed for several hours while police investigated and evidence was collected. 

Needs Of Homeless To Be Addressed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/12/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Next week the Community Development Council Durham and Durham Mental Health Services are spearheading an initiative called the Point in Time Count and Registry Week. The plan is to enumerate and survey the homeless population in Durham Region. North House in Uxbridge will open its doors next Wednesday from 9am to noon to provide breakfast, hand out surveys, and to try and get a handle on ways outreach services could better benefit those in need. Mona Emond from North House says their organization is focusing on working with town councils in Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge to find ways to provide shelters, low income housing, and emergency housing in North Durham. Emond says in North Durham homelessness often goes unnoticed because people couch surf and are not as visible as they are in the cities. 

New Riding For Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/11/2018 7:17:00 AM.
It's going to be a busy year politically, with the municipal elections coming up in November and the provincial elections in June. Uxbridge Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy says the provincial election will be significant to the Uxbridge area because the MPP will truly represent the area after riding adjustments to create the new riding of Pickering-Uxbridge. Malloy says the province dictates much of what the township does, and not being in limbo will help with future direction. 

Images Of Suspected Thieves Released
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/10/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Photos have been released by Durham Regional Police in hopes of identifying two suspects believed to be responsible for the theft of gift cards stolen after a break-and-enter at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Uxbridge. The theft occurred at the church on Toronto St. S. on March 12th or 13th, and the suspects were observed using the stolen cards at grocery stores in Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa. Both men are white and in their 40's. The first man had short brown hair, a dark jacket with a tan collar and tan pants, and prescription glasses; the second had short hair, a goatee, and a medium build, and was wearing a hooded Under Armour sweater and dark pants. The getaway vehicle is believed to be a red Dodge Chrysler. The surveillance images can be seen at www.drps.ca under newsroom.

Kawartha Lakes Woman Dies In Crash
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/9/2018 7:38:00 AM.
In Clarington, a 76-year old woman was killed in a car crash on Saturday afternoon. It happened just before 4pm on the south side of Taunton Rd. just east of the Darlington-Clarke Townline. Witnesses said her sedan suddenly drifted off the road, traveled a short distance along a ditch, and collided with a tree. She died at the scene; the Collision Investigation Unit is still looking into the cause of the crash.

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