Cornwall Police – It’s Back to School Time! Bus Fine Advisory & Your Area Police Blotter for Monday August 29, 2011

Cornwall Police – It’s Back to School Time!  Bus Fine Advisory & Your Area Police Blotter for Monday August 29, 2011

Cornwall ON- It’s that time of year again , when the children and teenagers will be heading back to school. The Cornwall Community Police Service is looking for your help in making the return to school a safe outing for our children. We are requesting that all motorists keep a watchful eye on the children as they head off to school.

 

After a two month absence drivers will start to see school crossing guards and school buses back on our roadways starting August 29th, 2011. Please respect the stop signs as fines apply. A motorist who fails to obey school crossing stop sign can be fined $180.00 and accumulate 3 demerit points. A motorist who fails to stop for school bus can be fined $490.00 and accumulate 6 demerit points. A motorist who is found speeding in a Community Safety Zone will be subject to a higher fine.

 

With this in mind the Cornwall Community Police Service will be taking an aggressive approach with a “zero tolerance level” on the enforcement of these types of violations. School bus operators will be carrying School Bus Violation Forms that will be completed and turned over to police for investigation when they observe a motorist not stopping for a school bus. This form contains details of the offence such as, licence number of the offending vehicle, location, date & time of the offence and description of the driver. Each of these forms submitted will be fully investigated and charges laid when applicable.

 

We would like to remind all motorist to pay special attention to children on their way to and from school. Be alert and be prepared to stop for school crossing guards and school buses.

 

The Cornwall Community Police Service wishes our children a Happy and Safe return to school and we are committed to our vision: “A Safer Cornwall, reducing crime always”.

From the OPP:

ROBBERY

(South Dundas) – On 27Aug11, at approximately 12:15am, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store in Iroquois, On.

The investigation revealed that a male armed with a weapon entered the store and demanded that the clerk hand over all the money in the cash. The employee complied and an undisclosed amount of money was handed over to the male. The employee was not injured and the male fled on foot.

An extensive search of the area was conducted with negative results.

The male is described as approximately 6’2, slim build (white), wearing black pants, a black coat and his face was covered.

SD&G OPP officers, assisted by the OPP Crime Unit investigators continue the investigation.

STRUCTURE FIRE

(South Glengarry) – On 27Aug11, at approximately 9:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a structure fire on County Road 2, South Glengarry Township.

Fire departments from Glen Walter, Williamstown and Lancaster responded and extinguished the blaze. The barn was being used for storage and there were no reported injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

CHARGES LAID

(South Dundas) – On 27Aug11, at approximately 9:30pm, SD&G OPP officers had occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Ottawa St. Morrisburg On.

The stop revealed that the 60yr old female driver (Carole CLAVETTE of Cornwall On) was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

She was arrested and faces charges of:

  • Impaired Operation / Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Provide Breath Sample / Approved Instrument / Peace Officer / Motor Vehicle

She is scheduled to appear 06Sept11 in Cornwall court.

THEFT

(South Glengarry) – On 26Aug11, at approximately 8:00pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a theft on County Road 2, South Glengarry Township.

The investigation revealed that sometime between 12:00- 8:00pm unknown suspect(s) attended a moored vessel and removed a 20hp Mercury outboard motor. Also stolen were an Eagle Fish Finder and a Marine Battery.

The investigation is ongoing.

RACING LAW INFRACTIONS

  • 26Aug11 (10:00pm), SD&G OPP officer stops two vehicles (Chevy & Saturn) west bound Highway 401 South Stormont Township……..160km/h (posted 100km/h zone).

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