The Week That Was In Windsor News: January 29th – February 4th 2012
Sunday February 5th, 2012
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The Grace Hospital debate continued this week. After giving the owner of Grace Hospital until Monday January 30th 2012 to complete necessary cleanup and repairs to the site, Tuesday Mayor Francis said that council would make a decision this coming Monday to tear down the building or make it safe. Friday afternoon, area residents held a demonstration urging the city to tear it down. The decision was postponed from this coming Monday to later in the week.
The west end was the sight of four fires this week. Late Sunday night Windsor Firefighters were called to a blaze in an apartment unit on the 3100 Block of Donnelly Street. It was put out quickly.
Shortly after they were called to the Kenora Motel in the 2000 block of Huron Church Road for an activated fire alarm and heavy smoke pouring from a second-story motel unit. It was extinguished quickly and damage was contained to the unit.
On Thursday night, fire started in a home on Wigle Street. The fire was out within 15 minutes.
Thursday evening a camping trailer caught fire in 3500 block of King Street in Sandwich on the City’s west side. Witnesses to the blaze report hearing an explosion prior to seeing flames engulf the trailer which was parked in the backyard of a house.
Six local men were arrested as part of a coordinated child pornography investigation by the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and exploitation on the Internet. Sergeant Brett Corey says that Windsor Police Service have been involved in these particular investigations ranging from two to eight months dependent upon the accused person. Police provided more details about each accused and the corresponding circumstances surrounding the charges laid.
The Windsor Police Service Financial Crimes Unit, the OPP Criminal Investigation Unit and the RCMP Commercial Crime Unit have successfully concluded the investigation into two Windsor Auto Sales Businesses Big 3 Auto and 5 Diamond Auto. 146 charges were laid against three Windsor men.
Windsor Police arrested a 34 year old man after officers executed a search warrant in the city’s core Tuesday evening.
Police say that as a result of information received, officers from the Emergency Services Unit arrested a male party in the alley behind an apartment building located at 200 block of Giles Blvd East. Officers seized 178 grams of Crack Cocaine as well as a large quantity of cash.