“The Week That Was” in Windsor News: July 15th – 21st, 2012
Sunday July 22nd, 2012
Posted at 2:00pm
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The Ambassador Bridge was closed due to a bomb threat Monday evening. The threat was received by US officials just before 8pm. Windsor Police had both entrances to the bridge closed, and trucks backed up down Huron Line. Nothing was found and the bridge reopened around 1am.
Windsor Police have two crack dealers in custody and are currently searching for a third male on drugs and weapon charges. Acting on a tip, police arrested two men on foot, Monday afternoon, in the 1600 block of California Avenue, just off of Tecumseh Road West. A subsequent search of one suspect revealed that he had 12.85 grams of crack cocaine in his possession.
A young man who was stabbed behind an Ottawa Street bar last Tuesday night ended up being charged by Windsor Police. Alexander Kopcok-Zonjic, from Tecumseh has been charged with Assault With a Weapon and Assault.
A fire caused by unattended incense on Thursday in the 1100 block of Windermere caused around $100,000 in damages.
Windsor firefighters responded to a house in the 2300 block of Tourangeau just before 1:30am Friday Morning. A fire investigator determined that the residents of the home had left an appliance on in the kitchen during a power outage, and when the power came back on, so did the appliance, which caused the fire. Damage to the house is in the range of $90,000. Six people have been displaced by the fire.
Police, firefighters and EMS were called to Sandwich and Detroit Street around midnight Friday for a report of a man hit by a car. Police say the accident was a hit and run, but the vehicle was found. The 19 year old driver of the Honda Civic is facing charges of Fail to Remain and Careless Driving.
The Casino was closed Friday just after noon after a power glitch shut down some computers and security systems. It re-opened at 5:45pm that evening.
Around 2pm Friday, Windsor Police were called to the Palace Theatre building in Downtown Windsor for a bomb threat. Police say that some unknown person had scrawled on the exit doors about eye level the words “Bomb in Palace”. Nothing was found.
Stevie Rae’s South Western Drive-In Theater on Richardson Side Road in Tilbury opened on Friday. This makes the return of the drive-in experience to the Windsor-Essex/Chatham-Kent area.