“The Week That Was” In Windsor News: July 22nd – 28th 2012

Sunday July 29th, 2012

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Windsor City Council voted Monday night to ban power assisted vehicles (eBikes) on the City of Windsor’s shared paths and multi-use trails such as the riverfront and the Ganatchio trail. The ban will be in effect unless certain paths/trails are specifically designated by Council as “eBike Friendly”.

Windsor Police have issued a warning to the public that the sale of fake merchandise is on the rise in the Windsor area.  The Windsor Police Financial Crime Unit has received many reports of individuals selling merchandise out of the back of their vans or trucks, most often in the parking lots of big box stores.

Tecumseh OPP has arrested and charged two men who broke into vehicles and stole credit cards at a Lakeshore golf complex.  The two men allegedly broke into cars in the parking lot of On the Green located at 354 Croft Drive in Lakeshore on July 5th and 8th and stole credit cards which were left in the vehicles.

Windsor firefighters were kept busy Wednesday night with two fires, one in the West End and near Tecumseh and Princess.  Fire crews responded to the 700 block of Mill Street around 6:15pm and found light smoke coming from the basement of a vacant home. Around 7:45pm, firefighters were called to the 2300 block of Princess Avenue for reports of smoke coming from a basement and determined that grease had caught fire.

Windsor Police have a man in custody facing numerous charges after a loaded hand gun was seized in the city’s west end Wednesday night.  Police say that they were called to an apartment building in the 3600 block of Sandwich Street for a report of a man knocking on an apartment door holding a hand gun and uttering threats as a result of a domestic argument.

Zellers said on Thursday it will close most of its remaining store locations across Canada including the location at Tecumseh Mall in East Windsor and the Leamington Location. These two stores and the leases of 62 others across the country were not part of the acquisition agreement with Target Corp. in 2011 to purchase 189 Zellers leaseholds.

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