Playing in traffic not a great idea 0
Two Mordenites who apparently thought it would be fun to play in the traffic are facing charges.
The charges were laid June 25 when officers on patrol saw two 18 year old residents purposely run into traffic on Thornhill Street, causing a vehicle to have to brake hard. The two continued to take their time walking across lanes of traffic and causing other vehicles to brake and slow down.
They were charged under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to exercise due care and attention on a highway.
Police were also investigating a June 26 report of vandalism to a vehicle stored on a property off of Mountain Street. The vehicle, a burgundy colored Cadillac Fleetwood, was parked on a lot at 443 Mountain Street. The hood, truck and sides were scratched with an object. Police say the suspect(s) must have spent a considerable amount of time by the car, as most of the trunk area was covered with scratches. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On June 29, police were called to a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident on Stephen Street between 7th and 8th Street. A vehicle heading east on Stephen Street did not see a pedestrian crossing, and the person was struck while the car was going about 40 kph. The 17 year old victim, however, then walked to the ambulance on scene and was treated and released. No charges have been laid.
Then on June 30, police were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Mountain and Stephen Street. A vehicle heading south on Mountain was stopped to allow oncoming traffic to pass before making a left turn on Stephen Street. A vehicle also going south on Mountain hit the back of the vehicle that was stopped. A witness told police the driver appeared to be going in and out of consciousness when they collided with the vehicle in front. Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the 18 year old female driver to Boundary Trails Health Centre for further medical attention. The female passenger in the same vehicle was also transported to hospital after complaining of neck pain. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Police are continuing their investigation.
SUMMARY: June 25 - July 2
- Total calls - 169
- Break and enter - 2
- Theft - 1
- Fraud - 1
- Assault - 2
- Other Criminal Code - 4
- Controlled Drugs & Substances - 3
- Impaired driving - 1; 24 hour suspension - 1
- Highway Traffic Act offences - 59
- Traffic accidents - 2
Canada Shipping Act - (boating infractions) - 10
- Liquor Control Act offences - 3
- Fail to stop or remain - 3
- Town bylaws - 6
- Assist public - 41
- Other activities - 30