Volume 94, Issue 86

Tuesday, March 6, 2001


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Bank boss says PhD deficiency disturbing

McMaster staff take to the picket lines

If you like to strike, you're not alone

Cancer care move scares CUPE

Head injuries give police headaches


Corroded Disorder

Head injuries give police headaches

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

London Police had to deal with a few unruly citizens this past week, but University Police had a much quieter seven days.

On Sunday morning London Police were called to the Best Western Lamplighter Inn at 591 Wellington Rd., to the scene of an assault, according to Const. Ryan Holland.

He said an adult male was taken to hospital with serious injuries and another male, James Skinner, 32, has been arrested. Skinner, of Wilton Avenue, has been charged with uttering death threats and assault causing bodily harm.

Yesterday at 8:30 a.m., police responded to another serious assault, this time at a Trafalgar St. residence, Holland said. The complainant claimed he had been assaulted by four males, some of whom were armed with guns. The victim suffered a head injury as a result of being struck with a weapon.

Police are looking for the four suspects – one is a Caucasian male, about six-feet tall, and 210 lbs, with short hair, who was wearing a black Nike jacket with orange lettering. Another is a 5'6" Caucasian male, weighing 130 lbs, with short hair, beige pants and a beige windbreaker. The other two suspects were not identified, but anyone with information should contact London Police or Crime Stoppers.

This past weekend at Western, the University Police Department had their hands full with three separate complaints of loud parties at Bayfield and Lambton Halls, said Const. Wendy McGowan.

Residents at Saugeen-Maitland Hall awoke early Sunday morning to a fire alarm that had been pulled on the Seven-Middle floor. An alarm was pulled and a fire extinguisher discharged, McGowan confirmed. Police are looking for any information on the incident, she added. "[False alarms] are a criminal offence."

Also on Sunday, a license plate was stolen from a car in the Medway Hall residence parking lot, McGowan explained.

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