Volume 95, Issue 14

Tuesday, September 25, 2001
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Fancy new job program fails to impress Ivey folks

Drowned man turns up high and dry

Drowned man turns up high and dry

By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff

An extensive search in the Thames River for a missing male and the arrest of an armed suspect topped the list of 5-0 work for the week.

At 3 a.m. last Thursday morning, a report of a missing male, believed to be in the Thames River, resulted in the London Police canine unit and London's Fire Services Rescue Unit searching the river near the University Drive bridge area.

After University Police spotted two males, a search commenced for the missing third party. The male turned up, though not in the river, after an extensive search.

"Alcohol was a factor," said Constable Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department. No charges were laid.

Yesterday, London Police arrested Allen Wayne Bodreau, who had outstanding warrants on five counts of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm, assault and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

According to Constable Ryan Holland, London Police were given a tip that Bodreau was at a phone booth at Hamilton Road and Rectory Street and promptly arrested him. At the time of his arrest, he was found with a loaded handgun and handcuffs.

Elborn College had its fair share of criminal activity last week, starting on Sept. 18 when a vehicle was found with the driver's side window smashed. In a separate incident, a laptop was reported stolen.

Const. McGowan said victims of vehicle vandalism should report to the UPD's accident reporting center.

McGowan said owners should try not to carry their laptops in distinctive bags that could tip-off would-be thieves and instead use regular knapsacks.

Elsewhere on campus, the owner of a 27-speed Raleigh bicycle was left without a ride after his bike was stolen from Saugeen-Maitland Hall. The theft marks the third time a bike has been stolen on campus over the past two weeks.

On Sept. 23, a car was damaged in the Bayfield parking lot at 4:17 a.m. Police are now searching for a suspect who witnesses say sped away from the scene in a gold-coloured van.

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