Winter cold to stop flashers: shrinkage
By Laura Katsirdakis
The past week brought warmer weather and with it, more flashers.
On Nov. 19, a female was startled by a nude white male, 40
to 45 years old, about five feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds.
He called out to her and when she saw him in the bushes he
ran away, said Const. Tracy Swyfton of the London Police Department.
The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on the path that connects
to the practice field of Huron Flats.
The flasher was not the same individual who committed indecent
acts on campus several times this year, confirmed Elgin Austen,
spokesperson for the Campus Community Police Service. Police
advise people to be aware of such incidents and avoid walking
alone on campus paths. Don’t worry too much; colder weather
brings the most trustworthy deterrent to flashers everywhere:
If you heard a big crash near the Richmond gates this past
Saturday, you may have also heard a greedy groan from nearby
insurance companies. A BMW travelling south on Richmond St.
made a fast, wide right turn into the main gates and struck
two cars, Austen said. It crashed into an Audi, which was pushed
into another car, he said.
Both the BMW and the Audi sustained extensive damage and the
BMW driver was charged with careless driving, Austen noted. “The
driver was completely out of control.”
A break and enter at an off campus student residence is a
reminder to be careful around the Christmas break, Swyfton
said. When leaving for the holidays, it is important to remember
to lock all doors and windows, and record serial numbers of
all property. “There is very little chance you’ll
get [stolen] property back if you don’t have the serial
number,” she said.