Warm weather brings rowdiness, drunks
By Dan Perry
Campus Community Police Service director Elgin Austen said
it all in describing this past week’s on-campus debauchery: “lots
of mischief kinds of things.”
Austen reported a large number of calls that required the
Student Emergency Response Team. “Intoxicated students,” he
said. “We had some falls, sickness and injuries.
“As soon as the warm weather starts, we start seeing
these kinds of things,” he added.
Two males were reportedly seen kicking in the windows of a
bus stop near Elgin Hall and throwing things at cars this weekend. “Most
incidents of mischief and rowdiness have to do with excessive
drinking and young people who can’t handle it,” Austen
CCPS did lay a few drinking charges this weekend, as well
as one for drug trafficking. Austen also noted that there was
some vandalism of signs near Saugeen-Maitland Hall.
“Again, I think it should also be noted, with the number
of young persons we have here [at Western], 99 per cent are
good. We only have problems with a few,” Austen said.
Despite the good spirit of most Mustangs, Austen also pointed
to a theft of a work of art. “Somebody obviously thought
that they should take it. We’re trying to get it back.” The
painting was stolen from the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
Const. Paul Martin of the London Police Department reported
that a traffic blitz in school zones this week resulted in
83 charges, 52 of which were for speeding.
“As the warmer weather brings more and more pedestrian
and bicycle traffic to our streets, the London Police Service
is asking all motorists to be considerate of others using the
road, and drive co-operatively,” Martin said in a press