Damage to eagle’s nest prompts investigation: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry officers are hoping the public will have information on the destruction of a bald eagle nest on an island on Buckhorn Lake. The conservation officers were alerted on June 14 after a tip from the public that the tree holding the nest had been cut down. The MNRF says there is no sign of the eagles or their babies. The MNRF encourages anyone with information about the crime to call 1-877-847-7667 toll-free, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Stolen credit cards used: Two people are facing charges after credit and debit cards taken from a vehicle were used at a local store. City police say the cards were stolen from a vehicle on Donegal St. last Thursday, June 29. Police arrested Ronald Scott Smockum, 48, of no fixed address and Tracey Marie Chippendale, 46, of McDonnel St. at a McDonnel St. residence on Tuesday. Smockum is charged with use of credit card, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order. Chippendale faces charges for use of credit card and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Parking lot argument leads to charges: City police say an argument in a parking lot last month turned ugly. Police say a 50-year-old man hit a woman in her 40s during the argument. He was charged with assault and four counts of failing to comply with a probation order. His name was not released in order to protect the woman’s identity.