Oncampus owl tangles with lacrosse net

This perturbed owl was photographed seconds after being rescued from a lacrosse net at Brock.Campus Security and the local humane society pulled a rescue effort this week when an owl got stuck in a piece of sports equipment.Two commissionaires were patrolling the Zone 2 parking lot around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon when they found a Great Horned Owl tangled in a lacrosse net, said Donna Moody, director of Campus Security.The Lincoln County Humane Society was called to help untangle the owl, who Campus Security staff have been referring to as Oliver.“We get regular calls about the wildlife we share our campus with,” Moody said. “We’ve had calls about coyotes, rats, cats and raccoons, but we’ve never had one about a Great Horned Owl.“It was nice that we were able to save him and send him home to his family.”The Great Horned Owl is one of Canada’s largest birds of prey, with female wingspans averaging about 1.2 metres.The owl is likely a Niagara native. One study showed that more than 90 per cent of nestlings moved less than 80 km from where they were born, says an entry at Hinterland Who’s Who, a site run by Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. read more

Two male sex workers robbed by 4 armed bandits – Police

…One arrested with stolen motorcyclePolice ranks on a mobile patrol on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Bourda Market responded to a report of an armed robbery committed on two male sex workers of their motorcycle and a cellular phone and arrested one of the suspects with the stolen motorcycle .This is according to the Police Public Relations Office and Press Officer – Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan who said that about 21:15hrs the sex workers were seated on their motorcycle at the corner of Croal Street and Orange Walk when they were suddenly pounced on by four armed males who arrived in a motorcar. The bandits then relieved the victims of their aforementioned valuables and escaped but not before they (sex workers) relieved one of the bandits of his  firearm and  “valiantly attempted to restrain them from escaping.”According to Ramlakhan, “during the commission of the crime, the victims engaged the armed suspects in a scuffle and were successful in disarming one of his weapon (a .32 pistol with 5 matching live rounds) and soon after handed same to the police.”The swift response by the police resulted in a 24-year-old suspect of no fixed place of abode being pursued and arrested on Camp Street with the victims’ motorcycle.Police say the suspect was positively identified by the sex workers and is cooperating with investigators as investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlleged bandit 19, killed in confrontation with police after Zeelugt robberyOctober 27, 2018In “Crime”Bandits who robbed 71-year-old man of monthly pension caught by PoliceFebruary 6, 2018In “Crime”Western Union cashier robbed at Bagotstown Mall by armed banditsJanuary 11, 2018In “Crime” read more