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July 14, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published July 14

ONTARIO

Police officer rescued from river

A Niagara Parks Police officer was taken to hospital as a precaution after running into difficulty during a training exercise in the Niagara River on Saturday.

Insp. Paul Forcier said the officer "took in water" during an exercise designed to simulate a swift water rescue.

The officer was wearing a personal flotation device and was able get out of the water with the assistance of fellow officers.

"He is doing well, alert and responsive," Forcier said. 

Forcier said the incident highlights the importance of conducting training exercises for emergency response personnel.

"It is an unfortunate reality that these things sometimes happen, even in training, and it is a testament to the dangers in this naturally hazardous swift water environment," he said.

The officer was transported to the Whirlpool Jet Boats dock at Queenston and then taken by ambulance to hospital.

— Niagara Falls, Ont., Review

 

PENDLETON

Dirt bikes, gear taken from truck

A Tonawanda Creek Road man told sheriff's deputies Sunday that sometime between 3 and 10 a.m. someone took two dirt bikes and two bags of gear from the rear of his truck.

The resident said he arrived home about midnight and backed his truck in front of his home and his son put wheel locks on both dirt bikes. 

The resident said he was awoken about 3 a.m. by a noise outside, looked out a window, saw that the dirt bikes were still there and went back to bed after a few minutes. The bikes were discovered missing about 10 a.m.

Deputies said it appeared the bikes were dragged away from the truck in an easterly direction. Deputies followed the trail left by the bikes and found a set of sneaker footprints in some mud but lost the trail of the bikes.

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