An driver from Ontario , Canada, who ran over a woman twice in a Walmart parking lot in this city last January has been fined $3,000.
Ontario Court Justice William Fitzgerald also gave 65-year-old Frank Reynolds a one-year driving licence suspension. He found Reynolds guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
Reynolds testified he did not know he had struck Joan Sherritt with his Chevrolet Tahoe thinking instead it was a chunk of ice in the tire well.
He also said he did not know Sherritt was underneath his SUV as he continued his left turn in front of the store, dragged her for a distance of 20 metres, and then drove backwards, running her over again.
“It seems to me that the operation of the vehicle in the manner I described constitutes a marked departure from a responsible, prudent driver,” said Fitzgerald in his decision.
The crash was captured on Walmart security video.
Sherritt told the court she suffered facial injuries, including four broken teeth, and is still in pain.
Missouri police said that they are searching for a man who they said claims to know women to trick them into giving him a hug.
St. Louis police said that the man has been approaching women at local Schnucks markets in recent days and claiming to know them from the “old neighborhood.”
He then claims it is his birthday and then asks for, and sometimes receives, a hug.
However, the man found that he had chosen the wrong target when a Fairview Heights, Ill., woman pulled out her cellphone and called police when he attempted his ruse on her.
The man was described as white in his 30s or 40s. He is believed to have a silver Nissan sedan.
A couple from suburban Chicago remain in jail after two of their five children were found blindfolded and bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot.
The parents from Northlake, Ill., are each charged with two counts of child abuse and five counts of child endangerment. The charges are felonies. The man also faces one count of obstruction.
Deborah and Adolfo Gomez, of west suburban Northlake, were arrested Wednesday on two counts of child abuse and five counts of endangering a child.
The children are aged five through 15. Police say the two youngest, ages 5 and 7, were found bound and blindfolded in the family’s Chevy Suburban SUV that had been parked in a Walmart parking lot since Monday. The vehicle had no license plates, according to police.
Police say the family was traveling to Arizona to see relatives when their SUV developed mechanical problems on I-70 and they stopped in Lawrence.
A customer called police from inside the store saying they saw a child in the parking lot with his arms tied behind him sitting next to a van.
The vehicle was surrounded by police while the mother was shopping inside the Walmart. They say the father resisted when they tried to enter the vehicle, and they used tasers to subdue him.
Authorities in Lawrence are making temporary arrangements for all five of the children, while the parents are held at the Douglas County jail.
As for any injuries, the police made no mention of any in their statement, the local paper reports that medics examined family members at the scene and no one was taken to a hospital.
Richard Boyle, 57, was on his way to a funeral in Western Canada when he picked a bad spot to grab some shut-eye.
Police found him napping in his car in the parking lot of the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Blind River, in northern Ontario and ended up arresting him.
Officers noticed the car at 1:30 a.m. and when they spoke to Boyle, he indicated he had stopped to get an hour’s sleep.
After checking, the cops found out that the pipefitter, who was working in southern Ontario, was on a recognizance that required him to remain in Alberta.
Judge Nathalie Gregson heard that the recognizance stemmed from drug-related charges in May 2010.
Boyle pleaded guilty to breach of the release document and was sentenced to one-day time served.
Defence lawyer Stacy Tijerina said the accused, who was going to Alberta for a family funeral, thought he had already dealt with the charges.
“If I’d known they were still outstanding, I wouldn’t have stopped at the OPP,” Boyle told the judge.
“My apologies to you and I’ll make my apologies to Calgary when I get there,” he said.
“It was a wake-up call to dot the Is and cross the Ts.’
A man roasting a raccoon in a Memphis, Tennessee parking lot on Monday led police to a meth lab that landed his brother in jail.
Officers found the man grilling the raccoon in the back parking lot of a midtown apartment complex. In addition to the cooking raccoon, he also had several large knives.
Investigators called in the department’s meth task force to help after they also discovered buckets of an unknown material. Police ended up arresting the man’s brother, 26-year-old Adam Eubank, after entering the apartment the two share.
Police say Eubank had purchased cold medicine used to manufacture methamphetamine nearly three dozen times in the past year. Eubank’s charged with promoting the manufacture of meth. He’s being held on $75,000 bond.