Fabio Costante Windsor

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fires in Sandwich Towne

Below is an email sent to me from a west-end resident: 

Windsor firefighters were kept busy overnight responding to multiple fires in the Sandwich area.
Firefighters responded for reports of an abandoned house fully engulfed in flames on Windsor’s west side, around 1am Saturday morning.

Crews arrived on scene near the corner of Brock and Edison streets and found a boarded up home — one of many homes owned by the Ambassador Bridge — with fire on the second floor and smoke drifting across the neighbourhood.

The fire was quickly put out. The fire caused $5000 in damage. 

Minutes later, firefighters were called to the intersection of Peter and Chippewa for a couch on fire.
Then around 3:50am, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Peter Street for a garage on fire. Fire crews arrived and found the garage in an alley shared with Queen Street fully engulfed in flames. The fire caused a bit of damage to a neighbouring house. Police were immediately called. Damage is $20,000. 

It’s unknown at this time if the three incidents are related, however Windsor Police are investigating, and all three are considered to be acts of arson. No one was injured in any of the incidents. Damage is extensive.

Source: West-end Resident 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Neighbourhood Watch Organizers

Below is an email I received today from a west-end resident: 

"hi fabio...could you please post this information please?  There are some new people in charge of the "neighbourhood watch windsor program" now, anyone interrested in getting a neighbourhood watch program started on their street can get in touch with these people by calling 519-945-5500 at ext.232. "HELP STOP THE CRIME" thank you very much !!!   signed the "neighbourhood watch" on the 100 and 200 blocks of mcewan avenue."

Source: West-end Resident 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Car Window Shattered - 1300 block of Partington

An email I received from a resident on Partington: 

"11:45pm Sat. May 26,2012. , someone chucked a corner piece of cinder block at my windshield (breaking it), on my van , while parked in our driveway , @ 1300 block of Partington Ave, corner of Partington & Pelletier.

One person was heard running away in the direction of Rankin/Askin areas."

Source:  West-end Resident 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friends For Atkinson Hosting Several Events

The Friends for Atkinson group is hosting several events.  For those who may not know, Atkinson Park is located on Wyandotte and Bridge.  The events include:  

June 9   Yard Sale in soccer field at Atkinson Park from 10 until 3
            Vendors are wanted and can contact Marilyn Woodison at 519-254-8624 re cost for 20'x20' space
June 9   Skateboard competition at Atkinson Park from noon until 3
            Will advise to cost, prizes, etc. end of this week
June 25  Swim and enjoy BBQ at Atkinson Park prior to fireworks
             Rec swim $1 from 6 to 8  
             BBQ - hot dogs, water, chips available for small fee - proceeds toward providing swimming lessons for children of working poor
             5 p.m. - ?

Source:  Friends for Atkinson Committee 

Stolen Vacuum

Someone stole a vacuum cleaner that was left to dry up on University and Campbell.  

Source:  West-end Resident 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Car Break In on Vercheres and Randolph

There was a car break-in a few days ago at the corner of Vercheres and Randolph.

Source:  West-end Resident

Stolen Bike on Bloomfield

Post from west-end resident: 

"My son's red & black Raider adult sized bike was stolen last night from our back yard on Bloomfield Road. Major crime?
No. But it sure is to Him! It's not the first bike to be stolen from here, so it doesn't surprise me. I just wanted to drop a line to give a  heads up to the rest of the people in the neighbourhood and to remind them to lock their bikes up.

Thanks for caring about the area!"

Source: West-end Resident

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Friends of the Court, Mackenzie Hall


Below is an email from Gloria Jung on behalf of Friends of the Court, Mackenzie Hall.  If you would like to see the flyer for the fundraiser, please email me and I will send you the corresponding flyer in pdf format.  I unfortunately cannot post pdf documents to the blog...or at least I do not know how to at this point.

The Friends of The Court proudly presents a unique Spring fundraiser~ 

The British Artiques Roadshow
Mackenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor Ontario
Saturday May 19, 2012
10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Appraisals by appointment only.

Cost: $15.00 per item or $40.00 for 3 items. 

"Discover the value in your attic with an expert appraisal"

For further information or to book your appointment contact 

Kelly 226.347.4670 or Toni 226.347.4250 between 6 and 9 pm Monday-Friday
or email at any time artiques.roadshow@gmail.com

Please help us promote the event by forwarding the flyer and information to people who would be interested in supporting us. 

Hope to see you at Mackenzie Hall on May 19.

Gloria Jung
The Friends of the Court, Mackenzie Hall

Business Developments

Below is an email I received from a west-end resident regarding business developments in the area... 

On the other good news file, there is now a sign at the closed KFC on Huron Church confirming that Dixie Lee Chicken is coming to the site. Dixie Lee is big in Ridgetown, not sure of elsewhere, but it will be nice to see an abandoned building brought back to life.

Of course Columbia Sports outlet store in now closed. Apparently the company did not want to renew the lease at that location and may be back at another location.

And, further down Huron Church, the finishing touches are taking place on Fred's Farm Market, it will be open in a few weeks I believe.

Source:  West-end Resident

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Drug Bust - 1000 Block of McEwan

Windsor Police have two men in custody facing drug related charges after the execution of a search warrant on the city’s west side early this morning.
The Windsor Police Drugs and Guns Unit with the assistance of the Emergency Services Unit attended a residence located at 1035 McEwan Avenue with a search warrant. As the officers approached the home, they saw a man seated in a vehicle parked in the driveway on the property and immediately arrested the man without incident. A search of the man revealed a small quantity of heroine and cash. Police also searched the vehicle where they located a small quantity of crack cocaine and some cash. All the items were seized.
Police then entered the residence and arrested a second male without incident. Upon searching the home, officers located and seized a quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine and cash. They also seized equipment consistent with drug trafficking.
The value of the seized drugs totaled approximately $6500.
Tylor Wilson aged 20 years of Toronto is charged with 4 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Maxwell Adubofour aged 21 years of Windsor is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Source:  Windsorite Dot Ca