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              TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006

                                                                      A snapshot of personal, property and other crimes in Hamilton
Police blotter                                                        for the week Oct. 9-16 ✦ Compiled by Paul Morse








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1. Victoria North and Birge                   suspicious car with stolen plates and               rush out the door. Sounds of a lawn                                                    three-year-old grandson from day               18. Greendale and Garrow
                                              find three grams of amphetamines.                   chair being smashed in frustration on a                                                care.
  Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10:10 p.m. A           They charge a 46-year-old man with                  balcony lead police to the apartment                                                                                                    Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Firefighters
homeowner about to arm his residen-           stealing the car from a dealership.                 above, where they find an extremely                                                    13. Herkimer and MacDonald                     contain a blaze in a vacant townhouse
tial alarm finds an acquaintance in his                                                           high suspect and a dog that hadn’t had                                                                                                that destroys the unit’s second floor.
home. When the homeowner refuses a            6. York and Queen North                             a meal in a while.                                                                       Thursday, 11:45 p.m. A car driven the
request for money, the suspect assaults                                                                                                                                                  wrong way on Herkimer mounts the               19. Wilson and Halson
him and steals his wallet.                      Wednesday, 8:20 p.m. A man eating                 10. Holly and Grenfell                                                                 curb and plunges 10 metres down into
                                              with his family at a restaurant is at-                                                                                                     a ditch. A passenger is slightly injured,        Saturday, 1:10 a.m. Eight youth flee
2. Barton East and Strathearne                tacked when he goes out to his girl-                  Thursday, 1:15 p.m. Police find 152                                                  but cops says no booze is involved.            after three of them throw rocks at a
                                              friend’s car. Two baseball-bat-wield-               marijuana plants inside a home and                                                                                                    passing car on Wilson, shattering the
  Tuesday, overnight. A thief smashes         ing men smash the car’s windshield,                 charge the homeowner with cultiva-                                                     14. Barton East and Centennial                 windshield and denting the door and
a storefront window and steals base-          break the victim’s arm and steal the car            tion and possession for the purposes of                                                                                               hood.
ball caps, clothing and coins, then flees     when he flees back into the eatery.                 trafficking.                                                                             Thursday afternoon. A 40-year-old
in a white vehicle.                                                                                                                                                                      man is caught stuffing food into his           20. Burlington East and Mary
                                              7. Jones and South Service                          11. Sanford and King East                                                              knapsack at Food Basics.
3. Main West and Osler                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday 7 p.m. A heavy-set man in
                                                Wednesday, 11 p.m. Two 15-year-                     A highrise resident is mugged in the                                                 15. Golf Links and Kitty Murray                his 30s robs a variety store, fleeing in a
  Tuesday evening. When police spot           olds and two 17-year-olds are arrested              building’s foyer. A man walks up                                                                                                      white minivan with three dark stripes.
and try to block in a stolen car, the         after they drive by an observant police             behind the victim and grabs his wallet.                                                  Friday afternoon. A man tries to steal
driver throws it into reverse and col-        officer who notices the car’s keyed                                                                                                        two bottles of booze from the Mead-            21. Upper James and Jamestown
lides with a police cruiser, doing            ignition missing. It’s later found on the           12. Fennell East and Upper                                                             owlands LCBO. When he’s stopped, he
$2,500 damage. The suspect is taken to        car’s floor.                                                                                                                               pulls out a syringe and threatens to stab        Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Two thieves rip
hospital with air bag injuries, after he                                                          Wentworth                                                                              staff with it. He flees, leaving the booze     the back door off a jewellery store by
floors it to get away, but slams into a       8. Berry Hill and Dundas East                         Thursday, 1 p.m. Store security                                                      behind.                                        bashing out the hinges, smash display
tree instead.                                                                                     arrest a woman for shoplifting and find                                                                                               cases and grab $5,000 worth of low-
                                                Wednesday, 4:01 p.m. A frantic                    three rolls of wallpaper and a bag of                                                  16. Centre Road in Waterdown                   end jewellery. Both wear balaclavas to
4. Barton East and Cheever                    woman flags down police heading to                  chimes in her purse, along with a blue                                                                                                thwart security cameras. Police say the
                                              another call. She tells them her neigh-             dress under her sweater. She asks to go                                                  Friday, 2 p.m. A man enters a gener-         theft takes less than one minute.
  Tuesday, 4:09 p.m. A speeding male          bour’s dog is drowning in her pool. Of-             to the bathroom, where she tries to                                                    al store, sprays an irritant into the
driver tries to pass in the right lane, but   ficers drag a snarly 100-pound                      flush a pair of pants down the toilet.                                                 female clerk’s face and steals money           22. Rock Chapel and Dundas
loses control when he hits a curb and a       Labrador retriever, which had become                She goes into medical distress when                                                    from the cash before fleeing.
parking meter. The 20-year-old is             entangled in a solar blanket, to safety.            the police arrive, and is taken to hospi-                                                                                               Monday, 4: 30 a.m. Police chase two
charged with careless driving after he                                                            tal where she is quickly released. She                                                 17. Garth and Limeridge                        cars street racing at over 140 km/h.
slams into a building.                        9. Upper Gage and Muir                              returns to the store to pick up her                                                                                                   Cops terminate the chase when a grey
                                                                                                  belongings, and goes into distress                                                       Friday, 2:24 p.m. A 26-year-old male         Chevrolet Cavalier turns off its lights.
5. Barton East and Lottridge                    Thursday, 2 p.m. Cops probing an                  again when police are called. She is re-                                               pedestrian is struck by a car. His in-         The stolen car is found abandoned at
                                              apartment break-in find the crack                   leased on a promise to appear in court                                                 juries are thought at first to be serious,     the Dundas Golf and Country Club
  Tuesday evening. Police search a            stash and pipe a thief dropped in his               when she reveals she must pick up her                                                  but are later downgraded to minor.             hours later.

Law targets date rape                                                                                                                                                                    Prostitute s DNA
Bar patron could carry
drink into hall, restroom
                                               Rape drugs 101
                                                  Main drugs: Ketamine or “Special
                                                                                                    The symptoms of being drugged,
                                                                                                  which can include dizziness, fatigue,
                                                                                                  slurred speech, trouble walking and
                                                                                                  sometimes memory loss, can make it
                                                                                                                                                                                         found on condom
             BY DANA BROWN
                                               K”; Gammahydroxybutyrate or GHB or
                                               “Liquid Ecstasy”; Rohypnol or
                                                                                                  difficult for victims to tell if some-
                                                                                                  thing’s happened to them. Many just
                                                                                                                                                                                         Skin cells also under murder victim s fingernails
                                                                                                  have a gut instinct something’s wrong,
Kristin thinks someone slipped some-
                                               “roofies” (not legal in Canada); Ecsta-            Warnke said.                                                                                       BY BARBARA BROWN                   admitted as fact that her DNA was on a
thing into her drink but she’s not sure.       sy or MDMA                                           In addition to being slipped much-                                                                                                  crack pipe police later found on the
   The 19-year-old McMaster student               Effects: The drugs affect the central           publicized drugs such as ketamine and                                                  Hamilton police arrested a 21-year-old         kitchen floor of Uiuiu’s apartment on
was at a bar in Toronto during the sum-        nervous system, but the way they af-               gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB), vic-                                                       prostitute for the fatal stabbing of a         Britannia Avenue.
mer when she began feeling dizzy and           fect an individual depends on several              tims are also being hit with stuff                                                     Romanian immigrant after her DNA                 Edward asked the DNA expert if it was
blacked out after just one drink.                                                                 straight out of the medicine cabinet,                                                  was identified as being under the dead         possible for the skin cells of one person
   “I have no other explanation for what       factors. Those include age, body size,             such as Gravol and cough syrup. In                                                     man’s fingernails and on a condom              to be deposited under the fingernails of
happened,” she said. “It’s never hap-          the amount of food eaten that day and              combination with alcohol, the every-                                                   removed from his body at autopsy.              another if that second individual had his
pened to me before.”                           the amount of the drug taken.                      day medications can impair a person’s                                                    Kirsten Bomberry, now 24, has                hands clutched tightly around the oth-
   It’s not uncommon for women who                Symptoms: They vary with each                   judgment and make them susceptible                                                     pleaded not guilty to the second-de-           er’s neck, choking the person.
have been slipped a drug to wonder if          drug, but can include fatigue, dizzi-              to an assault.                                                                         gree murder of Emil Uiuiu, 25, who
it’s really happened to them. Even                                                                  Kristin was lucky. After she blacked                                                 died from a single knife wound through
when they carry a drink all night — as         ness, loss of motion control, uncon-               out, she left the bar with a friend and                                                the heart in the early hours of May 21,         We know there has to be
Kristin did — there’s still the possibili-     sciousness and memory loss.                        got home safely. But the Sexual As-                                                    2004.
ty of something being dropped in.                 Protecting yourself: Always keep                sault/Domestic Violence Care Centre                                                      Alexandra Welsh, a forensic biologist        a degree of physical force.
   Yesterday, the Ontario government           an eye on your drink, notice when a                in Hamilton says the number of report-                                                 with the Centre of Forensic Sciences in
proposed changes to the Liquor Li-                                                                ed drug-facilitated sexual assaults has                                                Toronto, said foreign skin cells detect-        However, that physical
                                               friend is acting strange, and have a
cence Act, one of which will allow pa-                                                            been on the rise. In 2004, 18 per cent of                                              ed under the fingernails of Uiuiu’s right          force can be from a
trons to carry their drinks into hallways      plan to get home or to get help if                 the centre’s clients said they were vic-                                               hand, along with human cells collected
and washrooms in bars. The idea is that        needed.                                            tims of drug-facilitated sexual as-                                                    from the exterior of a condom by the              consenting or a non-
a drink kept in sight is a drink less like-                                                       saults. In 2005, that number rose to                                                   forensic pathologist who conducted
ly to be tampered with.                       thinking they ultimately have control               24 per cent. So far this year, 20 per cent                                             the post-mortem examination gener-             consenting form of force.
   Krista Warnke, public education co-        over whether or not they’re drugged.                of the centre’s clients have reported a                                                ated the same DNA profile of a then-
ordinator for the Sexual Assault Cen-           “My initial thought is that whatever              sexual assault facilitated by drugs.                                                   unknown woman.                                    ALEXANDRA WELSH
tre, said the step is a move in the right     additional options we give women is                 dbrown@thespec.com                                                                       Hamilton police were then able to
direction, as long as people don’t begin      good.”                                              905-526-4629                                                                           enter that unidentified profile into
                                                                                                                                                                                         Canada’s national DNA data bank. The
                                                                                                                                                                                         computer produced a hit for Kirsten              “We know there has to be a degree of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Gail Bomberry, a young sex trade               physical force,” replied Welsh. “How-
Bus discount possible for Health Sciences staff                                                                                                                                          worker known to local police.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Armed with that information, homi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ever, that physical force can be from a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        consenting or a non-consenting form
Council’s public works committee is           provincial gas tax revenue, and HHS                 signs or other actions to make Mud                                                     cide investigators applied for a judge’s       of force.”
inviting the 10,000 employees of              would pay almost $80,000 to subsidize               Street safer, especially until the Red                                                 authorization to obtain a sample of              Neighbours who lived in the same
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)                the passes. The steering committee also             Hill Valley Parkway opens, when truck                                                  Bomberry’s DNA.                                apartment house as Uiuiu have testi-
aboard Hamilton Street Railway buses.         wants council next year to consider in-             traffic is expected to drop.                                                             Welsh was then able to match                 fied they were awakened by arguing
  The committee wants council to ap-          creasing the taxi scrip subsidy for people            Bruckler told fellow members of                                                      Bomberry’s known DNA profile not               and the sounds of a woman whimper-
prove a pilot program that would let          with disabilities. The boost to 60 per              council’s public works committee yes-                                                  only to the skin cells found under             ing at approximately 2 a.m.
250 hospital workers buy discounted           cent from 40 per cent would let those               terday he wanted the speed limit re-                                                   Uiuiu’s fingernails and on the condom,           At 3:45 a.m., a passerby found his
bus passes starting in January. At least      eligible pay $32 for $80 worth of service.          duced between Winterberry Drive and                                                    but to a strand of long, straight, dark        body slumped forward in the driver’s
half would have to give up their parking                                                          Upper Centennial Parkway. Pearson                                                      brown hair collected by crime scene            seat of a Mazda that had mounted a curb
passes to participate.
  Under the plan proposed by the gas-
                                              Slowing Mud Street                                  called for signs warning of a lane
                                                                                                  reduction at Winterberry.
                                                                                                                                                                                         investigators from the floor of the pas-
                                                                                                                                                                                         senger-side of the vehicle in which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on Dunsmure Road near Ivon Avenue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The car had come to rest on the sidewalk
tax transit master plan steering com-         STONEY CREEK ✦ City councillors                       Staff plan to post signs asking                                                      Uiuiu died.                                    with its lights on and engine running.
mittee, the city would contribute almost      Phil Bruckler and Maria Pearson want                truckers not to use noisy engine brakes.                                                 Bomberry’s defence lawyers, Kim              bbrown@thespec.com
$40,000       from     its   share    of      staff to look at reducing speeds, adding            The Hamilton Spectator                                                                 Edward and Rhonda Fawcett, have also           905-526-3494

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