Al­leged vic­tim ar­rested for on­line threats

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS -

An 18-year-old fe­male Sar­nia high school student is charged after po­lice say a so­cial me­dia ac­count was made un­der a teenage boy’s name and used to threaten four other girls and their fam­i­lies. The ac­cused, Sar­nia po­lice say, ini­tially said she too had been a tar­get of the on­line threats. She is charged with ut­ter­ing death threats, pub­lic mis­chief and iden­tity fraud, po­lice say. Po­lice say a teenager cre­ated a so­cial me­dia ac­count and used to im­per­son­ate a male class­mate and send vi­o­lent mes­sages. The boy “suf­fered hard­ship” be­cause

Po­lice seek wit­nesses

Sar­nia po­lice are seek­ing wit­nesses to an in­ci­dent Fri­day where a man is al­leged to have tried to get into the pas­sen­ger door of a ve­hi­cle be­ing driven by a woman. A woman driv­ing a red Chevy was stopped at a red light at the cor­ner of Wilt­shire Drive and Mur­phy Road when a man al­legdly attempted to open the

oth­ers as­sumed he in­deed was the per­son mak­ing the threats, po­lice say. “Even though so­cial me­dia is a very use­ful tool it, like any tool, can be used to harm oth­ers and the prob­lems that can be caused may have sig­nif­i­cant con­se­quences,” po­lice said in a state­ment. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues and po­lice have asked that any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent con­tact Det. Kent Jamieson, ext. 6221, or Det. Tyler Cal­lan­der, ext. 6193, at 519-344-8861, or to Sar­ni­aLambton Crime Stop­pers. pas­sen­ger door, po­lice said in a news re­lease. Po­lice said the woman was able to drive away. The man is de­scribed as be­tween the ages of 20 to 30, with a white com­plex­ion and wear­ing a navy hoodie and other dark cloth­ing. Any­one who saw the in­ci­dent is be­ing asked to con­tact Const. Mike How­ell at 519-344-8861 ext. 6206, or Crime Stop­pers.

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