Jukasa News Update Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Four arrested after man held captive for days
Brantford Police say four city residents have been charged after a 26 year old man was abducted and later assaulted.
The man was apprehended by two males and held captive at a Peel Street residence for four days.
Police said the man was beaten and threatened because of a debt owed to the assailants.
On Sunday the man fled the residence and sought police. He did not require medical help. Police later executed a search warrant and arrested Matthew Joseph Lynch and Chad Joseph Lyle on a long list of charges including kidnapping, extortion and assault with a weapon.
Two additional accused; Zachary William Stacey and Sapphire Starr Harpell were also arrested and charged with forcible confinement.
All four were held by police for a bail hearing.
Sex offender escapes Kingston facility
A serial rapist who attacked women in the Six Nations and Brantford area has fled a correctional facility in Kingston.
Police said David Maracle walked away from the Henry Trail Correctional Facility in Kingston at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Maracle has an extensive criminal history with convictions that include break and enter, assault, kidnapping and sexual assaults.
Police say Maracle completed his sentence in October 2015 but is under a long-term supervision order for high risk offenders to be supervised for up to 10 years after their sentence expires.
Police released a recent photo of Maracle and are asking anyone who may have seen Maracle call 911 immediately.
Indigenous groups fear Trump will push pipelines through
US President Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer had some inflammatory comments about the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline Monday, insinuating the Trump administration would work to see the projects go through.
The comments raised concerns among indigenous groups that the Trump administration may be making an effort to halt environmental studies looking into the risks of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Officials for the Indigenous Environmental Network said the White House comments have not changed the outcome of the pipeline’s completion and say the project is at a standstill pending and environmental impact study to drill beneath the Missouri River.
GRCA says melt makes watershed levels risky to children, pets
The Grand River Conservation Authority says moderate melting temperatures combined with residual snow in the north end of the watershed are keeping water levels high all along the Grand River.
Officials are urging the public to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies — and say parents should keep children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which may be weakened as a result of the melt.
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