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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bail Hearing Scheduled For Credit Card Scammers

Two Toronto men who used fake credit cards at stores in the province will be appearing in court tomorrow for their bail hearing. 

RCMP say they stopped their vehicle after they allegedly tried to buy gift cards with their counterfeit credit cards. Police seized the fake cards, along with gift cards and different kinds of electronic equipment. 

Both Li Yi, who is 31-years-old, and Pyuan Guan, who is 21-years-old, were arrested and charged with fraud. They're scheduled to appear at Moncton Provincial Court at 9:30 Monday morning.

Yi and Guan may have also used the counterfeit credit cards at stores in Nova Scotia.

West Siders Warned To Leave Patrolling To Police

A community group on the West Side is planning to protect their neighbourhood playground, which they say has become a magnet for rowdy teens and obnoxious behaviour. But Sergeant David Hartley Brown tells CHSJ News the so called Red Shirts need to be careful not to put themselves at risk as they patrol the play area.

Hartley Brown says they need to be aware of what kind of scenarios they could be facing and while he appreciates the concerns about crime and drugs near the playground, it's important to get police involved instead of taking matters into your own hands.

On Saturday, the Red Shirts held a playground party to kick off the initiative and send a message to the criminal element that they'd better stay out.

Two Two-Vehicle Collisions

The Harbour Bridge and Loch Lomond Road were the scenes of two separate car collisions. 

Everyone involved in a two-vehicle crash on the Harbour Bridge walked away unhurt, but platoon chief Joe Armstrong says that traffic on the bridge slowed to a crawl as emergency crews responded. He says that the second crash they responded to on 665 Loch Lomond Road also involved two vehicles, and nobody was hurt. 

In both collisions, small amounts of motor vehicle fluid spilled onto the street.