Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Easy day for police, DCFD rises to occasion, Big Becky

We got about four new inches of snow yesterday night and more today. I liked it better when it didn't snow past minus 10 in Niagara. So much for being too cold to snow...

This will make you laugh --- Does it get any easier for the police...

Dad's grow-op busted after baby dials 9-1-1
January 21, 2009

WHITE ROCK–A B.C. man probably wishes he had given his 11-month-old son a set of keys to play with instead of a phone, after the infant accidentally dialled 9-1-1 and brought police to dad's marijuana grow operation.

Mounties say a 9-1-1 call came in from a White Rock, B.C. residence Friday morning but whoever was on the other end of the line hung up.

Officers arrived at the residence and after numerous knocks on the door went unanswered, they entered the home.

"The gentleman was quite surprised," said White Rock RCMP Const. Janelle Canning.

She said the 29-year-old male, startled by the sudden sight of police, insisted he hadn't made the call.

When it was suggested a child might have dialled, the father objected and said his son was far too young.

That's when police spotted the baby boy, phone in hand.

"We saw him playing with the cordless phone and just pressing all the buttons, so evidently he had called 9-1-1," Canning said.

With that mystery solved, officers began inspecting the residence and soon discovered a 500-plant marijuana grow operation.

The father was arrested and will appear in court in early April on charges of production of a controlled substance and mischief.

The boy was removed from the home by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, though he was later released into his mother's custody.

The mother does not live in the residence and Canning says she had no idea what was going on at the home.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Did an article on the DC Fire-EMS service

For anyone who watched part of the Inauguration yesterday in Washington D.C., you might be asking yourself "logistically how did they handle the emergencies" Well, as expected, DC Fire-EMS did rose to the challenge. They even attended to a VIP Sen. Ted Kennedy. Most people who were treated had cold-weather issues. As Ryan pointed out (if you checked out his blog) Mr. Obama's daughter and even he himself were not wearing hats. Bush the Elder had a nice warm hat on. 

Has anyone heard any more news about Big Becky (OPG/STRABAG's Tunnel Boring Machine) It is slowly making it's way along under the city I suspect. But if you want to see what it looks like the Niagara Falls Review has an online photo gallery of it.

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