Greater Sudbury Police are asking young snowmobilers to use extreme caution after an accident Sunday afternoon in Skead where two 13-year-old boys were seriously injured.
A snowmobile with two occupants was traveling north on East Bay Road in Skead. The snowmobile was being operated on the wrong side of the road on a curve when it collided head on with a southbound motor vehicle.
Both young teenagers on the snowmobile were thrown off the machine and both received serious injuries. One of the young persons had to be flown to Toronto for further treatment and both remain in hospital.
The occupants of the motor vehicle were not injured.
Officers from Greater Sudbury Police traffic management unit are continuing their investigation.
Man faces charges
An Oshawa-area man faces several charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle while the owner was clearing ice off his vehicle's windows in the early morning hours Sunday.
While allowing his vehicle to warm and clearing off the windows, the owner was shocked when an unknown man entered his vehicle and took off.
A Greater Sudbury Police officer observed the event and stopped the vehicle and apprehended the male suspect.
The man was charged with impaired driving as well as taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.
The accused claimed he was involved in a practical joke, even though he had never met the vehicle's owner.
The 28-year-old suspect was released and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Jan. 26.
Police are advising local citizens to be careful when clearing snow and ice from their vehicle windows.
Looking for suspects
Greater Sudbury Police are investigating a break and enter and assault complaint that occurred last week.
Last Thursday evening around 7:45 pm, two males, one armed with a pipe or club, forced their way into an apartment and assaulted a male visitor. The male victim suffered bruising, cuts and contusions, but did not require medical treatment.
Both suspects were seen fleeing on foot.
The first suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall, 140 pounds, dark hair in a ?mushroom? cut, wearing a red jacket with stripes (possibly yellow) near the shoulders. This male was armed with the pipe or club.
The second male is described as a white male, five foot eleven, 170 pounds, with short, brush cut hair.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 675-9171.
During the past month, there have been numerous thefts from vehicles parked in the upper level of the Rainbow Outlet Centre parking lot.
Thieves have been prying open back doors and reaching in until the door locks release. In some instances, windows have been shattered in the process.
Once inside, the culprits have been taking any items of value they can find.
Vehicle owners are urged to use extra caution and report any suspicious behaviour to police. Officers have and will continue to increase patrols in the area.