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Less crime in '01

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 Greater Sudbury Police Service statistics show a continuing decrease in crime in 2001. Year-to-date figures indicate a 21.3 per cent decrease in break and enters for the period ending Nov.

See you in September

By Keith Lacey Even though he didn?t believe the accused?s version of events, Justice John Poupore acquitted a man charged with severely beating another man outside a Sudbury bar 18 months ago.

Long-term offender released

BY KEITH LACEY A Sudbury man who has spent the majority of his adult life behind bars will be released from jail within days. A judge has warned him itÂ?s time to straighten out his life or face the rest of his life in an institution.

"Shooting" case closed

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 The case of the mysterious gunshots in downtown Sudbury is least for now. Police issued a news release Tuesday saying the origin of a couple of loud bangs near the City Centre Mall on Friday Sept.

Buckle up

Officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service are being extremely vigilant and taking a no tolerance approach to people who are not wearing seat-belts.

Scam warning

Greater Sudbury Police have once again received a number of complaints about a scam that involves an offer from supposed Nigerian government officials to share in a substantial amount of American funds.

Thief gets jail for thefts from stores

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 A Sudbury man with dozens of convictions for stealing was given a one-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to ripping off three Sudbury retail stores between June and December of last year.

Lack of oxygen hastened death

By Keith Lacey Robert Smilanich, a cancer patient, was expected to die at any time. But an expert witness testified the cause of his death Jan. 27, 2001, was lack of air after being accidentally cut off from supplied oxygen in his hospital bed. Dr.

Flying gas illegally costs Belanger $7,500

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 Belanger Construction of Chelmsford was fined $7,500 Wednesday after pleading guilty to transporting dangerous goods by airplane in the Far North.

Kidnapper back in court

A convicted kidnapper who took a nine-year-old girl from her mother?s bed in 1996 will be back in court this week.