Three citizens were recognized recently at the Scugog Township Council meeting for helping Durham Regional Police safeguard members of our community.
Stephanie McLaren and Lindsey Chapman were driving towards Port Perry in the early morning hours when a vehicle, that was driving erratically, passed them. They followed the vehicle for several miles before witnessing it crash into the median where it was disabled. Stephanie and Lindsey were in constant communication with police and remained on scene to assist with the investigation. The driver was arrested and was found to have over twice the legal limit of alcohol in their system.
In the second incident, retired Toronto Police Constable Bill McKee was contacted by his neighbour when his elderly wife wandered off in the middle of a rainstorm. Bill immediately set out to search for the missing female and found she had fallen down an embankment near a ditch that was quickly filling with water. By the time police arrived, Bill had already helped the female back up to the roadway.
All three were presented with civilian recognition plaques by Staff Inspector Brian Fazackerley, Officer in Charge of North Division, and Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier for their help in keeping Durham Region a safe place in which to live, work and play. The ceremony took place at the beginning of the regular council meeting for the township.
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Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier and DRP S/Insp. Brian Fazackerley present Lindsey and Stephanie with their plaques (JPG file, 89.7K bytes)