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Police blotter Bullet found at Delhi Public School

Police were summoned last week to Delhi Public School after a student turned a bullet over to staff.“While students were playing basketball, a live round of ammunition was located on the school grounds near the public entrance gate to the property,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The student immediately turned it over to their teacher.”Sanchuk added that the principal of the school – Paula-Sue Rasokas — made the decision to call police once the ammunition was brought to her attention.Norfolk OPP took possession of the ammunition and disposed of it in a safe manner.Anyone with information related to this situation is asked to contact the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.Theft, assault charges in DelhiAn 18-year-old Norfolk man was arrested last week after getting into an altercation at a Delhi grocery store.Norfolk OPP were summoned to Wilkinson’s Independent Grocer around 1 p.m. Wednesday.“A male attended the store and removed a quantity of merchandise,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“The male then became involved in a physical altercation with store employees. However, officers arrived and took the male into custody without incident.”During their investigation, police determined that the accused was a suspect in the theft of merchandise from another business nearby.The 18-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with assault and two counts of theft under $5,000.Cell phones stolen at gunpointCell phones were stolen at gunpoint from a business in Caledonia last week.The theft occurred at a store on Argyle Street North around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.Police report the suspect was handed a number of new cell phones. He fled south on Argyle Street North before turning east onto Caithness Street East.A witness told police the suspect got into the backseat of a red Kia Soul with tinted windows. A second witness reported seeing the vehicle in the area of Nairn Street and Orkney Street East. The vehicle reportedly headed north out of Caledonia on Argyle Street North.Police report the suspect is a black male approximately six feet tall. He is about 20 to 25 years old and has black hair. He was wearing a light-weight blue zippered jacket and aqua blue tapered jogging pants.Members of the OPP’s Emergency Response Team and canine unit attended the scene and scoured the area.Haldimand OPP ask motorists with dash cams who were in the area of Argyle Street North in Caledonia around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to volunteer their footage. They ask the same of anyone in the area who has a surveillance camera pointed in the direction of Argyle Street North.More information can be learned by calling the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or by calling Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477.Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. read more

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WalMart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case agrees to pay 81 million

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case, agrees to pay $81 million in fines by Paul Elias And Greg Risling, The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2013 3:07 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging and other problems.The retail giant entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanour counts of violating the Clean Water Act and another environmental law regulating pesticides. The fine also settled Environmental Protection Agency allegations.In Kansas City, Mo., the company pleaded guilty to improperly handling pesticides.The plea agreements ended a nearly decade-old investigation involving more than 20 prosecutors and 32 environmental groups that has cost Wal-Mart a total of $110 million.Court documents show illegal dumping occurred in 16 California counties from Del Norte to Orange between 2003 and 2005. Federal prosecutors said the company didn’t train its employees on how to handle and dispose hazardous materials at its stores.The result, prosecutors say, was that waste was tossed into trash bins or poured into sewer systems. The waste also was improperly taken to one of several product return centres throughout the U.S. without proper safety documentation, authorities said.In 2010, the company agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle similar allegations made by California authorities that led to the overhaul of its hazardous waste compliance program nationwide.“By improperly handling hazardous waste, pesticides and other materials in violation of federal laws, Wal-Mart put the public and the environment at risk and gained an unfair economic advantage over other companies,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department.Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said the company has fixed the problem and is “obviously happy that this is the final resolution.”She said employees are better trained on how to clean up, transport and dispose of dangerous products such as fertilizer that are spilled in a store or have packages damaged.Workers are armed with scanners that tell them whether a damaged package is considered to contain a hazardous material, she saidMoreno said the fines against Wall-Mart “will, in part, fund important environmental projects in the communities impacted by the violations and help prevent future harm to the environment.”The state investigation began eight years ago when a San Diego County health department employee saw a worker pouring bleach down a drain.In another instance, officials said a Solano County boy was found playing in a mound of fertilizer near the garden section of a Wal-Mart. The yellow-tinted powder contained ammonium sulfate, a chemical compound that causes irritation to eyes, skin and the respiratory tract.. read more