Pair arrested in beer robbery
A 61-year-old man carrying beer he'd just bought from an Elmwood vendor was followed, assaulted and robbed of his purchase early Saturday morning.
Luckily, the police were cruising nearby on an unrelated manner.
Police saw suspects fleeing and nabbed them in the vicinity of William Newton Avenue.
Rendall Francis, 22, is charged with robbery with violence and breach of probation. He was detained. A 28-year-old male also faces a charge of robbery with violence and was released.
Man charged in stabbings
POLICE have arrested a man accused of stabbing two males in the early hours of Feb. 21 in an establishment in the 100 block of Osborne Street.
The suspect approached two males, who are alleged to have been rude to several female patrons, and produced a knife. Two men were stabbed but their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Anthony Horn, 28, faces two counts of assault with a weapon and is being detained.
Arson force investigates fire
THE arson strike force is investigating a Tyndall Park house fire that occurred early Saturday morning.
The fire, reported at about 12:30 a.m., was in the 100 block of Avery Drive and resulted in minor injuries to one male, including smoke inhalation, and $100,000 in damage. The male did not have to be taken to hospital.
The fire started in an attached gazebo in the rear of the house.