London, Ont., man, 35, charged in alleged downtown hotel break-in, unrelated robbery

A London, Ont., man is facing charges in connection with an alleged break-in Thursday at a downtown hotel, as well as an alleged, unrelated robbery several hours later, police said.

Officers said they were called to London Extended Stay at 362 Dundas St., near Dundas and Waterloo streets, around 9:10 a.m. for a report of an overnight break and enter.

Investigators determined the suspect had entered the vacant hotel sometime early that morning, flooding the building’s boiler room in the process.

“Video surveillance was obtained, and officers identified the suspect, however, he was not located at that time,” police said in a statement.

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2 London police officers involved in crash en route to weapons call

London police say two officers were involved in a motor vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon while responding to a weapons call in the area of Bonaventure Drive and Moreau Crescent.

Officers were called out to the area shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday but police say no weapons were found at the scene and “no individual was harmed or threatened with the reported weapon.” Police add there is no concern for public safety in relation to the incident.

Police noted, however, that while en route to the scene, two officers were involved in a crash.

Police did not provide further details about the crash but said that there were “no serious injuries” and that police were taken to hospital as a precaution.

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