It is unfortunate that we must inform you that the Peel Police have issued a media statement regarding the arrest of a former Mississauga Dance Studio Franchisee for a sexual assault involving a young girl who was at the time aged 14 – 17. Please be aware that the suspect has been arrested. It is important to remember that this does not mean they are guilty. However we thought it was important for you to read the Peel Police Media statement and to discuss this with your children if appropriate. The police are requesting that anyone with additional information on this matter, or who may have been victimized by the suspect contact investigators with the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, Ext 3460. Anonymous tips can also be left with Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or though their website, www.PeelCrimeStoppers.ca.
Please view the original Peel Media Release on this topic by clicking: Former Mississauga Dance Studio Franchisee Arrested for Sexual Assault.
It is being reported in the Mississauga News that the Salvation Army has issued a warning to the residents of Mississauga regarding a door-to-door Santa Scam.
On Tuesday Nov. 17, 2009 complaints were received about a man dressed as Santa going door to door soliciting money donations for the church’s annual Christmas Holiday fund raising campaign. This man is NOT authorized to collect donations for the Salvation Army.
“It’s not good, is what it is,” said Capt. John Murray, who believes tough economic times are behind the scam.
“Desperate times, desperate measures … some (people) are trying to take advantage of people to put money into their own pockets,” he said.
It is important to remember that the Salvation Army does NOT go house to house. They do collect donations through a direct mail campaign, a Santa Schuffle Fun Run and the traditional Christmas Kettles located in Mississauga Malls and stores.
Donations are also accepted online at www.SalvationArmy.ca or at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800 725-2769)
We at Mississauga Kids find this crime to be especially despicable. Santa comes to your door and asks you for money for a good cause in front of the kids and you have to turn him away. We suggest you say something like: “Santa it is lovely to see you and we will be delighted to make a donation to the Salvation Army but we are going to do it online this year, or at the kettle at the Mall when we’re shopping for Aunt Betsy! Say good night to Santa kids you know he is very busy and has other people to visit.” Then call Peel Region Police to report the incident.
If you are looking for places to see the real Santa in Mississauga this year please check our website www.MississaugaKids.com.