Current Conditions
7.6 C
Light Rain and Drizzle
Today's Forecast
7 C
Periods of rain
Sponsored by Highland Ford

News And Views




Shop Local

More Local

Search The Web

Google Search

Local News

Drinking on boardwalk reported, Preston arrested

Thursday, April 10, 2014   by: Staff



On April 9, 2014, police were approached by a concerned citizen regarding three adults drinking alcohol and yelling on the boardwalk by St. Mary’s River Drive.

Police did attend in the area and observed the accused Preston McLeod, age 31, of Cathcart Street in possession of alcohol and beer.

The accused is on court ordered conditions not to purchase or possess alcohol.

The accused was arrested for breach of probation X2, breach of a recognizance X2 and threatening death.

The accused will appear in bail court on April 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.


If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
Submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.
Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.
Message and data rates may apply.  Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use.
To read more city police news, please click here.


Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
mr.jack 4/10/2014 8:21:04 AM Report

are you kidding me. what a fool
Just Curious 4/10/2014 8:27:41 AM Report

Wonder why he was the only one charged ?? I understood 3 were involved ? Not nit-picking, just wondering..
Paddlenut 4/10/2014 8:42:50 AM Report

Because just drinking or having an open liquor container in public is not a criminal offence, its a provincial one, and you get a ticket, not a trip to the slammer.
Just Curious 4/10/2014 9:11:56 AM Report

OK, just wondered is all... Thanks..:).
soowat 4/10/2014 9:37:43 AM Report


I'm thinking that you weren't just wondering. Just Curious maybe,but not "Just wondering." Sorry couldn't resist
Just Curious 4/10/2014 9:39:37 AM Report

LOL...Good one, soowat.. Never thought about that...:).
Frio 4/10/2014 9:51:08 AM Report

The Soos self serve waterfront patio is now open for the season inspite of the long, cold, snowy, winter.
thumbs4208 4/10/2014 9:55:14 AM Report

need a drink that bad huh
Me Myself an I 4/10/2014 10:10:54 AM Report

This is something they need to crack down on period.
Bad Dawg 4/10/2014 10:37:13 AM Report

he will just get more time added to his bail conditions. our justice system is shameful.

we need a 3 strike rule like the states, not to a federal prison but a work farm growing vegetables and such. get them off drugs and teach them the habit of waking up and going to work.
ranny 4/10/2014 11:01:32 AM Report

Bad Dawg the idea nice and old school. But they'll just bring up human rights for the prisoners saying.. it's degrading and working is illegal because they're in prison to serve time and not work.
mallet 4/10/2014 11:10:50 AM Report

Bad Dawg...

Not being from this part of the world originally, but wasn't there a workfarm in the Burwash area before it became an army training ground... Haven't been round that way for many years but I seem to recall someone telling me that... maybe true, maybe not, but I think it would be a much better idea than having inmates sitting playing video games and watching TV all day, and perhaps getting a work ethic, Oh right that might infringe their rights... sorry forgot about that...
Great news 4/10/2014 11:24:40 AM Report

I feel that when proven guilty that they lose their "rights" under human rights and any other "rights" that law abiding people have. Lock them in a cell so they can think about their crime. NO PRIVILEDGES!!!!!!
MikeQ 4/10/2014 11:35:46 AM Report

Burwash was a farm-prison. The thing was open for 60ish years, and was pretty much self-sufficient, being built by the prisoners... all that considered, it was still shut down for being too costly to run. Figure that one out...probably more so due to location, but you're right about it being a farm/correctional centre. Closed in the mid 70s.
IgnorantNortherner 4/10/2014 12:54:51 PM Report

@Great news...being found guilty of what, exactly?

If I'm found guilty of drinking in public I should be sent off to a labour camp? lol

You think when someone breaches probation they should no longer be considered a human being?

You are truly insane...but a good slave.
Pakadeva 4/10/2014 1:02:10 PM Report

Bad Dawg & Great news
I agree! A farm gives people time to think while producing their own food. Why should our tax dollars carry the load of feeding criminals? Why is farming for their own food slavery? Should we ALL stop working now, commit a few crimes & freeload in prison for the rest of our days?
IgnorantNortherner 4/10/2014 1:23:31 PM Report

lol Paka you're insane too!

You can't see how holding someone against their will, forcing them to do something they don't want to do is slavery?!

If you don't want to feed criminals you are essentially saying anyone that commits a crime should get the death penalty, are you not?
Just Curious 4/10/2014 1:42:54 PM Report

Mallett; Had an uncle that spent 3 years in Burwash, actually enjoyed most of it. It was a self-contained world of it's own. My uncle learned to drive truck there, became a sewing machine mechanic, and learned to grow a hell of a garden. He was a farm employee with not much future when he was sent there and came out a productive member of society. The place was pretty much surrounded by bush and swamp and my uncle told me about a fellow that tried to escape(they had little in the way of fences). They found him 2 days later lost,hungry and almost eaten to death by blackflies and mosquitos. They should never have closed it down, just built more like it..:).
thumbs4208 4/10/2014 1:49:07 PM Report

maybe we should look at why people in the Soo need to drink so bad they have to take it to the streets
IgnorantNortherner 4/10/2014 1:57:55 PM Report

lol thumbs it was on the boardwalk with friends, not quite 'on the streets'

If it was a nice day I'd much prefer my drink on the boardwalk as opposed to on the couch in front of the tv or whatever.

Give me a ticket; I don't care. I don't see how I'm hurting anyone else provided I'm not drunk and obnoxious.

...maybe I've been to Vegas a few too many times...
pope29 4/10/2014 2:43:53 PM Report

Would ya'll like to see a picture of my cat?
Bad Dawg 4/10/2014 6:55:45 PM Report

Idiotnorherner..... He was not permitted to have alcohol!! We are allowed, so we won't be hauled off to jail, pay the ticket and its all good.

How many chances does someone need to get a hint that they can't drink?? I am dreading putting our future in the hands of these "little self entitled brats". Full time camp life is looking very promising..... with a micro brewery, of course!!
ti-guy 4/11/2014 12:18:27 AM Report

I guess the ignorant one is calling himself that because he doesn't read very well, or, he just likes to mouth off for the sake of mouthing off...who really knows?
Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
Advertising | Membership | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About | Contact Us | Feedback

Copyright ©2014 - All rights reserved