Homecoming gatherings across southern ON lead to calls to first responders, tickets, charges

Large homecoming celebrations and student parties in London, Waterloo, and Guelph saw large homecoming weekend gatherings that included calls to first responders and charges being laid. In London, paramedics received 76 calls for service over a 24-hour period and 28 people were sent to the hospital. Over 100 tickets were issued by bylaw officers and London’s police chief noted that some revellers participated in “reckless acts” such as pelting officers with beer cans and jumping from hydro poles. In Waterloo, police laid 183 charges, mostly for infractions under the Liquor Licence Control Act, and made 11 arrests for charges such as mischief and assault. In Guelph, officers responded to over three dozen noise complaints, and a man was charged after discharging bear spray into a large unsanctioned gathering on Chancellor’s Way. London Free Press| CBC (1)| CBC (2)| City News (Waterloo)| CTV News| Guelph Today Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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