December 16, 2018

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Friday, December 14, 2018

** Ontario paramedic handed additional charges in November driving death


** A Peel Region, Ontario paramedic is facing additional charges in the death of car passenger Shawn Harpur, 27, on November 5th. That is the word from Global News (Ken Mann/December 13) which said Welland resident Aaron Dobbs, 22, has now also been charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. The sole previous tag was impaired driving causing death. According to the news site, police say Dobbs was off-duty and behind the wheel when his vehicle crashed into Lake Ontario near Edgemere Estates. Harpur died in the crash. A spokesman for the Peel Region Paramedics Union said Dobbs was a recent hire at the time of the incident. There is no word on any upcoming court date.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

** Kansas medic admits stealing drugs from ambulance service, replacing with saline


** Sentencing has been set for March 12th for a Mayetta, Kansas EMT who admitted stealing drugs from his ambulance service. KSNT (Mark Feuerborn/December 13) said Jackson County resident Colby W. VanWagoner, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday to taking the meds. According to the news site, VanWagoner removed morphine from both ambulance and office vials. He then replaced the drug with saline. He has been charged with obtaining a controlled substance by deception and making a false statement during an investigation. A plea deal will likely see him handed five years federal probation.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

** Former UK solicitor found guilty of sexually assaulting two female medics


** A former Leeds solicitor was handed an 8 month prison sentence suspended for two years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two female paramedics and locking them in his apartment. That is the word from The Yorkshire Evening Post (Tony Gardner/December 12) which said the June 25th incident played out with David Marriott calling EMS for an injured foot. Drunk and belligerent by the time the ambulance arrived, Marriott took a ride home from the pair after it was determined he did not need hospital transport. Once at his Cavendish Mews apartment, the medics helped him to his top floor flat. He then closed and locked the door, groping one of the women while the other was in the kitchen doing paperwork. When the female practitioner went to tell her partner of the assault, Marriott followed and assaulted the second woman as well. The women eventually escaped the locale. Marriott’s lawyer said his intoxication left little memory of the incident. Along with the above mentioned sentence, Marriott must do 200 hours community work and 30 days of an activity program.

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