Newsbrief – October 2, 2020

BUS SHELTERS VANDALIZED – Brantford Police are investigating after several bus shelters were shot and shattered. Police say ten bus shelters at various locations throughout the city were vandalized. It appears as though the shelter glass was shattered by discharging a weapon believed to be a BB-gun. The damage incurred to each of the bus shelters is estimated at $2,000 per shelter to repair.

FATHER OF NEWBORN STABBED TO DEATH IN HAMILTON – Police are searching for a suspect after the 34-year-old father of a newborn baby was stabbed to death outside his Hamilton home late Thursday night.

The victim, identified by police as Michael Gallo, was found suffering from stab wounds in the backyard of his home in the area of Main Street and Haddon Avenue at around 10 PM.

According to investigators, Gallo had been running errands in the area and had just returned to his residence when he was stabbed. Police said he was alone suffering from critical injuries in his backyard when he was discovered by his fiancé, who was inside with other people at the time. Despite life-saving efforts by both civilians and paramedics, Gallo was pronounced dead in the hospital a short time later.

NORFOLK CHRISTMAS HAMPER REGISTRATION OPENS – Registration is officially underway for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper Program in Norfolk County. The program helps families and individuals who may need assistance during the holiday season.

About 650 hampers are distributed each year, and the call is going out for donations. Gift Cards, money, and toys are needed. The program is held to provide Norfolk families with enough resources to cook a Christmas dinner and give some gifts to the children in the households. Registration for the hampers opened on Thursday morning.

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