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Three removed from parkette for prohibited activity

Three persons were removed from a newly opened parkette in Oshawa for “engaging in prohibited activity”.

They were removed from Dr. Blake Parkette located at 95 Royal Street (south of Pinewood Centre).

“Officers from the Central East Division Downtown Initiative responded to a community complaint at the Dr. Blake Parkette,” said a tweet yesterday from the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS).

“Three parties were removed for engaging in prohibited activity,” said the tweet without providing further details.

“Let’s make the city parks safe for all,” it added.

The parkette was opened on June 10 in memory of Dr. Buxton George Blake, a long-time Oshawa resident until he passed away in 2018. Dr. Blake, the original founder of Pinewood Centre, dedicated his life to helping those with addiction and mental health challenges. In 2014, Dr. Blake received the Lifetime Achievement Award under the African Canadian Achievement Awards Program and was one of the original founders of Storytellers of Canada and founder of the Durham Folklore Storytellers.

Meanwhile police said the missing 15-year old teen from Whitby has been located safe.

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