Fanshawe party-goers face 300 more charges

Police laid an additional 300 charges over the weekend as students and non-students continue to bring mayhem to the community surrounding London’s Fanshawe College.

These charges are in addition to over 290 charges last week. (Read our coverage here.)

The most serious incident of the weekend occurred overnight Saturday morning when a witness reported a cat being severely kicked by a drunk male. The cat’s injuries were so severe that Animal Control had to euthanize the animal. A 19-year-old man, Jeffrey Kloosterboer, of Flesherton is charged in the incident. Kloosterboer is not a student at Fanshawe College.

In a separate incident, a plainclothes police officer required back-up after being assaulted while patrolling the area surrounding Fanshawe College.

In an incredibly vague statement posted on its website, Fanshawe College said, “A number of strategies were identified during summer meetings and additional strategies have been implemented as the result of incidents.”

The trouble started last week as parties got out of control, leading to a number of piles of garbage left from students unpacking were lit on fire. The fire department was called at least six times.

To add insult to injury, people pelted the fire department with beer bottles in an attempt to prevent the dousing of fires. The* London Free Press *reported Wednesday that a fire fuelled by old furniture was so intense, the city had to replace damaged pavement.

Police will be continuing to patrol the areas surrounding the both the college and the University of Western Ontario in force as they attempt to gain control of the area.