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Pokemon Go player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey
First posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 08:14 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016 08:20 PM EDT
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- A "Pokemon Go" player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey.
Hackettstown police say the player notified a nearby business Wednesday that he had found the money at a Pokestop, where players can get free in-game items, like an egg that can hatch into a full monster. The player said he would turn the money over to police.
Around the same time, the person who lost the money reported it missing near the business. An officer went there, and an employee told the officer the money had been found.
After checking surveillance video, the officer located the player, who turned over the cash.
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Couple accused of leaving toddler son to play 'Pokemon Go'
First posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 04:52 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 01, 2016 05:04 PM EDT
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- An Arizona couple have been accused of leaving their 2-year-old son alone for up to 90 minutes to go play the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game, in a case that a local sheriff called "beyond comprehension."
Brent Daley, 27, and Brianna Daley, 25, were arrested after a neighbour found the boy crying outside the couple's home in a southeastern Phoenix suburb Thursday night, the Pinal County sheriff's office said Monday.
The child was barefoot and wearing a diaper and a T-shirt, authorities said.
The couple initially told deputies they went to buy gas but then said they had gone in search of virtual Pokemon creatures in their neighbourhood for about 90 minutes, the sheriff's office said.
The Daleys have been accused of child neglect and child endangerment, and their son has been turned over to the state's child-protection agency.
Sheriff Paul Babeu said his and other law enforcement agencies have warned people about personal safety while playing the smartphone game.
"But we never would have imagined that parents would abandon a child to play 'Pokemon Go,'" he said. "This goes beyond comprehension."
It was not known if the Daleys have attorneys who could comment on the allegations. There is no phone listing for their names, and they didn't immediately respond to Facebook messages.
Two undated booking photos provided by the Pima County Sheriff show Brent Daley, left, and Brianna Daley. The two are accused of leaving their 2-year-old son alone for up to 90 minutes to go play the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office say the two were arrested after a neighbour found the boy barefoot and crying outside the couple's home in a southeastern Phoenix suburb Thursday night. (Pima County Sheriff via AP)

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Pokemon No — at Toronto's ferry terminal
By Shawn Jeffords , Political Bureau Chief
First posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 06:28 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 06:40 PM EDT
Call it a Pokemon no-go.
Bureaucrats with the city’s parks department are working with the developer of the wildly popular game Pokemon GO to bar people from playing near the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. The city says the site is a federal port and the congestion caused by thousands of players who flock to the site daily is seriously impacting ferry service to and from Toronto Island.
“There’s a massive amount of congestion that is happening as a result,” said city spokesman Matthew Cutler. “The players are also congesting the areas in front of the ferries and we already have a significant challenge in terms of providing a clear and accessible ferry system for visitors.”
Cutler said the site is currently home to 10 Pokestops and gyms, a key feature of the game for players. They’ve contacted Pokemon Go developer, San Francisco-based Niantic, for help.
“At the end of the day, our goal is to remove the gyms and stops from that area so that the demand or pressure on that space isn’t so high,” he said.
But Culter said because of the surprising success of the game, it may take a long time to have the sites scrubbed from the game.
“The pace of this process isn’t as fast as perhaps some of us would like, but we’re working with them to move this forward,” he said.
Cutler said that overall, Pokemon Go has been a good thing for the city’s parks. With over 1,500 parks and public places, this is the first time the department has had any problems with people playing the game, he said.
“We have absolutely loved the impact of Pokemon Go on parks and public realms,” he said. “It’s gotten lot of people out into our parks that might not have otherwise be there. It’s been a really positive thing for us.”
Adrian Thomas and Caitlin Huynh are pictured playing Pokemon Go at Toronto's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. (ERNEST DOROSZUK, Toronto Sun)

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Players still catching Pokemon at ferry terminal
JACK BOLAND, Toronto Sun
First posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 04:31 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2016 05:41 PM EDT
“Catch ’em all” was still the mantra at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Sunday.
Pokemon Go players continue to be lured to the downtown ferry terminal even though the City of Toronto has tried to dissuade them from clogging up the tourist traffic.
Hordes of players have descended on the area — declared a federal port — leaving loads of debris and congesting the area while searching for rare characters like Ditto, Areodactyl, Dragonair and Lapras.
While the area was not as packed as it has been in past days, there were dozens of people playing the popular augmented reality game on Sunday afternoon.
Jason Melo and his buddy, Manuel Tanto — both of Toronto — were among them, sitting in the shade of trees, swiping their phone screens.
They explained there were five lures in the area — but Canada’s Wonderland was a much bigger draw with at least 40 lures set up in the area.
Other Pokemon players could be seen walking along the paths, standing under the trees and occupying park benches.
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City officials ponder Pokemon Go crowding problem
By Shawn Jeffords , Political Bureau Chief
First posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 08:37 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016 08:44 PM EDT
City officials will meet Tuesday to tackle crowding issues at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal which are caused by those playing the wildly popular Pokemon Go.
Large crowds continue to clog the space around the terminal as the city waits for the San Francisco-based developer to address the issue.
In the meantime, staff might have to figure out other options, said Matthew Culter, spokesman for the city’s parks and recreation department.
“We’re re-grouping (Tuesday) down at the ferry terminal to review,” he said. “We’re just trying to understand where we’re at right now and what our next steps are.”
Over the weekend, players continued to gather at the terminal in large numbers in search of Pokemon. The city last week said it was working with the developer of Pokemon Go to delete a series of sites in the game which drew players to the terminal location.
Cutler said members of the operations team that runs the terminal, city maintenance and cleaning staff, and senior parks officials will take part in the meeting.
“At this stage we’re still pursuing a compromise solution with the developer that could see us potentially moving those locations or finding a way to continue game play in the waterfront area that would not have an impact on our services,” he said.
Cutler stressed that city staff are not blaming the “Pokemon Go community” and added that players even pitched in to clean up the park near the terminal on Saturday.
“The parks are meant to be used,” he said. “It’s not any player’s fault that 10 beacons were dropped in one location that just happens to be a high security and high traffic area for us.”
Jason Melo of Toronto plays Pokemon Go at the Jack Layton ferry terminals on Sunday. (JACK BOLAND, Toronto Sun)

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Man killed while playing Pokemon at tourist attraction
First posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 10:50 AM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016 10:57 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO -- A 20-year-old man was shot to death while playing "Pokemon Go" at a tourist attraction along San Francisco's waterfront, authorities and a family friend said.
Calvin Riley was shot Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square, the U.S. Park Police said Sunday.
A family friend told KGO-TV Riley and a friend were playing the hit mobile game when he was shot.
"From what we know there was no confrontation. There was nothing said back and forth. It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing," John Kirby said.
Kirby said Riley and his friend had noticed someone watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were mostly looking at their cellphones.
National Park Service spokesman Lynn Cullivan said investigators believe there are witnesses to the attack because it happened in the bustling Fisherman's Wharf area. They are seeking tips.
Sgt. Robert Jansing, a detective with the U.S. Park Police, said the gunman did not take any of Riley's belongings or try to rob him.
It's unclear whether the attack had anything to do with "Pokemon Go," which has become a national sensation this summer as legions of fans visit real-world landmarks in order to find and trap cartoon creatures.
But the game's popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life. Property owners complain of players trespassing or damaging their grounds and scores of players have been injured or robbed as they stare at their phones in search of digital monsters.
Law enforcement officials have warned about the game's possible dangers, saying players can become engrossed in the game and tune out to their surroundings.
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Cop chopper busts Pokemon Go driver
By Daniel McKenzie , Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:55 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:07 PM EDT
A Pokemon Go player caught a stern warning after a police helicopter spotted a Mercedes driving erratically in Vaughan.
York Regional Police say their Air2 chopper saw a Mercedes driving suspiciously in the Keele St and Teston Rd. area just before 3:30 a.m. on Monday.
“The helicopter followed the vehicle as it drove erratically, then stopped in a parking lot off of Keele St.,” police said Tuesday in releasing video from the chopper.
“The vehicle then started driving again, entering a residential neighbourhood, where it stopped in front of a park. The car then started driving again, making suspicious turns in the middle of the roadway.”
After being pulled over around Saint Joan of Arc Ave. and Drummond Dr., the driver admitted to police he was playing Pokemon Go and said he “was just out to catch them all.”
York police said they’ve received a number of calls about groups of people playing the popular game around the region since it launched, and urged people to be aware of their surroundings while playing.
York Regional Police chopper image of a Mercedes driving erratically in Vaughan Aug. 8, 2016. The driver was playing Pokemon Go.

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City moves to discourage Pokemon play at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
By Terry Davidson , Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 07:56 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 08:06 PM EDT
Toronto parks officials will initiate “interim solutions” at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to deal with overcrowding caused by throngs of Pokemon Go players.
Parks and recreation department spokesman Matthew Cutler said it was decided during a meeting Tuesday that additional fencing and signs will soon be erected at the terminal in an attempt to reduce crowding.
Players are attracted to the terminal by virtual beacons that assist those searching for Pokemon.
Cutler added city officials will continue to talk with the game’s San Francisco-based developer about long-term solutions.
“We looked at where the main pressure points are in terms of game play, and in particular in relation to our ferry operations, so over the coming days, we’re going to be implementing a number of interim solutions,” said Cutler.
He said the city and developer are looking at whether new locations can be created or if it’s possible to move current ones.
“This game was wildly popular, I think far beyond the expectations of the developer,” added Cutler. “So, they have a lot of these kinds of requests ... and so we’re not necessarily (at the) top of their list, which is why we’re trying to work through some interim measures that allow us to support game play and minimize the impact on park users and the residents in the area.”
The city will put up fences and signs to deter Pokemon players from congregating at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. (JACK BOLAND, Toronto Sun)

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Pokemon Go away: Albertan files suit against Niantic over invasion of privacy from unwelcome players
By Kevin Martin , Postmedia Network
First posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 02:52 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 07:02 PM EDT
Barbie Schaeffer just wants Pokémon Go to go away.
The Torrington, Alta., woman said Wednesday her home in the sleepy hamlet northeast of Calgary has been inundated with unwanted visitors ever since her property was designated a Pokémon Gymnasium last month.
“If this (address) was taken off the game it would be back to sleepy hollow,” she said, of the quiet hamlet east of Olds on Hwy. 27.
Schaeffer said she went to the Pokémon Go website and sent a letter of complaint, but only received a form letter back saying her complaint would be looked into.
“We’re in a small town, we don’t want this kind of attention,” she said.
“On the weekend we had another wave of people drive through.
“Someone flew a drone over the backyard on Saturday.”
She said game players have even tried scaling her fence to get a better chance at catching a Pokémon figure — which has driven her two dogs to distraction.
“The dogs are losing their wigs,” Schaeffer said.
“They’ve tried to climb up onto the fence to try to catch this creature.”
She complained to bylaw services, which has fielded calls about her dogs barking, but was told to call the RCMP.
“By the time they get here people are already gone,” she said, of the futility of calling police.
“This is our home, I’m sure a lot of businesses would love the attention.”
Schaeffer said they’ve had in excess of 100 people wander onto their property in the past month.
“They don’t care what time of the day,” she said, adding she’s noted gamers hanging around in the middle of the night.
Calgary lawyer Clint Docken has filed a class action lawsuit in Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of Schaeffer and any other Canadians facing a similar problem.
“We certainly anticipate that the Schaeffers’ situation is not unique,” Docken said, of the likelihood of others facing similar acts of invasion of their privacy.
The lawsuit names Niantic Inc., the San Francisco-based software company which developed Pokémon Go, as the defendant.
“We just want Niantic to fix the problem, (there’s) nothing wrong with the game, it’s getting a lot of people out and about, they’re just out and about in the wrong places,” Docken said.
He said he has no idea yet how many Canadians have suffered similar fates as the Schaeffers.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
A statement of defence has not been filed.
KMartin@postmedia.com On Twitter: @KMartinCourts
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Comedian fined for Pokemon spoof video on TTC
By Aaron D'Andrea , Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 09:20 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 10:45 PM EDT
A comedian faces a $425 fine after a spoof video appeared of him walking on subway tracks trying to catch Pokemon.
“Pokemon GO Problems,” shows Mark Correia bumping into things and walking on the tracks at Union Station while playing the game in an attempt to show the problems players can encounter.
Another scene showed his hand getting stuck in the subway doors.
TTC spokesman Brad Ross told the Toronto Sun he has been charged with unauthorized access on subway tracks.
“We needed to make sure the individual who shot the video and anybody else who may be considering such a stunt understood just how dangerous it was,” he said.
Correia faces a fine of $425 and must attend court on Sept. 16.
Ross said when the TTC first viewed the video, they were shocked at what they saw.
“It just struck us as just so incredibly dangerous that he could literally have been killed either by a train or electrocuted,” he said.
Correia previously told the Sun that it was a “dangerous and stupid thing to do.”
“That was the point ... to outline that,” he said. “Don’t do it. We’re not telling people to jump on these tracks.”
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'Pokemon Go' player films his own mugging
Postmedia Network
First posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 01:43 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 01:54 PM EDT
A man playing Pokemon Go captured more than just those pesky little creatures - he caught his own mugging on video.
The clip, taken near Central Park in New York City overnight Sunday, shows the 43-year-old victim criticizing himself for being "a lazy Pokemon Player," just as a mugger punches him in the back of the head. The gamer then falls to the ground.
The mugger snatches the victim's three cellphones as he pleads, "No, no, no, no, please."
The man was left with a small cut to the head, and didn't require medical attention, according to the New York Post .
NYPD says the suspect is 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a black shirt and red shorts.
A screenshot from a video shows a 43-year-old man being attacked by a mugger while playing Pokemon Go in Central Park in New York City. (Screen Capture)

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Approximately $65,000 in cocaine found in Pokeball
By Kingston Whig-Standard
First posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 01:27 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2016 01:30 PM EDT
Two local men have been charged by Kingston Police after officers seized approximately $65,000 in cocaine on Thursday morning.
A lengthy investigation led drug enforcement unit officers to an address on John Street at approximately 11 a.m. Officers arrested two men who were parked in a vehicle nearby. The driver and passenger were both taken into custody.
During a search of the 23-year-old passenger's Pokemon Pokeball backpack, officers found two large circular pressed and vacuum-sealed bags containing suspected cocaine.
During the arrest officer also found a smaller quantity of cocaine, numerous micro-bags, two cell phones and an apparent debt-list – all indicators of drug trafficking, says a news release.
The 23-year-old has been charged by police with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of undertaking. He was held over night to attend a bail hearing on Friday.
The 27-year-old driver was jointly charged by police with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, but released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
– The Whig-Standard
Approximately $65,000 in cocaine seized by the Kingston Police Thursday morning on John Street in Kingston, Ont. Photo supplied by the Kingston Police

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Pokemon Go player has leg amputated after falling onto electrified tracks
Brad Hunter
December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018 4:29 PM EST
Playing Pokemon Go is apparently dangerous. A British man lost his leg while playing the game.
Call it the perils of Pikachu.
A British man obsessed with Pokemon Go was so focused on the, er game, that he fell onto electrified railway tracks.
The result was that the man’s right leg had to be amputated because of the severity of his injuries. He also suffered third and fourth-degree burns.
He had been looking at his phone when the accident occurred.
His legs, chest, arm and jaw were all affected and the man needed numerous operations to recover.
The incident has prompted a doctor to warn about the increasing amount of people he’s seeing in emergency rooms who were injured — or killed — while looking at their phones.
The man was not identified.
YUCK! Doctors release photos of the man’s injuries. He hurt himself while playing Pokemon Go and fell onto electrified rail tracks.
The gamer was taken into the operating room where doctors had to cut off the burned skin and muscle.
He then returned to surgery two days later to have more flesh removed, along with his kneecap, which had started to rot.
The decision was made by doctors to amputate his right leg above the knee, leaving him with a “significant disability.”
“Media coverage has reported on safety incidents involving Pokemon Go, including people becoming stranded, risky behaviour at the sites of known minefields and the unfortunate death of a teenager,” said Dr. Kai Yuen Wong, who wrote about the case.
“Limb salvage was not possible in this patient. And therefore, in addition to his acute care, the disease burden will include the long-term costs associated with an above-knee amputation in a young man.”
A study estimated Pokemon Go was responsible for 150,000 traffic accidents and 256 deaths in the first 148 days after the game’s release.


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