Crime Stoppers Great Algoma Lock Up a Success


Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District Crime Stoppers wrapped up their Great Algoma Lock Up fundraiser on Saturday, October 31st, in the Station Mall at Sears Court.

In exchange for a donation, businesses and service groups within Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District surprised their boss or fellow employees by having one of their own team members locked up on humorous charges.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police lent their officers to Crime Stoppers for the day to round up the “inmates”. As a result of the Great Algoma Lock Up, 24 people were arrested over the three-day event. Officers arrived at the participating locations complete with uniforms, guns, handcuffs, patrol lights, and sirens sounding.

Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District extends their appreciation to all of the businesses that participated in the Great Algoma Lock Up:

  • Sault Insurance Brokers Association
  • Dawson & Keenan
  • Feifel, Broadbent, & Gaulazzi
  • Hilton Township
  • Huckson Water Depot
  • Inter City Spring
  • LCBO
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Sault Ste. Marie Police Services
  • Public Library
  • Q104 and KiSS 100.5
  • Reggie’s Tavern
  • Sault Area Hospital
  • Scotiabank
  • Sears
  • Station Mall
  • TMS Truck Centre
  • Sault Ste. Marie Transit Office
  • Agero
  • Wal-Mart

Crime Stoppers would also like to thank all of the community members and businesses that donated to help the jailbirds reach their bail.

To see a full list of this years arrestees and their charges, visit the Crime Stoppers website at and click on the Great Algoma Lock Up.