OPP Blotter for Thursday


Arrested with Alcohol and Drug Charges

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On December 16, 2015, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Causley Street, in the Town of Blind River.

At approximately 4:34 p.m., a westbound vehicle was observed by police and a traffic stop was initiated.

As a result of the stop, it was determined that the driver had consumed alcohol, and that there was open liquor inside the vehicle.  Also found in the vehicle was a baggie containing less than 30 grams of Cannabis Marihuana

Scott CLARKE, 34 years of age, from Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood, contrary to section 453(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
Possession of a Scheduled II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana under 30 grams contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, on March 5, 2016.

The OPP is reminding motorists that there is no safe amount of alcohol or drug consumption while driving. Anyone who suspects a driver who is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialing 9-1-1 immediately.

Chainsaw Stolen

(HERRICK TOWNSHIP, ON) – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the theft of Husqvarna 365 SP chainsaw from a residence in the 900 block of Highway 563. The chainsaw was stolen sometime between December 12 – 16, 2015.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge

(TILLEY TOWNSHIP, ON) – On December 16, 2015 at approximately 3:00 am a Sault St. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling northbound at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was pulled over and as a result of further investigation a quantity of drugs believed to be marihuana was seized.

Simon CHARRIER, 41 years, of Sutton, Quebec was arrested and charged with:

  • One count of Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana – over 30 grams contrary to Section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Speeding contrary to Section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

The accused was released on a Recognizance to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on February 1, 2016.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.