RIDE Check Nabs One, Break-ins, Dirt Bike Stolen


(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON) – On December 11, 2015 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division were conducting joint Festive RIDE spot checks with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service on St. Georges Avenue.

The driver of a car proceeding through the spot check was stopped. Investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol. As a result of further police investigation, Jeffrey Lee DEWAR, 40 years, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

One count of Having care and control of a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol as per section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was release on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on January 18, 2016.


(AWERES TOWNSHIP, ON) – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the break in to a shed in the 600 block of Trout Lake Road. The theft occurred sometime between December 4 – 11, 2015. A 9.9 hp mercury outboard motor was stolen.

(JOHNSON TOWNSHIP, ON) – Thessalon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a break and enter to a business located on Highway 17 east of Desbarats that occurred sometime between December 8 – December 10, 2015.

A warehouse and shed were entered. Damage was sustained to the door of the warehouse.   A pickup truck on the property was entered and rummaged through.  The ignition lock was damaged on the pickup truck.

Stolen Dirt Bike

(BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON) – Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the theft of a dirt bike from the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of Bear Creek Avenue. A red and white Honda CR85 was taken sometime between December 7 – 13, 2015.

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