OPP charge male with break and enter

Police Arrest

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On January 17, 2016, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Causley Street in the town of Blind River.  Police received a call at 12:31 a.m., from a local coffee shop/Greyhound bus depot, that an intoxicated male was removed from the Greyhound bus earlier.  The intoxicated male had several pieces of luggage left at the lobby of the coffee shop.  The employees didn’t know where the male went.

At 12:43 a.m., police responded to a break and enter in progress at a local motel on Causley Street. Police attended and were told the male had left and was walking west on Causley Street.

The male was located a short time later on Causley Street and found to be intoxicated and in possession of stolen property from the motel.  Investigation revealed this male was the same individual that was removed from the bus.

Reijo TYRVAINEN, 35 years of age, from London, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • Break, enter Dwelling House-Commit Indictable Offence, contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Mischief under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 – in Canada (X4), contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drugs (X3), contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance (X4), contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code; and
  • Possession of Stolen Credit Card (X5), contrary to section 342(1)(c) of the Criminal Code

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie, on January 22, 2016.