The last couple of days…

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Sometime between January 21st and January 24th a residence in the 400 block of Northern Avenue was broken into. It is unknown at this time what was taken.

On the 25th of January 2016 shortly after 1:30 am officers from Patrol Services stopped a 16-year old male in the downtown area. Officers determined that the male had property that was stolen from a vehicle in the downtown area. The stolen property was returned to the owner. The male was charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and one count of theft under $5,000. He will appear in court on March 1st.

On January 24th members from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were set up on Lyons Avenue by Farwell Terrace conducting RIDE checks. 34-year old Dustin Middaugh of Second Line West refused to provide a breath sample and was charged with one count of fail to provide a breath sample. He will appear in court on February 29th

From the OPP

THREE CHARGED WITH SNOWMOBILE VIOLATIONS
(ELLIOT LAKE ON) – On January 24, 2016, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on snowmobile patrol duties on the EL 1, EL 2, and F trails in the Elliot Lake area.

Police, checked thirty Motorized Snow Vehicles (MSV), four Off Road Vehicles (ORV) and as a result, three MSV drivers were charged:

At 1:20 p.m., Colin BOILARD, 25 years of age, from Elliot Lake was charged and issued a Provincial Offence Noticed for: Fail to Display Evidence Permit, contrary to section 2(8) of the Motorized Snow Vehicles of Act.

At 1:50 p.m., Garth MCCOMB, 22 years of age, from Elliot Lake was charged and issued a Provincial Offence Noticed for: Fail to Notify Change of Ownership, contrary to section 3(3) of the Motorized Snow Vehicles of Act.

At 3:00 p.m., Dustin GRANT, 27 years of age, from Elliot Lake was charged and issued a Provincial Offence Noticed for: Fail to Display Evidence Permit, contrary to section 2(8) of the Motorized Snow Vehicles of Act.

The OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) would like to remind snowmobilers to focus on their own personal safety and well-being of others. The motoring public is also being reminded to watch for snowmobiles along roads or those that cross roads at snowmobile trails.

The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program.

The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On January 25, 2016, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Causley Street, in the town of Blind River.
At 3:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle on Causley Street. A traffic stop was initiated. As a result of the investigation, police could detect a strong odour of cannabis marihuana. Two males were arrested and the vehicle searched. Police found a small amount of cannabis marihuana and several non-prescription pills. The driver was also found to be suspended driver.
The driver, Nathan THOMSON, 34 years of age, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was charged with:

Possession Cannabis Marihuana-Under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs Substances Act;
Possession Schedule I, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs Substances Act; and
Drive While Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River for the drug charges June 2, 2016 and May 25, 2016 for the Suspend Driver.