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OPP CHARGE SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH BAIL VIOLATIONS

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 29, 2016, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on in the Town of Blind River.

At 3:57 p.m., police observed a vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The officer spoke with the female registered owner who was in the passenger seat. The male driver was unable to produce a driver’s licence or any other identification. He verbally identified himself.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined the driver gave police a false name. Once the driver was identified police confirmed he was conditions to abstain from communicating with the female passenger and was found to be a suspended driver. A 50 year old male, from Serpent River First Nation, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, contrary to section 403(1)(d) of the Criminal Code;
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking, contrary to section 145(5.1) of the Criminal Code; and
  • Driving While Under 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 on April 21, 2016, for the Criminal Code charges and May 25, 2016, for Highway Traffic Act charge.

OPP CHARGE SUSPENDED DRIVER

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 26, 2016, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Highway 17, west of the Town of Blind River.
At 12:20 a.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined the driver was a suspended driver. James, Michael WEST, 38 years of age, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was charged with:

  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53.1 of the Highway Traffic Act; and
  • Fail to Have Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on April 27, 2016.

MALE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

(SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON)- On March 27, 2016 at 12:37 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of an assault that had occurred at Serpent River First Nation.

A male and his female attended a residence on Highway 17, Serpent River First Nation. An altercation ensued between a male and the home owners.

As a result of the investigation, Kyle BOISSONEAU, a 20 year old male, from Serpent River First Nation was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Uttering Threats-Cause Death or Bodily Harm (X2), contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and
  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on May 5, 2016.

MISSING MALE LOCATED IN GOOD HEALTH

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 27, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a missing person in the Blind River area.

It was reported that a 31 year old Blind River male had left his residence around 4:00 p.m., and had not returned. The family was concerned his safety and called police. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted an extensive search with the assistance of the OPP Helicopter, Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine and East Algoma Crime Unit.

On March 28, 2016 at around 1:30 pm., police received information from a member of the public about a male sleeping in a wooded area west of Colonization Road. Police attended the area and confirmed it was the missing male. The male was located in good health and was transported to a hospital as a precaution.

The OPP wishes to thank the public for their assistance in locating the missing male.