Crime Down The Line

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DRIVER CHARGED WITH HAVING OPEN LIQUOR IN VEHICLE

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On April 2, 2016, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on regular patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.

At 4:07 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle on Causley Street, with its window down on the vehicle during a snow storm.  A traffic stop was initiated.  An open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle.

Dale THOMPSON, 57 years of age, from Spanish, Ontario, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with:

  • Having Liquor in Open Container other than in Licenced Premises, residence or private place, contrary to section 31(2) of the Liquor Licence Act.

G1 DRIVER CHARGED

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On April 2, 2016, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on regular patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

At 4:13 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Causley Street.  A traffic stop was initiated.  As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the driver had a G1licence and did not have a licenced passenger in his vehicle.

Albert OPOKU, 21 years of age, from Oakville, Ontario was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act; and
  • Class G1 Licence Holder – Unaccompanied by qualified driver, contrary to section 5(1) of the Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulations 340/94.

DRIVER CHARGED WITH SUSPEND DRIVE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On April 2, 2016, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on regular patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.

At 4:25 police stopped a westbound vehicle on Causley Street. As a result of the investigation the driver was found to be a suspended driver.

Gordon HARTLING, 45 years of age, from Sudbury, Ontario was charged with:

  • Drive Under Suspension (X2), contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on May 25, 2016.

DRIVER CHARGED WITH NO INSURANCE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On April 2, 2016, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on regular patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.

At 8:45 p.m., police stopped a westbound vehicle on Causley Street. The investigation revealed that the driver had used a friend’s licence plates and attached them to the vehicle he was driving.  It was confirmed that the vehicle did not have insurance and the plates were seized.

Wayne MCFADDEN, 60 years of age, from Ridgetown, Ontario was charged with:

  • Operate a Motor Vehicle Without  Insurance, contrary to section 2(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act; and
  • Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on May 25, 2016.