OPP News Round Up: Theft of child’s wagon, egg throwing, impaired by drugs and more…

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DRIVER CHARGED WITH NO INSURANCE

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were on regular patrol duties on Highway 108 and Esten Drive North, in the City of Elliot Lake.

Police observed a southbound vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was not insured.

Carmen CANDLER, 57 years of age, from Spanish, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operate motor vehicle on a highway – no insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on January 3, 2018.

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MALE ARRESTED FOR STEALING CHILD’S WAGON

(THESSALON, ON) – On November 11, 2017, shortly before 3:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a theft of child’s wagon from a residence on Walker Street in the Town of Thessalon.

The next day on October 12, 2017, the owner observed a male on Walker Street with her daughter’s wooden wagon in tow. The description of the male and a possible first name were given to police. Police determined who the male was and located him on October 17, 2017 where he was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, Kyle PARNELL, 32 years of age from Thessalon, Ontario was charged with:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000-in Canada, contrary to section 354 of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 7, 2017.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER THROWING EGGS AT A RESIDENCE

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – Members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a mischief call on Ste. Camillus Crescent in Elliot Lake.

The complainant reported that a male who was known to him, attended his residence on an ATV, and threw numerous eggs at the front window. The complainant recognized the male because he was not wearing a helmet.

Daniel SHOUP, 26 years of age, from Elliot Lake, was charged with:

  • Mischief, contrary to section 430(1)(c) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Driving while Disqualified – Court Order, contrary to section 259(4) of the CC
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC
    Off Road Vehicle – Driver – No Helmet, contrary to section 19(1) Regulation 316 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on December 5, 2017.

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LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED BY DRUG

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to call pertaining to an alarm going off from a van for approximately ten minutes on Bailey Lane in Elliot Lake.

When police arrived on scene, they observed a male passed out inside. The vehicle doors were locked and the engine was running. After some time, the male was awoken by police and exhibited signs of confusion, as he tried to steer the parked vehicle.

The male eventually turned the van off and exited the vehicle. The male exhibited numerous signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested.

Joseph BARRETTE, 53 years of age, from Elliot Lake, was charged with:

  • Care of Control while Impaired by Drug, contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana – under 30 grams,  contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on December 5, 2017.

The East Algoma Detachments of the OPP would like to remind the motoring public to drive sober; this includes drug consumption as well. Impairment by drugs is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and drivers who are charged with driving while impaired by drugs are subject to the same penalties as those who are charged with driving while impaired by alcohol.

The OPP has highly trained Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) officers who are skilled in the detection and investigation of drug impaired drivers.

A charge of impairment by drugs involves all drugs, be it prescription, over-the-counter and those that are illegal. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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SPEEDER CHARGED WITH SUSPEND DRIVE AGAIN

(THESSALON, ON) – Members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties near the junction of Highway 17 and Hopper Road, west of the Town of Thessalon.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the vehicle continued into a private driveway on McFadden Drive. Police observed a male driver known to them exit the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The driver was suspended and was in court a week prior on November 1, 2107 answering to a suspend drive charge.

As a result of the investigation, Travis SIMONS, 39 years of age from Thessalon, Ontario, was charged with:

  • 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 Sault Ste Marie on December 13, 2017.

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PHONEY MONEY PASSED OFF AT GAS STATION

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On November 7, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to report of counterfeit currency that had been passed between 6:00 a.m. on November 6, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. November 7, 2017 at a local gas station in in the Town of Blind River.

The currency involved is of the $100 Canadian denomination. One bill has been used to defraud this business in the Blind River area. It is unknown at this time what the suspect(s) specifically purchased.

Local retailers and the general public are reminded to be alert and to carefully inspect all currency to verify that it is authentic. For further instruction regarding counterfeit prevention, the “bank note” section of www.bankofcanada.ca  offers valuable information.

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MALE CHARGED AFTER BREACHING CONDITIONS

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – Members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a property related call on Westhill Road in Elliot Lake.

While police were at the residence, it was learned that a male was in violation of certain conditions from previous release documents. The male was subsequently arrested.

Jessy ST JEAN, 25 years of age, of Elliot Lake, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, Ontario on December 5, 2017.

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CHAPLEAU MALE CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

(WAWA, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment responded to a Chapleau address regarding unwanted telephone calls. At the scene investigation revealed that a male had been making several unwanted telephone calls.

As a result Roger George TREMBLAY (54) of Chapleau Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offence:

  • Adult Criminal Harassment- repeatedly Communicate contrary to section 264(2)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on November 7, 2017.