OPP News Wrap: Impaired transport driver, Police member charged, Change of command for Northwest …

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LONDON POLICE SERVICE MEMBER CHARGED

(LONDON, ON) – In August of 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a request from the Chief of London Police Service (LPS) to conduct an internal investigation involving one of their members.

Under the direction of Major Case Manager, Detective Inspector Andy Raffay, of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), members of the OPP and LPS conducted a thorough investigation.

As a result, Achille CURRADO, 47-years-old, of London, Ontario was charged with the following offences:

-Breach of Trust

-Obstruct Justice

-Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in London on January 8, 2018.

DISTURBANCE CALL RESULTS IN SEVERAL CHARGES FOR WAWA MAN

(WAWA, ON) – On Tuesday November 28, 2017 at approximately 10:30 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a local address regarding an assault. At the scene officers learned that an altercation had taken place between a male and a female.

As a result a 34 years old Wawa man was arrested and charged with the following offences:

-Adult Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada,
-Adult Theft Under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada,
-Adult Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was held into custody pending a bail hearing on Thursday 29, November, 2017.

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They can be ordered online at the OPP Off-Duty Shop

 

WAWA FEMALE CHARGED WITH SEVERAL OFFENCES

(WAWA, ON) – On Tuesday November 28, 2017 at approximately 5:00 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a local address regarding a report of an assault. At the scene investigation revealed that two female victims had been assaulted.

As a result Cindy Ann HANNIGAN (45) of Wawa, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

-2 counts, Adult Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada,
-Adult Unlawfully in Dwelling House contrary to section 349(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released from custody and is to appear in Court on January 18, 2018.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN DRUG CHARGES

(WAWA, ON) – On Monday November 27, 2017 at approximately 11:00 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 101 in the Township of Peters District of Sudbury for a traffic violation.

Investigation revealed that the lone male driver was in possession of controlled drugs. Police seized a quantity of Marihuana, Cannabis Resin and a quantity of Methamphetamine pills.

As a result Yanic DUGUAY-FRANCOEUR (23) of Mirabel, Quebec was arrested and charged with the following offences:

-2 counts of Adult Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marihuana- Under 30 grams contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,

-Adult Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Methamphetamine contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was released from custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chapleau Ontario on February 12, 2018.

SPEEDING TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On November 27, 2017 at 7:34 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were on general patrol duties on Highway 17 (Causley Street) in the town of Blind River.

Police observed a westbound tractor trailer travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a subsequent traffic stop. Upon speaking to the male driver, a strong odour of alcohol was detected emanating from his breath.

As a result, the male was arrested, driver’s license suspended, and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

Joey CHAMBERS, 45 years of age, from Porcupine, Ontario, was charged with:

Care or Control Over 80 mgs, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)

Speeding 1 – 49 km/h over posted limit, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 21, 2017.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

CHAPLEAU MALE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

(WAWA, ON) – On Saturday November 25, 2017 at approximately 6:40 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment responded to a Chapleau residence regarding a report of an assault.

At the scene investigation revealed that a physical altercation had taken place between two males.

As a result Andrew PORTELANCE (27) of Chapleau, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

Adult Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released from custody and is to appear in Court on February 12, 2018.

NORTHWEST REGION CHANGE OF COMMAND

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Chief Superintendent Mark Pritchard for all his hard work and congratulate Superintendent Dave Lucas in his promotion to Chief Superintendent and New Commander of OPP North West Region (NWR), effective December 1st 2017.

Chief Superintendent Dave Lucas brings a wealth of experience to his new position of Commander of OPP NWR. Chief Superintendent Lucas began his policing career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 1992 he joined the OPP taking a posting in the NWR and has remained here ever since. Chief Superintendent Lucas has invaluable experience that comes from working with many of the 500 uniformed and civilian members responsible for providing front-line and specialized services within the region. Chief Superintendent Lucas has worked; as a Uniform member, an ERT member, a Crime Unit member, a member of the Professional Standards Bureau, the Commander of both the Rainy River District Detachment and Kenora Detachment, as a Critical Incident Commander and most recently as the Director of the NWR. He has had the honor of working at, or from most of the 9-host and 15-satellite detachments throughout the 421 000 square kilometres that make up the NWR.

“We will continue to build on our relationships with all communities and work in collaboration with our partners to enhance community safety and well-being in the North West Region. Strong support to the health, safety and wellness of all OPP staff is also a priority.” – OPP Chief Superintendent Dave Lucas

Further changes to the North West Region command structure include the following, effective December 1st 2017.

Inspector D. (Dwight) Thib, Manager of Operations North West Region, has been promoted to Superintendent and assigned Director – Operations, North West Region.

Detective Staff Sergeant (Mark) Hutchinson, Manager of Criminal Operations North West Region, has been promoted to Inspector and assigned Manager-Operations, North West Region.

These members of OPP North West Region Command have good knowledge of policing in the North and understand the importance of working with indigenous communities.

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