OPP Weekly Wrap-Up: Search warrant executed, speeding, downspout theft, intoxication in public and more…

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MALE ARRESTED- PUBLIC INTOXICATION

(SPANISH, ON)- On December 12, 2017, shortly before 9:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a complaints of a male yelling in the streets of Stolar Crescent and Garnier Road in the Town of Spanish.

Investigation determined that an intoxicated male was yelling and knocking on doors in the Stolar Crescent and Garnier Road areas asking the residents to call police.

As a result of the investigation, Keifer LEWIS, 23 years of age from Serpent River First Nation, Ontario was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with: Being Intoxicated in a Public Place, contrary to section 31(4) of the Liquor Licence Act.

The male was lodged overnight until he was sober.

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE-MALE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

(SPANISH, ON)- On December 13, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a domestic disturbance at residence on Hamilton Street in the Town of Spanish.

Investigation determined that a couple had just recently been dating and lived in separate apartments at a complex on Hamilton Street.

The female’s adult son was visiting her. He left his mother’s apartment to go home.

As he was walking down the hall he ran into an intoxicated male who was dating his mother.

An argument ensued in the hallway and escalated to where son was physically assaulted by the boyfriend.

The A short time later the son went to check on his mother’s well being.

As the son neared her apartment he observed his mother being pulled into the boyfriend’s apartment where she was physically assaulted.

The male was arrested and lodged overnight at East Algoma Detachment in Blind River.

The male was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking the next morning.

As a result of the investigation, a 54 year old male from Spanish, Ontario was charged with:

Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC); and with Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on January 4, 2017.

ELLIOT LAKE MAN CHARGED NO INSURANCE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On December 14, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly after 9:00 a.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling on Causley Street. A licence plate query was conducted and revealed the vehicle was not insured. The vehicle was towed.

As a result of the investigation, William WOOLLEY, 55 years of age from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with: Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on January 31, 2017.

THEFT OF DOWNSPOUT-MALE CHARGED

(THESSALON, ON)- On December 9, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a theft at residence on Owen Street in the Town of Thessalon.

Investigation determined that on the evening of December 8, 2017 shortly after 11:00 p.m. an unknown male dressed in dark clothing entered a property on Owen Street.

A neighbor observed this male on the property with a piece of downspout.

The male continued on with the downspout to a pick-up truck that was locked and parked in front of a lot next door to complainant where he had attempted to enter it.

On this evening it had snowed and police followed footwear impressions to a back yard on Government Road where a shed had been rummaged through and the footwear impressions continued northbound and ended at another residence on Government Road.

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

Theft Under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with Trespassing at Night, contrary to section 177 of the CC.

The accused was released on a Recognizance of Bail and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on December 18, 2017.

BRITISH COLUMBIA MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

(WAWA, ON) – On Tuesday December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:40 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (White River) Detachment responded to a White River address regarding a report of a dispute between a man and a woman.

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

As a result a 29 years old Penticton, British Columbia man was arrested and charged with the following offences:

-Adult Assault -Spousal contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada

-3 counts Adult Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) 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 December 14, 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.

THREE SEPARATE DOMESTIC DISPUTES IN ELLIOT LAKE LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON)- On December 8, 2017, shortly before 6:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Mississauga Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake.

Investigation determined that a couple had been separated since April 2017 and on this date a male attended his ex-common-law wife’s residence where arguments ensued throughout the day.

During the arguments the male spat in the female face several times and threatened to physically harm her.

The male left the residence in an unknown direction in his vehicle. A short time later police located the male at a residence on Spruce Avenue and he was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, a 27 year old male from Iron Bridge, Ontario was charged with:

Assault-Spousal (X2), contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
Uttering Threats-Cause Death or Bodily Harm-Spousal, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on January 2, 2018.

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON)- On December 10, 2017, shortly after 10:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Bailey Lane in the City of Elliot Lake.

Police received information that a female had been assaulted by her boyfriend and the male had left their residence. Later that afternoon police received another call advising the same couple were at a residence on Mississauga Avenue.

Investigation determined the female had lied to police about the morning incident and it was the male who was physically assaulted earlier this morning and on October 25, 2017 the male was assaulted by the female with an edged weapon.

As a result of the investigation, a 23 year old female from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with:

-Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)

-Public Mischief, contrary to section 140(1)(c) of the CC

-Assault with a Weapon-Spousal, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC

-Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on February 6, 2018.

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON)- On December 11, 2017, shortly after 9:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a domestic disturbance involving a couple from the City of Elliot Lake.

Investigation determined that a male had made threats to physically harm a female on three separate occasions between January 1, 2017 and December 11, 2017.

As a result of the investigation, a 35 year old male from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with:

-Uttering Threats-Cause Death or Bodily Harm-Spousal, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

-Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail in Sault Ste Marie on December 12, 2017.

FEMALE CHARGED WITH SUSPEND DRIVE

(TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE, ON)- On December 9, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties on Highway 17 in the Township of the North Shore.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m. police observed an eastbound vehicle on Highway 17 near Village of Serpent River and initiated a traffic stop. The female driver could not produce a valid driver’s licence was found to be suspended.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

As a result of the investigation, Terri-Lynn KUULA, 24 years of age from Blind River, 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 Blind River on January 31, 2018.

TWO MALES ARRESTED WHILE SPEEDING THROUGH BLIND RIVER

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On December 9, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated.

The driver who could not produce a driver’s licence and a query revealed the male driver’s licence status was suspended.

A query on a male passenger in the vehicle found him to be bound by a Recognizance with a curfew condition.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.

As a result of the investigation, the passenger David BLAIR, 24 years of age from Sudbury, Ontario was charged with: Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on February 1, 2018.

The driver Derrick HANDRAHAN, 40 years of age form Nickel Centre, Ontario was charged with:

-Driving While Disqualified, contrary to section 259(4) of the Criminal Code.

-Driving While Suspended (X2) contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

-Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the HTA.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on January 31, 2018 for the HTA offences and on February 1, 2018 for the Criminal offence.

MALE ARRESTED ON A WARRANT

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On December 11, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly before 10:00 a.m., police observed a male walking southbound on West Street who was wanted for failing to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 7, 2017 for the charge of Criminal Harassment.

As a result of the investigation, Gregory HAWKINS, 44 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was charged with: Fail to Appear/Comply with Appearance Notice, Promise to
Appear or Recognizance-Attend Court/Identification of Criminals Act, contrary to section 145(5) of the Criminal Code.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste Marie on December 12, 2017.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN DRUG CHARGES

(WAWA, ON) – On Sunday December 10, 2017, at approximately 12:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (White River) Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 17 in the Vasiloff Township District of Algoma for a traffic violation.

During the investigation police located a quantity of marihuana.

As a result Camiche LUAL aged 27 of Brampton, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offences:

-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 Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

David GREAVES aged 22 of Mississauga, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offence:

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

The accused were held for bail hearing.

MAN CHARGED AFTER DRUG WARRANT EXECUTED

(SPANISH, ON) – On December 5, 2017, at 3:13 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on Brennan Harbour Road in Spanish, Ontario to execute a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant.

Members from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), East Algoma Crime Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Canine Unit, and uniform members were involved with the investigation.

As a result of the warrant being executed, police seized numerous firearms and ammunition, a significant amount of suspected marihuana, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected hashish, a significant number of suspected LSD tabs, over $1800.00 in cash, numerous cell phones, and drug paraphernalia. The following person was charged:

Novica GRUJIC, 48 years of age, of Spanish, Ontario, was charged with the following:

-Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA

-Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the purpose of Trafficking – over 3kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA

-Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA

-Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking – under 3kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA

-Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CDSA

-Breach of Firearms Regulation – Store firearm or restricted weapon, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code (CC)

-Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC

-Unauthorized possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC.

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on December 7, 2017.

FATAL COLLISION CLOSES HIGHWAY 17

(ESAPANOLA, ON) – On December 11, 2017, at approximately 4:40 am members from the Manitoulin and Espanola Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and the Baldwin Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of McKerrow.

The driver of the motor vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene, she has been identified as 26 year old Samantha QUICK from Sudbury, Ontario.

Highway 17 was closed for approximately 5 hours before being opened to one lane. Road and weather conditions were not a factor.

The OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) continue to assist with the investigation.

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