THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES LEADS TO CHARGE
(KIRKLAND LAKE, ON.) – Members of the Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a local man with Theft Under $5,000. The charge stems from numerous thefts from motor vehicles in the Chaput Hughes area between May 14 and 15, 2014. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the accused on May 18 and the recovery of the stolen property from a residence located on Chaput Avenue in Chaput Hughes.
Charged is Robert LEBLANC age 42 of Chaput Hughes, Ontario. He was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.
BREAK ENTER WITH VIOLENCE LEADS TO CHARGES
(KIRKLAND LAKE, ON.) – Members of the Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a local woman with Robbery with Violence and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000. The charges stem from the break and enter into a residence located on Poplar Avenue in Kirkland Lake. Once inside the accused assaulted the home owner, stole some money and a credit card. The incident occurred sometime between the evening hours on May 20 and the early morning hours on May 21, 2014. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the accused. The victim an 84 year-old male was not injured.
Charged is Reanne SUTHERLAND age 37 of Kirkland Lake. She was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.
UPDATE – PLANE CRASH ON TAYLOR LAKE
(MUNICIPALITY OF WHITESTONE, ON) – The victim has been positively identified as Frederick NEAR, 76 years of age from Acton Ontario. He was the lone occupant of the plane. A post mortem has been conducted and the cause of death was determined to be drowning. The investigation is on-going jointly by Transport Canada Safety Board and the Ontario Provincial Police.
(MUNICIPALITY OF WHITESTONE, ON) – On May 24, 2014 shortly before 8 a.m., officers from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a plane crash on Taylor Lake in the Municipality of Whitestone.
A 185 Cessna airplane attempted to land on Taylor Lake and flipped over. The male pilot is trapped underwater and believed to be the lone occupant at this time. Officers with the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU), West Parry Sound Detachment and Marine Unit along with members of the Whitestone Fire Department and Paramedics are currently on-scene.
Joint Rescue Coordinator Centre (JRCC) and Transport Canada Safety Board have all been notified and will be attending to assist in the investigation.
Investigation is ongoing.
TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN CHARGES
(CITY OF TEMISKAMING SHORES, ON) A 29-year-old male had his vehicle impounded for 7 days following a traffic stop on May 26, 2014 at approximately 10:10 p.m.
A member of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol on Highway 11, Latchford when he observed a northbound motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.
Further investigation resulted in Kevin COMEAU of New Brunswick facing a charge of race motor vehicle – section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Haileybury on June 26, 2014.
DRIVING COMPLAINT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST
One Male Arrested
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at approximately 6:20 pm Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police received a traffic complaint involving a white Chevrolet van traveling southbound on Highway 17 in Aweres Township.
A short time later the van was located and stopped by OPP on Great Northern Road near Fourth Line in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
As a result of this traffic stop, further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a large quantity of a substance believed to be Cannabis Marihuana.
OPP seized at total of approximately 100 pounds of Cannabis Marihuana with an estimated street value of $679,000.00.
Forty year old Devon Robinson of Cambridge, Ontario was arrested and charged with one count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a controlled substance, contrary to the controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
The accused was held for bail court and released on a Recognizance of Bail to appear in Provincial Court in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on June 16, 2014.
MONEY MISSING FROM THE MACHAR LANDFILL SITE 2014-05-26
(MACHAR TWP, ON) – On Thursday May 22, 2014, the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a theft that occurred at the Machar Township landfill site.
Sometime between Monday May 19, 2014 and Tuesday May 20, 2014, unknown person(s) entered the office at the landfill site and stole $265. Police are continuing to investigate.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this theft should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.”
OPP ARREST KEARNEY MAN FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING
(KEARNEY, ON) The Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting a R.I.D.E. program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) on Highway 518 East in the Town of Kearney, Ontario on May 24, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m.
The officer observed a car, a brown Monte Carlo, approaching the R.I.D.E program and indicated to the driver to stop. The driver continued through the R.I.D.E. program and stopped several feet away and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
Police charged the driver, David SCOTT, 50 of Kearney, Ontario with, drive while ability impaired and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood, contrary to the Criminal Code.
The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge Ontario on Thursday June 26, 2014.
POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SEVERAL CAR DEER COLLISIONS
(ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS, ON) The Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated several car/deer collisions on the Highways recently. OPP remind motorists to drive with caution and follow these safety tips.
•Use caution if driving at dawn and dusk, when deer are most active and visibility is poor
•The risk of deer/vehicle collisions is greatest during spring, autumn and early winter
•Slow down when approaching deer standing on the side of the road. Deer may “bolt” or change direction at the last minute
•Deer often travel in groups, if you see one, expect more.