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OPP News Digest - Northern Ontario and Beyond

OPP LAY CHARGES FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED, WEAPONS (SOUTH PORCUPINE) – A Timmins driver has been charged with a Street Racing offence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act as well as a Criminal Code charge for possessing a prohibited weapon.

OPP LAY CHARGES FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED, WEAPONS

(SOUTH PORCUPINE) – A Timmins driver has been charged with a Street Racing offence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act as well as a Criminal Code charge for possessing a prohibited weapon.

On November 10th, an OPP officer had occasion to observe a 2005 Chrysler Sebring passenger vehicle allegedly travelling at a speed of 132 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on Hwy 144 in Thornloe Twp. (south of Timmins).

During the course of investigative steps taken by the OPP officer, a prohibited weapon was located within the vehicle.

The weapon was seized as evidence by the OPP officer.

The driver, Jean OUELLETTE, 24, of Timmins, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

- Street Racing contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

OUELLETTE is required to attend Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him on separate dates in December.

Additionally, the vehicle has been impounded for 7 days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 7 days.

 

IROQUOIS FALLS OPP LAY HTA CHARGES

(IRQOUOIS FALLS) – An officer with the Iroquois Falls OPP has charged a Chatham driver with a number of traffic offences contrary to the Highway Traffic Act stemming from a traffic stop during the early morning hours of November 10th on Synagogue Street in Iroquois Falls.

The OPP officer, while patrolling the downtown core of Iroquois Falls, observed a pickup truck complete a turn in an unsafe manner.

The vehicle was stopped by the OPP officer.

The driver and passenger were interviewed at the road side and based on the observations made by the officer, the driver, Paul EMERY, 26, of Chatham, has been charged with:

-       Fail to Surrender Licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

-       Drive Motor Vehicle - No Currently Validated Permit contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

-       Fail to Wear Complete Seat Belt Assembly contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

A passenger in the vehicle, Jordan ZOLDY, 26 of Iroquois Falls was also charged with Fail to Wear Complete Seat Belt Assembly contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The South Porcupine OPP reminds motorists that the obligations to be safe and responsible while behind the wheel rests squarely on the shoulders of the individual driver.

Those motorists who insist on driving in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act can rightfully expect to face the consequences which include monetary fines and the possible accumulation of demerit points.

 

OPP CHARGE ROSTOCK MAN WITH FRAUD

(ORILLIA, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and the West Region Criminal Operations North Support Team have laid eighty-five criminal charges against a Rostock area man in relation to a complex fraud investigation that began in December 2010 after it was discovered that he fraudulently used the credentials of a Registered Professional Engineer.

The OPP investigation revealed that between 2006 and 2010, the accused, the owner and sole employee of KTS Engineered Systems of Rostock Ontario performed work for which he was not certified.

 

David KEY, 46 years old of Rostock has been charged with:

  • Fraud Over $5,000 (6 counts)
  • Fraud Under $5,000  (12 counts)
  • Uttering a Forged Document (6 counts)
  • Forgery (61 counts)
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on December 16, 2013.




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