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Police execute search warrant, 21-year-old facing number of charges

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CHAMBERLAIN TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 29, 2020 shortly after 6:30 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for a traffic complaint in the Township of Chamberlain.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a motor vehicle was pursuing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Chamberlain Road 2 and struck the ATV. The driver of the motor vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Police attended and located the ATV abandoned in a field. A search for the ATV driver yielded negative results. The motor vehicle was located in a nearby ditch unoccupied.

Police observed stolen property inside the vehicle from a previously reported break and enter occurrence.

On Jan. 22, 2021, members of the Temiskaming Detachment, the Temiskaming Crime Unit, the OPP Canine Unit and the North East Region (NER) OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a Search Warrant on Beaver Road in the Township of Chamberlain.

Once inside the residence, the search yielded a number of stolen items.

Logan Peddie, a 21-year-old resident of Chamberlain Township, has been arrested and charged with:
    •    Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000 - in Canada contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
    •    Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the CC,
    •    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC, and
    •    Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC.

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

The Temiskaming OPP would like to remind the public, to report all suspicious activity to police. Try to obtain as much information as possible while assuring your safety, and do not interfere with the crime scene.

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.