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SHOPLIFTING – MALE CHARGED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On January 19, 2019, shortly before 9:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft at a local convenience store on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined that a male entered the convenience store and stole a few items, placed them in a backpack and left walking in a westbound direction. Shortly thereafter police located the male and an arrest was made.

As a result of the investigation, Dwayne GIGNAC, 26 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 7, 2019.

 

SPEEDER CHARGED WITH SUSPEND DRIVE

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On January 21, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Highway 17 within the Town of Blind River west of Frampet Drive.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A vehicle stop was initiated and as the officer queried the female driver’s licence it revealed that she was suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Heather MAXWELL, 30 years of age from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario was charged with:

  • Drive Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the HTA.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 20, 2019.

 

MALE CHARGED WITH NO INSURANCE

(MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION, ON) – On January 21, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Highway 17, within the Territory of Mississauga First Nation.

Shortly before 5:00 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle on Highway 17 which then turn onto Village Road and a traffic stop was initiated. A query revealed the insurance on the vehicle was cancelled.

As a result of the investigation, Jessie LAFRENIERE, 30 years of age from Mississauga First Nation, Ontario was charged with:

  • Operate Motor Vehicle-No 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 March 20, 2019.

 

TRACTOR TRAILER WITH DRIVER’S LICENCE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On January 22, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m., police observed a tractor trailer parked in a live lane of traffic. A driver’s licence query revealed the male driver was unlicensed.

As a result of the investigation, Marco RAVLIC, 25 years of age from Peace River, British Columbia was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle-No Licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
  • Interfere with Traffic, contrary to section 170(12) of the HTA.

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