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MANITOULIN OPP ADVISE PUBLIC TO BEWARE OF SCAMS

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitoulin detachment would like to remind the public that there are many scams active in Ontario being used to defraud the public.

Recently fraudsters have been emailing the public posing as a lawyer asking for personal information including banking information to support helping a loved one who is being treated medically.

Fraudsters have also called the public advising that a relative had won a senior’s lottery whereby a cheque would be deposited into that relative’s bank. They appear legitimate because they’re using the information they already have to gather more personal details from their victims.

Police urge the public to not divulge ANY personal information especially related to credit cards or banking particulars over the phone, by email, letter, fax, or any other means of communication. Call your credit card company or financial institution on your terms to verify/report any suspicious activity. Most   importantly if you believe that someone is posing as a fraudster on the phone, hang up.

If you or someone you know are a victim of a fraud or scam, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority.

The Manitoulin OPP want to advise that the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre is a resource anyone can use to access the known frauds in Ontario and can be reached to file a complaint.

Please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

 

SAULT STE. MARIE OPP INVESTIGATING MOTORCYCLE COLLISION

(PRINCE TOWNSHIP, ON) – On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 3:53 p.m., officers from the Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 550 near Douglas Drive in Prince Township, Ontario.

The 51-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

 

EAST ALGOMA OPP LAYS IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES

(SPANISH, ON) – On July 7, 2019 a member with the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on general patrol in the Town of Spanish. At approximately 3:33 a.m., the officer observed a vehicle turn left onto Trunk Road. The vehicle swerved while making the turn at which point a traffic stop was conducted. Police spoke with the driver and determined that he had consumed alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, Philip MCLEOD, a 24-year-old from Spanish, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the (CC)

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, Ontario on August 1, 2019.

The OPP reminds motorists that there is no safe amount of drug or alcohol consumption when driving. Anyone who suspects a driver that is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialing 9-1-1 immediately.

 

CHAPLEAU OPP CHARGE LOCAL PERSON AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE

(CHAPLEAU, ON) – On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a domestic dispute that occurred in the Town of Chapleau, Ontario.

As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old person, from Chapleau, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 19, 2019, in Chapleau, Ontario. The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Victims in abusive relationships are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, there are local resources here to help. You can visit the following websites for more information.

Wawa and Area Victim Services at: www.victimserviceswawa.ca
Chadwic Home: www.chadwichome.com

 

MANITOULIN OPP ARREST THREE IMPAIRED DRIVERS

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On July 6, 2019, at approximately 3:37 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6 in Curtin Township, Ontario.

The officers located the suspect vehicle in Little Current and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, 27 year-old Cheyeanne PAMPLIN, from Carnarvon Township, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On July 7, 2019, at approximately 7:53 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin OPP with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Green Bush Road, in the Township of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI), Ontario.

Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle had been consuming alcohol. The driver was not injured and the 38-year-old passenger was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the investigation, 34 year-old Aaron NAHWEGAHBOW, from Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Blood  Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC; and
  • Operation Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to section 320.14(2) of the CC

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On July 7, 2019, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin OPP with the assistance of the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 6 in the Township of NEMI.

The investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle had been consuming alcohol. A seven-year-old passenger in the vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result, 20-year-old Geana HEPBURN, from St. Thomas, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the CC; and
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC;
  • Class G1 Licence Holder – Unaccompanied by Qualified Driver, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act Ontario Regulation 340/94 section 5(1); and
  • Novice Driver -B.A.C. Above Zero, contrary to section 44.1(3) of the Highway Traffic Act.

All three accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 21, 2019, in Gore Bay.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is safe to consume and then drive. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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