Weekly OPP Report for East Algoma

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OPP LAYS NO INSURANCE CHARGE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On May 4, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

At approximately 4:56 p.m., police observed a pick-up truck travelling eastbound on Causley Street with a bent front plate. A query of the plate revealed the validation sticker was expired and a traffic stop was initiated. Further investigation determined the vehicle was not insured.

As a result of the investigation, Eric BOUILLON, age 33, of Blind River, was charged with:

  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway-No Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act; and with
  • Drive Motor Vehicle, No Currently Validated Permit, contrary to section 7(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act.

    The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 15, 2020.

 

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG SEIZURE AND MULTIPLE CHARGES

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On May 4, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

At approximately 9:48 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver provided the officer with a false name and was arrested for Impersonation with Intent.

Police observed in plain view a clear Ziploc baggie containing suspected cocaine. The vehicle was searched and officers located:

  • Over 40 grams of suspected cocaine
  • Over 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine
  • Over 1 gram of suspected marihuana shatter, along with
  • Drug paraphernalia, and
  • Over $53 000 in Canadian Currency

As a result of the investigation, Kenneth COBBS, age 54 of Sudbury, was charged with:

  • Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution, or Obstruct Justice (Identity Fraud), contrary to section 403(1)(d) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Three Counts of Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC,
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC,
  • Two Counts for Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and with
    Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 2, 2020.

 

DISTURBANCE CALL LEADS TO ARREST

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On May 2, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a disturbance call on Beckett Boulevard in the City of Elliot Lake.

The complainant reported a person yelling obscenities directed towards them from an apartment window. Police attended and learned that person was currently out on bail conditions to not have any communication with the complainant. As a result, the accused was arrested and charged.

Lindsey O’BRIEN, 35 years of age, of Elliot Lake, was charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Release Order – other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on May 3, 2020.

 

VEHICLE ENDS UP IN THE DITCH – DRIVER CHARGED

(JOHNSON TOWNSHIP, ON) – On May 1, 2020, at approximately 1:06 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Cora Drive within Johnson Township.

Investigation determined, a vehicle was travelling westbound on Highway 17, struck the shoulder, crossed the highway, entered the ditch and struck a fence.

The 37 year old driver from Sault Ste Marie was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with:

  • Careless Driving, contrary to section 130(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

 

IMPAIRED DRIVER NEARLY HITS OPP OFFICER

(TARBUTT-TARBUTT ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP, ON) – On May 1, 2020, two members from the East Algoma Thessalon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were providing traffic control at a sink hole on Highway 548 approximately one kilometre north of the St Joseph Island Bridge. The highway was only open to the northbound lane.

At approximately 8:35 p.m., the officers who were at the scene of the sink hole received a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver heading their way. One of the officers was out with a pick-up truck when they observed a car approaching the checkpoint at a high rate of speed. The officer had move in front of the pick-up to avoid being struck by the car as it continued on towards the bridge.

A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was arrested immediately for Dangerous Driving. After speaking with the driver, officers determined that alcohol had been consumed.

As a result of the investigation, Danielle HEATLEY, age 30 of Sault Ste Marie was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC; and with
  • Dangerous Operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the CC.

The accused was released by way of Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 2, 2020. The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

 

OPP LAY CHARGE AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE

(ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP, ON) – On May 1, 2020, at approximately 1:06 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to domestic dispute which was occurring on Centre Line Road within Aberdeen Township (west of the Town of Bruce Mines).

Police determined on the evening of April 30, 2020, that a couple had an argument where it escalated to where the victim received several punches in the head.

As a result of the investigation, a 57 year old from Aberdeen Township was charged with:

  • Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on June 4, 2020.

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