Weapons charges during traffic stop and dispute results in breach charge

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MANITOULIN OPP LAY WEAPONS CHARGES AT TRAFFIC STOP

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On May 19, 2020 at approximately 2:25 p.m., an officer with the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a violation and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Nairn-Hyman Township.

As a result of the investigation, Jordan HALLIDAY, 36-years-old, from Little Current, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC;
    Speeding 1-49 Km/h over Posted Limit, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

The vehicle was impounded for 45 days. The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, on August 10, 2020.

DISPUTE RESULTS IN BREACH CHARGE

(GOULAIS RIVER, ON) – On May 16, 2020, at approximately 9:35 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a dispute in Goulais River.

Police arrived at the scene and found that one of the involved parties was in breach of their release conditions. As a result of the investigation, Melissa VOWELS, 33 years-of-age, from Sault Ste. Marie, was arrested and charged with:

  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 20, 2020, in Sault Ste. Marie.

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