East Algoma OPP Blind River Weekend Report

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B&E TURNS INTO DOMESTIC-OPP LAY CHARGES

(SERPENT RIVER5 FIRST NATION, ON)- On May 29, 2020, shortly after 2:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter in progress within the Territory of Serpent River First Nation.

Police arrived a short time later and determined two people had been consuming alcohol and an argument ensued with a physical altercation that followed. The accused was then forced out of the house and attempted to re-enter the home.

As a result of the investigation, a 38 year old, from Curve Lake First Nation, was charged with:

  • Assault cause Bodily Harm-Choke, Suffocate or Strangle, contrary to section 267(c) of the Criminal Code (CC), and with
  • Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on May 29, 2020 and was remanded into custody.

 

BURNT OUT REAR LICENCE PLATE LIGHT LEADS TO SUSPEND DRIVE CHARGE

(MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION, ON)- On May 28, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 within the Territory of Mississauga First Nation.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle that failed to have a white light illuminating the rear licence plate and a traffic stop was initiated on Highway 17 near Village Road.┬áThe driver could not produce a valid driver’s licence and a query revealed the driver had three active driver’s licence suspensions.

As a result of the investigation, Mark LEONARD, age 59, from Sables-Spanish River Township was charged with:

  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
  • Improper number plate light, contrary to section 63(19) of the HTA.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on August 19, 2020.

 

SPEEDER CHARGED WITH SUSPEND DRIVE

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On May 30, 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.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop near the junction of Causley Street and Hawkins Street. The driver was queried and revealed the driver was suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Kevin LEONARD, age 55, from Piedmont, Quebec was charged with:

  • Driving While 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 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on August 5, 2020.

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