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East Algoma OPP Charge Speeder

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On October 24, 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 after 1:00 a.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop at the east end of Causley Street. A query determined the driver was suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Christina HENHAWK, age 36, from Brantford was charged with:

  • Two Counts of 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 before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 16, 2020.

The registered owner of the vehicle who was the passenger, Nico SMITH, age 24, from Brantford, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with: Permit Unlicensed Person to Drive Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 32(10) of the HTA.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

 

East Algoma OPP Lays Drug Charge

(TARBUTT-TARBUTT ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP, ON)- On October 24, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 within Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township.

Shortly after 1:45 a.m., police observed a parked minivan on the south shoulder that appeared to be disabled. As police turned around the minivan pulled out onto the highway and police conducted a traffic stop.

As one of the officers were speaking to the driver police observed drug paraphernalia on the floor by the driver’s feet. The three occupants were detained and searched. Police located over 10.5 grams of suspected cocaine on one passenger. Open liquor was located in the other passenger’s purse and query revealed the driver was unlicensed.

As a result of the investigation, Kattie BLONDEAU, age 33, from Blind River, was charged with: Possession of Scheduled I Substance-Cocaine contrary to section 4(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 3, 2020.

Christina CORBIERE, age 32, from Mississauga First Nation, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with:

  • Having Liquor in Open Container in Other Than Licence Premises, Residence or Private Place, contrary to section 31(2) of the Liquor Licence Act.

The driver, Dainith TOULOUSE, age 30, from Mississauga Frist Nation, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with:

  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

 

Family Dispute Results in Multiple Charges

(SPANISH, ON) – On October 24, 2020, shortly after 3:45 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a family dispute where an individual was yelling and punching things at a residence on Front Street in the Town of Spanish.

At approximately 4:22 a.m., police arrived on scene and were advised the individual had left the residence prior to police arrival. The OPP Emergency Response Team and the Northeast Region OPP Canine Unit were called in to assist members in locating this person.

At approximately 7:07 a.m., police located the individual on Hamilton Street and who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The individual was transported to local hospital in Blind River via Algoma District Paramedic Services. The person was later turned over to police for arrest.

As a result of the investigation, Jason CARRINE, age 42, from Sault Ste Marie, was charged with:

  • Three Counts of Failure to Comply with Release Order-Other Than to Attend Court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Three Counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC; and with
  • Causing a Disturbance- Non Occupant, contrary to section 175(1)(d) of the CC.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on October 25, 2020 and was remanded into custody.

 

Thessalon First Nation Driver Suspended

(THESSALON FIRST NATION, ON) – On October 23, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Maple Ridge Road within the Territory of Thessalon First Nation.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., police observed vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver could not provide proof of insurance. A query revealed the vehicle plates had expired in 2001 and the driver was suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Theodore BISAILLON, age 54, from Thessalon First Nation was charged with:

  • Operate Motor Vehicle-No Insurance, contrary to section 2(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act;
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
  • Use Plates Not authorized for Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Provincial Offences Court in Sault Ste Marie on December 2, 2020.

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