SAULT STE MARIE – Crime – Sault Ste Marie Police report that on the afternoon of March 6, 2013 Patrol Officers were called to Sears in the Station Mall at 293 Bay St. Officers learned that Heiko Schmitz, age 32 of 30 Boston Ave. Sault Ste. Marie Ontario had attempted to steal some clothes from the store. The Schmitz was arrested and charged with Theft under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. He will appear in court on April 15th.
At 1:15 am on March 7, 2013 Patrol Officers were called to a residence in the 200 block of Albert St. East for an intoxicated male. Officers spoke to Joseph Owl, age 22 of 222 Albert St. East, Sault Ste. Marie and found him to be breaching his probation by having consuming alcohol. He was arrested and charged with this offence. He will appear in bail court on March 7th at 10:00 am.
Sault Ste Marie 27th Annual Community Awards
On the 6th of March 2013 the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service along with the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel hosted the 27th Annual Police Community Programs Nights.
This annual dinner is the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s way of acknowledging the many community partners that have assisted the Service with various programs and events in the last year.
During the evening the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Kinsmen Club recognized the schools and students that have been accident free.
The following schools were recognized for being accident free.
- Five Years Accident Free – St. Paul and Anna McCrea
- Ten Years Accident Free – Pinewood and H.M. Robbins
- Twenty Years Accident Free – Parkland
- Twenty Five Years Accident Free – Holy Family School and St. Francis
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board recognized the following citizens for their work in the community that assisted the police.
Plaques were presented to John Santana, David Carlascio and Tony Tagliabracci.
John Santana approached the Traffic Services section in 2012 and indicated he was willing to produce a video to teach road safety to both motorists and cyclists. He teamed up with Shaw TV. He convinced family members and friends to appear in the video and utilized his own vehicle and bicycle for the filming. He himself was involved in the production and the acting.
David Carlascio is a free lance cameraman with Shaw TV. He worked jointly with John Santana in the production and filming of the video. David, through Shaw TV, also produced and aired a winter driving safety message on Shaw TV. David has also offered to produce and air more specials to educate our citizens on road safety.
Tony Tagliabracci was recognized for his many years of service in media broadcast. Tony has 38 years of working in the media in radio and television. He worked for CJIC, CKCY, CJIC/CHBX T, MCTV and Shaw TV Cable 10. Over the years he has been a reporter, announcer, anchor, news director and a producer. Tony has a strong working relationship with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and also provided tips and hints to officers who were involved with working with media.
Commendations were also presented to the Lacey Dalton and Mitch Chouinard.
In July 2012 Lacey Dalton was driving home from work and noticed a broken window at the Subway store on Elgin Street. She stopped and called the police to report it. She also noticed a male run from the store and get into a vehicle. The male had his face covered with a mask. Lacey called the police back and followed the male in his vehicle. The male was located by police with her assistance. Officers discovered that the male suspect had attempted to enter the safe at the business but her actions thwarted this. The male was arrested for break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession of break and enter tools and fail to comply with a release order. The matter is before the courts.
In January of this year Mitch Chouinard was in his vehicle at the Sault Area Hospital. He heard someone screaming and got out of his vehicle. He noticed an older lady screaming and then noticed a second lady standing by a vehicle. The second lady was also screaming but she was also shaking and screaming at a young child. Mitch intervened and tried to calm the females down. He identified himself as an off duty police officer and the police were called. The attending officer arrested the one female for assaulting the child. The matter is before the court. .
If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637. Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.