July 2, 2018 – OPP Crime Report

Regional Crime Update
Regional Crime Report

THUNDER BAY – Here are the latest reports from Ontario Provincial Police detachments from across the region.

SIOUX LOOKOUT – On June 24, 2018, at approximately 2:50 am, Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver that had hit a parked vehicle on King Street. Upon arrival at the scene, officers determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was not injured and was arrested and transported to detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, Sean BUNN (32) of Pine Falls, Manitoba was charged with;

  • Driving While Ability Impaired contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Driving with more than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • He was released by way of promise to appear in Sioux Lookout Provincial Court on August 28, 2018.

    The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

    Kirkland Lake – Members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an incident where a Controlled Substance has been distributed in the Kirkland Lake area. During the investigation, the OPP seized a quantity of gummy bears similar to those which can be purchased as children’s candy. The gummy bears were found to contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the principal psychoactive compound in Cannabis Marihuana.

    The Kirkland Lake OPP wish to advise the community that along with the illegality of trafficking these Cannabis related drugs, there are health hazards associated with their use. The OPP is also encouraging parents to please share this message with children of all ages as they embark upon their summer vacations.

    Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the illegal distribution mentioned above should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

    DRYDEN – On Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m. members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for Highway Traffic Act offences on Highway 17 in the City of Dryden.

    As a result of the stop, police seized a large quantity of drugs, money and two loaded handguns.

    Police have charged Trevon JENNINGS (23 years old) of Etobicoke, ON and Johnathan NETZEREAB (25 years old) of Mississauga, ON with the following four offences contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

    1. Trafficking in Schedule I Substance-Cocaine contrary to Section 5(1)

    2. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine contrary to Section 5(2)

    3. Trafficking in Schedule I Substance – Heroin contrary to Section 5(1)

    4. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin contrary to Section 5(2)

    The two accused were also charged with the following eight offences contrary to the Criminal Code:

    5. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon X 2 contrary to Section 91(1)

    6. Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm X 2 contrary to Section 92(1)

    7. Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 in Canada contrary to Section of 354(1)(a)

    8. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose X 2 contrary to Section 88

    9. Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition contrary to Section 86(1)

    Both of the accused are being held in custody in Dryden and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice July 3, 2018.

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