Ontario Provincial Police Crime Docket – August 21, 2018

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THUNDER BAY – OPP Crime Report – The Ontario Provincial Police have been kept busy over the past seventy-two hours. From serious accidents to domestic disturbances, to mischief calls, just to name a few, officers have been kept busy.

Police Investigate Mischief to Property in Wawa

WAWA, ON – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment are currently investigating a mischief incident that occurred sometime between August 16 and August 17, 2018.

Investigation has revealed that unknown person(s) damaged a business advertising sign along Mission Road Wawa.

The incident is still under investigation.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident 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) and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Man Faces Charges for Breaching Conditions

Blind River – On August 18, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to bail violation were a male was on conditions to abstain from communicating with his common-law wife in the Town of Blind River.

On August 16, 2018, a male from Blind River was charged with: Assault- Spousal (X2), Fail to Comply with Probation Order and outstanding charges of Mischief and Fail to Comply with Probation Order stemming from past domestic disturbances.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., police conducted a vehicle stop on Michigan Avenue in relation to the bail violation. The male was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his common-law-wife and was in breach of his conditions. The male was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, a 28 year old male from Blind River, Ontario was charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on October 4, 2018.

SPEEDER CHARGED WITH STUNT DRIVING

SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON – On August 19, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 within the Territory of Serpent River First Nation.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer locked in a speed of over 120 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone and initiated a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, MOZO MANSILLA, Alexis, 42 years of age from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario was charged with: Stunt Driving-Speed Greater than 50 km/hr Over Speed Limit, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the male’s driver’s licence was seized.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on October 31, 2018.

Lock it or Lose it!

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind vehicle owners to lock their unattended vehicles at all times, even in your own driveways. It only takes seconds for a theft to occur. Police do not want you to lose items in your vehicle you worked hard to own. Items such as loose change, purses and wallets, electronic devices and chargers, or any items of value should be removed from your vehicle whenever you park it for any length of time. If for some reason you must leave these items, conceal them so that they do not tempt “would-be” thieves from taking them.

Police recommend some of these crime prevention strategies to reduce the possibility of being victimized:

  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle in plain view.
  • Park your vehicle in a driveway or if you have a garage use it and lock it.
  • If you have to leave your vehicle on the street, lock it and park it in a well-lit area.
  • Completely close all vehicle windows when parked.
  • Engrave expensive accessories so that the thief will have difficulty disposing of them.
  • Keep your driver’s license and vehicle registration with you, in your wallet or purse.
  • If possible invest in a vehicle alarm system as an extra deterrent measure.
  • Never leave your vehicle keys in plain view.

If you happen to be outside after dark and see people in your neighbourhood acting suspiciously, please report it to police. Your neighbourhood may be a target for thefts from vehicles.

More details about preventing auto theft may be found on-line at: www.opp.ca

Safeguard your property……Lock it or Lose it!

Any person with information regarding person(s) responsible for this type of incident should immediately contact the OPP 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 $2,000.