Greenstone OPP Lay Charges for Failure to Comply with Emergency Laws

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Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

GREENSTONE – Taking COVID-19 seriously is important. However over the past several weeks, the Ontario Provincial Police have laid charges against individuals in Kenora, Sioux Lookout, and now in Greenstone.

Ontario Provincial Police have charged a man with failing to comply with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recent days, Greenstone OPP received several complaints regarding an individual failing to comply with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The Greenstone OPP launched an investigation and it was determined that the male was failing to comply with distancing measures, disregarding the previous warnings issued by the local OPP.

As a result, one individual was charged with violating the orders and received a $750 fine.

OPP will continue to provide public safety services to the community and support the efforts of federal, provincial, and local health authorities during the pandemic.

If you wish to file a report regarding non-compliance under the Quarantine Act, contact the Public Health Agency of Canada.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, including non-compliance to the EMPCA, please call your local police or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. For less serious incidents, report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting.

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