East Algoma OPP Report

East Algoma OPP Report

East Algoma OPP report for the Blind River Detachment for the week of September 14, to September 18,2018.

SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE OFFENCES

(BLIND RIVER, ON) - On September 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Youngfox Road in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m., police observed a car pulling out of driveway on Youngfox Road as the officer neared the vehicle the car pulled back into the driver. The officer queried the plate and the plate came back not authorized for the vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated and the male driver was found to be suspended and could produce a valid insurance card.

As a result of the investigation, Michael Robert CHIBLOW, 48 years of age from Mississauga First Nation, Ontario was charged with:

  • Driving While Under Suspension (X2), contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA);
  • Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA;
  • Fail to Have Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

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

MALE THREATENED GIRLFRIEND AND HER PARENTS

 (BLIND RIVER, ON) - On September 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPPresponded to a disturbance at a residence on Eastman Road in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined a male had damaged his girlfriend's parents' garage door. While the 22 year old girlfriend was attempting to calm the male down he threatened to damage the house and hurt everyone inside and left on foot. Police located the male at his sister's residence on West Street.

As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old male from Blind River, Ontario was charged with:

  • Uttering Threats-Cause Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Uttering Threats-Cause Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Mischief Under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC; and with
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145 of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on September 19, 2018.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION -DRIVER CHARGED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) - On September 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined a stationwagon was crossing Causley Street from Hanes Avenue when an eastbound car on Causley failed to stop at the red light and collided with the stationwagon.

Algoma Paramedic services treated the female driver from the car and her two children at the scene. The driver and passenger of the stationwagon were transported to local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

As a result of the investigation, Mackenzie BRADFORD, 27 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with: Red Light-Fail to Stop, contrary to section of 144(18) of the Highway Traffic Act.

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE-MALE CHARGED

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On September 16, 2018, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Laborne Avenue in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined that two teen males were near a residence on Laborne Avenue when they heard yelling and screaming. The two boys then witnessed a male open the door at residence and grab an 18 year old female by the hair and striking her in the face. 

The youths attended a residence and told the homeowner to call police then later flagged down the officer. The officer attended the residence on Laborne Avenue and arrested the male.

As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old male from Blind River, Ontario was charged with: Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code.

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

Note: The two boys will be recognized in the near future for doing the right thing and notifying the authorities for a person that was in distress.

INTOXICATED MALE WALKING ON CAUSLEY STREET-CHARGED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) - On September 17, 2018, shortly after 11:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded a report of an intoxicated male drinking a can of alcoholic beverage in a parking lot on Causley Street and a later attempted to walk in a pharmacy with his drink in hand and was escorted out. The continued towards Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Police located the male walking westbound Causley Street observed him to be extremely intoxicated and an arrest was made. The male was transported to Blind River Detachment where he was lodged until sober.

As a result of the investigation, Jason HINES, 45 years of age from York, Ontario was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • Being Intoxicated in a Public Place, contrary to section 31(4) of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA); and with
  • Having Liquor in Open Container in other than Licenced Premises, Residence or Private Place, contrary to section 31(2) of the LLA.
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  • MALE BREACHES HIS CONDITIONS AND IS CHARGED
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  • (BLIND RIVER, ON) - On September 17, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.
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  • While patrolling, police observed two people on the sidewalk on Lawton Avenue and recognized a male that was conditions not to communicate with the female he was with.
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  • 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 appeared before the Ontario Court Justice in Blind River Video Bail Court on September 18, 2018.

OPP CHARGE DISQUALIFIED DRIVER

(SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON)- On September 18, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on the Territory of Serpent River First Nation.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m., while police were checking on the well-being of a person police observed a vehicle being driven by a male that was known to them to have no driver's licence pull onto Sulphur Crescent and was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, Charles LEWIS, 33 years of age from Serpent River First Nation, Ontario was charged with: 

  • Driving While Disqualified, contrary to section 259(4) of the Criminal Code; and with
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on November 1, 2018.