East Algoma OPP Report

East Algoma OPP Report

East Algoma Blind River Detachment report from JULY 31, 2018 TO AUGUST 6, 2018

IMAIRED DRIVER LEAVES LOCAL BAR HIS FRIEND- BOTH CHARGED WITH NUMEROUS OFFENCES

(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On July 31, 2018, shortly after 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint where a possible impaired driver left a local bar in a pick-up in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined that a female was on Woodward Avenue when her intoxicated ex-boyfriend was leaving a local bar and the couple began to argue on the street. The argument escalated to where the female was physically assaulted by her ex. The male left in a pick-up with another male who was driving in an unknown direction. 

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated east of Blind River on Highway 17 and Frampet Drive. While speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had been consuming alcohol. The 40 year old was arrested. As the officer was searching the male the officer located suspected of marihuana shatter.

The passenger that assaulted the female was arrested. While being searched, police located on drug paraphernalia with suspected grounded marihuana.   A search of the pick-up, police located several small bags of suspected cannabis marihuana, a small quantity suspected cannabis resin, suspected methamphetamine pills, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, and a large quantity of cash over $1200. An estimated street value of the drugs are over $15000.

As a result of the investigation, the passenger a 49 year old male from Valley East, Ontario was charged with:

  • Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance -Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marihuana-Under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Resin-Over 1 gram, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.

The driver Fredrick SHRUBB, 40 years of age from Cannington, Ontario was charged with:

  • Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood, contrary to section 253(1) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance -Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marihuana-Under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Resin-Over 1 gram, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.

Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on August 30, 2018.

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE-MALE CHARGED

(TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE, ON)- On August 1, 2018, shortly before 10:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance where a female could be heard yelling for help and objects being thrown around in a room at a local motel located on Highway 17 in the Village of Spragge.

Investigation determined that an intoxicated male had damaged a television and had thrown an object at the 63 year old female victim striking her on the side of head.

As a result of the investigation, a 64 year old male from Ottawa, Ontario was charged with:

  • Assault-Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
  • Mischief Under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC.

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

MALE CHARGED AFTER BLOCKING ACCESS TO A CROWN ROAD

(MUNICIPALITY OF HURON SHORES, ON)- On July 5, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry MNRF) Conservation Officer attended a gated area on William Lake Road where a gate was erected denying access to denying access to Williamson Lake, Smoky Lake and a logging area north of the Village of Iron Bridge. A male was told that he had 48 hours to remove the fence as the fence posts were located on Crown Land and he could not prevent people from accessing the roadway.

On August 4, 2018, shortly before 10:00 a.m., members from East Algoma OPP responded to two complaints where a there was a gate re- erected across a crown road denying access to the same area. 

Police attended the area and were met by a male who claimed that he could deny people access to the crown road by erecting a gate. The male became agitated with police and was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, Robert PARKER, 66 years of age from Iron Bridge, Ontario was charged with: Mischief-Obstructs, Interrupts or Interferes with the Lawful Use, Enjoyment or Operation of Property, contrary to section 430(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on August 30, 2018.

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT-SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED

(TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE, ON)- On August 6, 2018, a member from the Sault Ste Marie Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint where an eastbound vehicle was swerving all over the road and cutting people off on Highway 17 near the Village of Serpent River.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., the HSD officer located the vehicle in the Town of Spanish and initiated a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation Hai Lun LI, 39 years of age from Scarborough, Ontario was charged with: Drive While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The vehicle was towed.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on September 19, 2018.