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17 Year Old Charged With Trafficking
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (8446 reads)


On Wednesday October 22, the Almaguin Highlands OPP received a call of a suspicious vehicle in Strong Township.  Police observed the vehicle on Ontario Street, in Burk’s Falls and stopped the vehicle in Armour Township.

After investigating the incident, the driver was arrested for possession of marihuana.    The driver, a 17 year old whose name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act was charged with possession of a substance, marihuana and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.



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Police Remind You to Watch For Wildlife on Area Roads & Highways
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (1185 reads)


The OPP have investigated several collisions on the Highways involving wildlife.  From September 01, 2014 to October 27, officers have investigated 26 collisions in the area involving deer, moose, a fox, a raccoon, a bear and a turkey.

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Police remind motorists to.

• Use caution if driving at dawn and dusk, when animals are most active and visibility is poor

•The risk of deer/vehicle collisions is greatest during autumn and early winter

• Slow down when approaching deer standing on the side of the road.  Deer may "bolt" or change direction at the last minute.

•Deer often travel in groups, if you see one, expect more.

Police remind you to always report a collision if the damage is suspected to be over $1000.



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Police Nab Two Impaired Drivers
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (10296 reads)


The Almaguin Highlands OPP was setting up a R.I.D.E. program on Thursday October 23, when they observed a pickup truck.  The officer spoke to the driver and subsequently arrested and charged the driver with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.

The accused, Jennifer Robbins, 50 of McMurrich/Monteith Township was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday November 27, 2014.

Then On Friday October 24, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the OPP was on patrol in Sprucedale when they observed a vehicle attempting to turn on to Highway 518 from Stisted Road.  The officer spoke to the driver of the vehicle and arrested and charged him with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.

The accused, Brian Souliere, 54 of McMurrich/Monteith is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday November 27, 2014.



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Man Charged With B&E
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (7253 reads)


On Monday October 20, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Police investigated a break and enter to an Ahmic Lake Road, Magnetawan Township residence.

OPP received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of the property that was broken into.  The investigation led officers to charge a Whitestone man, David Bradshaw, 49 with break and enter, contrary to the Criminal Code.



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Police Investigate Stolen Propane Tanks
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (1237 reads)


The Almaguin Highlands OPP investigated a theft of two propane tanks that went missing from an East Bay Road, Machar Township.  The theft occurred sometime between September 19, 2014 and October 19,. The tanks are described as white, 100 pound tanks with an approximate value of $270.



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Woman Puts Car in Ditch, Charged With DUI
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (14927 reads)


On Saturday October 25, just after midnight Huntsville OPP along with Lake of Bays Fire and Muskoka EMS attended to a report of a vehicle down an embankment on Highway  60 near Oxtongue Lake.

As a result of the investigation it was found that the driver of a Ford Fiesta had been drinking.  Jessica Schmidt, 28, of Huntsville was eventually arrested and charged with Impaired Driving and having more than 80mgs of alcohol per 100mltrs of blood.  She will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on November 19, 2014 to answer to her charges.  Her licence has been suspended for 90 days.



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Police Investigate Multiple Break In's
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4889 reads)


Huntsville OPP have been taking calls for break in’s that have occurred in and around the Huntsville, Lake of Bays area.

On Friday October 24, Huntsville OPP was made aware of a break in that occurred on Markles Rd in the town of Huntsville.  Sometime between September 26, 2014 and October 24, 2014 thieves entered a shed on the property and removed a STIHL 036 chainsaw.

On Sunday October 26, Police were advised of a break in that occurred on Seventeen Acre Dr.in Lake of Bays Twp. that had occurred in the past few weeks. Once inside thieves removed BB air rifle and alcohol.

OPP also investigated a theft where  thieves entered a cottage on South Moot Lake Rd in Lake of Bays twp.  Once inside the culprits made a mess of the owner’s cottage and removed a few knives.

Police remind cottagers that as the winter months creep up on us it is a good time to itemize, make a list and mark down serial numbers of all your valuables.  Have a neighbour check on the house and garage and out buildings on the property.  For further information on locking up the cottage go to opp.ca under Community Watch programs.



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Shoplifters Arrested
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (15899 reads)


On October 19, the West Parry Sound OPP were called to a local business for the reported theft of several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise. Prior to Police arrival, two females left the store in a dark coloured vehicle. An alert employee obtained a partial licence plate number which was passed along to attending officers.

With the assistance of Orillia OPP officers, the suspects were located, arrested and returned to Parry Sound.

Ofelia Ciuciu, 33, of Toronto, was charged with:

1.    Theft under $5,000 – Shoplifting,

2.    Possession property obtained by crime under $5000,

3.    2 counts of Fail to comply with probation order,

A young person, 16 years of age from Toronto, was charged with:

1.    Theft under $5,000 – Shoplifting,

2.    Possession property obtained by crime under $5000



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Woman Arrested for DUI
Monday, October 20, 2014 (50689 reads)


The West Parry Sound OPP  responded to a single accident on Highway 124 in MacDougal Township.

Police report that on October 16, a blue Jeep travelling on Highway 124 drove off the road and rolled on its side in the ditch. The lone occupant, the driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. Further investigation revealed a strong odour of alcohol coming from the driver.

The driver, Doris Campbell, 56, of Sundridge was arrested and has been charged with:

• Driving while ability impaired

• Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 6, 2014.



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Convicted Sexual Offender Behind Change Room Thefts
Monday, October 20, 2014 (35026 reads)


The man arrested in Huntsville after stealing articles from patrons inside the change rooms at the summit centre has been in trouble with the law previously.  Richard Lynn Smilsky, 55 is described by Hamilton Police as a convicted sexual offender who has a condition on his release not to attend any recreation centre.



He was last arrested in June 2013 for breaking his condition.

Last Tuesday Huntsville OPP had more complaints of property that had gone missing from the change rooms of the Don Lough hockey arena. 

Reviewing video at the Canada Summit Centre led to the arrest of Richard Lynn Smilsky, 55 currently from Huntsville. 

Police report that the investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.



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Change Room Thief Arrested
Friday, October 17, 2014 (20011 reads)


Over the past few months the many people who attended the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville have had their property stolen from the facility's change rooms.

On Tuesday Huntsville OPP had more complaints of property that had gone missing from the change rooms of the Don Lough hockey arena.

The investigations led to the arrest of Richard Smilsky, 55 currently from Huntsville, Ontario.  A search warrant conducted by the Huntsville detachment members including the Muskoka Crime Unit and Crime Abatement members led to the recovery of several items.  The accused has been charged with several offences including

•        Resist Arrest

•        Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

•        Theft under $5000.00 x6

•        Fail to Comply with Probation order X2

Huntsville OPP is looking to return property that has not been reported taken.  If anyone has had articles go missing from the arena or the pool area of the Summit Centre, they are asked to attend Huntsville detachment during the week of October 20th, 2014 and speak to the Muskoka Crime Unit. 

Investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.



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Youths Caught Red Handed During B&E
Friday, October 17, 2014 (16754 reads)


On October 11, Huntsville OPP responded to a break in that was taking place on Muskoka Road #117 near Baysville.  The caller report that he could see youth inside unoccupied cottages, and was able to apprehend one as they were running away.

Officers from the Huntsville detachment located two more of the youth at a nearby path along the Muskoka River.  As a result of the investigation two youth from Huntsville and two from Lake of Bays Twp. were arrested and have since been charged with Break and Enter.  Three of them were also charged with possession of Schedule II - marijuana.

The four who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on November 4, 2014 to answer to their charges.



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Police Review Video After More Summit Centre Thefts
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (3706 reads)


Huntsville OPP is asking parents and hockey coaches to remind their young athletes to leave valuables at home. 

On Tuesday October 14, 2014 between 5:00pm and 6:30pm thieves entered the change room in the Don Lough arena.  Once inside the change room, hockey bags, coat pockets were gone through.  Taken was an Apple I pod, an Android phone and a pair of boys Reebok ATV19 runners, black and green in colour. 

Police report that the Summit Centre is equipped with some recording video equipment which will be viewed in hopes in locating the culprits involved in the ongoing thefts.



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Man Charged With Assault After Pointing Gun
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (5099 reads)


A 65 year old South River man was charged with numerous firearm related offences after the Police investigated a domestic occurrence on Thursday October 9,.

 

Police obtained a warrant, entered the residence and seized four non-restricted long guns, one restricted handgun and variety ammunition.  Police arrested and charged the accused with assault, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a weapon contrary to the Criminal Code.

The accused is to appear for a bail hearing on Friday October 17, 2014 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound, Ontario.

 



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Traffic Stop Leads to DUI Charge
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (5043 reads)


The OPP were patrolling Highway 518, Perry Township on Sunday October 12, when they observed a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado travelling westbound.  The officers stopped the vehicle and subsequently arrested and charged the driver for having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.  The driver, Ken Mason 54 of Perry Township was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on a future date.



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RIDE Stop Ends in Cocaine Bust
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (16183 reads)


On Saturday October 11, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Highway 124 just North of Sundridge, Ontario.  Officers spoke to the driver and passenger of a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup truck and subsequently arrested the driver for possession of marihuana.  Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of cocaine.  OPP charged and released Mark Fagan, 28 of South River Ontario with possession for the purpose of trafficking marihuana and possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday, December 11, 2014.



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Police Investigate B&E in Emsdale
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (4661 reads)


On Thursday October 9, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Police investigated a break enter and theft to a So-Ho-Mish Road near Emsdale.  Sometime between Sunday September 21, 2014 and Sunday September 21, 2014 thieves entered the boathouse on So-Ho-Mish Road and stole an Echo power blower model RB603 and a 9 horsepower 4 stroke Johnson boat motor.



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Thieves Steal Road Sign
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (4759 reads)


The Almaguin Highlands OPP is investigating the theft of two road signs located on the private property at Bittern Lake Estates in Perry Township, Ontario.

Police report that someone entered the private property and stole two road signs, the first sign said Vista Lane and the other said Wolf Trail.  The Vista Lane sign was recovered; however the Wolf Trail sign is still missing.  The Thief also pushed over the Inuksuk that was located at this area.  The missing road sign is valued at approximately $100.



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Police Call For Public's Help Identifying Robber
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (7133 reads)


Bracebridge OPP is appealing for the public’s assistance regarding a robbery that occurred at a residence on Medora Street in Port Carling on Sunday October 12th, 2014 shortly after 5:00 pm.

The suspect broke into the residence, had an interaction with the elderly homeowner and ultimately stole cash and a quantity of prescription medications.

The suspect is described as a skinny white male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’10” tall and at the time he was wearing a long grey hooded sweatshirt to the knees, a ball cap and blue jeans.



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Pair Charged with Possession For the Purpose
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (8633 reads)


On Thursday October 9, the West Parry Sound OPP was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 69 in the Township of Archipelago. Police report that at approximately 11:46 p.m., a northbound green Plymouth was observed travelling at a high rate of speed and subsequently a traffic stop was conducted.  As a result of police investigation, Hydromorph Contin capsules and Cannabis Marihuana was seized.

Driver, Everaly Ford, 34, of Brampton, was arrested and has been charged with:

• Four  traffic offences including: Driving while under suspension

• Two  drug offences including: Possession of a Schedule I Substance – other drugs

The passenger, Christine Mathison, 24 of Sudbury, was arrested and charged with:

• Two  drug charges including Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana.

The two accused were released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 20, 2014.



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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (4408 reads)


On Thursday October 9, the West Parry Sound OPP was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 69 in the Township of Archipelago. Police report that at approximately 11:46 p.m., a northbound green Plymouth was observed travelling at a high rate of speed and subsequently a traffic stop was conducted.  As a result of police investigation, Hydromorph Contin capsules and Cannabis Marihuana was seized.

Driver, Everaly Ford, 34, of Brampton, was arrested and has been charged with:

• Four  traffic offences including: Driving while under suspension

• Two  drug offences including: Possession of a Schedule I Substance – other drugs

The passenger, Christine Mathison, 24 of Sudbury, was arrested and charged with:

• Two  drug charges including Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana.

The two accused were released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 20, 2014.



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Police Report Two Young People Died in Accidents on Thanksgiving Weekend
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (12848 reads)


Police report that two young people were victims in fatal on and off-road incidents over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend as the OPP joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and lack of occupant restraint -the Big 4.

The OPP is report that deaths in three of the four Big 4 categories down from last year. Distracted driving, no seat belts, and alcohol related deaths are all down this year.  Speed related deaths are up by 36%.



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ATV Crash Claims Life
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (5375 reads)


Members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP investigated the cause of single vehicle ATV crash that has claimed the life of driver on Sunday in North Tiny Township.

The deceased has been identified as Oskar Zaczek, 20, of Mississauga. A second motorcycle being operated by a friend was following the ATV south bound on Bush Road at the time of the crash. Investigators are citing speed as a contributing factor as a possible cause of the crash. A post mortem will be held in Barrie. OPP officers urge all off road vehicle operators to ride in control and ride to the trail conditions.



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