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Intersection of Hwy 11 & South Mary Lake Rd Scene of Another Accident
Monday, July 27, 2015 (2253 reads)

One person has been airlifted to  hospital in Port Sydney following a collision at the intersection of Hwy 11 and South Mary Lake Rd.

Witnesses say a silver Infinity was hit broadside as it attempted to cross the highway.

The Infinity rolled into the median and the highway was closed while EMS and first responders attended the scene.  

We'll have more details as they become available.

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UPDATED: Head On Crash Claims Two Lives
Monday, July 27, 2015 (16352 reads)

On Saturday afternoon the West Parry Sound OPP responded to a multiple vehicle collision three kilometres south of Pointe au Baril on Highway 69 in Shawanaga Township.
Police report that a northbound pick-up truck attempted to pass two Camper trucks and was forced to swear to miss a southbound SUV.  The SUV hit the northbound camper truck head on. 
Both occupants of the SUV succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Two occupants from the pick-up truck and two occupants from the camper truck were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the SUV, Andre Veilleux, 72 years of age and the passenger Doreen Veilleux, 71 years of age, both  from Parry Sound were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Rear-End Accident Sends Woman to Toronto Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries.
Friday, July 24, 2015 (14464 reads)

OPP from Orillia are investigating a Highway 11 accident that occured in Severn Township. 
On July 23 at around 7:47 p.m. police were dispatched to a collision on Highway 11 north between County Road 169 and Coopers Falls Road. Upon arrival officers observed that a truck had rear-ended another vehicle sending it into the guard rail. 
The driver and three passengers, two male and two female, of the rear-ended car were transported to a local hospital with numerous injuries and one of the female passengers was later transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. 
The truck driver, a man from Tiny Township, was not seriously injured. 
Police closed down a portion of the highway during the investigation that lasted several hours. 

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Pedestrian Struck by Car Transported to Toronto, Driver Charged.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (17022 reads)

Police have charged a 20-year-old Huntsville woman after her vehicle struck a pedestrian on Centre Street North earlier this morning. 
Police report that at around 10 a.m. they responded to the collision and learned that a man was walking across the street near Legacy Lane and was struck by a car that was making a left hand turn. 
The injured man was transported to Huntsville Hospital and then transferred to St. Michaels hospital in Toronto with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was also taken to Huntsville hospital where she was treated for shock. 
The unnamed woman has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian. 

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Pedestrian Struck by Car in Centre Street North Accident.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (8581 reads)

A witness to an accident that shut down part of Centre Street North from Hanes Road to Legacy Lane today says that the accident occured when a blue, four-door Hyundai Elantra struck a pedestrian while in the process of turning. The witness, Kristen Tovee, says that she was at the four-way-stop at the time the accident occurred and said she observed the struck man on the ground and said “he was not moving at all.”
HBR contacted the OPP who confirmed that a pedestrian had indeed been hit by the car.

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Boat Barely Misses Cottage After Running Ashore
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (4275 reads)

A boater is lucky to have escaped serious injury on Friday after running his boat ashore on Regina Island in Lake Muskoka.  Police report that the operator of the vessel fell asleep as he was piloting the boat and ran up on shore barely missing a cottage before the vessel came to a stop.

Police say no charges have been laid.

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Southern Georgian Bay OPP Honour Passing of Fellow Officer.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (6468 reads)

The Southern Georgian Bay OPP are mourning one of their own today after Detective Constable Lisa Ansell  died on July 19.

Flags will be at half-mast to honour the late Ansell who was born and raised in the Penetanguishene/Tiny Township area and began her career with the Toronto Police Service in 1991. Ansell later joined the Midland/Southern Georgian Bay OPP in 1996.

Ansell is survived by her husband Rick and two children, a celebration of life will be held this Saturday, July 25 at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre in Midland.

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Police Looking for Missing Tay Township Youth.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (2125 reads)

Police in Georgian Bay are asking for help in locating a missing youth from Tay Township.

16-year-old Austin Galbraith-Cox was last seen leaving a home in Tay Township on foot at around 3 p.m. on July 20. The youth’s guardian contacted police when Galbraith-Cox did not return home for his curfew that evening.

He is described as a thin, white male, 5’10” in height with medium length brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with a gold leaf emblem, a black t-shirt and dark blue jeans. He may be carrying a backpack.

Police believe that Galbraith-Cox may be in Midland or Orillia areas and area asking anyone with information to call the Georgian Bay OPP.

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One Man Confirmed Dead After Hitting Rock Cut
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (9895 reads)

One man is confirmed dead after hitting a rock cut on Hwy 11 south of Gravenhurst on Monday.  The single vehicle accident occurred just before 11am when the car left the road and hit the rock cut, bursting into flames.

Police are still investigating.  No names have been released.

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Wanted Man Nabbed by Police With Licence Plate Recognition System
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (5584 reads)

On July 19, 2015 a member of the West Parry Sound OPP was on patrol with the cruiser that is equipped with an Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) on Waubeek Street in Parry Sound.  The ALPR identifies suspended/unlicenced drivers, stolen vehicles, wanted registered owners, unlicensed drivers and expired/stolen plates.

Police report that at 12:54 a.m. the ALPR system received a hit advising that the owner of a vehicle was wanted on a warrant. 

A traffic stop was conducted and the officer determined that the owner was the driver. Jeffery Oickle, 57, from Parry Sound was arrested and was also charged with Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana .

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on July 22, 2015.

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Man Charged with Stunting
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (3605 reads)

On July 16, 2015, a member of the West Parry Sound OPP was patrolling on the northbound lanes of Highway 69 in Shawanaga Township.  At approximately 10:39 a.m. a southbound silver car was observed travelling at a high rate of speed and as a result was stopped for “Stunt Driving”. 

The driver, Boris Vucen, 39, of Brampton has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle. His Ontario Drivers Licence has been suspended for seven (7) days and the vehicle he was operating was impounded for seven (7) days.

The driver was served a summons requiring him to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on September 22, 2015 to answer to the charge.

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Police Seeking Driver of Stolen Parks Dept Truck
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (7162 reads)

Huntsville OPP is seeking the public’s assistance in helping to locate the person who had taken a  Town of Huntsville pickup truck from an address on William St. 
Police report that on Tuesday July 21,  just after 3:00am Huntsville OPP were on regular patrol in the town of Huntsville when one member observed a motor vehicle on Ravenscliffe road approaching with high beam lights on.  The officer turned around to conduct a traffic stop but lost sight of the vehicle.
While on patrol a short time later, the same vehicle was located in the bushy area of local business on Ravenscliffe Rd.  The green Chev pick-up truck had ran into a retaining wall causing a substantial amount of damage to both the wall and the truck.  Canine and Emergency Response Team assisted in the search without success.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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Police Report Thieves are Stealing Travel Trailers
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2739 reads)

OPP want to remind the public to protect their property and valuables against would be thieves after receiving several reports of thefts of travel trailers in Minden Hills Township.

Police report that on June 26, 2015 police were contacted regarding the theft of a travel trailer from an address located on Embassy Drive.

Then on July 17, 2015 police were contacted regarding the theft of a travel trailer from an address located on Bobcaygeon Road.

Sometime between July 1, 2015 and July 17, 2015 thieves attended the address and proceeded to remove the trailer that was parked on the property.

Anyone having information on these crimes or any others is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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Police Looking for Owner of Possibly Stolen Rings
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (5986 reads)

West Parry Sound OPP are looking for the owner of some rings that were left behind at a business in Parry Sound. The business owner contacted OPP on July 20th, seeking assistance in locating the owner of the rings.

Police are looking for information on the identity of the owner of the property. To report a theft or loss of these rings, contact the West Parry Sound OPP.

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Driver in Ditch Charged with Impaired.
Monday, July 20, 2015 (4847 reads)

A driver who drove his vehicle into a ditch has been charged with impaired driving. 
On July 19 at around 1:26 a.m. police from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP received a complaint of an impaired driver on Lafontaine Road in Tiny Township. 
Upon arrival the driver had already driven the vehicle into a ditch.
Police located the driver and found he was impaired. As a result, Daniel Kostas Malinas, 44, of Tiny Township, was charged with driving while ability impaired and having a blood alcohol content exceeding 80 mgs. 
Malinas vehicle was impounded for seven days and his license suspended for 90 days. 
Malinas will be in a Midland court on Aug. 20. 

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Police Looking For Stolen Sea-Doo.
Monday, July 20, 2015 (1513 reads)

Police are looking for a stolen $13,000 Sea-Doo in Georgian Bay. 
On July 19 at around 8:30 a.m. police report that the Sea-Doo was stolen from a dock at a trailer park in Victoria Harbour in Tay Township. 
The Sea-Doo is described as a 2007 Sea-Doo speedster 21 ft. with a black and white hull. The registration is #ON115609 and the hull # is CEC128K506. Both are marked on the missing vessel. 
Police report that a white male with short black hair was seen paddling the vessel away from the scene.

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Man Falls Down Cliff
Monday, July 20, 2015 (18368 reads)

Police say alcohol may have been a factor after rescue crews were called the Silver Sands Tent and Trailer Park in Huntsville last night when a man fell down a cliff.  The victim suffered injuries and was taken to hospital after he was rescued by first responders who had to access his location by canoe.

Police say the man’s injuries were not life threatening.

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Police Locate Missing Huntsville Man
Monday, July 20, 2015 (2655 reads)

A 46 year old Huntsville man who was reported missing on Friday has been found safe.  Police report that they have located Terry Sararas.  He was located in Orillia.

The OPP thank the public for their assistance.

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OPP Warn About Collisions with Wildlife
Monday, July 20, 2015 (496 reads)

Bracebridge OPP report they have responded to 11 motor vehicle collisions on area highways involving wildlife since July 1st, 2015.  The police would like to remind motorists to precautions to reduce their risk of a collision with wildlife

Police advise that motorists scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder.   Watch your speed and be careful when driving at night. Slowing down will give you more time to respond. Avoiding driving after dark when possible can greatly reduce the risk of colliding with an animal.

Brake firmly if an animal is standing on or crossing the road, stopping if necessary. Swerving to avoid hitting a wild animal may result in loss of control and a more serious collision. 

OPP recommend that you do not direct your full attention to the animal because this almost always results in colliding with the animal. Instead, focus your attention on the alternative route you decide to take, only if this manoeuvre doesn’t place you and others in danger. 

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OPP Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Huntsville Man.
Friday, July 17, 2015 (9665 reads)

Police are looking for a Huntsville man who has gone missing in the Orillia area.

Terry Sararas was last seen on July 15 near Oxford Street in Orillia. Sararas is described as a white man, 46-years-old, 5’9” and 135 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, jeans and a beige hat bearing an Ideal Motors logo.

Police say Sararas family is concerned for his health and well being and are asking anyone with information to contact police.

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Huntsville Police Looking for Stolen Gator.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (2410 reads)

Police are looking for a stolen John Deere Gator in Huntsville.

On July 11, police learned that sometime between July 10 and 11 unknown person(s) entered a property on South Drive and stole the gator, which is valued at around $25,000.

It is described as a 2013 olive green vehicle with a black top. It has "825i power steering" written on the front fender.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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Stunt Driving Costs Woman her Licence.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (10524 reads)

A Coldwater woman was charged with stunt driving in Tay Township after she was clocked driving at a speed of 140 km/h in a 80 km/h zone.

Police from the Georgian Bay detachment stopped the vehicle on Vasey Road on July 14 at around 9:55 a.m.

As a result, Aurora Dawn Keogh, 28, has been charged with stunt driving and had her licence suspended for seven and her vehicle was impounded.


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Penetanguishene Woman Caught After Fleeing Break and Enter.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (2253 reads)

A 61-year-old Penetanguishene woman has been charged with breaking and entering after being caught inside a residence in Tiny Township last week.

Wendy Roxanne Watson was arrested and charged with the crime after police received a call from a Tiny Township resident reporting he had returned home from an errand at around 2:42 p.m. to find a woman in his home.

Watson left the building before police arrived but was located a short distance from the home. She'll be in a Midland courthouse on July 20.

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Police Looking for High-Risk Inmate Known to Frequent Bracebridge Area.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (23129 reads)

The OPPs Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is asking for the publics assistance in locating an offender known to frequent the Bracebridge area.

Police are looking for Frank Pagnola who is serving a two year and eight month sentence for breaking and entering, fraud, assault, drugs and a manslaughter conviction from 1998. Spagnola is considered a high-risk reoffender.

Spagnola is described as a 55-year-old male, 5'4", 196 lbs. and wears prescription glasses.

He has numerous tattoos including a rose, gravestone and Garfield on his left arm. A reaper and an eagle are tattoed on his right arm and he has other tattoos on his chest, abdomen, legs, ankles and back.

He is known to frequent Kingston, Barrie, Windsor, Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, Orangeville, Oshawa, Oakville, Peterborough, Brantford and Bracebridge.

Anyone who has information regarding Spagnola is asked to contact the provincial ROPE squad at 416 808 5900.

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Police Arrest Two for Drinking & Driving
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (9942 reads)

On the weekend OPP arrested 2 people driving after consuming alcohol.  Police report that on Friday July 10, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a pickup truck approached a R.I.D.E. check and subsequently the driver of the vehicle was arrested for exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol.

The driver, Dale Tryon, 53 of Burk’s Falls Ontario was charged with Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol. 

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario.

Then, on Saturday July 11, 2015 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Police were patrolling Highway 11, Armour Township when they stopped a vehicle near the Katrine exit. 

Police spoke to the driver of the vehicle and subsequently arrested him for impaired operation.  The driver, David Szalay, 49, of Oakville, Ontario was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired, and Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol. 

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario.

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Police Recover Stolen ATV
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (1682 reads)

On Friday July 10, OPP investigated a break enter and theft to an East Poverty Bay Road residence in Magnetewan.

Police report that sometime between Wednesday July 1, and Friday July 10, thieves entered a building on the property and stole a 2006 two wheel drive Katerra ATV, camouflage in colour.  The vehicle was eventually recovered on East Poverty Bay Road.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this theft should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or Crime Stoppers.

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Police Remind Boaters to be Respectful.
Monday, July 13, 2015 (735 reads)

Police from the Haliburton Highlands detachment are reminding boaters to be respectful of one another after receiving numerous complaints. 

In a press release issued on July 10, police stated, 

"boating is meant to be a fun activity but when operators are disrespectful and ignore the laws boating can become frustrating and dangerous."

To mediate this police have released a list of tips to help keep boating safe and fun this summer.

·       Everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board ( Pleasure Craft Operator Card)

·       Ensure that each person on board has a properly fitting and Transport Canada approved lifejacket or PFD

·        Have a pre-departure checklist to confirm that all mandatory equipment is on board, including sound signaling device, pump or bailing bucket and visual signaling device

·       Let someone know your trip plan

·       Remember that impaired boating is the same as impaired driving

·       Be respectful of shorelines, swimmers and docks – slow down

For more information related to boating safety please visit

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Police Recover Stolen Firearms After Executing Warrant
Monday, July 13, 2015 (3706 reads)

Police have recovered three firearms along with a quantity of ammunition that were stolen from a Break and Enter in Springwater Twp on June 18th.  An investigation into the whereabouts of the firearms was conducted that led police to an address near Housey’s Rapids Road in Gravenhurst.  The suspect in the investigation into the Break and Enter, who had a related warrant out for his arrest, was located hiding in a nearby building and arrested.

26 year-old Justin Traynor  of Barrie has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter and Possession of Marijuana

22 year-old Amber Knudsen, also of Barrie has also been charged in relation to the incident with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter.

Both accused’s have been held for Bail and will appear in Bracebridge Court on July 13th, 2015.

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Woman Charged After "Flight From Police"
Monday, July 13, 2015 (3920 reads)

Bracebridge OPP responded to several traffic complaints about a vehicle driving erratically in Bracebridge on Friday.  Callers reported that the vehicle was driving at a very high rate of speed and was swerving on the road and squealing its tires.  Police responded, located the vehicle and attempted to stop it.  Ultimately the vehicle led police into a parking lot near Dominion Street and where a traffic stop was conducted.

24 year-old Ricki-Lee Jeffrey of Bracebridge has been charged with

• Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle

• Over 80

• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

• Driving While Disqualified

• Flight from Police

• Driving Under Suspension

The accused was held for Bail and will appear in Bracebridge Court today.

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Two Dead After Head On Crash
Monday, July 13, 2015 (4722 reads)

Two people are dead following an accident that occurred on Saturday in Muskoka Lakes Twp.  Police report that two vehicles crashed head-on on Peninsula Road just north of Gregory Road.

The driver and one occupant of the vehicle travelling north on Peninsula Road were pronounced dead on scene and a 13-year-old female passenger was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The male driver of the southbound vehicle was transported by land to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The deceased men have been identified as 49-year-old David Lash and 76 year-old Anthony Lash of Toronto.

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Savana Kimewon Found Safe in Huntsville.
Friday, July 10, 2015 (5275 reads)

Savana Kimewon has been found safe and sound this afternoon in Huntsville.

Kimewon, 13, went missing from her home on the Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound.

She was reported missing on July 7.

No further details have been released by police at this point but the Anishinabek Police Service are thanking the public for their assistance in locating Kimewon.

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Police Investigating Break-In to SS Keewatin.
Friday, July 10, 2015 (818 reads)

Police from Southern Georgian Bay are investing a break-in to the SS Keewatin ship in Tay Township. 
Police report that some time between 7 p.m. on July 8 and 7 a.m. on July 9 the suspect(s) smashed a second floor window and were able to reach in and unlock the door to the ship. Two cash registers containing around $80 in coins were stolen. 
During the initial report of the break-in staff from the SS Keewatin reported that on June 30 $500 had also gone missing from the ship and had been labelled a theft. 
There are cameras placed nearby the ship and police will be reviewing the footage as part of their investigation. Police also reported that due to the break-in all money will be removed from the ship at night from now on and security in the area will be increased. 

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Police Investigating Rash of Cottage Break-Ins.
Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2745 reads)

The Southern Georgian Bay police are appealing to the public for help in solving a rash of break and enters to area cottages.

Between Feb. 2 and July 7 police have investigated nine separate break and enters at cottages that are exclusively accessed via water. The break-in’s occurred in the Honey Harbour area and on Georgian Bay waters.

Three of the nine break-ins took place during the winter months between Feb. 2 and Feb. 14 and police report that during the break-ins damage was done to the cottages and personal items were stolen including a chainsaw, ice auger, Honda generator, air rifles and televisions.

On June 16, several cottages on Little Baeausoleil Island were broken into however no damage was done and no items were removed. Police spoke to an number of area witnesses who said that they had observed a white bow-ride style boat with red and blue striping in the area and that three teenagers had been observed stopping at and entering the cottages.

Police also report that additional cottages were broken into in the area of Little Dog Channel and Georgian Bay Shore with minor damage being reported and televisions, alcohol and pellet guns reportedly stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southern Georgian Bay OPP.

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Man Charged After Exposing Himself
Thursday, July 09, 2015 (14792 reads)

Members of the Bracebridge OPP responded to a complaint from an employee at a local retail store on July 7th, regarding a man that had entered the store and exposed his genitals to her.  Police responded quickly and conducted an extensive search of the area. 

On July 8th, a tip was received from a member of the public that led police to the suspect, who was subsequently arrested and charged.

32 year-old Derek MacLean of Bracebridge has been charged with Indecent Act and will appear in Bracebridge court on August 25th July 14th, 2015. 

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One Person Dead After Multi Vehicle Crash
Thursday, July 09, 2015 (8743 reads)

Yesterday the OPP responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway 69 in the Township of the Archipelago.

Police report that a northbound SUV collided with a southbound truck and a southbound motor home.

The driver of the northbound vehicle succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Two vehicle occupants were transported to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

The Highway was closed for a period of time as police continued their investigation.

No names have been released.

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Police Arrest 3 With Explosive Substance After Traffic Stop
Thursday, July 09, 2015 (9087 reads)

Police stopped a vehicle on July 4th in Parry Sound after a licence plate query of a vehicle on Seguin Street showed that the plate was unattached. The traffic stop resulted in approximately $5,000 in stolen property being recovered.

The driver, Jordan Doddridge, 21, of Edmonton, Alberta was charged with:

•         Possession of a schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana

•          4 counts of Theft under $5000

•         5 counts of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

•         2 counts of Mischief under $5000

•         Possession of explosive substance contrary to Probation Order,.

•         Fail to comply with Probation Order

•         Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

40 year old Noel Doddridge, of Edmonton Alberta was charged with:

•        5 counts of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

•        4 counts of Possession of explosive substance contrary to Probation Order

A 17 year old male young offender of Edmonton, Alberta is also charged with a variety of offenses.

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Police Looking for Missing Wasauksing Girl.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (6227 reads)

West Parry Sound and the Anishinabek police are on the lookout for a missing 13-year-old from Wasauksing First Nation.

Police report that on July 7 the Anishinabek Police Service responded to a missing person report at 1704 Lane N in Wasauksing First Nation.

Savana Kimewon reportedly left her residence between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and has not been heard from since. She is described as 5'7" in height, 165 lbs. with long brown and black hair typically worn in a braid. Kimewon has hazel eyes and a darker complexion.

If you see Savana please contact the Anishinabek Police Service's Shawanaga detachment at 705 366 2534.

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Banner Year for Crime Stoppers in Muskoka
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (673 reads)

Crime Stoppers has released their second quarter report for 2015 and the stats show it’s been a banner year for the Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka area.

Crime Stoppers reports that from April to June of 2015 they have taken in 525 new tips and follow-up tips totaling over 415. According to the report, these tips helped clear 31 cases and resulted in 26 arrests and 68 charges under the criminal code, highway traffic act and controlled drugs and substances act.

Crime Stoppers also reports that in the second quarter of this year they’ve seized $735,000 in illegal drugs and stolen property as a result of these tips.

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Thieves Damage Home in B&E
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (625 reads)

On Saturday July 4, OPP investigated a break and enter to a Highway 520 residence in Magnetwan.  Police report that sometime between July 1, and July 4, thieves entered the residence and damaged the inside by breaking lights, damaging doors and water pipes.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this break & enter should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or Crime Stoppers.

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New Road Rules for ATV's & ORV's
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (5349 reads)

The OPP is reminding Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) operators to check with your municipality to ensure local by-laws have been amended to allow 2-up All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Side-by-Side ORVs and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) access on area roads.

As of July 1, 2015, the Province of Ontario implemented updates to The Highway Traffic Act Ontario Regulation that extends on-road access for more types of off-road vehicles on Provincial Highways. It is however, up to each individual municipality to enact by-laws for the local roadways to coincide with the Provincial amendments.

North East Region Traffic Inspector Mark Andrews says that “It is the operator’s responsibility to consult the Highway Traffic Act and to contact the municipality to confirm certain off-road vehicles are permitted on area roadways.”

Andrews warns that officers will continue their enforcement and education efforts on local roadways and trails in an effort to save lives.  For more information about what has changed, please visit:

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