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Woman Charged With DUI & Possession of Morphine After Crash
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (4349 reads)

On Sunday May 24, the Almaguin Highlands OPP investigated a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, just south of the Highway 124 exit.

As a result of a police investigation, the female driver, Cheryl Miske, 44 of Midland Ontario was arrested and charged with:

• Care or control while impaired

• Care or control over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood,

• Possession of a controlled substance, hydro morphine,

• Fail to report accident,

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario.

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Police Investigate Thefts of TV's, DVD's & ATV's
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (768 reads)

Police are investigating a break, enter and theft to a Skyline Drive residence in Armour Twp. that occurred  on Wednesday May 20th.

Police report that thieves entered the residence sometime between the end of November 2014 and May 16, and stole an RCA 27 inch television and a DVD player, worth approximately $300.

Police are also investigating the theft of a silver 2009 Moto CF ATV that occurred sometime between Saturday May 16, 2015 and Sunday May 17, 2015 from a Halls Road residence in Chapman Twp.

Thieves snatched the ATV valued at $5000 from a garage on the property.

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Police Warn Not to Drive After a Night of Drinking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (3606 reads)

On Sunday May 24, 2015 at 8:00am members of the Huntsville OPP detachment set up a R.I.D.E lane on Ravenscliffe Road in the town of Huntsville.

In the duration of the checks and several vehicles checked, Police issued two 3-day suspension notices for drivers registering warn on the road side device.  The two drivers had their driver’s licence seized.

Huntsville OPP would like to remind drivers who had celebrated the night before, a few hours of sleep still may not be enough time allotted to get back in the vehicle and drive.   They are recommending that your avoid driving the next day after a heavy night of drinking.

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UPDATE: Woman Charged After Brunel Crash This Morning.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (14808 reads)

Police have charged an 87-year-old woman after an accident that occurred this morning and sent one vehicle crashing into a nearby building.

The accident occurred around 10 a.m. this morning at Princess Street and Brunel Street in Huntsville when a Subaru drove through an intersection in front of a Ford F-150 truck. The Subaru continued into a nearby building where it caused minimal damage to the building.

The driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

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R.I.D.E. Check Nets Drunk Driver.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (3370 reads)

A R.I.D.E. check netted an arrest last weekend in Highlands East Township. 
On May 22, at around 8 p.m. police conducted a R.I.D.E. check on Loop Road and Dark Lake Road. A vehicle entered the checkpoint and police suspected the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver subsequently failed the roadside screening device test and was charged with driving while impaired and having open alcohol in his vehicle. 
Charged is Bruce Rennie of Highlands East Township. Rennie was given a 90-day license suspension  and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. Rennie is due in a Minden courthouse on July 8. 

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Man Charged with Stunt Driving in Minden Hills.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (1077 reads)

A Toronto man was charged for stunt driving in Minden Hills last weekend. 
On May 23 at around 8:23 p.m. OPP were conducting a radar patrol on Highway 35. OPP observed a Ford Focus driving at 141 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. OPP stopped the vehick and Aguilar Sandoval, 47, was charged with racing a motor vehicle. Sandoval’s vehicle was impounded and his license was suspended for seven days.

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Drunk Man Arrested for Two Smash and Grab Break-Ins
Monday, May 25, 2015 (6814 reads)

A Minden Hills man has been charged after two “smash-and-grab” style break-ins in Minden Hills earlier this month. 

On Sunday, May 17 at around 11:20 p.m. Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a break and enter On the Spot convenience in Bobcaygeon. Upon arrival police observed that the front door has been smashed in. 
Police identified a suspect and during a search of the area noticed that an alarm has been set off at the LCBO location on Water Street. Upon investigation police found that the door of the LCBO building had also been smashed. 
Police located an intoxicated man identified as Alex Thyrring, 18, and charged him with break and entering and mischief under $5,000. 
Thyrring was transported to the Haliburton OPP detachment and held for a bail hearing. 

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Another Vehicle Hits Huntsville Building After Morning Accident.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (27382 reads)

Yet another vehicle has crashed into a building in Huntsville after a vehicle struck a building a Brunel Road and Princess Street this morning. 
At around 10 a.m. a vehicle collided with a truck at Princess Street and Brunel Road and one of the vehicles involved subsequently struck a nearby building. Reports thus far indicate that no injuries resulted from the collision. 
This is the third time that a vehicle has struck a building this month after a the Windmill Bakery and Beer Store buildings were hit earlier this month. 

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Bracebridge OPP Charge North York Man with Drunk Driving After Vehicle Rollover.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (1209 reads)

A North York man was charged for driving while having consumed alcohol last weekend. 
On Sunday, May 24 around 6:30 a.m. Bracebridge OPP investigated a single vehicle rollover on Doe Lake Road in Gravenhurst. 
An investigation into the accident revealed the the driver, tung Ping NG, 19, had been drinking. 
Ping NG was charged with driving while impaired and having a blood alcohol level above zero while being a novice driver.
Ping NG will appear in a Bracebridge court on July 28. 

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Break and Enter to Gravenhurst Business Under Investigation.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (2280 reads)

Bracebridge OPP are investigating a break and enter at Master Movers Gravenhurst. 
Sometime between the evening of May 23 and early morning hours of May 24, unknown culprit(s) broke into the business and stole a quantity of cash and cheques. 
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this break in to contact police or call Crime Stoppers. 

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Police Charge Georgian Bay Man with Impaired Following Boat Crash.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (1801 reads)

A boat crash last weekend resulted in impaired charges for one Georgian Bay man.

On Saturday, May 23, Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to a report of a vessel collision around midnight. Upon arriving on the scene, one of the suspects involved in the accident got into a pick-up truck with two other men and fled the area.

Witnesses on the scene told police that the man has been drinking prior to leaving the scene and was observed shortly after driving erratically and at high speeds.

Police stopped the vehicle at around 12:18 a.m. on Duck Bay Road in Tay Township. As a result the police charged Bronson Taylor, 23, with driving while ability impaired and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Taylor is to appear in court in Midland on June 4.

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Bradford Youth Steals Relatives Truck, Arrested in Bracebridge.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (1697 reads)

A youth from Bradford, Ont. was arrested in Bracebridge last Saturday after stealing a relatives truck. 
On May 23, South Simcoe Police responded to a call from a Bradford resident and were notified that after a family dispute, a male youth stole a truck from a relatives driveway 
Police notified other police departments and as a result, the vehicle was located in Bracebridge. The vehicle was stopped by police and the youth was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000. The youth was released from custody and is to appear in a Barrie courthouse later this year. 

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New Social Media Program to Help Locate Missing Children Announced.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (876 reads)

The OPP are teaming up with a Toronto-based company to utilize social media to help locate missing children. 
The OPP announced today that their AMBER Alert program is partnering with social media marketing website, Social Horse Power, to connect with social media users and allow them to donate their social media accounts to help spread information relating to missing children cases.  
Under the new program, AMBER Alerts will be posted automatically to the statuses of users who choose to donate their account. The program will utilize social media sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to help spread the word and users who participate will have the option to vet any statuses before they are posted. A similar program has been used successfully by the Missing Children’s Society of Canada since 2012.   
Those interested in volunteering their accounts can do so at 

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Severn Search Warrant Reveals 14 Firearms, Ammunition.
Monday, May 25, 2015 (2363 reads)

Three people are facing charges after OPP executed a search warrant in Severn Township last week. 
On May 20, Orillia OPP responded to a domestic incident at a residence in Severn and as a result of the investigation a search warrant was issued and executed by the Orillia OPP Street Crime Unit on May 21. 
A search of the resident revealed 14 firearms and ammunition in the residence and as a result the suspect was arrested and has been held pending a bail hearing. 

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One Person Reported Dead in Apartment Fire
Friday, May 22, 2015 (11480 reads)

At approximately 1:32 am, the West Parry Sound OPP was advised of a fire located in a building containing three apartments on Parry Sound Road in Parry Sound.  Parry Sound Fire Department attended scene and put out the fire. During scene investigation, a body was located in an apartment. At this time no name is being released pending identification of the deceased at the post mortem.

This investigation is being conducted by the West Parry Sound OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshalls office.

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OPP Save Man After Boat Capsizes.
Friday, May 22, 2015 (1914 reads)

OPP saved one man’s life yesterday when his boat capsized on Lake Simcoe. 
On May 21 around 2:23 p.m. the Orillia OPP responded to a boat that had capsized off of Victoria Crescent. Upon arrival bystanders advised OPP that a male was holding onto the capsized boat around 200 from shore. OPP borrowed a canoe from a nearby cottage and rescued the man. 
The man was not wearing a lifejacket during the incident and police advise that had he not been quickly rescued the incident could have been deadly.

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Police Search for Stolen ATV
Friday, May 22, 2015 (1085 reads)

The Almaguin Highlands OPP  is investigating the theft of a 2004 yellow Honda TRX650 All-Terrain Vehicle that was report stolen on Saturday May 16, 2015 at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Police report that thieves entered the Star Lake Road residence garage and stole the ATV along with an orange Husqvarna chainsaw, a Honda generator and three one gallon jugs of Castrol CTX oil.

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Police Charge ATV Rider With Care & Control
Friday, May 22, 2015 (4751 reads)

On Saturday May 16, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Police were patrolling Echo Ridge Road in Kearney, and spoke to the drivers of three all-terrain vehicles that were parked on the side of the road, and subsequently arrested and charged one of the drivers, Krzysztof Chrobak, 49, of Caledon  with care or control over 80 milligrams of alcohol. 

The driver was also charged with consuming liquor in other than licenced premise, residence or private place.

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday June 25, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario.

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Police Charge Tractor Trailer Driver With Impaired
Friday, May 22, 2015 (10340 reads)

The Almaguin Highlands OPP received a traffic complaint of a north bound tractor trailer on Highway 11 on Wednesday May 13,  at approximately 11:20 a.m.  The police stopped the driver of the tractor trailer near Lindsay’s Hill Road and subsequently arrested the driver of the vehicle for impaired operation.

The driver, Devon Catchpaw, 26, of St. Catharines Ontario was charged with driving while ability impaired and dangerous operation.  The accused was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday June 25, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario

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Man Crashes Stolen Car
Friday, May 22, 2015 (4261 reads)

On Monday, May 11, OPP investigated the theft of a dark blue pickup truck from a Chetwynd Road residence in Armour Twp. 

While police were responding to the theft, they were informed of a motor vehicle collision involving the same vehicle.  Police report the collision occurred on Chetwynd Road, a short distance from where it was stolen and subsequently arrested the driver, Michael Thorne, 29, of Armour Township. 

The accused has been charged with the following offences:

• Driving while ability impaired,

• Theft of motor vehicle,

• Fail to comply with probation order,

• Drive while under suspension

• Fail to report accident

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound Ontario on May 28, 2015.

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OPP Release Yearly Satisfaction Survey
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (1405 reads)

OPP have released the results from their provincial satisfaction survey polled earlier this year.

The satisfaction survey is a yearly initiative by the OPP to gauge public opinion on policing in the province. Questions ran the gamut from investigation of crime, marine and ATV patrols, highway safety, traffic enforcement and response to major incidents.

This year’s survey revealed that 98 per cent of respondents polled said they feel safe or very safe in their communities with 95 per cent feeling satisfied with the services provided by OPP.

The next survey will commence in January 2016.  To view the complete results from the 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey in English, or in French: French 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey


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Trip to the Beer Store Results in Crash.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (9009 reads)

A trip to Huntsville’s beer store went awry yesterday when a vehicle crashed into the side of the building.

Around 6:30 p.m. Huntsville OPP and Muskoka EMS responded to a car that had driven into the side of the Rental City Building which also houses the beer store. 

Two people were in the vehicle when the accident occurred but neither of them were injured.

An investigation into the crash found that the driver, Michael Chambers, 43, was driving while disqualified and had consumed alcohol. He was issued a three-day warning license suspension and the vehicle was seized for 45 days. 

Chambers has been charged with driving while under suspension and is to appear in a Huntsville court on June 17.

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Police Respond to Late Night Cottage Fire on Bone Island.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (994 reads)

Georgian Bay OPP and fire services attended a cottage fire on Bone Island in Georgian Bay last night. 
At around 8:45 p.m. police responded to a call from a neighbour who observed a cottage engulfed in flames on the island. The cottagers were able to flee the building but the fire ultimately destroyed both the cottage and a nearby Bunkie. Both of the owners were transported to hospital with minor injuries. 
An investigation revealed that the fire started at the roof level of the cottages wood burning stove and strong winds made the flames difficult to control.
Fire services remained on scene until midnight and are back on the scene this morning.

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Man Charged With Possession of Stolen Goods and Too Many Snakes
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (8683 reads)

Georgian Bay OPP responded to a  report of a man driving without a license in Tiny Township on May 17 that led to an arrest of a man for driving without a licence, possession of stolen goods and having too many snakes.

At around 9:34 p.m. OPP responded to the report and learned that the accused male had been staying in a residence in Tiny Township since March without the knowledge or consent of the owner. A subsequent investigation revealed stolen items inside the residence.

The owner of the residence in question also located 27 non-venomous snakes inside the household, a violation of a by-law that requires that no more than two snakes be in any given household. The snakes were removed from the residence by a certified breeder and the investigation into the snakes is ongoing.

In the early morning hours of May 18 at around 12:27 a.m. police located the accused driving the reported vehicle in Tiny Township. Officers arrested and charged the male who was identified as a 21-year-old- male from Penetanguishene.

The accused was charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and possession of a schedule II controlled substance under 30 grams.

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Long Weekend Nets Plenty of Charges for Southern Georgian Bay OPP
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (3814 reads)

Police in Georgian Bay were busy over the long weekend while enforcing the “big four” driving infractions of speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving and non-seatbelt compliance.

Members of the Souther Georgian Bay OPP laid 172 speeding charges over the weekend, 11 distracted driving charges, nine seatbelt infractions, 2 charges of careless driving and six charges stemming from other highway infractions.

Thankfully, no one was killed over the long weekend with Inspector Ferguson of the Southern Georgian OPP saying,

 “The fact that we did not have any fatal motor vehicle collisions/marine injuries/fatalities this week is a true testament to you all. In recent weeks I have received numerous compliments about our visibility in all of our communities throughout the Southern Georgian Bay area. Your ongoing commitment to public safety is very much being noticed.”

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Almaguin OPP Talk Crime Statistics.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (1592 reads)

Almaguin OPP detachment commander Stacey Whaley is making the rounds through the Almaguin municipalities to update them on the state of policing in the region.
On Wednesday, May 13, Whaley was in Kearney.
Whaley reported that the region of Almaguin in the first quarter of 2015 violent crimes have increased in Kearney with two cases of assault this year compared to 0 cases at the same time last year. Whaley also added that property crimes in Kearney have dropped significantly with 0 reported property crimes taking place in the first quarter compared to five cases last year.
Whaley did note that not all cases are reported and that can affect police statistics. Whaley encouraged anyone who has been a victim of any crime to contact the OPP.

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OPP Asking Public to Contact Them if They Find Flares on Beaches.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (7543 reads)

Southern Georgian Bay OPP are advising the public that if they come across military marker flares on the beach to call police. 
Military marker flares are used in training exercises to mark areas of waters and sometimes drift ashore to areas used by the public. Police warn that the 10 x 40 cm flares can be dangerous if tampered with and should be reported to police if encountered. 

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Four Injured in Minden Hills Car Accident.
Friday, May 15, 2015 (7428 reads)

Four people have been transported to Minden Hospital after an accident on Salenro Lake Road in Minden Hills. 
Haliburton Highlands OPP are currently on the scene investigating and a portion of the roadway is closed in the area. 
Updates to follow.

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UPDATE: Huntsville OPP Look for Missing Boy.
Friday, May 15, 2015 (17808 reads)

UPDATE: OPP have reported that Dylan Baker has been located and wish to thank the public for their assistance. 

Huntsville OPP are looking for a missing 13-year-old and are asking for the public's help.

Dylan Baker was last seen on Wednesday, May 13 in Huntsville. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. 
Baker is described as a white male, 5 feet tall with a slim build and medium length light brown hair. 
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Huntsville OPP.

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Police Target "Big Four" This Weekend
Friday, May 15, 2015 (5054 reads)

The OPP Victoria Day Long Weekend safety initiative runs from May 15-18.  The OPP says it is an enforcement driven initiative designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures.  The goal is to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s highways by targeting the “Big Four” major causes of deaths and injuries on our roadways, specifically, aggressive driving, impaired driving), failure to wear or improper use of seatbelts and distracted driving.

Officers will be out in full force patrolling highways, waterways, and trails to ensure the safety of Ontario’s residents and visitors this May long weekend.

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Boating Deaths Hit 10 Year Low
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (582 reads)

Boating incidents investigated by the OPP have revealed a ten-year low in boating fatalities, but not wearing a Personal Floatation Device or lifejacket continues to be a contributing factor in the overwhelming majority of the deaths each year.   

The OPP is partnering with the Canadian Safe Boating Council and other marine safety partners to take part in Safe Boating Week, May 16-22 and is sharing facts about boating fatalities in Ontario and asking boaters to do their part to stay safe this boating season.

Last year 20 people died in boating incidents, which is the lowest number of marine fatalities the OPP has seen in the last ten years.

While the OPP is pleased to see this general downward trend, it is issuing an important reminder that wearing a lifejacket or PFD significantly increases survivability, should a mishap occur.

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Beaver Creek Assault Victim Remains in Hospital, Investigation Continues
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (3623 reads)

Beaver Creek Correctional officials say they are continuing to investigate an assault that took place yesterday in the security unit. 
Officials say that the victim of the assault remains at an outside hospital while investigators try to determine whether or not the incident was an inmate on inmate assault or a medical emergency.
Updates will be provided as they become available. 

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Safe Boating Practices Save Lives - OPP
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (266 reads)

The West Parry Sound OPP is reminding everyone to be aware of proper boating practices and to take steps to ensure a safe and happy boating season. Here are a few things to consider this first long weekend of the boating season.

• Every vessel must have a personal floatation device or lifejacket for everyone on board Wearing a lifejacket can save your life.

• Check the load capacity of your boat. Avoid over loading your boat. Distribute the load evenly so that your vessel is not prone to tipping or taking on water.

• Consider boat traffic and weather / water conditions.  Show courtesy to other boaters.

• Ensure that those who are operating the watercraft have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

• Boating and alcohol do not mix. It is an offence to have open liquor in your vessel unless it is moored and has washroom, cooking and sleeping facilities.

•         Know where you are at all times and know local hazards, water levels and tides.

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BREAKING NEWS: Assault on Inmate Puts Beaver Creek Into Lockdown
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (7366 reads)

The Beaver Creek correctional facility is in a state of lockdown this hour after an assault on an inmate that resulted in serious injuries.
According to various news reports, an inmate was discovered early this morning after being assaulted in the security unit.
The inmate was transferred to hospital and the Correctional Service of Canada is investigating the incident. 
Details to follow.

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Speeding Lands Man in Jail
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (17656 reads)

A man was arrested yesterday evening after police pulled him over for speeding. 
On May 11 at around 8 p.m. Huntsville OPP pulled over a vehicle that was speeding on Highway 60. A subsequent investigation found that the driver, Michael Campbell, 18, was driving without a licence and had conditions relating to a previous incident in Huntsville. 
The accused was arrested and charged with failing to comply with an undertaking. 
Campbell is in court in Bracebridge today.

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OPP Recover Stolen Vehicle.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (4419 reads)

OPP in Huntsville have recovered a vehicle that was stolen on May 12. 
On May 12 police responded to a report that a 2001 Kia had been stolen from a driveway on Muskoka Rd 3 North in Huntsville. Police located the Kia shortly thereafter in a ditch close to the place it had been stolen but the culprit(s) were nowhere to be found. 
A report of a change stolen from a nearby vehicle was also given to police and they are asking anyone with information regarding thefts in the area to contact them. 

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Police Warn Boaters to be Wary of Cold Water
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (544 reads)

Ontario Provincial Police are warning boaters that although the ice may be gone from area lakes, extreme caution must be used when returning your boat to the water.

With water temperatures still being very cold, a personal flotation device (PFD) or a flotation suit should be worn at all times. Police warn that hypothermia can and will set in very quickly should you fall into the water and at least with a PFD or flotation suit you may have a chance in surviving such an incident.

Boaters are also reminded that many area lakes may still have some floating ice or objects such as logs or other debris that may cause damage to your vessel.

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Man Charged with Mischief
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (10772 reads)

The Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a mischief that occurred on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at approximately 3:00 p.m., in the Village of South River.

Police arrested and charged Joseph Murdy, 37, of South River, with mischief, contrary to the Criminal Code after receiving information that he had damaged a vehicle in the Village, earlier that day.

The accused was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday May 11, 2015 in Sundridge Ontario.

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Two TV's Stolen During B&E
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (1355 reads)

The Almaguin Highlands OPP is investigating a break enter and theft to an Ahola’s Road residence in Kearney. 

Police report that sometime between Sunday May 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. and Monday May 4, 2015 at 7:00 a.m., thieves entered the residence and stole a 32 inch Samsung Television, a 42 inch Samsung Television and two Shaw Direct cable boxes.  The value of the stolen items is approximately $1000.

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Thieves Steal Two ATV's
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (1768 reads)

Huntsville OPP responded to a report of two stolen ATV’s from a property on Silverdale Dr. in the town of Huntsville.

Police report that sometime between April 29, 2015 and May 7, 2015 thieves entered the Silverdale Dr. property and removed a 90CC blue BAHA 4-wheel ATV and a 650CC green Kawasaki Brute 4-wheel ATV.  Both valued at just under $5000.00 for the two.

Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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Police Find Missing Woman, Charge Her With Laundry List of Offences
Monday, May 11, 2015 (28618 reads)

On Saturday just before 5:00pm Huntsville OPP was made aware of a 38 year old female that had walked into the bush on Britannia Rd in the town of Huntsville and family could not locate her.  The family contacted the OPP looking for assistance in locating her.

Huntsville OPP along with Muskoka K-9 and Emergency Response Team (ERT) members attended the area in search of the missing Huntsville female.  Just after 7:00pm the female was located just off the road in the bush area by the K-9 and ERT. 

Investigation found that the female was intoxicated and was refusing any assistance from the police officers.  As a result Leah Stuckless, 38, of Huntsville was arrested.  The arrest lead to the accused being charged with intoxicated in a public place under the Liquor Licence Act, Possession of a Schedule I substance believed to be Cocaine, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, along with Resist Peace Officer and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00 under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on June 30, 2015 to answer to her charges.

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Tip Leads OPP to Impaired Driver
Monday, May 11, 2015 (5556 reads)

On Friday just before 10:30pm OPP were made aware of an erratic driver northbound on Highway 11 between Bracebridge and Huntsville. 

Police report a silver four door Chrysler was located just south of Huntsville on Highway 11.  Officer stopped the vehicle and found that the driver had been drinking.  As a result of the investigation F-Glenn Podwinkski, 49, of Campden Ontario was arrested and eventually charged with having more than 80mgs of alcohol per 100mltrs of blood.  The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on June 10, 2015 to answer to his charges.

The accused had his vehicle impounded for 7 days and his driver’s licence was seized for 90 days. 

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Buses, Cars and Police Cruisers All Hit Moose This Week.
Friday, May 08, 2015 (12710 reads)

A wandering moose caused a multi vehicle accident on Highway 11 in Gravenhurst last night. 
At around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 a moose wandered onto Highway just south of Mitchell Road. The moose was initially struck by a coach bus, after which two more vehicles hit the moose. The moose was immediately killed and no one in any of the vehicles were injured. 
Police report that this is the second accident involving a moose this week, the first of which involved a police cruiser that struck a moose on May 3 at around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 11 North near Doe Lake Road in Gravenhurst. 

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Police: Lock it or Lose it
Friday, May 08, 2015 (1435 reads)

On May 5,  Police investigated a break in and theft from a garage on Church Street in Parry Sound.  In addition, there were several reports of property taken from unlocked vehicles and numerous items and cash were stolen. 

Police are remind vehicle owners to lock their unattended vehicles at all times, even in your own driveways.  Items such as loose change, purses, wallets, packsacks, and any items of value should be removed from your vehicle.  If for some reason you must leave these items, conceal them so that they do not tempt “would-be” thieves from taking them.

Police recommend some of the following crime prevention strategies to reduce the possibility of being victimized:

•                      Lock your vehicle

•                      Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle in plain view

•                      Lock your vehicle’s doors and keep windows closed when parked

•                      If you leave your vehicle on the street park it in a well-lit area

•                      Never leave your vehicle keys in the ignition.

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