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Speeder Caught With Pot & Hashish
Friday, December 19, 2014 (14607 reads)


On Saturday, Dec 13th OPP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 69 in Shawanaga First Nation. Police report that at approximately 3:20 p.m., a northbound grey Toyota was speeding and a traffic stop was initiated.  As a result of the stop, Cannabis Marihuana and Hashish were seized.

The driver, Dillon Moore, 21,of Walden, ON, was arrested and has been charged with:

1. Speeding

2. 2 counts of Possession of a Schedule II Substance

3. Driving motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on February 5, 2015.



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Man Charged With Driving While Disqualified
Friday, December 19, 2014 (4562 reads)


On December 8, at 2:02 a.m. a member of the West Parry Sound OPP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 69 in Carling Twp as the vehicle’s licence plate failed to be illuminated by a white light.  Further investigation revealed that the driver was disqualified from driving.

The driver, Quentin Makowski, 45, of age from Windsor, was arrested and charged with the following:

1.    Drive while disqualified.

2.    Improper number plate light.

3.    Obstruct plate.

The passenger, Robert Labrecque, 45, of age also from Windsor was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for Passenger fail to properly wear seat belt.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Parry Sound on January 8, 2015 to answer to his charges.



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Seasonal Residents Advised to Protect Their Property
Friday, December 19, 2014 (1376 reads)


OPP reminds residents to ensure seasonal residences are secured in the off season.  Police say that break in's are not new, and are very often preventable.  Cottages and summer homes are most vulnerable to thieves from the week following Thanksgiving to the weeks prior to Victoria Day, especially if the owners are not using them for fall, winter or spring getaways.

The OPP recommend that cottage owners

•         Pack up all food and alcohol.

•         Remove any firearms or weapons.

•         If you are leaving vehicles, make sure they’re winterized, secure and disabled, ensure boats are covered and locked; outboard motors locked and slightly disassembled; ATVs disabled – leave nothing on trailers unless it is locked or disabled.

•         Do not leave valuables at cottage – electronics, personal items, tools etc,  record serial numbers of anything left behind.

•         Secure your windows and doors - close window curtains or blinds and put up shutters.  

Police are reminding residents to contact the Police to report any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles in the area.  Information such as suspect physical descriptions, suspect vehicles and direction of travel are useful tools for investigators



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Parry Sound High School Goes into Lockdown Following Weapons Report
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (6246 reads)


The West Parry Sound OPP responded to a weapons call at the Parry Sound High School.

As a precautionary measure, the Parry Sound High School followed procedure and went into lockdown condition until police attended.  OPP immediately arrived on scene and the condition was downgraded to a hold and secure condition.

Police now have in custody a fourteen year old female.

There were no injuries.  Police investigation is ongoing.



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Thieves Steal Cash & Smokes
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (7886 reads)


On December 14, the Almaguin Highlands OPP responded to a report that a local business in South River had been broken into sometime overnight.  Police report that thieves entered the business and stole a large quantity of cash and cigarettes. 

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.



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One Person Dead, Three Firefighters Injured in Gravenhurst Fire
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (17082 reads)


Yesterday, just after 10:00am members of Bracebridge OPP along with Gravenhurst Fire Department and Muskoka EMS responded to a structure fire at the Muskoka Mobile home park in Gravenhurst.

Emergency services arrived and found one person deceased inside the home.  Police are working on notifying the next of kin.

Three firefighters were taken to a local hospital as a result of injuries sustained in their efforts to fight the fire.

The Muskoka Crime Unit with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Unit is working in cooperation with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office in this ongoing investigation.

More details will be provided as they become available.



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Lake of Bays Couple Arrested at Airport
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (35953 reads)


On Friday the Muskoka Crime Unit and Huntsville OPP arrested Dianna Rose Smirnow, 44, of Lake of Bays, Ontario.  The arrest stems from an extensive investigation in 2008 that led officers to believe that she had defrauded the Ministry of Communications and Social Services with a substantial amount of money over a period of a year.  The accused had left the country and a warrant for her arrest was obtained.  The OPP learned that she was returning on Friday and met her at the airport to execute the warrant.

Nicholas Smirnow, 56, also of Lake of Bays, Ontario had outstanding warrants that stemmed from a structured money related scheme that garnered national attention a number of years ago. The OPP Anti Rackets Branch was assisted by the Muskoka Crime unit in gathering information that led to charges in relation to Fraud over $5000.00 x2 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Both accused were transported to Huntsville detachment and were held for a bail hearing on December 15th.  Dianna Smirnow will be returning to court on December 22, in Bracebridge to answer to her charges. Nicholas Smirnow  will be returning on January 5, 2015 also in Bracebridge.



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Police Remind Snowmobilers to Ride to the Conditions
Friday, December 12, 2014 (1126 reads)


The Ontario Provincial Police would like to ensure the winter activity of snowmobiling remains a safe activity for you and your family. 

In 2014, Central Region OPP investigated thirty-six motorized snow vehicle collisions. Sadly, six of the the 36 collisions resulted in fatalities, three occuring on roadways and three on lakes. Remember that ice on lakes can be inconsistent and unpredictable, use the understanding that “No ice is safe ice”!

Fifty percent of the time, speed is a factor in these collisions and alcohol was also a contributing factor in 17% of these collisions; never mix drinking and driving/operating a MSV.

•         Reduce your speed for the conditions you encounter, always observe speed limits established on roadways and trails as they are established for your safety and the safety of other riders. 

•         Never mix alcohol or drugs with operating a MSV.

•         Always tell someone what your travel/trail plans are and carry a cell phone for emergencies.



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Gravenhurst Man Charged With Impaired
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (3379 reads)


Bracebridge OPP  investigated an incident involving a motor vehicle on Beaver Ridge Road in Gravenhurst on Saturday, December 6th. 

47 year-old Stephen England of Gravenhurst charged with Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired by Alcohol and will appear in Bracebridge court on 20 January 2015.



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72 Year Old Woman Charged With DUI
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (15426 reads)


Bracebridge OPP investigated an incident on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 8:00 pm after receiving a traffic complaint about a vehicle travelling between Port Carling and Bala. 

The vehicle was located in Bala during the Trek to Bethlehem and 72 year-old Barb Mortimer of Port Carling has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Over 80 and will appear in Bracebridge court on 30 December 2014.



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Speeding Results in Possession Charges
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (4346 reads)


On December 6,  the West Parry Sound OPP was patrolling Highway 69 in Carling Township. At approximately 12:28 a.m. Police conducted a traffic stop on a northbound green Chevrolet that was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. Police investigation and a search of the vehicle led to the seizure of over 20 grams of marihuana.



John Kirschner, 45 years of age from Aylmer was arrested and charged with:



1.    Possession of a Schedule II Substance – under 30 grams



2.    Speeding



James Friars, 34 years of age from Bayham was arrested and charged with:



1. Possession of a Schedule II Substance – under 30 grams



The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Parry Sound on January 8, 2015 to answer to his charges.



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Police Ask for Help With Christian School Break In
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (5850 reads)


On Tuesday the OPP responded to a break in at the Muskoka Christian School in Utterson.

Police report that sometime overnight thieves pried open a window on the north side of the building.  Once inside they removed computer equipment from the building. 

Police are asking for anyone that has any information on this break-in to contact the Huntsville OPP or Crime Stoppers.



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Almaguin Festive Ride Results in No DUI Charges
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (1588 reads)


The Almaguin Highlands OPP has completed the second week of the Festive R.I.D.E. program.  During this time, officers checked approximately 667 vehicles in the Almaguin Highlands area and charged 4 drivers/passengers with Highway Traffic Act offences.  Police also charged two drivers with possession of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances act and two drivers for failing to have insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.



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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (5935 reads)


On December 6, at 4:13 a.m. a member of the West Parry Sound OPP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no rear licence plate light on Highway 69 in Carling Township. Police investigation and a search of the vehicle led to the seizure of marihuana.

The driver, Randy Post, 42 years of age from Brantford was arrested and charged with:

1.    Possession of a Schedule II Substance

2.    Improper number plate light

The passenger, Tammy Malley-Roy, 45 years of age from Brantford was arrested and charged with:

1. Possession of a Schedule II Substance

Both accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Parry Sound on February 19, 2015 to answer to their charges.



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RIDE Check Nets Drug Charges
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (8618 reads)


On Saturday December 6, the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police was conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Highway 518 and Masons Road, in Perry Township when at approximately 2:30 p.m., a vehicle, approached officers and subsequently the driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, marihuana, and drive motor vehicle no currently validated permit. 

The driver, Sean McKnight, 43, of Huntsville was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Then at approximately 2:45p.m., a second vehicle approached the R.I.D.E. program where officers again arrested the driver for possession of a controlled substance, marihuana.  The driver was also charged with liquor readily available.  The driver, Timothy Johnston, 53, of Mississauga was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday January 22, 2015.



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Obstructed Plate Leads to Charges for Disqualified Driver
Monday, December 08, 2014 (4728 reads)


On December 8, the West Parry Sound OPP was south bound behind a vehicle on Highway 400 in Seguin Township when the officer conducted a traffic stop. The investigation revealed that the driver was disqualified from driving.

The driver, Joseph Cumoric, 65, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with:

1.      Drive while disqualified

2.      Obstruct licence plate

3.      Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit.

4.      Use validation not furnished for vehicle.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Parry Sound on February 5, 2015 to answer to his charges.



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E-Biker Charged With DUI
Monday, December 08, 2014 (19597 reads)


The Almaguin Highlands OPP arrested and charged a Burk’s Falls man with impaired operation on an e-bike on Saturday afternoon.

Police report that officers were patrolling Main Street, in Burk’s Falls when they noticed an e-bike travelling on Main Street with a New Jersey licence plate.  Police stopped the bike and subsequently arrested and charged the driver for having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.

The driver, Richard Anderson,, 52 of Burk’s Falls Ontario was released from police custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday January 22, 2015.



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Man Charged After Pointing Knife At Bus Driver
Monday, December 08, 2014 (8632 reads)


The West Parry Sound OPP responded to an altercation on Seguin Street in Parry Sound on December 5th. Police investigation revealed that a male showed a concealed knife to a bus driver and pointed at him.

Police located the accused, Mark Pegahmagabow, 51, of Parry Sound, Ontario, and he was arrested and charged with the following offences;

1. Assault with a Weapon

2. Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

3. Breach of Recognizance

The accused was held in custody to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound.  



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Man Charged With Assault
Friday, December 05, 2014 (19831 reads)


The West Parry Sound OPP responded to a domestic assault incident in Parry Sound on Wednesday.  Police report that a couple were at a private residence and began to argue. During the argument the male was alleged to have assaulted the female.

A 23 year old male was arrested and charged with:

1. Spousal Assault 

2. Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm

The male was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on January 8, 2015.

Police remind victims in abused relationships that they are not alone. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone that is, there are local resources here to help. A toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.



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Police Bust Drug OP
Friday, December 05, 2014 (21511 reads)


Police report that on December 3, the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau supported by West Parry Sound OPP executed a search warrant at a residence in Parry Sound.

103 grams of methamphetamine, 9 grams of cocaine, 719 grams of marihuana and $3,900 cash was seized. Three adults were arrested and charged.

Colton Neeley, 21, of Parry Sound has been charged with

• Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking – 3 Counts

• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Joseph Walsh, 20, of McKellar has been charged with

• Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts

• Fail to Comply with Probation Order

• Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Walsh and Neeley are being held in custody pending a bail hearing on December 8, 2014.

Luke Bye, 34, of Parry Sound has been charged with

• Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking

• Possession of a Controlled Substance

He was released from custody on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on January 8, 2015.



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Man Charged with DUI
Thursday, December 04, 2014 (5878 reads)


On Tuesday November 28, 2014 a Whitestone Twp man was charged with drinking and driving after a member of the West Parry Sound OPP stopped a blue Ford was travelling much slower than the posted speed limit. Police initiated a traffic stop and determined the driver had consumed alcohol.

As a result of the officer’s investigation, Neil Johnston, 55, of Whitestone Township, was arrested and charged with:

1.    Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol

2.    Breach of Probation Order

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on January 8, 2015 to answer to his charges.



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Charges Laid for Counterfeit Money and More After Traffic Stop
Thursday, December 04, 2014 (9910 reads)


On November 23, 2014 the North Bay R.I.D.E. Unit of the OPP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling faster than the posted speed limit on Highway 400 in Seguin Township. A combined investigation with the West Parry Sound OPP and a search of the vehicle led to a quantity of marihuana, counterfeit American bills and possession of stolen property.



The driver, Kareem Hastings, 20 years of age from Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:



1. Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana



2. Fail to Comply with Recognizance



3. Possessing Counterfeit Money



4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime



5. Speeding 1-49 km/h over posted limit



Hastings was held in custody to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound. 



Passenger, Kadisha Davis, 19 years of age from Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:



1. Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana



2. Possessing Counterfeit Money



3. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime



Davis was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on December 18, 2014.



Passenger, Eric Mackintosh, 33 years of age from Sudbury was arrested and has been charged with:



1. Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis



2. Possessing Counterfeit Money



Mackintsoh was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on December 18, 2014.



Passenger, January Shallow, 33 years of age from Sudbury was arrested and has been charged with:



1. Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marihuana



2. Possessing Counterfeit Money.



Shallow was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on December 18, 2014.





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OPP Arrest Man on Outstanding Warrants
Thursday, December 04, 2014 (8754 reads)


Members of Bracebridge OPP apprehended a man shortly after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, who was wanted on two outstanding warrants.  The man was further found to be in possession of a large quantity of Marijuana having a street value in excess of $1000.00.

26 year-old Shane Ketelaar of Bracebridge has been charged with Possession of a Schedule II Substance over 30 grams, has been held in custody and will appear in Bracebridge court on 16th December 2014 to answer to all of his outstanding charges.



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Minden Man Charged in Two BC Murders
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (12135 reads)


On Monday, the RCMP in British Columbia announced the arrest of a 67-year old man from Minden in connection with the deaths of 12yr old Monica Jack and 11yr old Kathryn-Mary Herbert.

On September 24, 1975, 11-year-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert was heading to her Abbotsford home when she disappeared. Her mother reported her missing and tragically 2 months later her remains were located in an undeveloped area.

On May 6, 1978, 12-year-old Monica Jack was riding her bike along north on Highway 5A just south of Quilchena near Merritt, BC. While her bike was discovered a day later, it would be another 17 years before her remains were located

The totality of three decades of investigative efforts has result in 2 murder charges against 67-year-old Garry Taylor Handlen. Based on the Criminal Code that was in place at the time of the offences Handlen is facing one count of First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Monica Jack and one count of First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Kathryn-Mary Herbert..

The OPP can confirm that the suspect in custody did at one time reside in the Minden area.



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Festive RIDE Program Nets 3 Drug Charges
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 (15484 reads)


During the first week of the Festive R.I.D.E. program, the Almaguin Highlands OPP charged three separate drivers with drug offences. 

 On Friday November 28, officers were conducting R.I.D.E at Highway 592 and Highway 518, in Perry Township when a southbound Dodge pickup truck approached the R.I.D.E. program.  Police spoke to the driver and subsequently arrested the driver for possession of a controlled substance, marihuana.   The accused, Matthew Haggart, 33 of Armour Township was released from police custody.

Then on Saturday November 29, OPP were conducting R.I.D.E. on Royston Road in Ryerson Township when a GMC pickup truck stopped at the program.  The officer spoke to the driver and subsequently the driver was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, marihuana and hashish.  The accused, Mark-Paul Parys, 40 of Magnetawan was released from police custody.

On Sunday November 30, a west bound Toyota stopped at a R.I.D.E. program on Chetwynd Road, Armour Township.  The driver was subsequently he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, marihuana.  The accused, Christopher Hope, 49 of Burk’s Falls was released from police custody.

All three accused are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday December 11, 2014.



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RIDE Stop Ends in DUI and Other Charges
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 (7385 reads)


On Sunday November 30, the Almaguin Highlands OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. program in the Township of McMurrich/Monteith.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers observed a southbound vehicle on Stisted Road, a Ford F150 officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.  The driver, Ronald Heikkila, 55 of McMurrich/Monteith, was charged with drive while ability impaired, having more than 80m milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood and driving while disqualified. 

Officers as well, arrested and charged the passenger, Jennifer Robbins, 50 of McMurrich/Monteith, for possession of a controlled substance,  and permit motor vehicle to be operated without insurance.

Both the driver and passenger were released from police custody and are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday December 11, 2014.



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