Almaguin Highlands OPP Briefs

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS DETACHMENT
CIVIC LONG WEEKEND RESULTS

(ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS, ON) – The Civic Day long weekend is one of the busiest long weekends of the year.  Once again the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were busy patrolling local roads, waterways and towns looking for aggressive drivers.

This year between Friday July 31, 2015 and Monday August 3, 2015 OPP responded to 86 occurrences in the Almaguin Highlands area and issued a total of 102 Provincial Offences Act charges.  These charges include, 52 speeding charges, four driver or passenger fail to wear seat belt, two careless driving charges, one drive motor vehicle no licence, one charge for drive hand held communication device, three drivers for drive while under suspension and numerous other Highway Traffic Act charges.

10 drivers were charged for failing to produce insurance card, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act of Ontario, 12 people were charged with Liquor Licence Act charges.  Six people were charged with operating a pleasure craft without a personal floatation device, contrary to the Canada Shipping Act, Small Vessel Regulation.
Officers also conducted six R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs throughout the area, checking a total of approximately150 vehicles.  One driver was issued a seven day drivers licence suspension for registering a warning on the approved roadside screening device.

Almaguin Highlands OPP would like to thank the majority of drivers who drove responsibly.

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                THEFT OF GAS LEADS POLICE TO STOLEN VEHICLE

(SOUTH RIVER, ON) – On Wednesday July 29, 2015 the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the theft of gas from a South River business.  A female suspect attended the business and stole $85 worth of gas.

Police stopped the vehicle on Highway 11, Armour Township and discovered the female driver not only stole gas, but was also in possession of stolen licence plates, a stolen 2002 Jeep and was in possession of a controlled substance, marihuana.

The accused, Jennifer COBBAN 38 of London Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offences;
• Theft Under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Property Obtained by a Crime Under $5000, contrary to section              354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Property Obtained by a Crime Over $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a Scheduled II Substance, Cannabis Marihuana – Under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Possession of a Scheduled II Substance, Cannabis Resin – Over one gram, contrary to section (4)(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Use a False or Invalid Insurance Card that he or she ought to know is false or invalid, contrary to section 13.1(1)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act
• Driver Fail to Surrender Licence, contrary to section 33(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
• Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was held in police custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court at the Ontario Court of Justice on August 5, 2015 in Parry Sound, Ontario.

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                         SUSPENDED DRIVER ARRESTED

(LOUNT TWP, ON) – The Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was patrolling Eagle Lake Road when the officer stopped a westbound All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).

Police investigation revealed that that driver of the vehicle was a suspended driver and provided police with a false name. The driver was subsequently arrested and further investigation by police revealed the accused was also in possession of a controlled substance, marihuana.

The accused, John PETERSON, 55 of Lount Township was charged with the following offences;
• Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cannabis Marihuana – under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code
• Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was held in police custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court at the Ontario Court of Justice on August 4, 2015 in Parry Sound, Ontario

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