Haweater Weekend charges and calls for service way down from 2012

LITTLE CURRENT–During the holiday weekend from Friday 02 August to Monday 05 August 2013 Manitoulin OPP officers were busy responding to calls for service. Over the three day weekend OPP responded to 137 calls for service, reports Constable Allan Boyd Community Services Officer with the Manitoulin OPP. Holiday weekend is our busiest time of the year and with the amount of people attending the island reflects the needs for police assistance and response. Out of the 237 calls Island wide 101 were in the Little Current area during the Haweater Weekend festivities which is a decrease of 55 calls for service from 2012. Haweater draws crowds of upwards to five to ten thousand people with all the great events that weekend have to offer. With this amount of people the calls for service definitely increase, however I am pleased to report that no major incidents took place and we had no alcohol related motor vehicle collisions. Also police we pleased to report that there were no disturbance calls at any of the venues that evening.

S/Sgt. Kevin Webb Detachment Commander for the Manitoulin OPP wanted to thanks the organizers from the Little Current Lion’s Club and all the volunteers with the Haweater Event.  “Their efforts made this haweater weekend a success. I am pleased that we had no disturbance at any of the venues this year. The OPP was out last year and this year in full force and no breaks were given, strict enforcement has paid off making this Haweater Weekend and quiet and safe one.  We will be ready for next year too.”

The following charges were laid over the weekend

Highway Traffic Act – 48 Charges   –  down 7 from 2012
Criminal Code Charges – 11 Charges – up 7 from 2012
Controlled Drug and Substance Act – 4 Charges – up 1 from 2012
Liquor Licence Act – 47 Charges – down 40 from 2012

The following is a break down for the criminal calls for service.

Unwanted Persons – 1 call
Impaired Driving – 2 calls
Noise Complaints – 2 calls                               
False Alarms – 2 call                                      
Motor Vehicle Collisions – 1 call                                  
Threatening – 1 call
Persons reporting (bail) – 3 call                                
Suspicious Persons – 2 calls                                   
Marine Calls – 3 calls                              
Traffic Complaints – 1 call
Disturb the Peace – 1 call                                
Police Assistance – 3 calls
Assaults – 1 call                                
911 calls – 2 calls                               
Trespass to property – 2 calls                                
Liquor Licence Act – 47 calls                               
Mischief’s – 1 call                                  
Bail violations – 1 call
Drugs – 3 calls                                
Traffic Hazards – 1 call
Harassment Complaints – 2 calls                                 
Found Property – 1 call                                 
Obstruct Police – 1 call                                  
Other – 15 calls

Total calls for service 101 over a 72 hour period