Law & Order

Police seeking information into statue vandalism incident

On Friday, July 17 at around 8:30 am, a town employee of the Assiginack Township reported to the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) that sometime overnight, vandalism was done at the deer statue adjacent to Highway 6 at the Tourist Information Booth in Manitowaning. Police attended and noticed that bright yellow paint had been poured over the metal statue and surrounding area. Police have initiated an investigation into this mischief of property.

If anyone has any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You will never have to give your name or testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn’t have call display.

Police seeking information into ATM theft incident

On Wednesday, July 15 at around 4 am, unknown suspect(s) entered the Mindemoya laundromat known as Island Rub and Scrub located on King Street in Mindemoya. An ATM machine was breached and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. Damage to the machine is in excess of over $4,000. The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating this theft and is seeking the public’s assistance in solving this crime.

If anyone has any information this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You will never have to give your name or testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn’t have call display.

Vandalism on Treasure Island

On Monday, July 13 at around 11:30 am, the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was notified of a series of break and enters that occurred sometime in the past day to several buildings located on Treasure Island in Lake Mindemoya. Police attended the island to find that the main lodge and seven other outbuildings and cabins had been broken into. Once inside culprit(s) caused extensive damage by smashing doors, extinguishing fire extinguishers and destroying property.

They entered the garage area and caused damage to two golf carts. Damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars. OPP have started an investigation into these break and enters and is seeking the public’s assistance in solving these crimes.

If anyone has any information on these crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You will never have to give your name or testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn’t have call display.

ATV/Off Road Vehicles safety initiative

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service has recently received numerous complaints from its communities and community members regarding the unsafe operation of ATV/off road vehicles (ORV) in our communities. Some of the complaints are regarding dangerous driving, underage and unlicenced operators operating on the community roads, walking and bicycle paths. These walking paths are an extension of the highway according to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and the law requires you to have a valid drivers licence, registration and insurance to operate an ATV/ORV along the highway.

Over the next few weeks the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service will be available to provide ATV/ORV safety presentations in our communities as the initial stage of our initiative and also step up enforcement of these violations. If any community members would like any information regarding ATV/ORV safety please to not hesitate to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service. Miigwetch.