Law & Order

Stuff-a-cruiser to replenish food bank

The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will join forces with Island Foodland this Friday, December 15 to help stock the shelves of the Manitoulin Family Resources Food Bank.

Members of the local OPP will be collecting non-perishable donations in front of the grocery store from noon until 7 pm. The Island Foodland is located at 11 Yonge Street in the village of Mindemoya. 

The area food bank services clients on Manitoulin Island. Numerous citizens rely on the food bank’s services and with Christmas fast approaching, the need is always increased.

The OPP look forward to meeting members of the public at this location and encourage support for our food bank.

Fatal collision closes Highway 17

On Monday, December 11 at approximately 4:40 am, the Manitoulin and Espanola Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Baldwin Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Mckerrow in Baldwin Township.

Preliminary information is that an eastbound passenger vehicle collided with a westbound transport truck. The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) are investigating the scene.

Festive RIDE

The Manitoulin OPP and United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police would like to remind motorists that it will be conducting its annual Festive RIDE checks at locations throughout Manitoulin this holiday season until Tuesday, January 2.

The police ask that to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Christmas, please don’t drink or drug and drive, call a designated driver or stay the night.

RIDE check nabs impaired driver

On December 7, members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police service were conducting RIDE checks on M’Chigeeng First Nation.

A vehicle pulled into the check point and through investigation the officers determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. A 20-year-old male of M’Chigeeng First Nation was arrested and charged with drive motor vehicle while over 80 mgs. He was released on a promise to appear.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service would like to remind the public that consuming alcohol and or drugs and operating a motor vehicle is a criminal offense and will be stepping up their enforcement over the holiday season. If you suspect that someone may be operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs please call the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 1-888-377-7135 or the Ontario Provincial Police at 705-368-1122 or simply dial 9-1-1.

Traffic stop leads to drug seizure

A 56-year-old male from the Northeast Town and a 39-year-old female from Thunder Bay have been arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

On December 7, members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service conducted a vehicle stop in the Little Current area and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine and cannabis resin with a street value of approximately $5,000. Both subject were released on a promise to appear with a court date to answer to the charges.