UCCM Police investigate property crimes
On November 10 UCCM Police received a report of a break, enter and theft from a residence on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police report that the family had just returned home from a weekend away when they discovered that their home was broken into. Various items were taken from the residence such as television sets, computer game sets, stereo equipment, jewellery (including rings), cell phone, 200 DVDs, a large quantity of coins, hunting apparel and refrigerated food items.
On November 12, UCCM Police received a report of a break, enter and theft from the Whitefish River First Nation Library. In this break, enter and theft, police learned that culprits gained entry to the building over the long weekend and removed a new flat screen TV, new computer game sets, a new lap top computer and a set of computer speakers.
On November 12, UCCM Police also received a report that a pickup truck was damaged on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police investigated and determined that the vehicle had sustained damage to the ignition column and that culprit(s) were attempting to steal the truck but were unsuccessful.
Police believe that due to the timing and similarity of events that these crimes are related.
UCCM Police seeks the public’s assistance
On or about the week of November 11 an injured dog was reportedly taken to the Espanola Animal Hospital from the Whitefish River First Nation. The UCCM Police are investigating this incident and would like to hear from anybody who can assist in determining the circumstances surrounding this case. UCCM Police Chief Rodney Nahwegahbow states, “Specifically speaking, reports of animal cruelty are not common on any of the UCCM First Nations and incidents of that nature are taken very seriously by our police service.”
Anybody with information on this investigation or any other crime is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 1-888-377-7135 or the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can also be directed to Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.