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DESMOULIN – Drunk Driving

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – On Tuesday November 23, 2021 at approximately 12:37 a.m. officers with the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop on County Road 18 in the County of Brant.

Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped after travelling more than 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. One person was arrested and transported to the Brant County OPP detachment for testing.

Police have charged Tyson James DESMOULIN, 25 years-of-age from Brantford with:

·       Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus),

·       Race a motor vehicle – excessive speed,

·       Speeding – 145km/h in a posted 80km/h zone and

·       Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration above zero.

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.

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Train Vs Pedestrian Collision

(INGERSOLL, ON) – On November 21, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Oxford detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a collision on Thames Street, Ingersoll.

Members of OPP, Ingersoll Fire Services and Oxford County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the railway tracks on Thames Street between Victoria Street and St. Andrew Street.

Investigation determined that a 78-year-old pedestrian was struck by a train and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The road was closed for approximately four hours for investigation.

Oxford OPP, Canadian National (CN) Rail Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oxford OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can provide an online tip at www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com where you could be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.

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COVID-19 Immunization System Breached

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Cybercrime Investigations Team has arrested two individuals in relation to a security breach of the COVID-19 immunization system.

On November 17, 2021, the OPP was asked to investigate after the Ontario government received reports of spam text messages from a number of individuals who had scheduled appointments or accessed vaccine certificates through the COVID-19 immunization system.

On November 22, 2021, OPP members executed search warrants, one in Quebec with the support of Sûreté du Québec, and the second in Ottawa. Several devices, computers and laptops were seized.

As a result of the search warrants executed on November 22, 2021, the following criminal charges have been laid:

  • 21-year-old Ayoub SAYID, of Gloucester, Ontario, has been arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Computer contrary to s. 342.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. SAYID is an employee of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Vaccine Contact Centre.
  • 22-year-old Rahim ABDU of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, has been arrested with assistance from Sûreté du Québec and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Computer contrary to s. 342.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.

The accused have been released from custody and will be scheduled to appear in court.

The public should always be suspicious of any text messages requesting financial or private information. If you suspect fraudulent activity, please report to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), through its website at antifraudcentre.ca or by telephone at 1-888-495-8501. If an individual has been a victim of a scam, fraud or cybercrime, they should contact their local police as soon as possible.

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Racer Stopped In Varna

(BLUEWATER, ON) – A North York resident had his vehicle impounded and licence suspended after getting stopped for Racing last week in Varna.

On August 19, 2021 at approximately 11:36 a.m. a member of the OPP West Region Highway Safety Division was conducting speed enforcement in Varna when a motor vehicle was observed racing through the hamlet. 

A RADAR device was used to measure the speed of the vehicle and it was found to be travelling at a speed in excess of 90 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone. 

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was subsequently charged. Jiong TANG, 51 years of age from North York has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed. He will now have to attend court on October 5, 2021 at Provincial Offences Act Court in Goderich to answer to the charge. 

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Methamphetamine Bust – Bradley DEMAITER

(DAWN-EUPHEMIA TOWNSHIP, ON) – On August 8, 2021 at 6:40 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding an unwanted person at a residence in the 8000 block of Fansher Road.  

Officers attended and learned the individual had arrived in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the London area. The individual was taken into custody without incident and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine was located during the arrest.   

Bradley DEMAITER, 30-years-old of Dawn-Euphemia has been charged with the following:

  • Failure to comply with probation order,
  • Possess schedule 1 substance-methamphetamine,
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5000.

The accused has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

If you have information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Your call could make our communities safer for all. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Impaired Driver Hits Dock

(ST. CLAIR RIVER, ON) – On July 31, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified by an off-duty officer of an impaired boater in the Fawn Island Canal.  

The off-duty officer observed the boater collide with a nearby dock while operating the boat with multiple young passengers onboard. Upon speaking with the driver, it became apparent the individual was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested by the off-duty officer and transported to a nearby boat launch where custody was transferred to on-duty Lambton OPP officers. The driver was then transported to an OPP detachment where they provided two samples of breath above the legal limit.

Christopher DUNCAN, 52-years-old of London, has been charged with the following:

  • Operation While Impaired and,
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus). 

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 13, 2021. 

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Spencer A. BAKER – Drunk Driving

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – On July 19, 2021, members of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program on the Highway 401 Eastbound on ramp from Queen’s Line in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Police spoke with a vehicle driver that entered the R.I.D.E. and an Approved Screening Device was utilized. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP detachment where further tests were administered.

Spencer A. BAKER, 25-years-old, of Chatham, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Blood and Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused in this matter was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham at a later date to answer to the charge.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it immediately.

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1 Year Old Succumbs To Injuries – Johan HIEBERT Charged

(MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM, ON) – An individual has been charged in relation to an incident at a fire pit at a residence on Vienna Line in the Municipality of Bayham on July 12, 2021. A one-year old child died as a result of injuries suffered in the incident. Two adults and two other children were injured.

Johan HIEBERT, 55-years-old, of the Municipality of Bayham, has been charged with the following offences:

·      Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

·      Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm (four counts).

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas on September 7, 2021.

The incident remains under investigation by the Elgin County OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), and in conjunction with Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, Ontario Forensic Pathology Services and Office of the Fire Marshal.

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Sexual Assault During Home Invasion – Marane F. THOMPSON

(LEAMINGTON, ON) -On July 17, 2021 members of the Leamington Detachment Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and Enter to a residence in the Municipality of Leamington.

It was reported that a male entered the victim’s residence while she was sleeping and inappropriately touched her before being chased out of the residence.

Through police investigation, Marane F. THOMPSON, 58 years old of Leamington, Ontario was arrested on July 21, 2021. 

 The accused has been charged with the following offences:

  • Break, Enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence
  • Sexual Assault

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Police are reminding the public to ensure that you lock your doors whenever possible.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Drowning In Lake Erie

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) – On July 21, 2021, at approximately 7:10 p.m., the Elgin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible drowning in Lake Erie, between Port Bruce and Port Burwell, Malahide Township.

Members of OPP, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (JRCC), the Canadian Coast Guard, Elgin – St. Thomas Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Malahide Fire Services assisted.

Investigation determined that an individual fell into the water from a vessel while fishing with friends. The individual was pulled from the water and transported to land, where he was taken to hospital. 

Life saving measures were initiated by friends and continued by paramedics, however he later died in hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Ryan LEPPARD-GROENEWEGEN, 49-years-old of London.

No foul play is suspected.