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Dryden OPP Police Press Releases

Gregory BAZOS Was Arrested

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment have arrested and charged one individual with impaired operation. 

On June 14, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m. members of the Dryden OPP Detachment initiated a traffic stop on Government Street, in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol/drug. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Dryden detachment for further testing.

Gregory BAZOS, 34-years-old, of Dryden, has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

·        Adult Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused have been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden on July 15, 2024.

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Drug Bust – Names Released

(DRYDEN, ON) – Two local residents are facing drug trafficking charges following an investigation led by the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with assistance from the Dryden OPP detachment and the Red Lake OPP CSCU. 

On June 12, 2024, just before 10:00 p.m., members of the OPP executed a search warrant at a residence on Pine Crescent in the City of Dryden.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of suspected illicit drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, oxycodone, and methylphenidate. Other items associated with drug trafficking were also seized.

As a result of the investigation, Mary Maicy MACHIMITY, 49-years-old, and Clayton THOMPSON, 52-years-old, of Dryden, have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code with the following offences:

·        Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – 4 counts

·        Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

·        Failure to comply with Undertaking

The accused individuals have been remanded into custody at the Kenora District Jail and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Friday June 14, 2024.

If you have any information about the trafficking of illicit drugs, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Jeffrey REQUARTH Was Arrested

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged one individual with numerous weapon offences.

On June 11, 2024, at approximately 8:30 p.m. members of the Dryden and Ignace OPP Detachments, along with members from the OPP Emergence Response Team (ERT) executed a warrant at a residence in Ignace.

As a result, Jeffrey REQUARTH, 37-years-old, of Ignace has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 

·        Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

·        Pointing a Firearm

·        Firearm – Use while committing offence

·        Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

·        Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm

·        Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

The accused is being held in custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

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Joey ROY Was Arrested

(DRYDEN, ON) – An investigation led by the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with assistance from the Sioux Lookout OPP CSCU and the Dryden OPP detachment, has led to charges against a Dryden resident.

On June 5, 2024, just before 3:00 p.m., a bicyclist was stopped on King Street in the City of Dryden. Through investigation, officers seized suspected illicit substances including cocaine and methamphetamine.

As a result, Joey ROY, 49-years old, faces charges under the Criminal Code and Controlled and Drugs Substance Act. The accused has been arrested and charged with:

·        Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

·        Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000

The accused has been remanded into custody at the Kenora District Jail and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

If you have any information about the trafficking of illicit drugs, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Siarra JONES Was Arrested

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged one individual with theft following an incident in the City of Dryden.

On April 28, 2024, at approximately 6:00 p.m. officers responded to a call for service at a local business in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the investigation, Siarra JONES, 27-year-old of Dryden has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:  

·        Adult Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting

·        Adult Public Mischief

The accused has been released from custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 16, 2024.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the OPP 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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38 Year Old Charged With Theft

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged one individual with theft following an incident in the City of Dryden.

On May 5, 2024, at approximately 3:00 p.m. officers responded to a call for service at a local business in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the investigation, Marcia Campbel, 38-year-old of Dryden has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:  

·        Adult Theft Under $500 – Shoplifting

The accused has been released from custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the OPP 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Elisha THOMPSON Was Arrested

(DRYDEN, ON) – A local resident is facing drug trafficking charges following an investigation led by the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On April 10, 2024, just before 10:30 a.m., members of the Dryden OPP CSCU, with the assistance of the Rainy River OPP CSCU and the Sioux Lookout OPP CSCU, executed a search warrant at a residence on Casimir Avenue in the City of Dryden.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of suspected illicit drugs, including cocaine. Other items associated with drug trafficking were also seized.

As a result of the investigation, Elisha THOMPSON, 34-years-old, of Dryden, has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code with the following offences:

·        Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden on May 6, 2024.

If you have any information about the trafficking of illicit drugs, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Violent Armed Spousal Assault – Name With Held To Protect Accused From Public Backlash #EndTheAbuse

(DRYDEN, ON) – Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged one individual with assault following an incident in the City of Dryden.

On April 4, 2024, at approximately 11:00 a.m. officers responded to an assault incident at the skywalk in the City of Dryden.

Through investigation, officers arrested and charged one individual with several offences. The name of the accused is being held to protect the identity of the victim.

A Dryden resident has been charged with:

·        Adult Assault – Spousal

·        Adult Assault with a Weapon – Spousal

·        Adult Assault

The accused has been held for bail and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden on April 5, 2024.

Individuals experiencing intimate partner violence are not alone. If you or someone you are aware of requires assistance, there are resources ready to support. The OPP is available at 1-888-310-1122 throughout the province of Ontario. In cases of immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1 for prompt assistance.

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OPP Advise Caution AFTER April Fools Day Drowning #TooLate


On the 1st of April 2024, Dryden OPP responded to a call for service on Kellar Road, for reports of a male that had fallen through the ice while attempting to rescue their dog. Officers attended with water rescue equipment, as well as remotely piloted aircraft in attempts to locate the male. Dryden Fire Service attended with ice rescue equipment to assist. After an extensive search of the area, the individual and his pet were both found deceased. The investigation is ongoing.

As warmer temperatures arrive the ice conditions on rivers and lakes will begin to deteriorate and become more unstable. OPP would like to remind everyone to exercise caution, wear appropriate floatation suits and carry ice picks if venturing out onto the ice late in the season. If you are unsure of the ice conditions best practice is to stay off the ice.

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Drug Bust – SANDERSON

(DRYDEN, ON) – A local resident is facing drug trafficking charges following an investigation led by the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On March 20, 2024, just before midnight, members of the Dryden OPP CSCU, with the assistance of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, and Kenora OPP Detachment, initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 west of the City of Kenora.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of suspected cocaine.

As a result, Richard SANDERSON, 57-years-old, of Dryden, has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on March 25, 2024.

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