Categories
Moosonee OPP Police Press Releases

Spenser MOORE Was Arrested

(MOOSONEE, ON) – A traffic complaint of a suspected impaired driver led to multiple criminal charges.

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of a suspected impaired driver in the area of Quarry Road in Moosonee.  

Police located and stopped the subject vehicle on Quarry Road, and upon speaking with the driver, police determined that the driver had been consuming an intoxicating substance. The driver was arrested and transported to the Moosonee detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Spenser MOORE, 22 years of age of Moosonee, was charged with the following:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

·        Resist peace officer

·        Dangerous operation

·        Take motor vehicle without consent

·        Obstruct peace officer

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 6, 2024, in Moosonee.

Categories
Moosonee OPP Police Press Releases

Dwayne EDWARDS Arrested After Foot Pursuit

(MOOSONEE, ON) – An arrest made on an existing warrant, led to further charges.

On June 11, 2024, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol on Moose Drive in the town of Moosonee, when an officer observed a person known to have an active arrest warrant.

When the officer advised the person they were under arrest, the person then began to flee the area on a pedal bike. The officer then commenced a short foot pursuit and arrested the individual.

During a search incident to arrest, police located a pellet gun.

As a result of the investigation, Dwayne EDWARDS, 40 years of age of Moosonee, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Resist peace officer
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • Disguise with intent
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Failure to attend court while on release order

The accused remains in custody and is next scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 14, 2024.

Categories
Moosonee OPP Police Press Releases

More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(MOOSONEE, ON) – The James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made their third impaired driving arrest of 2024 in Moosonee.

On March 14, 2024, shortly before 9:00 a.m., the James Bay OPP responded to a call of a suspected impaired driver, on the community ice road between Moosonee and Moose Factory.

Police located the subject vehicle, which was stuck on the ice adjacent to the ice road. Police determined that the driver had been consuming an alcoholic beverage, and the driver was arrested and transported to the Moosonee detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Kristin WABANO, 36 years of age of Moose Factory, was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

Also during this investigation, the passenger of the vehicle was actively obstructing police and as a result, Jessie GUNNER, 39 years of age of Moose Factory was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Resist peace officer

The two accused persons were released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 7, 2024 in Moosonee.

This arrest was the third arrest related to impaired driving made by the Moosonee detachment this calendar year.

On January 25, 2024, shortly after 8:00 a.m. the James Bay OPP responded to a call of a stolen taxi from a driveway on Hutchison Road in Moosonee. 

When police attended the scene, the suspect had already returned with the stolen vehicle, and was still sitting in the driver’s seat. Police determined that the driver had been consuming an alcohol beverage, and the driver was arrested and transported to the Moosonee detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Melanie SUTHERLAND, 24 years of age of Fort Albany was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Failure to comply with release order – two counts

The accused was released and the matter is still before the courts. The accused is next scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 17, 2024 in Moosonee.

On February 11, shortly after 6:00 p.m., the James Bay OPP responded to a call of a stolen vehicle in Moosonee, that was reported to be driving onto the community ice road between Moosonee and Moose Factory.

Police located the stolen vehicle a short time later on the ice road, stuck in a snowbank with minor damage (photo attached), however the driver had left the scene prior to police arrival.

An extensive search and patrol of the surrounding area led to the arrest of a 16-year-old person from Moosonee, who was charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Fail to stop after an accident
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Drive motor vehicle – no licence

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 17, 2024 in Moosonee. The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Categories
Moosonee OPP Police Press Releases

Moosonee Meth Bust – Name Released

(MOOSONEE, ON) – One person was arrested after a traffic stop in Moosonee.

On March 10, 2024, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Ferguson Road in Moosonee.

The driver provided a false name to police and was subsequently arrested.

As a result of this investigation, Miller NAKOGEE, 39-years-of-age of Fort Albany was charged with the following:

  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – methamphetamine
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Driver motor vehicle – no licence
  • Fail to properly wear seat belt
  • Obstruct plate
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 7, 2024 in Moosonee.

Categories
Moosonee

David KOOSTACHIN – Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, Forcible Confinement

(MOOSONEE, ON) – An arrest has been made in an investigation in Moosonee, with serious criminal charges.

On February 27, 2024, shortly before 8:30 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the local health clinic in Moosonee, regarding a victim of an assault that come in for medical attention.

Police investigated and determined that the victim, who had suffered a broken jaw, had been assaulted at a residence on Ferguson Road on the evening of February 25. Further, the victim was then prevented from leaving the residence, until February 27 when the victim sought medical attention.

On February 29, shortly before 2:00 p.m., the OPP arrested David KOOSTACHIN, 39 years of age of Moosonee, who was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Armed robbery

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on March 11, 2024.

On February 29, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a search warrant was executed at a residence on Ferguson Road, and seized evidence relevant to the investigation, including three knives, a 2 by 4 wooden plank, and a snowmobile helmet.

Please disable your adblocker or whitelist this site!