Neyaashiinigmiing OPP Police Press Releases

Fraud – Darrell Michael Jacob (Jake) Linklater Arrested

(NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON) – In March 2021, the Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police Service commenced a fraud investigation after receiving a complaint from the Band Councils for the First Nation communities of Saugeen and Chippewas of Nawash of irregularities in account activities and expenses paid from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Finance Corporation (SONFC) accounts. The investigation was then continued by the Ontario Provincial Police Anti Rackets Branch (ARB) and the Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit.

On March 13, 2024, members of the OPP ARB and Grey Bruce Crime Unit took an individual into custody without incident.

Charged with the following offences is 53-year-old Darrell Michael Jacob (Jake) Linklater of Neyaashiinigimiing with the following Criminal Code offences:

·      Fraud over $5000

·      Use, deals, acts on forged document

·      Make forged document X4

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Owen Sound on April 18th, 2024.

Neyaashiinigmiing OPP Police Press Releases

OPP Crashes Vehicle

(NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON) – On February 29, 2024, at 10:45 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were responding to a call for service on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation when an officer crashed their police vehicle. No injuries are reported.  

The investigation is ongoing, and community members will see an increased police presence while members of the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team assist the Grey Bruce OPP with the investigation.

Community Centre Road is closed at Community Centre Road at Parrie Road and Lighthouse Road at Habour Road for the protection of emergency responders and to facilitate the investigation and will likely be closed for several hours. Motorists are asked to not drive through the road closed signs.

If you have any information you can contact the Grey Bruce OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477; submit a secure Web-Tip at; or get the P3 Tips mobile app. You will not be asked to identify yourself; you don’t have to appear in court, and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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