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OPP Police Press Releases Southgate WFP

Phillip Baumlisberger Was Arrested

(SOUTHGATE, ON) – One individual is facing charges following a report of a break and enter at a property in Southgate.

On May 11, 2024, an individual broke into a seasonal property on Highway 89 in the Municipality of Southgate. The owner fixed the damage but did not report to police. On May 13, 2024, at 8:33 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter that occurred at the same seasonal property. Police attended and located an individual on the property. There is no evidence to suggest the same individual broke in both times.

As a result, Phillip Baumlisberger, 35-years-old of Amaranth Township has been charged with the following:

  • Break, enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Mischief – destroys or damages property

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 6, 2024.

It is important for homeowners to report all break and enters to police and reports of suspicious individuals or vehicles.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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OPP Police Press Releases Russell WFP

Fatal School Bus Collision

(RUSSELL, ON) – The Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a fatal collision.  

On May 13, 2024, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a collision involving a school bus and a cyclist on St Joseph Street near Chene Street in Clarence-Rockland.

The cyclist, an 11-year-old child, was pronounced deceased. The bus driver was uninjured.

The section of St Joseph Street near the collision site was closed for approximately six hours.

The collision remains under investigation with assistance from an OPP Collision Reconstructionist and the OPP Technical Collision Investigation Team.

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OPP Police Press Releases Teeswater WFP

Driver Arrested In Teeswater

 (TEESWATER, ON) – On May 11, 2024, at 3:42 p.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol along Clinton Street, Teeswater in the Municipality of South Bruce noticed a vehicle driver known to police. The driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle while his licence was prohibited under the Criminal Code. 

A 29-year-old resident of South Bruce was charged with two counts of operation while prohibited, and two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence under the highway traffic act.

The driver was arrested and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date. The vehicle was immediately impounded for 45 days.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Kincardine OPP Police Press Releases

Robbery In Kincardine – Repeat Offender Arrested

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 11, 2024, at 5:52 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a robbery at a jewellery store in Kincardine.   Officers arrived to find that the business owner had been injured. The involved person was arrested at the scene.

As a result of the police investigation, the involved person was identified and taken into custody. 

 A 46-years-old, from Saugeen First Nation was charged with:

  • Break and Enter
  • Assault with a Weapon – 2 counts
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Robbery with theft
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused remains in custody pending the result of a show cause hearing scheduled for May 11, 2024. All items stolen have been recovered. The victim was transported to a local hospital and released with minor injuries.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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North Huron OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Road Closed In Blyth Due To Fire

(BLYTH, ON) – On May 11, 2024, the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a residential structure fire in Blyth, North Huron.

Officers responded with members of the North Huron Fire and Emergency Services at approximately 11:43pm. The residence was unoccupied. 

Emergency Services will be on scene investigating. Dinsley Street will remain closed between Coombs Street and Morris Street in Blyth.

Updates on road closures to follow.

The Huron OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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OPP Police Press Releases Thunder Bay

Cassidy CORNESS – Drunk Driving

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A R.I.D.E program in the City of Thunder Bay has led to impaired charges being laid.

On May 9, 2024, at approximately 1:30 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a R.I.D.E program on Highway 11/17 in the City of Thunder Bay. A vehicle entered the R.I.D.E program and an alcohol screening device was administered.

Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, Cassidy CORNESS, 29-years-old, of Thunder Bay has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

·        Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

·        Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on June 19, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.

Drivers are reminded that the Mandatory Alcohol Screening law allows police with an approved alcohol screening device to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver without having reasonable suspicion that a driver is alcohol impaired.

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OPP Police Press Releases Trent Hills

Hayden FOWLER Was Arrested

(MUNICIPALITY OF TRENT HILLS, ON) – Members of the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest in relation to a vehicle theft investigation.

On March 23, 2024, shortly after 5:40 p.m., police received a report from a caller that their vehicle had been stolen from a location on Bridge Street West in Campbellford. Police began an investigation into the incident.

On May 9, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were on patrol on Grand Street in Campbellford when they observed a person sought as a result of the investigation.

Hayden FOWLER, 20-years-old, from Campbellford, has been arrested and charged with:

–      Theft of a Motor Vehicle

–      Driving While Under Suspension.

The accused was held for bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg.

Residents are reminded to always lock their vehicles and take keys with them. Anyone with information regarding this, or any criminal activity, is asked to contact the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477.

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Carleton Place OPP Police Press Releases

Steven MCNEELY Was Arrested

(CARLETON PLACE, ON) – The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged an Almonte resident with impaired driving.

Lanark officers conducted a traffic stop on Rosamond Street in Carleton Place shortly before 10:00 p.m. An approved alcohol screening device was utilized, and the driver was then arrested and transported to the detachment in Carleton Place for additional testing.

As a result of the investigation, Steven MCNEELY, age 56, has been charged with:

  • operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive with cannabis readily available

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on June 10, 2024.

The individual’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days (Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension) and vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

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OPP Pembroke Police Press Releases

Matthew VON DUNGERN Arrested Following Hit & Run

(PEMBROKE, ON) – A Laurentian Valley resident is facing several charges after a two-vehicle collision in the City of Pembroke.

On April 27, 2024, at approximately 11:45 a.m. the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating a fail to remain motor vehicle collision that occurred on Pembroke Street East near Angus Campbell Drive. A grey SUV was eastbound on Pembroke Street East when it stopped in a line of traffic. The grey SUV was rear-ended by a white SUV that was also eastbound on Pembroke Street East. The white SUV failed to remain. Two occupants of the grey SUV sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Police have identified the driver of the vehicle that failed to remain and as a result of this investigation 40-year-old Matthew VON DUNGERN has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC), Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA) offences:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail to remain
  • Fail to report accident
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on June 4, 2024.   

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OPP Police Press Releases Wasaga Beach

Murder In Wasaga Beach

(WASAGA BEACH, ON) – The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has upgraded the charges against an accused from aggravated assault to second degree murder in the Town of Wasaga Beach.

On February 25, 2024, members of the Huronia West Detachment responded to a report of an unconscious individual in critical condition on Homewood Ave. On March 6, 2024, a search warrant was executed on the accused’s residence. The accused was arrested with ten charges including aggravated assault, and items were seized including weapons and cocaine.

On May 6, 2024, the victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced deceased.

After further investigation, on May 8, 2024, David ZAMIDA, 46-year-old of Wasaga Beach, was charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with the following offences:

·      Second Degree Murder, section 235(1)

·      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibited Order – Six Counts, section 117.01(1)

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Four Counts, section 91(1)

·      Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, section 86(1)

·      Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition – Three Counts, section 92(2)

·      Assault – Two Counts, section 266

·      Fail to Comply Undertaking, section 145(4)

The accused was held for a bail court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on May 9, 2024.

The Huronia West Crime Unit is continuing this investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

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