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Traffic Stop Leads to Impaired and Drug Charges

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On October 14, 2021 members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement in the Town of Espanola.

Officers conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle on Public Road in the Town of Espanola. The driver was found to be impaired and was transported to the Espanola Detachment.

As a result of the investigation, 38-year-old Christian GAUVIN from Espanola, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Operation While Impaired- Blood Drug Concentration, contrary to section 320.14(1)(c) of the CC
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drugs, contrary to section 4(1), contrary to section 4(1)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on December 6, 2021.

Manitoulin OPP Respond to Robbery in Progress

(MASSEY, ON) – On October 23, 2021 at approximately 6:35 a.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery in progress at a residence on Limit Street in Massey.

The investigation revealed that the individual had entered the home uninvited. The individual brandished a knife and pepper spray to the occupants of the home.

Alexander FOURNIER, 28-years-old from Massey was arrested and charged with:

  • Robbery With Weapon, contrary to section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC (two counts)
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the CC
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola at a later date.

Multiple Concerned Citizens Report Erratic Driver

(BALDWIN TOWNSHIP, ON) – On October 9, 2021 at approximately 5:33 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate traffic complaints regarding the same motor vehicle on Highway 17, Baldwin Township.

Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver. A roadside screening device was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested. The driver was transported to the Espanola Detachment.

As a result of the investigation, 59-year-old Beverly FAUL from Hawkesbury, Ontario was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on December 6, 2021.

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