Break and Enter at Local Bruce Mines Restaurant
(BRUCE MINES, ON)- On August 19th, 2022, shortly after 7:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Forensic Identification Services unit responded to a report of a break and enter at Bobber’s Restaurant on Highway 17 in the Town of Bruce Mines.
The on-going investigation has determined that sometime between 10:30 p.m., Thursday August 18th and 6:00 a.m. Friday August 19th, 2022, the culprit(s) used a prying tool to force the exterior steel kitchen door open situated on the west side of building. The culprit(s) stole $2900 in cash and receipts from the August 17th and 18th sales. Of the cash stolen $900 were in five and ten dollar bills.
Any person with information regarding this theft of cash and sales receipts is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.saultcrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
East Algoma Lays Drug and Fail to Comply Charges
(MUNICIPALITY OF HURON SHORES, ON)- On August 18th, 2022, shortly after 1:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a trespassing complaint at a property on James Street in the Town of Iron Bridge.
Investigation determined a couple had been staying at a friend’s and were told to leave. The couple then had no where to go and trespassed on the said property. The couple who are known to police were on conditions not to be with each other and were arrested. While being searched, police located suspected fentanyl on one of the accused.
As a result, Christopher MERCER, 43 years-of-age from Blind River, was charged with:
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC) (two counts)
Rachel BROWN, 42 years-of-age from Elliot Lake, was charged with:
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act
Both accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail Court in Blind River on August 19th, 2022.