Espanola Police Reports February 21-2018

Fail to Stop for Police Resist Arrest

On February 16th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 pm, an Officer with the Espanola Police Service stopped a motor vehicle on Spruce Street in Espanola, to investigate suspicious activity.  Once stopped, the driver refused to provide identification to the officer, and as the officer attempted to arrest him for failing to identify himself, the driver got into his vehicle and fled the area.  After a brief vehicle pursuit the driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot into a local licenced establishment.  The officer followed the driver inside, and following a brief struggle, the male was taken into custody.

As a result of the incident, a 35 year old male from Sudbury, was charged with the following offences:

  • CC 249.1(1) Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
  • CC 129(a) Resist Peace Officer
  • CC 733.1(1) Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • HTA 33(3) Driver fail to give identification

The accused is to appear in Espanola court on April 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

The Espanola Police Service would like to remind the public that Section 216 of the Highway Traffic Act authorizes Police to stop a motor vehicle to ensure that the driver is licenced and in a sober condition, and that the vehicle is properly insured.  A driver is required to pull to the right and stop immediately, where it is safe to do so.  Drivers must also provide the Officer with a drivers licence, vehicle registration, and evidence of insurance.  Failure of a driver to properly identify him or herself could result in an arrest and subsequent charge.


Drive Disqualified, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Warrants

On February 15, 2018 at approximately 3:23 pm, an officer with the Espanola Police Service was conducting speed enforcement in the school zone on Centre Street, and stopped a motor vehicle for investigation on Barber Street.  Upon speaking with the driver and conducting further investigation, the officer determined that the driver was currently prohibited from driving and did not have a valid licence.  The driver was arrested, and during the subsequent investigation the officer determined that the vehicle passenger had an outstanding arrest warrant with Greater Sudbury Police.  The female passenger was also arrested, and during the search of the female the officer located a quantity of prescription drugs and packaging materials.  She was also arrested for the offence of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

As a result of the investigation, a 34 year old man from Whitefish was charged with Drive Disqualified and Drive Under Suspension.  A 35 year old woman from Whitefish was charged with 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.  They will both appear in Espanola court on April 9, 2018.

Under our current Business Plan 2016 – 2018 the Espanola Police Service is committed to promoting safe driving through enforcement strategies and public education.  The Espanola Police Service is also committed to reducing the availability and impact of drug activity within our community, through drug enforcement and reduction strategies.  Proactive enforcement action is an effective strategy for accomplishing these goals.


Theft Under $5000

On February 10, 2018 at approximately 3:54 pm, Espanola Police were called to attend a local grocery store regarding a complaint of a shoplifter who was apprehended by a store employee.  Investigation determined that the female involved had concealed numerous grocery and pharmacy items on her person, and had attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.  The total value of the items was approximately $72.

As a result of the investigation, a 31 year old Espanola woman was arrested and charged with the offence of Theft Under $5000.  She will appear in Espanola court on March 5, 2018.

The woman was also issued a trespass notice, prohibiting her from entering any of the grocery store chain locations, including those in Sudbury and other communities.

Under our current Business Plan 2016 – 2018 the Espanola Police Service is committed to reducing the amount of property crime through community prevention and awareness programs.  Prosecution of property crimes is an effective deterrent strategy to assist in accomplishing these goals.

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