Espanola Police Reports January 23-2018

Impaired Operation, Refuse Breath Sample, Fail to Comply with Recognizance

On December 19th, 2017 at approximately 1:45 am Espanola Police Service received a complaint from the staff at a local licenced establishment that there was a male at the establishment who was not welcome on the property, he was also intoxicated and had driven to the bar.  Officers attended immediately and located the involved male, who was known to Police to also be on a Recognizance of Bail with a condition not to consume alcohol.  Investigation determined that the male had driven to the bar in an intoxicated condition, and he was arrested and taken to the Police station for breath tests.  The male subsequently refused to provide a sample of his breath as required by law.  Further investigation determined that the male was currently awaiting trial on prior charges of Impaired Operation, Refusing a Breath Sample, and several prior charges of Failing to Comply with his Recognizance.

As a result of the investigation a 43 year old Webbwood man was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Refuse Breath Sample, and Failing to Comply with a Recognizance.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

The man’s licence was also suspended for a period of 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days, pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act regulations.

 

Mischief Under $5000, Fail to Comply with Probation

On December 22nd, 2017 at approximately 9:05 pm Espanola Police were called to attend the Espanola Mall in regards to a complaint of a woman at that location smashing one of the mall windows with a chair.  Officers attended the scene and located the female suspect, and observed damage to one of the windows.  The female was arrested and further investigation revealed that she was on a Probation Order, with a condition that she keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

As a result of the investigation, a 26 year old Sudbury woman was charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation.  She will appear in Espanola court on February 12th, 2018.

Sexual Assault

On December 20th, 2017 at approximately 4:16 am, the Espanola Police were called to attend a residence regarding a complaint of a sexual assault.  An investigation was conducted and determined that a female in her twenties had been at the residence of a family friend consuming alcohol, when she blacked out and awoke to discover the man performing a sex act on her, which she had not consented to.  The female fled the residence and Police were called.

As a result of the investigation, a 54 year old Espanola man was charged with the offence of Sexual Assault.  He will appear in Espanola court on February 12th, 2018.

 

Public Intoxication

In the early morning hours of January 1, 2018 Espanola Police investigated two separate incidents of public intoxication.

At approximately 1:04 am, an officer was on patrol in the area of Mead Blvd and Second Avenue, when he observed a female who was staggering and nearly fall over.  When the officer stopped to investigate it was determined that the female was extremely intoxicated and not able to properly care for herself.  The 19 year old female from Birch Island was arrested and held at the Espanola Police Service until sober.

In another incident, officers were called to attend a residence on Mead Blvd at approximately 3:50 am regarding a dispute between two brothers.  Officers attended and located one of the brothers outside the residence in an intoxicated condition.  The officers attempted to resolve the dispute between the brothers, but were not successful, and a male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place.  The 26 year old Espanola man was held until sober and released.

Both of these individuals were also charged with the offence of Being Intoxicated in a Public Place, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

 

Drive Under Suspension

On December 26, 2017 at approximately 5:08 pm, an officer with the Espanola Police Service was conducting traffic enforcement duties and stopped a motor vehicle for investigation on Tudhope Street.  Upon speaking with the driver and conducting further investigation, the officer determined that the driver was currently suspended from driving and did not have a valid licence.

As a result of the investigation, a 35 year old man from Wikwemikong was charged with Drive Under Suspension.  He will appear in Espanola court on March 8, 2018 .

 

Theft Under $5000

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 5:15 pm, Espanola Police were called to attend a local grocery store regarding a complaint of a shoplifter who was apprehended by the store security officer.  Investigation determined that the male involved had concealed numerous grocery and pharmacy items on his person, and had attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.  The total value of the items was $108.

As a result of the investigation, a 27 year old Massey man was arrested and charged with the offence of Theft Under $5000.  He will appear in Espanola court on February 12, 2018.

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

 

Utter Threats

On January 8, 2018, Espanola Police were called to attend a residence on Centre Street regarding a complaint of threats.  Investigation determined that the victim had received threatening text messages from a male known to her through her employment.  In the messages the male had threatened to cause bodily harm or death to the female, causing her to fear for her safety.

As a result of the investigation, a 30 year old Webbwood man was arrested and charged with the offence of Utter Threats.  He will appear in Espanola court on February 12, 2018.

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