Espanola Police Reports March 8-2018

Assault Causing Bodily Harm

On February 24th, 2018 at approximately 2:23 am, Espanola Police were called to attend a local licenced establishment regarding a complaint of an assault that had just occurred.  Police and Paramedics attended the scene and the 25 year old male victim was transported to the Espanola Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  Investigation determined that a 21 year old male had assaulted the victim, and immediately fled the scene.  The suspect was later located and arrested.

As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old Espanola man was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.  He will appear in Espanola court on April 9th, 2018.

Under our current Business Plan 2016 – 2018 the Espanola Police Service is committed to maintaining a high level of enforcement and clearance rates for violent crimes, as well as assisting victims of violent crime.

 

Impaired Operation

On February 23, 2018 at approximately 4:57 pm, Espanola Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen, reporting an intoxicated male that was observed driving an Off Road Vehicle in the area of Anderson Lake.  The plate number was provided for the vehicle, as well as a description and direction of travel, and Officers immediately began searching for the vehicle.  The vehicle was located a short time later and investigation confirmed that the male driver was intoxicated.  He was arrested and transported to the Police station for breath tests, which determined that the driver’s blood alcohol concentration was almost three times the legal limit of 80 mg.

As a result of the investigation, a 57 year old Espanola man was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle Over 80 mg.  He will 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.  Information from concerned citizens is a valuable tool in ensuring road safety, and the Espanola Police encourage anyone with information on impaired driving or other road safety concerns to contact Police to report the information.  Callers do not have to give their name if they wish to remain anonymous.

 

Credit Card Fraud, Identity Fraud

On February 13, 2018, Espanola Police commenced an investigation into the fraudulent use of a credit card.  The victim involved had been contacted by the credit card company regarding an outstanding balance, but the card had been mailed to a previous address and the victim had never received the card.  Investigation determined that the new occupant at the victim’s previous residence had received the card in the mail and fraudulently activated the card, which she then used several times to obtain cash.  The suspect was subsequently located and arrested on February 24th.

As a result of the investigation, a 35 year old Espanola woman was charged with three counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and one count of Identity Fraud.  She will appear in Espanola court on April 9, 2018.

Under our current Business Plan 2016 – 2018 the Espanola Police Service is committed to increasing clearance rates for property crime offences through property identification programs and reducing the amount of property crime through community prevention and awareness programs.

 

Utter Threats, Mischief Under $5000, Fail to Comply

On February 24, 2018 at approximately 11:59 am, Espanola Police were called to attend a local motel regarding damage to the property.  Officers attended and investigation determined that a male had attended the motel and forced open the doors to two different rooms, causing damage to the property.  The male was also on release conditions not to attend the motel as a result of a previous incident at that location.  The male was located and arrested, and during the arrest uttered a threat toward the complainant in this incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 30 year old Espanola man was charged with Uttering Threats, Mischief Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.  He will appear in Espanola court on April 9, 2018.

Under our current Business Plan 2016 – 2018 the Espanola Police Service is committed to maintaining a high level of enforcement and clearance rates for violent crimes, as well reducing property crimes through enforcement and education.

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