A 64-year-old Cambridge man tried to avoid a RIDE check point on Highway 6 in Howland Township on the Manitoulin Island on July 5, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.
Police allege it's because he was impaired. Officers watched the black 2003 four-door Saturn approach the spot check, stop and then turn around. Officers intercepted the vehicle and checked the driver, and determined he had been drinking. He was arrested and faces charges of impaired, failing to provide a breath sample and open liquor in a vehicle.
He has been released on a promise to appear in Gore Bay Criminal Court on July 23.
Attempted theft foiled by vehicle alarmThe owner of a pickup truck was alerted to thieves trying to gain access to the vehicle in the early morning hours when the truck's alarm went off, according to OPP.
The owner saw two individuals dressed in black running from the driveway. Police searched the area with negative results in located the subjects.
The incident took place July 6 at about 1:30 a.m. in Little Current.
Const. Allan Boyd, community services officer for the Manitoulin OPP, is advising the public that they should be locking their vehicles when unattended either out or about or parked at home in their driveway.
Many of these crimes are opportunity crimes which means if the vehicle is unlocked or keys left in it they become targets and the thieves know this. In this case, the vehicle being locked and alarmed stopped the theft and alerted police, which may have prevented other thefts from taking place that night.
Boyd asks if anyone knows anything about this crime to call police or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Teen charged in collisionA 17-year-old has been charged with careless driving and failing to report an accident under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario following a July 6 single-vehicle collision, according to OPP.
No injuries occurred in this incident.
At about 10:14 a.m., a 2008 Ford Focus was observed driving in an erratic manner at a high rate of speed on Water Street near Low Island Park in Little Current. Pedestrians observed the vehicle fail to negotiate a curve and lost control and entered the ditch.
The driver then backed out and drove off at a high rate of speed. OPP were called and the vehicle and driver were located a short distance away.
Gore Bay business target of break-inOPP continue to investigate a break-in at Bouy's Restraurant in Gore Bay.
Officers attended the business on July 7 at 8:30 a.m. to find that thieves entered the restaurant through the front door by prying off a screen window. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash and liquor.
Evidence and photographs have been obtained from the scene.
Manitoulin OPP is asking the public for assistance in solving this crime if that they has seen or know anything about this crime to call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) any information that leads to an arrest or conviction can earn a person a cash reward.
Posted by Arron Pickard