Threats

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

On April 25th, 2017 at 9:37 p.m., the Espanola Police Service received a complaint from a member of the public about posts on Facebook, in which threats were made towards students and staff at the Espanola High School. Following receipt of the complaint, the Espanola Police Service immediately identified and arrested a 19-year old Espanola male, who was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. The male is being held in custody, and will appear in Sudbury for a bail hearing on April 26th, 2017.

Traffic Enforcement

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

On April 17th, 2017 at approximately 8:06 pm, an officer with the Espanola Police Service was on general patrol on Highway 6 in the area of Clear Lake, and observed a motor vehicle that was obviously traveling well in excess of the posted speed limit of 60 km/h.  The officer activated the radar unit and observed the vehicle’s speed at 111 km/h, and subsequently stopped the motor vehicle for the offence of stunt driving.

Shoplifting

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

On April 15th, 2017 at 2:26 pm, the Espanola Police Service responded to another complaint from a local grocery store of a shoplifter apprehended by store security.  When the officer attended it was determined that a male from Espanola had attempted to steal $75 in grocery items from the store, by concealing the items in his child’s baby stroller. The attempted theft was witnessed by store security and the male was arrested as he attempted to leave the store without paying for the hidden items.  The male was charged with one count of Theft Under $5000.00, and will appear in Espanola Court on June 5th, 2017.

Traffic Enforcement

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

On April 12th, 2017, at approximately 11:06 pm, an officer with the Espanola Police Service was on general patrol on Queensway Ave. and observed a motor vehicle that had been traveling westbound suddenly come to a halt in the middle of the intersection at Mead Blvd.  The officer stopped to investigate the matter, and upon examining the vehicle and speaking with the driver determined that the vehicle was not properly plated or insured, and the driver also did not have a driver’s licence.

Shoplifting

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

Since March 15th, 2017, the Espanola Police Service have responded to three separate shoplifting occurrences at a local grocery store, charging 4 individuals with Theft under $5000.00.

Impaired Driving

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

On March 15th, 2017 at approximately 5:45 pm Espanola Police Service received information regarding a possible impaired driver leaving the Elks Hall.  An Officer attended the area and observed the suspect vehicle in the parking lot, and then observed the vehicle leaving the parking lot.  The vehicle was stopped for investigation, and while the officer was speaking to the driver she detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, and administered a roadside screening device which registered a “Fail”.  Subsequent samples of his breath at the police station revealed that his blood alcohol content was 150 mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, which is almost twice the legal limit of 80 mg. 

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