OPP Arrest Scarborough Individual in Tay Township Sex Assault Investigation
(TAY TOWNSHIP, ON.) – A report of a sex assault made to the OPP Communications Centre on September 18, 2023, has resulted in a number of sex related offences being laid upon an individual from Scarborough by OPP investigators. Crime Unit officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment, conducted an in depth investigation resulting in an arrest at a Vaughan, Ontario address on November 29, 2023.
As a result of this investigation Jamie Wade MILLER 24 years of age has been charged criminally with the following offences.
Luring a Person Under 16 years of age by means of Telecommunication
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
Sexual Assault with a weapon on a Person under 16 years
The accused person remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a future date.
NEW DETACHMENT COMMANDER CONFIRMED FOR THE SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY OPP
(MIDLAND, ON)- On Tuesday November 27, 2023, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Thomas Carrique formally announced and confirmed the appointment of Inspector Todd Pittman as the new Detachment Commander of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP. Inspector Pittman has served our community since May 2023, as the interim Detachment Commander.
Inspector Pittman began his career with the OPP at the South Bruce (Walkerton) Detachment in 2002. During his career, he served with the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), and as the Provincial ERT Training Coordinator, Canine Unit Coordinator and as Manager of the Emergency Management Unit. He supported the Province of Ontario as the Chief of Staff for Operation Remote Immunity strategically delivering COVID-19 Vaccine to 32-remote Northern Indigenous communities, established COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the GTA and led the youth 12-17-year-old vaccination initiative. He is an incident Commander, Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Emergency Alerting Community of Practice and Co-chair of the Ontario Amber Alert Steering Committee.
He holds a Police Foundations diploma from Confederation College (Thunder Bay). He is the recipient of the Ontario Amethyst Award for Team Achievement, a Commissioners Citation for Bravery, and a Commissioners Commendation for Outstanding Investigation.
-”Todd is a forward-thinking leader. He is motivated to learn and apply innovative problem solving and is constantly looking to create efficiencies through a modern lens, often through technology.” Commissioner Thomas Carrique
-”Inspector Pittman is a passionate leader dedicated to public safety and the community he serves. Todd is a results-driven leader who collaborates with stakeholders for maximum impact. His diverse experience will prove to be an asset as he assumes the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment Commander role.” Superintendent Veronica Eaton OPP Central Region Director of Operations.
-”I am both humbled and grateful to be appointed to be the Commander of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment. I look forward to leading a detachment with members that serve our communities with pride, professionalism, and honour. I am eager to work with community leadership and stakeholders in a joint vision of community safety and wellbeing.” Inspector Todd Pittman
Inspector Pittman and his family reside, work, and enjoy all that the Georgian Bay area has to offer in the communities serviced by the detachment. In a very short time, he has developed the support and respect of community leaders and partners.
HURONIA WEST FESTIVE R.I.D.E. LEADS TO DRUG INVESTIGATION
(TOWN OF WASAGA BEACH, ON) – The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged two individuals following a drug investigation as a result a Festive R.I.D.E.
On November 25, 2023, members of the Huronia West OPP conducted a festive R.I.D.E. in the Town of Wasaga Beach. At approximately 9:20p.m., the accused parties were observed entering the R.I.D.E. program on River Road East. As a result of the traffic stop, two males were arrested and charged with several drug related offences.
Shant APELIAN-ROBINSON, a 19-year-old from Springwater Township, has been charged with:
- Possession of illicit cannabis
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy)
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drugs
- Possession of a Schedule III Substance
- Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs
The accused was released on an Undertaking and will appear on January 9th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood, Ontario.
A 17-year-old from Springwater Township has been charged with:
- YPC Possession of illicit cannabis
- YPC Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
- YPC Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- YPC Possession of a Schedule III Substance
- YPC Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy)
- YPC Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drugs
- YPC Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs
- Adult Prov. Person under 19 years – Possess Cannabis
- Adult Prov. Person under 19 years – Possess Cannabis
The accused was released on an Undertaking and will appear in January 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood, Ontario.
As a result of the investigation, the following property was seized:
- Quantity of cocaine
- Quantity of methylenedioxyamphetamine
- Quantity of mushrooms
- Quantity of hydromorphone
- Quantity of unknown pills
- Quantity of cannabis
- Digital scales
- Canadian Currency
The name of the involved young person will not be released due to provisions contained in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES
(COLLINGWOOD, ON) – Members from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop in the Town of Collingwood this past Saturday morning. OPP officers observed cannabis readily available to both occupants in the motor vehicle. As a result a search was conducted under the authority of the Cannabis Control Act. During which point a Maxwell House coffee jar was located and found to contain 51.7 grams of cocaine.
A 64 year-old male and 43 year-old female, both from Collingwood, were each charged with possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.