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25-Jan-2024 – SUDBURY, ON – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of a breach of their statutory release.

Cory PETERSON is described as a Indigenous male, 56 years of age, 5’7” (170 cm) 176 lbs (80 kg) with thinning brown hair, a greying goatee and brown eyes. He has several tattoos, a Unicorn and Eagle Sun on his left arm. A skull and “FTW” on his upper right arm. He also has a Tiger and an Eagle head on his right arm. He has a Bear on his chest. He also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

PETERSON is serving a four (4) year sentence for:

Possession Schedule I/II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

The offender is known to frequent Barrie, Sudbury, North Bay, Midland, Blind River and Sault Ste Marie.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or call 9-1-1.

ALPR Assists OPP in Another Impaired Driving Investigation

(PENETANGUISHENE, ON)- On January 23, 2024 near 7:50 p.m. an officer from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment was patrolling on Main Street Penetanguishene in a fully marked police vehicle equipped with a Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) at which time the ALPR made notification of a possible suspended driver operating a pick up truck in the approaching lane of traffic. A vehicle stop was made resulting in the officer upon speaking with the driver to enter into an drinking and driving investigation.

As a result of this investigation the driver of the pick up truck, Susan DEBRUYN 64 years of Innisfil has been charged criminally with the following driving offences.

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Operation while impaired – alcohol

The accused was released from police custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on February 8, 2024, and faces a 90 day driver’s licence suspension along with a tow and impound invoice for seven days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines).

Patrol officers were able to set up 17 Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) programs at various roadway and snowmobile trail locations during the same time frame resulting in over 300 drivers and 60 snowmobile operators being checked for signs of impairment.

Educating the public about safe driving, boating and ORV practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired operator on our roadways, waterways or trails please “Make the Call” and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please make a plan to get home safely.

OPP Arrest Tay Township Resident After Theft Investigation At Midland Car Dealership

(MIDLAND, ON)- Johnjoe Danny GANNY 44 years of Tay Township was arrested on January 20, 2024 by members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment  in relation to a theft of property from a Midland area car dealership that was reported on December 27, 2023.

Through investigation, the accused was identified and later arrested on a warrant for the charge of Theft Under $5000 and held for a bail hearing to later appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on a future date.

Property owners are always reminded to view the following security links see Safeguard Ontario Property Security Program.

Weekend OPP Snowmobile Patrol Garners the Attention of Area Sledders

Jan. 22, 2024 -MIDLAND,ON- Snowmobile patrol officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment were out and very visible to riders on open North Simcoe area OFSC trails over the weekend, checking riders for signs of impairment and their sleds for required 2024 registration validation stickers & proof of insurance along with 2024 OFSC trail passes.

Officers were also having an ear for modified exhaust systems and an eye for sleds trespassing on closed trails or farmers planted fields as these two issues are well known to raise the ire of landowners and neighbours to busy trail routes.

As a result of the patrols on Friday, Saturday and Sunday past, officers checked over 300 sleds and riders resulting in 33 riders being educated and 24 riders being charged for a variety of offences involving modified exhaust systems, sled registration validation, OFSC trail passes, suspended drivers’ licence and speeding.

In an effort to improve trail safety for all users, riders can expect to see OPP officers on the trail system day and night hours as well as road patrol officers conducting Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) programs at trail heads. The Detachment also works with area safety partners such as MADD Canada, Arrive Alive, The North Simcoe Safe and Sober Awareness Committee and area snowmobile clubs, Georgian Bay Snow Riders (GBSR) and the Baxter Snow Riders (BSR) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).

The sport of snowmobiling has many associated inherent risks, dangers and hazards caused by the changing terrain & environment, your machine, and others on their machines to name a few. To help reduce these risks, riders are reminded to always check the Interactive Trail Guide before heading on the trails and wear all of the required safety equipment including floater suits if travelling on frozen water surfaces. It is highly recommended to have a fully charged cell phone with you, let a family member know where your heading to and a return time, load a location app on your cell phone such as What3Words and/or the Interactive Trail Guide and remember that “No Ice Is Safe Ice” . Self rescue maybe your only way out for reasons depicted in the following link – https://twitter.com/OPP_News/status/1342817627077488641


(Town of the Blue Mountains, ON) – Members of the Collingwood and Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested an individual and laid charges in an impaired driving investigation stemming from a RIDE conducted near Blue Mountain Village in the Town of the Blue Mountains.

Shortly after 2:00 am Saturday January 20, 2024 while conducting a RIDE officers stopped a motor vehicle and observed open alcohol in the centre console and driver side door. A roadside test was conducted with the driver using an approved screening device resulting in a fail. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to Collingwood detachment for a breath test.

A 37 year-old male from Caledon was charged with:

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to the Criminal Code

Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs contrary to the Criminal Code

Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act

Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused has been served a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension, the vehicle has been impounded for seven days and he will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood at a future date.

Members of the Collingwood and Blue Mountains Detachment will continue to proactively conduct RIDE spot checks all year around looking for drivers who operate any vehicle or conveyance while impaired. If you suspect someone of driving while impaired, call the OPP 1-888-310-1122 or dial 911 to report it.

OPP and YRPS Provide Quick Recovery of Stolen Trailer and Sleds from Midland Industrial Property

(MIDLAND, ON.) – Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responded at approximately 9:00 a.m. January 12, 2024 to a reported theft of a enclosed trailer containing two Polaris snowmobiles valued at $44,000.00 from a Midland industrial property. (see attached photograph)

Through investigation with the assistance of the Southern Georgian Bay and Muskoka Community Support Crime Units (CSCU), the Aurora and Highway 407 OPP Detachments and members of the York Regional Police Service, the stolen property was located and taken into police custody and returned to the victim by 5:30 p.m. January 12, 2024.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information of this crime is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and anonymous tips can also be provided online at CrimeStoppers

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