Law and Order Feb 26

M’Chigeeng man charged with weapons offence

During the evening hours of Sunday, February 9, United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call from a residence on the M’Chigeeng First Nation.

Upon arrival, police found a man brandishing a pocketknife. With the assistance of a family member, police managed to secure the knife safely.

Charged with weapons dangerous, Sec. 88 of the Criminal Code of Canada, is a 57-year-old male of the M’Chigeeng First Nation. He is scheduled to appear in Gore Bay court on March 31, 2014 at 10 am.

OPP warn of big water ice conditions

Following reports of a couple losing their snowmobiles in the deep water two miles from South Baymouth recently, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) warn that snowmobilers should always check ice conditions before heading out on any body of water, especially the big waters of Lake Huron.

Constable Al Boyd, community services officer, explained that after hearing news of the ice caves off of the shore of South Baymouth the couple made their way out to view them. They encountered open water and went through, losing their snowmobiles. Constable Boyd explained that the snowmobilers were both wearing floater suits and had ice picks and were able to make it to shore safely.