PRESS RELEASE: Explosives located in M’Chigeeng

On June 8, 2020 Officers of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service received a report from a local resident, advising they have found an item believed to be some form of explosives in a wooded area of M’Chigeeng First Nation. UCCM Officers attended the residence, located in Pinewood Park Subdivision, and met with the complainant. 

The resident turned over the device believed to be a blasting cap or detonating device to police.  This suspected explosive was located in the back yard of a residence, near a trail that leads to other areas of the subdivision.  Police conducted a search of the nearby area and no other explosives were located.  UCCM Police have consulted with and requested the assistance of the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) of the Ontario Provincial Police.  The device was removed from the area and secured until it will be disposed of by the EDU. A police investigation is continuing, as the source of the explosives has not been determined. Police are asking for the assistance of the public in this matter. 

If anyone knows the location of any similar devices or explosives, to contact Police or Call 911 immediately.  Police are advising the public not to handle any item suspected to be an explosive, as they are capable of causing serious injury or death. UCCM Police will continue to work and consult with the OPP Explosives Disposal Unit over the course of the investigation.  The police investigation is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information on this investigation or any other crime is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 1-888-377-7135, or the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.  Anonymous tips can also be directed to Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1-800–222-8477.