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Missing Person

Media Release

Release Date: March 20, 2017

 M’Chigeeng: The U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service is requesting the public assistance in locating a male subject who left a residence on M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island On. Derek THIVIERGE (36) was last seen on Monday 13/03/2017 in evening and his direction of travel is unknown. THIVIERGE is described as: A white Male, approximately 6′ 1″, 130-140 lbs, He has a shaved head with a beard and a moustache, and has multiple tattoos on both arms.

He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with the word “MATCO ” on it, a white with brown camouflage jacket with a hood, he may have been wearing a toque and was possibly carrying a knap sack with him. THIVIERGE is from the Hamilton area and may have been been hitchhiking back to that area from Manitoulin Island. The U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service and the North Shore Search and Rescue Unit are actively searching for THIVIERGE and are concerned for his safety.


If you may have seen this individual please call the:

U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service: 1888-377-7135

Hamiton Police Service: 1-905-546-4925

Crime stoppers: 1-800-222-8477


Murray Still

Community Services Officer


5926 Highway 540, Box 332

M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0

Tel: 705-377-7135 ext. 201

Fax: 705-377-5583

UCCM Anishnaabe Police 2016 AGM


  Respecting & Protecting

   Our First Nation Communities

2016 AGM

Annual General Meeting

Monday, October 17, 2016

** Everyone Welcome**

Whitefish River First Nation

Community Centre

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lunch will be served

Presentations and discussions will be made on:

  • The 2015/2016 Audited Financial Statements
  • Highlights of the 2015/2016  Fiscal Year- Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police
  • Comments and Questions

A formal agenda will be provided

M’Chigeeng Man Charged with 12 Counts of Sexual Assault

UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service

5926 Highway #540, Box #332, M’Chigeeng, Ontario POP 1GO Phone: (705) 377-7135

Fax: (705) 377-5583






Media Release



Release Date: October 3, 2016


** M’Chigeeng man charged with 12 counts of sexual assault **


(M’Chigeeng, Ontario) – On October 212014,the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service commenced an investigation into the alleged Sexual Assaults that occurred over a period of 5 years on the M’Chigeeng First Nation.

As a result of their investigation,Frederick MIGWANS, 52 years old, of M’Chigeeng First Nation,Ontario, is charged with the 12 counts of Sexual Assault contrary to section 271of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released on a recognizance of bail with conditions on September 30, 2016 with a court date set for October 18, 2016 at Gore Bay Provincial Court.

Victims of sexual abuse are not alone.If you have been sexually abused or know of someone that is, there are local resources here to help.You can visit the Victim Services web site at

Police are seeking the public’s assistance and asking anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes to call the UCCM Police at 1-888-377-7135, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477


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Vicious Dog Attack in M’Chigeeng Results in Charges

Release Date:  July 25, 2016


On the evening of the 11th of July 2016 the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service received a call of a vicious dog attack on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. A 64 year old female resident and her dog were walking by a residence on Old Highway 551 when a two year old Bull Mastiff escape its compound attempted to attack the small dog. The victim picked up her small dog and the Bull Mastiff continued the attack and bit the victim. The victim sustained a large bite wound to her right torso and received numerous stitches to repair the wound as a result of the attack.

A 62 year old man from M’Chigeeng First Nation was charged under the Dog Owners Liability Act because of the attack and was summoned to Provincial Offences Court on the 1st of September 2016 in Gore Bay.

The UCCM Police Service would like to remind dog owners that they are liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack on another person or domestic animal.

Constable Murray Still

Community Services Officer


RIDE Check in AOK Results in Charges

Release Date:  June 20, 2016


During the afternoon hours of June 18th, 2016 UCCM Police were conducting RIDE on the Aundek Omni Kaning First Nation when a vehicle entered the spot check and the driver was determined to have open packages of liquor. Officers seized all the liquor in the vehicle in conjunction with the liquor infractions.


Marcus Nahwegahbow 21 years of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Drive Motor Vehicle with open container of Liquor Section 32(1) LLA

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are reminding the motoring public that RIDE spot checks will be occurring regularly throughout the summer and across the Manitoulin Island by all Island Police Services.

Rodney Nahwegahbow

Chief of Police


** UCCM Police Seize Over 12 Grand in Cocaine **

Media Release

Release Date:  May 9, 2016

** UCCM Police Seize Over 12 Grand in Cocaine **

Officers of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service made a substantial cocaine seizure this past weekend.  On Friday May 6th, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on Highway 540, just entering the M’Chigeeng First Nation.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 125 grams of cocaine was located inside the vehicle.  Subsequently a male and female occupant of the vehicle was arrested.  Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into police custody and were before the Courts on Saturday morning for an audio remand hearing.  Both accused have been released on strict bail conditions.

Charged are:  35 year old Lee Earl TAIBOSSIGAI of the M’Chigeeng First Nation and 30 year old Katarina DJELETOVIC of Scarborough, Ontario.  Both have been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The estimated street value of the drugs is ($12,500) Twelve Thousand, Five Hundred.

Police are reminding the public that ingesting any form of drug is very dangerous.  In most cases, the source of the drug is probably not known to the user. Many times people that are dealing the drugs “cut” the drug or mix it with unknown toxic chemicals in order to create more products.  Persons ingesting these substances have often become ill or died as a result of using the drug.  The safest form of drug use is no drug use at all.

Police urge the public to report any suspicious drug activity to the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 705-377-7135 or to the Sudbury Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (or text at 274637).

Brad Mack / Sergeant
5926 Highway 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Tel:  705-377-7135 ext. 209
Fax:  705-377-5583

Social Navigator Initiative Announced

M’Chigeeng – Manitoulin Island 13 February 2015:

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police proudly announces the latest addition to their police service personnel. Daughness Migwans hails from the M’Chigeeng First Nation and has had many years of experience in the social services sector and remains committed to helping the UCCMM First Nations. UCCM Anishnaabe Police looks forward to the launch of her duties as the new Police Social Navigator in the coming weeks.

Chief of Police Rodney Nahwegahbow welcomes the position as a milestone in addressing offender recidivism and crime prevention utilizing innovative strategies and broadening the participation of other UCCMM Service Providers. Chief Rodney Nahwegahbow encourages the UCCMM communities to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about our Police Social Navigator by contacting our police service directly.

New Community Services Police Officer Announced

The UCCM Police Service is excited to announce the internal hiring of a dynamic, enthusiastic and outgoing police officer – Murray STILL as their Community Services Officer. Constable STILL will assist the organization in successfully meeting its’ mission statement of providing culturally sensitive and innovative policing services to the service area.

Constable STILL is looking forward to developing strong interagency partnerships, but also focussing on proactive policing programs. He is also looking forward to working closely with the local First Nations social services sectors, the UCCMM Justice Program, and the UCCM Police Service Social Navigator.

In addition to this, he will also implement prevention and proactive safety initiatives as identified together with other community stakeholder organizations within the UCCMM Service area. So, contact him directly to discuss any ideas you may have at 705-377-7135.

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