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***Home Invasion on the M’Chigeeng First Nation***

Release Date: June 9, 2014

During the evening hours on Friday the 6th of June 2014, the UCCM Anishnaabe Police responded to a report of a home invasion on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. The female home owner was alone at the time and reported that two male intruders forcefully entered the residence and stole undisclosed prescription medication. The female occupant who was not hurt and was able to call police. The suspects were described as male wearing dark hoodies and faces concealed. The UCCM Anishnaabe Police subsequently commenced ground searches for the suspects but were unsuccessful in locating the culprits. A UCCM Scenes of Crime Officer attended and gathered forensic evidence.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are reminding the public to keep residence doors and windows locked particularly at night. Police recommend keeping porch lights on at night and always know who is at the door before opening. Report suspicious vehicles and people to police.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police at 1-888-377-7135 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Rodney Nahwegahbow
Chief of Police
email: rodney.nahwegahbow@www.www.uccmpolice.com
UCCM Anishnaabe Police
5926-Hwy 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-7135 Ext 201
Fax: 705-377-5583

** PUBLIC SAFETY BULLETIN **

Release Date: April 17, 2014

UCCM Anishnaabe Police are aware of a new synthetic drug product called “Izms”. This new drug is being passed off as a legal product and has been seen for sale at smoke shops in Ontario. The packaging is colorful and likely done so to attract the youth to this product.

Our police service has been advised by the Sudbury OPP Drug Unit that recently the “Izms” was analyzed and was determined to be a scheduled drug under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Police consider this synthetic drug a risk to the public and could result in charges under the CDSA should anyone be in possession of this drug. Please see the the below address link for other specifics.

http://www.thegridto.com/city/local-news/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-izms/

Rodney Nahwegahbow

Chief of Police

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE – 3 Charged in M’Chigeeng Home Invasion

Release Date:  April 17, 2014

** 3 Charged in M’Chigeeng Home Invasion **

UCCM Anishnaabe Police were called to investigate a report of a home invasion that occurred on the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. Individuals forcefully entered the home in M’Chigeeng First Nation and accosted the occupants before leaving. The incident led police to charge the following persons:

Michael KAITTING (27) of Little Current

Break, Enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence, Section 348(1)(a) C.C.C.

Assault with a Weapon, Section 267(a) C.C.C.

Robbery with Weapon, Section 344(1)(b) C.C.C.

Extortion, Section 346(1.1)(b) C.C.C.

Matthew Paul ESQUIMAUX (32) of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Break, Enter a place – with intent to commit indictable offence, Section 348(1)(a) C.C.C.

Robbery with Weapon, Section 344(1)(b) C.C.C.

Extortion, Section 346(1.1)(b) C.C.C.

Assault with a Weapon, Section 267(a) C.C.C.

Theft Under $5000, Section 334(b) C.C.C.

Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Section 733.1(1) C.C.C.

Duncan Junior BEBONANG (31) of M’Chigeeng First Nation

Theft Under $5000, Section 334(b) C.C.C.

Assault with a Weapon, Section 267(a) C.C.C.

Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Section 733.1(1) C.C.C.

Robbery with Weapon, Section 344(1)(b) C.C.C.

Break, Enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence, Section 348(1)(a) C.C.C.

Extortion, Section 346(1.1)(b) C.C.C.

Michael Kaitting was scheduled to appear in Gore Bay Bail court April 17th, 2014.

Matthew Paul Esquimaux is scheduled to appear in Gore Bay Court October 6th, 2014

Duncan Junior Bebonang remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Gore Bay Court April 22nd, 2014.

Anybody with information on these investigations or any other crime are 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.

Rodney Nahwegahbow

Chief of Police

email: rodney.nahwegahbow@www.www.uccmpolice.com

5926 Highway 540, Box 332

M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0

Tel: 705-377-7135 ext. 201

Fax: 705-377-5583

** Rash of Break & Enters on Whitefish River First Nation during March Break **

Release Date: March 17, 2014

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are investigating four break, enter and theft reports that occurred to residences on the Whitefish River First Nation during the period of the March Break. A fifth home had property damaged when culprit(s) attempted to gain entry but were not successful.

In all four homes the culprit(s) gained entry into the home while most of the occupants were away on family vacation. Various electronic and other personal property were stolen; Flat screen TV’s various sizes and makes from 32″-46 ” screen, PS3 games, Blue ray DVD’s, Internet router, various food items, various coins valued at $ 130.00.

Police gathered evidence from each of the break and enter scenes but are seeking the public assistance. Anybody 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.

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

email: rodney.nahwegahbow@www.www.uccmpolice.com

Tel: 705-377-7135

Fax: 705-377-5583

** UCCM Police Lay Drug Trafficking Charges **

Release Date: April 7, 2014

On Sunday 6th of April 2014, while investigating a separate criminal matter, members of the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service were alerted to the presence of drugs in the residence on the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation.

As a result of the investigation a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant to search was executed at a residence on the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation. Approximately 277 grams of cannabis marihuana was seized worth an estimated street value of $2,770. Police also seized cash and other property obtained by crime.

Vance Negannegijig (30) has been charged with:

· Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking – under 3 kg CDSA 5(2)

· Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada CC 354(1)(a)

and is scheduled to appear in Gore Bay Court on Monday 23 of June 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Arianna Bowerman (21) has been charged with;

· Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking – under 3 kg CDSA 5(2)

and is scheduled to appear in Gore Bay Court on Monday 07 April 2014.

Anyone with information on this investigation or any other crime is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 705.377.7135, or the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Communications Centre at 1.888.310.1122. Anonymous tips can also be directed to Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

UCCM Anishnabe Police Service

(705)377-7135

UCCM Police Cruiser Retires at MSS

Release Date:  December 9, 2013

On the 9th of December 2013 UCCM Police delivered a well used UCCM Police cruiser to the appreciative students of Manitoulin Secondary School’s grade 10 automotive class.

On hand for this event were UCCM Police Sgt. Brad Mack, Corporate Director, Michael Addison, Chief of Police, Rodney Nahwegahbow, Custodian, Joey Stoneypoint, MSS teacher, Irvin Nobel, along with his grade 10 class students.

The UCCM Police were glad to help the local students of MSS by donating this cruiser which helps promoting education. This is the second police cruiser donated to Manitoulin Secondary School.

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

UCCM Police Officers Receive Years of Service Medals

Release Date:  December 12, 2013

On December 12, 2013 the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Services Commission recognized six (6) of it’s members for their exemplary service.

The Police Exemplary Service Medal, which is from The Governor General of Canada recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.  Recipients must have completed 20 years of full time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces.

From right to left; Senior Constable Ray Corbiere 33 years, Senior Constable Rendell McDonald 29 years, Chief of Police Rodney Nahwegahbow 24 years, Senior Constable Max Abotossaway 21 years, Sergeant Brad Mack, and A/ Sergeant Heather Debassige 21 years.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Services Commission proudly presented the medals to the officers who’s total years of service totaled 149 years of policing!

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

Wiky and UCCM Police Services Recognize 2 New Female Offender Transport Officers

Release Date:  December 12, 2013

The Wikwemikong Police, UCCM Police and OPP Police Services recognized two (2) new female O.T.U. Officers at their Christmas Dinner held at the new Manitoulin Hotel on December 11th, 2013. Wikwemikong Special Constable Jewel Peltier and UCCM Special Constable Catherine Peltier were recognized by their colleagues for their successful training to date.

These two new officers recently joined the Manitoulin Offender Transport Team when they both graduated on October 11, 2013 from the OPP Offender Transportation Program. They became the first female Offender Transport Officers to join the Manitoulin Offender Transport Unit since its inception.

Both First Nations Police Services are proud of their accomplishments and feel that they will serve as role models for other First Nation women interested in policing.

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

M’Chigeeng First Nation Dog Found Injured

Release Date:  December 1, 2013

On the 9th of November 2013 UCCM Police Services received a report that a dog was injured by a porcupine. The person reporting the incident was a concerned M’Chigeeng resident who advised that a dog was discovered near their home with porcupine quills in it’s face. The dogs owner could not be determined nor confirmed at the time of the police report.

On the 18th of November 2013 the dog found stray again by the same concerned resident, this time suffering from additional porcupine quill injuries. The UCCM Police were able to locate the owner on that date. During the follow-up investigation UCCM Police learned that the resident agreed to adopt the dog and the owner was satisfied that the dog would be cared for and injuries attended to by the new owner. The UCCM Police advise that no charges would be laid in relation to this matter.

Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

**UCCM Police Seeks the Public Assistance**

Release Date: November 16, 2013

***Public Assistance Required***

On or about the week of November 11th, 2013 an injured dog was reportedly taken into the Espanola Animal Hospital from the Whitefish River First Nation. The UCCM Police are investigating this incident and would like to hear from anybody who can assist in determining the circumstances surrounding this case. UCCM Police Chief Rodney Nahwegahbow states, ” Specifically speaking reports of animal cruelty are not common on any of the UCCMM First Nations and incidents of that nature are taken very seriously by our Police Service”

Anybody 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.

 Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police

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