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** 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

UCCM Police Investigate Property Crimes

Release Date: November 16, 2013

On the 10th of November, 2013 UCCM Police received a report of a break, enter and theft from a residence on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police report that the family had just returned home from a weekend away when they discovered that their home was broken into. Various items were taken from the residence such as, television sets, computer game sets, stereo equipment, jewelry (including rings), cell phone, 200 DVD’s, a large quantity of coins, hunting apparel and refrigerated food items.

On the 12th of November, 2013 UCCM Police received a report of a break, enter and theft from the Whitefish River First Nation Library. In this break, enter and theft, police learned that culprits gained entry to the building over the long weekend and removed a new flat screen TV, new computer game sets, a new lap top computer and a set of computer speakers.

On the 12th of November, 2013 UCCM Police received a report that a pick up truck was damaged on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police investigated and determined that the vehicle had sustained damage to the ignition column and that culprit(s) were attempting to steal the truck but were unsuccessful.

Police believe that due to the timing and similarity of events that these crimes may be related.

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

UCCM Police Service

** UCCM Police Investigate Cyber Bullying **

Release Date:  November 4, 2013 

UCCM Police Investigate Cyber Bullying

On the 22nd of November 2013 the United Chiefs and Councils Police Services received a report that a young person was being harassed via Facebook messaging.

As a result of that investigation the UCCM Police learned other recipients of similar messaging included students from Lake View School and Manitoulin Secondary Schools. This matter is part of an ongoing investigation and police would like to provide tips to help prevent this from happening to you or someone in your family.

  • Prevention;
  • Place computer(s) with internet access in an open, commonly used space; and
  • Never give out personal information or passwords, P.I.N. numbers etc.

Personal information includes your name, the names of friends of family, your address, phone number, school name (or team name if you play sports). Personal information also includes picture of yourself and your e-mail address.

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.

** High Risk Offender – UCCM Police Issue Public Safety Notification **

Release Date:  September 23, 2013

High Risk Offender

UCCM Police Issue Public Safety Notification

High Risk Offender– United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police, is releasing information regrading a high-risk offender who has recently moved back to the Manitoulin Island area.

 The UCCM Anishnaabe Police is advising residents of Manitoulin Island area that Anthony Troy DEBASSIGE 38 years, will be taking up residence on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. He has previous convictions for Assault Police, Assault x 2, Fail to Appear, Fail to comply with Probation Order x 2, Fail to Attend Court, Mischief under 5,000. , Sexual Assault x 2, and Sexual Interference.

Upon completing his custodial sentence on September 26th , 2013, Anthony Troy Debassige entered into an 810.1 Criminal Code Recognizance to abide by certain conditions at Gore Bay Court on September 27th 2013.

Specific details surrounding his 810.1 Criminal Code Recognizance are:

  • Have no contact-including communication by any means – with a person under the age of 16 years with the exception that the offender may communicate with his biological child through the internet if free from the effects of alcohol and drugs.
  • Do not use the internet or other digital network unless under the immediate supervision of an adult.
  • Remain within the Districts of Manitoulin or Sudbury unless you obtain the prior written permission of the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • Remain in your residence daily between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.
  • Abstain from the consumption of alcohol or non-prescription drugs.
  • Report to the U.C.C.M. Police once per month.
  • Advise U.C.C.M. Police 24 hours in advance of any change of address or employment.
  • Do not be alone with a person under the age of 16 years old.
  • Attend and actively participate in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse treatment and provide proof of compliance to the U.C.C.M. Police Service.
  • Not to be in the presence of any woman or child while that woman or child is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicants.
  • Report the name and address of any person with whom he enters into an intimate relationship.

Anthony Troy Debassige is described as a First Nation male, 5′ 9” tall, approximately 221 lbs, brown eyes and black hair.

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