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** 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.

M’Chigeeng Drug Investigation Results in Charges

Release Date:  June 14, 2013

On Monday the 12th of June 2013, members of the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service and the Sudbury OPP Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation into the trafficking of Cannabis Marihuana in the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.

As a result of the investigation a Scott Michael ROY (41) has been charged with:

Possession of a controlled substance included in schedule II, to wit: Cannabis Marihuana, for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

This investigation is part of an on-going initiative by members of the Sudbury OPP Drug Enforcement Unit, U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service, Espanola City Police and the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, Joint Forces Operation, to address the increase in crime and drug related activity.

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.

Everyone can help reduce crime in the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service area, says Police Chief Nahwegahbow

M’CHIGEENG — Everyone in the Manitoulin area can play a leadership role in making our communities safer, Chief Nahwegahbow said today, at the kickoff of Police Week in M’Chigeeng.

“Our partnership with the community is essential in preventing crime and making our citizens safer,” Chief Nahwegahbow said. “The police can’t do it alone. We need the support of every resident of Manitoulin. “Police Week is a great opportunity to engage people in our community on topics such as crime prevention programs and community policing.”

The theme of Police Week 2012 is “Leading the way to a safer tomorrow.” Police Week runs from May 13 – 19 in Ontario and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.

Police Week 2012 will be marked by UCCM Anishnaabe Police with traditional displays throughout Manitoulin, as well as through our website, The public is also invited to an open house at our Police Service Tuesday, May 15 – Friday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. And, just by asking about the programs and services, or with a simple tour of our office, we have a free gift for each person.

So, help make our community a safe, strong and prosperous community. Come out and support law enforcement and their supporting agencies during Police Week!

Rodney Nahwegahbow
Chief of Police
UCCM Anishnabe Police Service

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