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Police Investigate Death of 35 year old M’Chigeeng Man

Release Date: 06/29/2012
On the morning of 28th of June 2012 the UCCM Anishnaabe Police were called to the scene of a man found with vital signs absent on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and police commenced an investigation to determine the cause of his death. The scene was secured pending autopsy results. The deceased male was identified as 35 year old Daniel Anwhatin of the M’Chigeeng First Nation.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are encouraging the public who may have information concerning this matter to call police at 1-888-377-7135.

Rodney Nahwegahbow
Chief of Police
UCCM Anishnaabe Police
5926-Hwy 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-7135 Ext 209
Fax: 705-377-5583

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

Disturbance And Assault in M’Chigeeng

Occurrence 2012-00074

On Saturday January 14th 2012 at approximately 01:20 AM, UCCM Police received a call to the town house complex on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. The occupant of the apartment reported to Police that a disturbance was taking place. Police investigation revealed that a female subject was assaulted in one of the town house units. Police located the accused on Spring Bay road, walking away from the address of the disturbance, he was placed under arrest.

The accused was held in Police custody at UCCM Police Office for the remainder of the night before being released on Promise to Appear and Undertaking. Charged with one count of assault is Blaine CORBIERE of M’Chigeeng First Nation.

Threat To Cause Bodily Harm in M’Chigeeng

Occurrence 2012-00070

On January 13th 2012, UCCM Police responded to a report of a threat at Lakeview School on the M’Chigeeng First Nation.  The threat, to cause bodily harm, was made by a Lakeview School student, via “Facebook”, which was directed to a Co-op student on placement at the school.  Police responded to the call and met with the complainant as well as school staff.  As a result, the student has been spoken to and cautioned for this incident.

Please be advised that the UCCM Police have received an increasing number of reports of threats via Social Networks.  These threats are taken seriously by Police, and can result in Criminal Charges against the people who make the threats.  Threats of these natures are also against the policy set out by “Facebook” and other Social Network administrations.  The threats can be brought to the attention of the Social Network, and it is quite possible to have the user accounts closed as a result of inappropriate behaviour.

Arrest made in M’Chigeeng Home Invasion

On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at approximately 5:00 AM the UCCM Anishnaabe Police were called to investigate a reported home invasion on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police learned that a lone male suspect entered the residence while two occupants were asleep. The suspect then confronted one of the occupants and with a knife made demands for money. The female victim had a conversation with the suspect and during that conversation managed to escape. The second male occupant of the home was alerted by the female victim and both fled the residence and police were called.

Based on the information provided, police immediately began looking for a male suspect described as a First Nations male, wearing a black jacket with a hoodie, dark hair with a pony tail. The initial search took place with the assistance of the Manitoulin Island Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Unit and Ontario Provincial Police K-9 Unit.

On the Thursday, January 12th, 2012 the UCCM Anishnaabe Police located and arrested 24 year old Lucas Jamie Francis CORBIERE of M’Chigeeng First Nation. The accused remains in police custody pending a bail hearing in Gore Bay on January, 13 2012 for charges of Assault with a weapon 267(1) (a) cc, Break and Committing 348(1) (b) cc, Extortion 346(1) cc, Robbery 344cc, Breach of Probation 733.1(1) cc, and Uttering Threats 264.1(1).

At the time of the arrest the UCCM Anishnaabe Police found a small quantity of prescription drugs and marijuana on the accused which resulted in an additional charge of possession 4(1) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are reminding the public to keep their residence doors and windows locked particularly at night. Always know who is at the door before opening it and to 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).

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