Theft from railway machines
MATTAWA – Members of the Mattawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment are investigating a theft and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspect(s). Between the evenings of Oct. 19 and Oct. 24, 2016, unknown person(s) attended the railway tracks near McConnell Street, Mattawa, Ontario, and removed items from three different railway machines. The estimated value of the property stolen is $10,000.
Stolen items include:
- Two 12 volt batteries
- Electrical meter
- Channel lock
- Grease gun
- Red tool box
- Hand tools
- Sledge hammer
- Black and Decker cordless drill
- Makita 3/8” impact driver
- Mastercraft tap and die set
- Specialty parts for railways
- Several LED lights
- Ontario Valley Railway communication radio
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this theft should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Traffic stop solves break and enter
PAPINEAU-CAMERON TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 23 at approximately 11:15 p.m., members from the Mattawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop on Papineau Road in Papineau-Cameron Township.
While speaking with the driver and passenger, the officers noticed an extensive amount of property in the back seat which included a large amount of tools. Drug paraphernalia was also noticed by the officers.
As a result of the investigation, Karl Mirault, age 24, and Justin Thomas, age 25, of Mattawa, Ontario, were arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana – under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine contrary to section 4(1) CDSA.
- Break, Enter a Place - Commit Indictable Offence contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code(CC).
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) CC.
Both accused were held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, Ontario, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Any person with information regarding the incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-746-4225. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.