Crime Files

Fugitive of the Week

Allen Shawana

Allen Shawana

The Greater Sudbury Police Service has an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Allen Shawana.

It is alleged that on February 18th, 2017 at about 3:55 a.m. Allen Shawana was in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Shawana was on court ordered conditions at the time of the incident.

Shawana is known to frequent the City of Greater Sudbury.

Allen Shawana is wanted for:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Breach of Recognizance

If you know where Allen Shawana is contact Police or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

  • Date of Birth: March 11th, 1996
  • Sex: Male
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 250 lbs
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown

Crime of the Week

Hit and Run Collision

July 10th, 2017
Lasalle Blvd & Notre Dame Ave

The Greater Sudbury Police Service and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect with relation to a hit and run accident.

On July 10th at 8:15 am, a three car collision occurred at the intersection of Lasalle and Notre Dame Ave. The collision was caused by a male suspect driving a stolen dark green or black 2014 Ford Fusion. The vehicle was last seen northbound on Regional Road 80 headed toward the Valley with front end damage.

The estimated value of damage is over $15,000.

If you have any information, contact Police or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 705-222-8477

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Mischiefs

July 13th, 2017
Mead Blvd & Parchment Street, Espanola

The Espanola Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance regarding information on a string of mischiefs that have occurred in the past week.

Rainbow Concrete on Mead Blvd. has been targeted three times in the last week. Industrial vehicles were targeted with damage to windows and graffiti. Entry was made to building on the property and industrial chemicals and agents were spilled onto the floor. The interior of the building was damaged with graffiti.

Further in the area of Parchment Street, several vehicles were damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Espanola Police Service at 705-869-3251 or the Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers 705-222-TIPS (8477)

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Mischief

June 27th - 28th, 2017
Water Street, Gore Bay

Crime Stoppers and the Manitoulin OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect(s) with relation to the mischief on Water Street in Gore Bay known as the Harbour Centre.

Between 10:30 p.m. on June 27th, 2017 and 3:00 a.m. on June 28th, 2017, culprits set fire to a plastic garbage can which melted the deck underneath it and threw a picnic table in the lake.

Suspect(s) also attended the area of Meredith Street where metal planters were toppled over and flags were removed from business store fronts.

 

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Fail to Remain Collision

June 24th, 2017
Highway 17

On June 24th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. the Warren and Sudbury OPP were advised of a fail to remain collision that occurred on Highway 17 near Deer Lake Road in the Municipality of West Nipissing.

A brown GMC Sierra was eastbound on Highway 17 when a westbound black Mitsubishi Lancer entered the eastbound lane.  The driver of the GMC took evasive actions but the vehicles side swiped each other.

The Mitsubishi failed to stop at the scene and continued westbound at a high rate of speed.  The driver’s side mirror from the Mitsubishi was located at the scene.

The OPP would like to speak to the driver of the black Mitsubishi Lancer.

If you have information regarding the person responsible for this incident call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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Copper Theft

March - June 2017
Highway 637, Servos Township/Highway 69, Henvey Township/Shebeshekong Road, Carling Township

The OPP is currently investigating three theft of copper incidents .

Sometime between March 2017 – June 2017, at the Bell Canada Tower site located off of Highway 637 in Servos Township, 1500 feet of copper piping was removed.  The estimated value of the property removed is $15,000.

OPP is also investigating two similar incidents, one on Highway 69 in Henvey Township and the second on Shebeshekong Road in Carling Township. In both of these incidents a quantity of copper was removed from Bell Canada properties. The estimated value of the property removed from these sites is $20,000.

If you have any information about these incidents contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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Break, Enter & Theft

April 20th - 21st, 2017
Sand Bay Road, Nairn-Hyman Township

Crime Stoppers and the Espanola OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in relation to a break and enter.

Between 9 p.m. on April 20th and 11:30 a.m. on April 21st, 2017, culprits broke into a seasonal home and surrounding outbuildings, situated on Sand Bay Road at the Spanish River in Nairn-Hyman Township.

Suspects stole 2 red Honda EU3000 generators from the property.

The value of the stolen property is estimated to be approximately $4,600.

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Break, Enter & Theft

April 23rd - May 23rd, 2017
Chamberlain Road, Burwash Township

Crime Stoppers and the Sudbury OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in relation to a theft.

Between April 23rd – May 23rd, 2017, culprits broke into a shed situated on Chamberlain Road in Burwash Township.

Suspects stole 2 Poulan chainsaws (1 red and 1 green), a blue Miller 1800 MIG welder, a black and light blue Mastercraft pneumatic frame nailer and a DeWalt charger/radio from the property.

The value of the stolen property is estimated to be approximately $1,600.

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Break, Enter & Theft

May 28th - June 11th, 2017
Moncrieff Township

On June 11th, 2017, the Sudbury Detachment of the OPP responded to a call of a break & enter in Moncrieff Township. The incident would have occurred sometime between May 18th – June 11th, 2017.

The investigation revealed that the person(s) responsible accessed the cabin by ATV.  Once on the property the following items were removed:

  • Honda boat motor
  • 39″ flat screen TV – DVD combo
  • Sony Blu-Ray player
  • Alcohol
  • Homemade ATV trailer

It appears the ATV trailer was used to transport the stolen items.

If you have any information about this crime contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Dog Shot by Pellet Gun

June 3rd, 2017
Desloges Road, Greater Sudbury

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 around 4:00 p.m., Eddy, a Husky/Retriever Lab mix escaped from his family’s back yard, where he was tied on Desloges Road in Greater Sudbury.  His family went looking for him and he was missing for approximately 10 minutes before returning home.

His owner checked him over once he was back in the house and noticed blood in his fur near his back leg.  Upon trimming the hair and getting a better look at his wound, it appeared he had been shot with a pellet gun.

Eddy was taken to the veterinarian, who confirmed the wound was a result of a pellet gun shot and that the pellet was still beneath the skin.  Eddy is being treated for his wound and his is at home with his family.

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Stabbing

May 24th, 2017
Lloyd Street, Sudbury

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Greater Sudbury Police arrived on scene of an altercation that had recently taken place between two men on Lloyd Street.  As a result of the altercation, a 30 year old man from Greater Sudbury sustained stab wounds to his neck and shoulder.  He was transported to hospital by EMS where he remains in stable condition.

Prior to Police arrival, the 27 year old suspect fled the scene on foot. As a result of the information gathered through the ongoing investigation, Greater Sudbury Police have obtained an arrest warrant for 27 year old Andrew McNichol of No Fixed Address.  He is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Weapons Dangerous under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Andrew McNichol is described as being approximately 6’0″ tall and weighing approximately 190 lbs.  He has brown eyes and a shaven head. He often frequents the Downtown core of Greater Sudbury.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Andrew McNichol is asked to contact Police immediately or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.  ** Do not approach him.

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Stabbing

May 25th, 2017
327 Elm Street, Sudbury

At 2:30 a.m. on May 25th, 2017, Greater Sudbury Police were called to 327 Elm Street in regards to a 28 year old man who had been stabbed.  The man was transported to hospital by EMS.  He sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital where he is in stable condition.

Officers retrieved the weapon at the scene and investigators believe the male suspect and victim may be known  to each other. This incident occurred at a social gathering and is not related to the incident that took place on Lloyd Street.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has information about the suspect or has video surveillance in the area are asked to contact Police or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Theft

May 19th - 20th, 2017
Algoma Street, Espanola

Sometime overnight May 19th to May 20th, 2017, an unknown culprit(s) stole several items from the back of a pickup truck parked in the driveway of a residence on Algoma Street.

The items stolen were a blue Yamaha generator, a Husqvarna Chainsaw, a lawnmower battery, as well as a fishing rod, tackle box and coolers. The approximate total value of the stolen items is $3,500.

Anyone with information can contact the Espanola Police Service or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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ATV and Truck Collision

April 7, 2017
Goodwill Drive, Garson

On Friday, April 7, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a motor vehicle collision took place on Goodwill Drive in Garson. The collision involved a red Suzuki ATV (pictured below) and a white pick-up-truck.

The two men riding the ATV at the time of the collision were transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Greater Sudbury Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the ATV at the time of the collision. Both men were wearing open-face, bucket helmets-one black in colour and the other white in colour. If you have information about this incident contact police or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477

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Hit and Run

March 31, 2017
Highway 17 in Nickle Centre

On March 31,2017 at 4:29 a.m., members of the Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and Sudbury District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to Highway 17 in Nickle Centre regarding a motor vehicle collision.

Investigation has thus far determined that a male driving a car travelling westbound on Highway 17, west of Glenbower Crescent, had collided with the rear end of a tractor trailer. The male driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital. The tractor trailer involved failed to remain at the scene of the collision. Police are looking to speak with the driver of the tractor trailer.

If you have information about this incident contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

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Theft

March 3rd, 2017
Highway 637, Servos Township

Between March 1st – March 3rd, 2017 unknown person(s) attended at a Bell Tower Site on Highway 637 in Servos Township and removed 28 – C & D 105 batteries from the battery bank.  The batteries are valued at approximately $6,000. Police believe a large style vehicle would have been involved due to the weight of the items removed.

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If you have information about this theft call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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Theft of Trailer

February 26th, 2017
Highway 17 - Markstay/Warren

Between February 20th, 2017 and February 26th, 2017 police investigation revealed that unknown person(s) attended at a residence on Highway 17 in the town of Markstay/Warren.  A charcoal grey colored 6 foot by 12 foot enclosed trailer parked there was stolen.  The trailer contained building materials and tools worth a value of approximately $20,000.

If you have information about this theft contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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Bomb Threat

February 27th, 2017
Elliot Lake

On February 27th, 2017 shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma OPP responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School located at 303 Mississauga Avenue.  The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school.

The OPP Explosive Disposal Unit, the OPP Emergency Response Team, the Forensic Identification Services, the OPP Canine Unit – Explosive Detecting Dog and East Algoma Crime Unit were called in to assist with the investigation and search of the school.  Officers did not locate any explosive device at Elliot Lake Secondary School.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m., the members of the Elliot Lake OPP received another threat of an explosive device at Elliot Lake Secondary School. The East Algoma Crime Unit is continuing their investigation into both of these threats.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for these threats can contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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Assault

February 1st, 2017
Highway 17 between Warren and Verner

The Warren Detachment of the OPP is presently investigating an assault the occurred on February 1st, 2017 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Highway 17 between Warren and Verner.

The female victim was operating her vehicle eastbound on the Highway when she was flagged down by a male whose vehicle was stopped on the south shoulder with the back hatch open. The female approached the rear of the male subject’s vehicle where she was assaulted.

The vehicle is described as an older model station wagon or small SUV.

The OPP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and male driver.

The OPP is also interested in speaking to the driver of an eastbound light colored pick-up truck who might have witnessed the incident.

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Weapons Complaint

January 26th, 2017
Old City Hall Lane, Sudbury

On January 26th, 2017 at approximately 1:50 a.m. Police responded to a weapons complaint in the downtown core of Greater Sudbury.

Two male victims were attacked and stabbed on Old City Hall Lane after an altercation took place at SRO Nightclub.  The two male suspects fled the scene on foot.

The victims were transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Greater Sudbury Police arrested one male suspect shortly after the incident. The second male is still outstanding.

The second male suspect is described as:
Race: African American
Height: Approx 6’2″
Build: Athletic
Clothing: Long sleeve blue shirt

If you have information on the identity of this male contact Police at 705-675-9171 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Homicide of Renee Sweeney

January 27th, 1998
Sudbury

On January 27th, 1998, 23 year old Renee Sweeney was attacked in her workplace, the Adults Only Video located at 1500 Paris Street in Greater Sudbury.

The male suspect entered the store at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Two individuals entered the store at approximately 11:30 a.m. and saw the suspect in front of the main counter. The suspect made his way to the front door of the establishment, exited the building turning right and began running towards Paris Street. The two individuals then noticed Renee Sweeney on the floor behind the counter, bleeding and called 911. Greater Sudbury Police arrived on the scene.  Renee Sweeney was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was described as:
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Age: Early 20’s
Height: Approx 5’10” to 6’0″
Build: Slim
Hair: Short, Brown
Clothing: Jeans, grey hooded sweatshirt, light weight teal-coloured jacket and running shoes
Other Features: Metal framed glasses

Greater Sudbury Police Investigators have sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs a DNA technology company in Virginia that specializes in DNA Phenotyping. Law enforcement agencies use the company’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service to narrow suspect lists and generate leads in criminal investigations.

Using DNA evidence from this investigation, Snapshot produced trait predictions for the associated person of interest. Individual predictions were made for the suspect’s ancestry, eye colour, hair colour, skin colour, freckling and face shape. By combining these attributes of appearance, a Snapshot composite was produced depicting what the person of interest may have looked like at 25 years old and with an average body-mass index of 22. These default values were used because age and body mass index cannot be determined by DNA.

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Sweeney Homicide Investigation Updated Suspect

It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance.

If you have any information on the identity of this individual please contact police at 705-675-9171 ext:2320 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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Robberies

January 15th & 16th
New Sudbury & Downtown

On January 16th, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m. Greater Sudbury Police responded to a robbery that occurred at the end of Lamothe Street near Cambrian College.

The 19 year old, female victim was walking alone on Paquette Street when she noticed an unknown male walking in the same direction on the opposite side of the road. When the female reached Lamothe Street she was approached from behind by this same male and pushed to the ground.

The unknown male demanded that the victim hand over her money. When she told him she did not have any money he punched and kicked her.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the robbery.

The suspect is described as:
Sex: Male
Skin: Darker
Build: Medium
Clothing: Dark coat and pants

The suspect was last seen walking along the west side of Lasalle Secondary School going towards Kennedy Street.

Similar robberies occurred prior to this crime on Elm Street in the Downtown core at approximately 1:00 a.m. on both January 15th and 16th where an unknown male party approached females who were walking alone and demanded money.

On January 15th, 2017, the female victim suffered minor injuries after being punched twice in the facial area when she informed the suspect that she did not have any money.

On January 16th, 2017, the female reported being approached by a male displaying a knife.  However, there was no contact between the male suspect and the female victim because she screamed loudly for help and the male fled on foot.

All three aforementioned robberies are being actively investigated by members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service Break, Enter and Robbery Unit and although there is some commonality, no direct links have yet to be made to a single offender.

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Theft

November 15th, 2016
Old Burwash Farm Road, Servos Township

The Sudbury OPP are investigating the theft of a diesel generator taken from a construction site located off of Old Burwash Farm Road in Servos Township on November 15th, 2016.

The generator is described as a grey Wacker Neuson G25 (25kw) diesel generator.

The estimated value of the stolen property is approximately $18,000.

Anyone with information can contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact Crime Stoppers.

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Fail to Remain

November 2nd, 2016
Brady Street

At approximately 4:50 a.m. on November 2nd, 2016 the Greater Sudbury Police Service were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision occurring on Brady Street near Douglas Street.  The vehicle had struck a hydro pole resulting in significant damage to the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle had fled from the scene prior to police arrival.

Due to the amount of damage sustained by the vehicle, Police are concerned with the welfare of the driver and any other potential occupants.

If you have any information about this accident please contact police or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Car Vandalized

October 20th, 2016
New Sudbury

On Monday, October 17th, 2016 at approximately 11:40 a.m., an orange Dodge Ram (medal year 2010 – current) was involved in a hit and run.While exiting a parking spot in the parking lot of the Harvey’s restaurant on Lasalle Blvd., the Dodge Ram backed into an unattended white Ford SUV causing damage to the rear bumper and lift gate. Witness observed the driver of the Ram exit the vehicle, inspect the damage to the SUV and then leave the scene.If you have any information about this vehicle call police at 705-675-9171 ext: 2416 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Robbery

October 18th, 2016
Eyre Street, Sudbury

On October 18th, 2016 at approximately 10:15 p.m., members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service responded to a robbery at a commercial establishment in the area of Eyre Street.

A male suspect hid his face, entered the store and demanded money.  The suspect eventually fled on foot.

Suspect Description
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Height: 6′ – 6’4″
Clothing: Dark

If you have information about this crime contact police or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Hit & Run

October 17th, 2016
Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury

On Monday, October 17th, 2016 at approximately 11:40 a.m., an orange Dodge Ram (medal year 2010 – current) was involved in a hit and run.While exiting a parking spot in the parking lot of the Harvey’s restaurant on Lasalle Blvd., the Dodge Ram backed into an unattended white Ford SUV causing damage to the rear bumper and lift gate. Witness observed the driver of the Ram exit the vehicle, inspect the damage to the SUV and then leave the scene.

If you have any information about this vehicle call police at 705-675-9171 ext: 2416 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Arson

October 9th, 2016
Gull Beak Lake (North of Elliot Lake)

On October 9th, 2016 members of the East Algoma OPP responded to a camp that burned to the ground a week prior at Gull Beak lake north of the City of Elliot Lake.

A camp and three other smaller out buildings were burned to the ground. Police attended the area in Bolger Township. A gate to the camp had been damaged; a steel post had been ripped from a concrete block on the left of the driveway and had been pulled across the driveway. Each building was burned individually.

The estimated value of the camp and four out buildings is over $119,000.

If you have information regarding the person(s) responsible for this crime contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS.

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Break, Enter & Theft

August 17, 2016
Barrydowne Road, Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in solving a break, enter & theft. At approximately 1:15 a.m. on March 28th, 2016 a male suspect attended the rear of a business on Barrydowne Road at the Kingsway and broke into an outdoor adventure store. Once inside, the suspect stole a red Rocky Thunderbolt mountain bike and a grey Mongoose bike frame. The value of the stolen property is estimated at $3,500.

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Break, Enter & Theft

October 3, 2016
Timber Road, Elliot Lake

The OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a break, enter & theft. On the morning of March 28th, 2016, police responded to a break and enter at a business situated on Timber Road. Once inside the building the suspect(s) destroyed two car wash coin safes by tearing them off the walls. The value of the stolen money combined with the property damage is estimated to be approximately $17,000. A canvas satchel, commonly used to hold woodworking tools, was also taken from the business and may have been used to carry out the cash and coins.

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Theft

May 19, 2016-May 22, 2016
Awrey Road, Markstay-Warren

The OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a theft. Sometime between 3 a.m.-6 a.m. on April 11th, 2016, suspects attended a property on Awrey Road and stole approximately 150 aluminum rims ranging from 14 to 20 inches in size. The estimated value of the stolen rims is $1,500.

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Theft

August 11th-15th, 2016
Quirke Lake, Elliot Lake

The Elliot Lake OPP Detachment and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects with relation to a theft.

Sometime between August 11th and August 15th, suspects attended a property off of Quirke Lake in Elliot Lake and stole a boat that was moored in the lake.

The boat is described as a 2006 bow rider Mirrocraft Holiday aluminum boat with a 50 Horsepower Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor. The boat is two-tone, top half is black in colour with the Mirrocraft decal on the stern and the bottom is cream/ivory colour. The boat trailer was left at the scene.

The estimated value of the stolen boat is approximately $5,000.00.

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Break, Enter & Theft

September 9th-12th, 2016
South Shore Road, Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Police Service and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect or suspects with relation to a theft.

Sometime between the 9th and 12th of September, culprits attended a construction site on South Shore Rd. Suspect(s) broke into a trailer by cutting a lock, and stole saws, drills, impacts, a plate tamper, and various other tools.

The estimated value of the stolen tools is approximately $15,000.

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Theft

August 7th-11th, 2016
Regent Street, Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Police Service and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect or suspects with relation to a theft.

Sometime between the 7th and 11th of August, culprits attended a business situated on Regent Street entered the garden center and stole a Doosan G25E forklift with several #MV-00383. Culprits would have removed the forklift with a flatbed as there were no propane tanks to power it.

The value of the stolen forklift is estimated to be around $15,000.00

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