If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.
Homicide - Sheri-Lynn McEwan
April 20, 2018
Members from the Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Detective Inspector Jim Gorry, are continuing the investigation that started on October 7, 2013 into the murder of Sheri-Lynn McEwan, 40 years of age, from Estaire, Ontario.
As part of the ongoing investigation, the Government of Ontario is now offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Sheri-Lynn's death. The public's assistance with solving this crime is appreciated.
The OPP is appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity to call 1-888-310-1122 or our tip line at 1-866-220-2250.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
Break & Enter 03/29/2018
April 16, 2018
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury (Warren) Detachment are investigating two break and enters at two separate arenas that occurred sometime between March 26 and March 29, 2018.
Investigation has revealed that unknown person(s) attended the arena in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario and the arena in the Municipality of St-Charles, Ontario and broke in causing damage to various areas inside the arenas.
Money and property were stolen.
The incidents are still under investigation.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident 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) or submit information online at tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Break & Enter 03/31/2018
April 04, 2018
OPP and Crime Stoppers are asking for assistance in regards to a break and enter that occurred at a camp north of Elliot Lake sometime between March 31, 2018 and April 3, 2018.
The residence was broken into during that time and several items were stolen; a 2017 Arctic Cat Bear Cat snowmobile, five outboard motors (two 25hp, 6hp Johnson, 2.5hp Suzuki and a 3.5hp Johnson), six Stihl chainsaws (two 372 models, two 350 models, and two other Stihl models), a Honda 3500 watt generator, numerous fishing rods, fishing gear, a metal cross cut saw, Koper hunting and fishing knives, a kids Christmas toy train set, and assorted ladies jewellery.
Theft and Mischief 2018/03/28
April 04, 2018
On March 28, 2018 OPP officers from Manitoulin-Espanola received several reports of theft and vandalism in the Township of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. The occurrences are believed to have occurred between March 27 and March 28, 2018.
Investigation determined that sometime during this period a golf cart was stolen from a residence on Townline Road. In addition, a resident on Limit Street reported vandalism to a shed and a theft from a vehicle was reported from Mill Street.
March 24, 2018
Crime Stoppers and the GSPS need your help in identifying this driver.
On March 24, 2018 officers observed a motorized dirt bike at the intersection of Mabel Avenue and Melvin Avenue in Greater Sudbury. The driver was known to be driving at dangerous speeds.
Officers believe that this is the same dirt bike that was involved in the Santa Claus Parade incident in November 2017.
During the Santa Claus Parade, a dirt bike drove through the parade route at a high speed, endangering the community members in attendance, as well as, the participants in the parade. The driver was attempting to engage the Officers monitoring the parade into a pursuit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Management Unit at 705-675-9171 extension 2411 or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com
Break & Enter 2018/03/16
March 22, 2018
Crime Stoppers and the East Algoma OPP Detachment need your help in identifying persons responsible for a break and enter.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on March 16th, suspect(s) broke into a business establishment situated on Brennan Harbour Road in the Town of Spanish.
Once inside, culprit(s) stole a quantity of liquor from the premises.
The value of the stolen property is estimated to $270.00
March 15, 2018
Crime Stoppers and the Espanola OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in relation to a theft.
Between March 12th and March 13th, culprits attended a property situated on
Panache Lake Road in Truman township, east of Espanola and stole an ATV.
The ATV is described a black 2012 750 cc Kawasaki Brute Force model, equipped with a loud exhaust and larger tires with black and chrome polished rims.
The value of stolen property is estimated to be approximately $12,000
Homicide - Joseph Topping
February 27, 2018
On February 14th, 2018, members of the East Algoma Detachment of the OPP located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake. The human remains were that of missing person, Joseph Topping, 31 years of age from Elliot Lake.
On February 26th, 2018, a post mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Sault Ste. Marie. As a result, investigators have classified the death of Joseph Topping, as a homicide.
Snowmobiles Destroyed By Fire
February 21, 2018
On Friday, February 16th, 2018, members of the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the OPP were called to a mischief complaint at Panache Lake on Birch Island.
Officers attended and determined that sometime overnight between February 15th and the morning of February 16th, 2018 four snowmobiles were completely demolished by fire. OPP's Scenes of Crime Officer assisted with the investigation.
Break & Enter 2017/01/20
February 01, 2018
Crime Stoppers and the Espanola OPP Detachment need your help in identifying person(s) responsible for a break and enter.
At 12:15 a.m. on January 20th, 2017, suspect(s) broke into a business situated on Brouse Road, in the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers.
Once inside the premises, suspect(s) caused minor damage prior to fleeing the scene.
Damage is estimated to be approximately $100.
Break & Enter 2017/01/22
January 24, 2018
The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for assistance in regards to a break and enter that occurred on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake, Ontario sometime between January 19, 2018 and January 22, 2018.
The residence and garage were broken into during that time and various unique items were taken; an LG 55" television, numerous rifle scopes, a gold ring with a red masonic emblem, a blue Yamaha generator, a red Honda generator, a white Johnson 9.9 horsepower outboard motor with red gas can and gas line, an orange and white Stihl chainsaw, and an orange and white Stihl brush saw.
January 27, 1998
On Tuesday, January 17th, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. a 23 year old female clerk working at an Adults Only Video in Sudbury was stabbed to death. The victim was Renée Sweeney, a fourth-year Laurentian University student.
Cash and other items were missing from the store.
The suspect abandoned a lightweight jacket and white cotton gloves a short distance from the scene. These items were located by police dog track. The lightweight jacket is a High Sierra brand, made in Korea, and is a size Large.
Suspect Description from 1998
Age: Early 20's
Hair: Dark, short
Weight: 140 - 150 lbs
Height: 5'10" - 6'0"
Clothing: Lightweight teal coloured jacket, grey-hooded top, running shoes, jeans
Other Features: Glasses
In 2017, the Greater Sudbury Police Service worked with Parabon NanoLabs to utilize their technology called Snapshot DNA Phenotyping that predicts appearance from people's genetic makeup.
This updated image was released:
If you have any information about this crime contact Police at 705-675-9171 ext:2320 or to REMAIN ANONYMOUS contact CRIME STOPPERS at 705-222-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.