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GSPS Charges 22 Impaired Drivers in the First Month of 2023

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 12:48 PM

So far this month, we’ve charged a total of 22 impaired drivers in Greater Sudbury. Not a good start to 2023, folks.

In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers in our community, our Traffic Management Unit conducted two R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot checks over the weekend.

Of the 436 drivers screened during these RIDE checks, the following charges were laid:

  • Four drivers charged with Operation while Impaired 
  • One driver charged under the Criminal Code of Canada...

Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2023 08:29 AM

On January 7, 2023, 29-year-old, Tyre Nichols was violently beaten to death by five Memphis police officers after a routine traffic stop. As a result of the attack, the officers have been fired and they have since been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.

The actions of these officers are egregious and disgusting. They have disgraced the policing profession. The outrage...

2023 Polar Plunge Poster and Photo Contest

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:09 AM

In preparation for this year’s Greater Sudbury Polar Plunge, we’re asking Greater Sudbury youth to participate in our 2023 Polar Plunge contests.

Poster Contest: For students in Grades 1-6

Winner of the 2022 Poster Contest: Congratulations, Charleigh!

 Guidelines
  • Poster must be drawn on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper horizontally
  • Each poster must portray “Plungee” the polar bear mascot (please see the image below as an example)
  • Students may use crayons, paint, coloured pencils or markers....

Wild Wild West - 37 year old man arrested and charged in connection to 13 B&Es

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 02:16 PM

On January 23, 2023, 37-year-old, Mark West was arrested on an Arrest Warrant in relation to 13 commercial Break and Enters that took place between October 2022 and January 2023.

Detectives from the Break Enter and Robbery (BEAR) Unit of the Integrated Crime Section in our Criminal Investigation Division connected him to 13 active Break and Enter investigations spanning over a three-month period. The numerous B&Es were committed across Greater Sudbury including in the areas of New Sudbury, Minnow...

61 year old man arrested and charged in relation to two separate sexual assault investigations

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 03:39 PM

In September 2022, we received two separate complaints from two Survivors of Sexual Assault involving the same man who was in a position of power and authority when the attacks took place. The incidents occurred between January and September of 2022. Due to the sensitive nature of the incidents and to protect the Survivors’ identities, no further details will be provided.

On December 19, 2022, a Detective from the Major Crimes Section of our Criminal Investigation Division arrested and charged 61-year-old,...