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Police Week 2022: Meet TEMS Member Mathew James

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 09:31 AM

It’s Police Week in Ontario from May 15th-21st, 2022.

National Police Week began in 1970 as a way for the police to connect with their communities and to increase awareness about the services they provide.

Public safety involves a collaborative effort within police agencies and between police services, first responders, as well as social and community organizations. During this public awareness campaign, we’ll be featuring the various GSPS partnerships and collaborative efforts that contribute...

60 year old Man Arrested and Charged in Relation to Homicide Investigation in Dowling

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022 08:14 AM

The victim of this homicide has been identified as 72 year old Gabriel Paul Richards of Dowling.
On May 14, 022, members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service arrested a 60 year old man for Murder in relation to this incident. He attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court Sunday May 15, 2022 to answer to the charge.
This is believed to be an isolated incident as the two individuals were known to each other. We do not believe there is a risk to Public Safety....

Suspicious Death at Residence on Sturgeon Street in Dowling Now a Homicide Investigation

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022 03:01 PM


Based on the evidence collected at the crime scene and the blunt-force injuries discovered during the post mortem conducted through the Coroner’s Office, this incident is now being investigated as a Homicide.

Through the post mortem, the identity of the man has been confirmed. His name will not be released as Officers are in the process of notifying his next of kin.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detectives...

84 year old Man Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault and Exploitation in Historical Incident

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022 08:14 AM

In January 2022, we received a complaint of a historical Sexual Assault that occurred in 1989 involving, at the time, a youth under the age of 16. Due to the sensitive nature of the incident and in order to protect the Survivor’s identity, no further details will be provided.

On May 5, 2022, Detectives from the Major Sex Crimes Section of our Criminal Investigation Division arrested and charged 84 year old, Ronald Toppazzini of Greater Sudbury with the following offences under the Criminal Code of...

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death at Residence on Sturgeon Street

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 08:53 AM

Around 10:55 a.m. on May 11, 2022, Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sturgeon Street in Dowling after City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to the home in relation to a man who was unconscious. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced deceased on scene. At this time, we do not have a confirmed identity for the man.

Based on the investigation, this is being treated as a suspicious death and Detectives from the Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division will be working...