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68-year-old Man Arrested and Charged by Internet Child Exploitation Unit

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 12:47 PM

On April 12, 2023 the Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation and Computer Forensics Units executed a Search Warrant at a residence in Greater Sudbury.

As a result of the investigation, 68-year-old, Jack Laakso was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Access Child Pornography                      
  • Possess Child Pornography                     
  • Make Available Child Pornography                    

He appeared in Bail Court on April 13, 2023 to answer to the charges.

The Greater Sudbury Police...

Driver Involved in Collision on Big Nickel Rd Charged with Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023 08:14 AM

Around 1:15 p.m. on April 12, 2023, officers were dispatched to a serious two vehicle, head-on collision on Big Nickel Mine Road. Members of our Patrol Operations attended the scene and found that one of the drivers had suffered life threatening injuries and needed to be extricated from her vehicle by City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services. The 74-year-old driver was transported to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services where she was treated for her injuries.


Human Trafficking Online Reporting Option Now Available

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 03:47 PM

In the last year, the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) has conducted 93 Human Trafficking-related investigations resulting in 20 Human Trafficking-related charges being laid. During this time, 71 Survivors of Human Trafficking have been identified however a number of these individuals are not residents of Greater Sudbury as Human Trafficking is a multi-jurisdictional crime where traffickers move from city to city, within the province and throughout Canada.

GSPS is dedicated to a...

If it seems too good to be true

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 08:32 AM

Between January 2022 and March 2023, the Greater Sudbury Police Service received several fraud complaints in relation to local businesses, 5026830 Ontario Ltd. and Nickel City Financing, operated by the same individual. 

Multiple community members alleged that after providing deposits for sea containers, repossessed items, and other services, the goods and services were never provided nor were the community members refunded.

The numerous complaints were directed to the Financial Crimes Unit of the...

Provincial Joint-forces Guns and Gangs Team and GSPS DEU Seize 2.7 Kilograms of Cocaine

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023 10:58 AM

The Provincial Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team (PGNG), in partnership with the Greater Sudbury Police Service and with assistance from the Durham Regional Police, has arrested six people after identifying a drug trafficking operation reaching from the Greater Toronto Area to Sudbury.

The PGNG and Greater Sudbury Police Service began the investigation in August of 2022.

On March 29, 2023 search warrants were executed in Sudbury, Toronto and Ajax, resulting in the seizure of...