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March is Fraud Prevention Month

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2024 10:36 AM

Fraud Prevention Month aims to help Canadians recognize warning signs, reject suspicious claims and report fraud to the authorities.

Beware of some of the tactics that scammers use:

  • Spoofing: Fraudsters can change the caller-ID that is displayed on your phone, the sender address in an email and often mimic legitimate websites
  • Urgency: By pressuring you to comply with their demands, they are trying to give you less time to consider whether the request is suspicious
  • Emotional manipulation:...

DEU Seizes $19,400 in Drugs and $6,000 in Cash from Drug Trafficker

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 01:17 PM

On February 17th, 2024, Detectives from the Greater Sudbury Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) concluded an investigation regarding an individual from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who was believed to be trafficking illicit drugs in Greater Sudbury.

Detectives from the Integrated Crime Section, along with the assistance of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Provincial Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team arrested a 39-year-old male from the GTA on...

Incident on Jean Street - Special Investigations Unit investigating the incident

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 04:58 PM

On February 21st, 2024, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a residence on Jean Street in relation to an armed barricaded male.

A Feeney Warrant was applied for and granted allowing Police to enter the residence.

Negotiators along with our Emergency Response Unit arrived on scene. Officers made multiple attempts to communicate with the male, however he was not cooperative. Just before 3:00 p.m., the Emergency Response Unit made entry into the unit and took the man into...

Off-duty police officer arrested and charged after incident in Espanola

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 08:55 AM

On February 13, 2024, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged 50-year-old, Melisa Rancourt with Assault, Uttering Threats and Cause a Disturbance in relation to an incident that occurred on February 11, 2024 in Espanola while off-duty.

Melisa Rancourt has been a Constable with the Greater Sudbury Police Service since 2018. 

As a result, Chief Pedersen has launched an internal investigation into the alleged misconduct of Constable Rancourt. Constable Rancourt has...

Detectives investigating homicide on Cabot Street

Posted on Monday, February 05, 2024 08:42 AM


Overnight, officers held the scene on Cabot Street as Detectives applied for a search warrant of the residence. Our Forensic Identification Unit processed multiple scenes and several witnesses were interviewed.

The search warrant was executed on Saturday, February 3, 2024 and the scene has since been released.

30-year-old, Bradley Peltier of Wikwemikong appeared in bail court Saturday morning and was remanded into custody. He has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a...