Man charged for car­ry­ing a ba­ton

The Standard (Elliot Lake) - - LAW — OPP BEAT -

On Oct. 31, at ap­prox­i­mately 9:40 p.m. mem­bers of the East Al­goma OPP re­sponded to a call for ser­vice on Mis­sis­sauga Av­enue in El­liot Lake.

Po­lice lo­cated nu­mer­ous sus­pi­cious per­sons on a se­condary school prop­erty. When po­lice spoke to a male, he pro­ceeded to empty his pock­ets in search for his iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. When do­ing so, a col­lapsi­ble ba­ton fell onto the ground. The male was sub­se­quently ar­rested for pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited weapon.

Ken­neth Gofenko, 26 years of age, from El­liot Lake, was charged with: unau­tho­rized pos­ses­sion of weapon; and pos­ses­sion of weapon for dan­ger­ous pur­pose.

The ac­cused is sched­uled to ap­pear El­liot Lake Court on Dec. 4.

East Al­goma OPP launches Crime Pre­ven­tion Week

The East Al­goma OPP kicked off On­tario’s an­nual Crime Pre­ven­tion Week, which runs from Nov. 4 to 10, 2018. The week­long pro­mo­tion of crime pre­ven­tion is sup­ported by the On­tario As­so­ci­a­tion of Chiefs of Po­lice (OACP), the Min­istry of Com­mu­nity Safety and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices, and all po­lice ser­vices across On­tario.

“Crime pre­ven­tion works. When po­lice work with their com­mu­ni­ties to stop crime in its tracks, we all win,” states In­spec­tor Tyler Stur­geon, East Al­goma OPP de­tach­ment com­man­der. “We are proud that On­tario com­mu­ni­ties are among the safest in the world. But com­mu­nity safety and well-be­ing takes hard work and col­lab­o­ra­tion. That’s why our ser­vice is proud to part­ner with gov­ern­ment, com­mu­nity lead­ers, young peo­ple, and busi­nesses to pre­vent crime through­out our com­mu­ni­ties.”

This week, the OPP will be work­ing with gov­ern­ment, com­mu­nity groups, and so­cial ser­vices providers to pro­mote crime pre­ven­tion as a shared re­spon­si­bil­ity in our com­mu­nity. Crime Pre­ven­tion: “Help Us Help You”.

Lo­cally, on Nov. 6, at 1 p.m., the East Al­goma OPP will have a pre­sen­ta­tion at the Re­nais­sance Cen­tre in El­liot Lake. Frauds & Scams, In­ter­net/so­cial Me­dia Safety, and Safe­guard On­tario will be some of the top­ics dis­cussed.

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