Man charged for carrying a baton
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.