Crime of the Week

Week of Jul 30, 2014
Theft of chainsaws, Mattawa
Mattawa OPP are investigating the theft of 25 Husqvarna chainsaws and a Husqvarna leaf blower from the Mattawa Sports and Marine on Hwy 17 West. The thefts are believed to have occurred between 01 July and 13 July 2014. The chainsaws and leaf blower were all new products still in their original boxes. The chainsaws are a mixture of various models of Husqvarna. Anyone with information on this theft or any other crime is asked to contact Near North Crime Stoppers: • Call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) • Submit TIP online at • Text ‘Nipper’ and TIP info to CRIMES (274637) Remain Anonymous and earn a cash reward of up to $2000
Category: Jul 2014

Crime of the Week – 16 July 2014
"Double rewards"

Near North Crime Stoppers will be doubling the reward amount (up to a maximum of $2000.00) for information that will assist the MNR in identifying the owner(s) of unattended gill nets in Lake Nipissing.

From June7 to 23, 2014, several gill nets set off the northeast corner of Great Manitou Island and left abandoned, were reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources. When found, the nets, which contained decomposed fish, were still properly set and were not adrift, but had been left unattended for an estimated three to seven days, or possibly up to 10 days.

One net had a small black float on each end that could be used to locate the net, while another net had a white foam float and a small red float marking the end. None of the nets had any markings to identify ownership.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Near North Crime Stoppers:
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Category: Jul 2014