During the early morning hours of Sunday, September 14, 2014 a Timmins Police officer observed a vehicle operating in the downtown core. Upon speaking to the vehicle’s driver, the officer noted signs of impairment.
Following an investigation, Timmins Police Sergeant David Starcevic, 38, was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail/Refuse to Provide Breath Sample.
On September 12, 2014, a member of the Mattawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting general patrol on Highway 17 in Papineau-Cameron Township, when he stopped a vehicle travelling westbound at 2:35 pm.
As a result of the traffic stop and further investigation, the officer seized 5.25 pounds (2.38 kilograms.) of suspected marihuana and as well, seized the motor vehicle as offence related property.
This month, Timmins Police officers have responded to several calls involving bears in residential neighbourhoods. This follows the month of August, when no bear calls were received by police.
The majority of bear calls received of late were the result of attractants being left out by homeowners.
The Timmins and District Hospital desperately needs an upgraded monitoring system