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Charges laid against Wellington County OPP officer

Ontario Provincial Police say charges have been laid against a 29-year member of the force following a lengthy internal investigation. Police said an investigation by their Professional Standards Bureau and West Region Crime Unit began on June 5 following allegations of “wrongdoing” by one of their ...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:54 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Wellington County OPP officer facing two charges
Replies: 2
Views: 186

OPP sergeant charged with obstruction of justice and breach

OPP sergeant charged with obstruction of justice and breach of trust GUELPH, Ont. — Provincial police say an officer who has been with the force for 29 years is facing charges. OPP says an investigation into alleged wrongdoing by an officer began on June 5. They say Sgt. Shawn Jones, currently serv...
by Thomas
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:47 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Wellington County OPP officer facing two charges
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Wellington County OPP officer facing two charges

The Ontario Provincial Police say one of their officers has been charged with two offences under the Criminal Code. The Ontario Provincial Police Professional Standards Bureau, with the assistance of the West region OPP Crime Unit, began an investigation on June 5 following allegations of wrongdoing...
by Thomas
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:47 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Wellington County OPP officer facing two charges
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Father and son journalists disappointed by unexpected delay

Father and son journalists disappointed by unexpected delay in their trial New information submitted by the Crown forced an adjournment in the case One of two Aylmer journalists charged with obstructing police following a dramatic car crash near Port Bruce, Ontario a year ago says he and his father...
by Thomas
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:45 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Father and son journalists disappointed by unexpected delay

Father and son journalists disappointed by unexpected delay in their trial New information submitted by the Crown forced an adjournment in the case One of two Aylmer journalists charged with obstructing police following a dramatic car crash near Port Bruce, Ontario a year ago says he and his father...
by Thomas
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:45 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Surprise disclosure delays journalists' trial on police obst

Surprise disclosure delays journalists' trial on police obstruction charges ST. THOMAS – For a whole year, police obstruction charges have hung like a Lake Erie storm cloud over the Aylmer Express. And, for a whole year, the OPP and the Elgin County Crown attorney had time to disclose to the defenc...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Surprise disclosure delays journalists' trial

ST. THOMAS – For a whole year, police obstruction charges have hung like a Lake Erie storm cloud over the Aylmer Express. And, for a whole year, the OPP and the Elgin County Crown attorney had time to disclose to the defence the materials on which they were relying in their case against the small-to...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:02 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Journalist group condemns charges against father-son newspap

Journalist group condemns charges against father-son newspaper duo 'I'm still shocked' says father after pair charged while covering fatal crash Two journalists go on trial in St. Thomas, Ont., today in a case that will be watched closely by journalists across the country. John Hueston, 67, the pub...
by Thomas
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Off-duty officer charged in collision

An off-duty Ontario Provincial Police officer faces traffic charges after he allegedly rammed his police cruiser into a vehicle towing a boat on County Road 46 in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, a driver collided an unmarked police car with the vehicle that had slowed ahead of...
by Thomas
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Provincial Statutes Violations
Topic: O.P.P. cruiser involved in rear-end crash
Replies: 1
Views: 291

O.P.P. cruiser involved in rear-end crash

LYN – A Leeds County O.P.P. officer – less than a year on the local force – has been ticketed after a rear-end crash on County Road 46. Provincial police say an O.P.P. cruiser struck the backside of a boat being towed by a vehicle as it was slowing down to make a turn off the county road, northwest ...
by Thomas
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Provincial Statutes Violations
Topic: O.P.P. cruiser involved in rear-end crash
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters

Journalists nationwide rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters “It's a problem for expression, it's a problem for journalism, it's a problem for the public interest and the public's right to know,” said CAJ President Karyn Pugliese. The criminal charges against two local small-town journalist...
by Thomas
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: Journalists rally to support local OPP-arrested reporters
Replies: 5
Views: 459

OPP officer charged in Highway 17 collision

WAWA - An on-duty uniform member from the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has been charged after a collision that occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 on Highway 17 in the Township of Alanen, District of Algoma. The officer was travelling in the southbound lane of ...
by Thomas
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Provincial Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer charged in Highway 17 collision
Replies: 0
Views: 220

OPP Officer ‘sorry’ for stealing money, drugs

A Leeds County OPP officer, who stole drugs and money from suspects, including $10,000 he stashed in the rafters of his Maitland home, will be sentenced Sept. 27. George Duke, who pleaded guilty to six theft, drug and firearms charges last January, was contrite and apologetic when he appeared at his...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: OPP officer pleads guilty to theft, drug and firearms charge
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

Ex-OPP officer testifies he was abused 'over 700 times' by c

A former OPP constable who recently pleaded guilty to two sex charges involving underage girls testified during his sentencing hearing Thursday that a police officer regularly sexually abused him while he was a youth. John Paul Stone, a 56-year-old Listowel resident who spent five years with the OPP...
by Thomas
Fri May 25, 2018 2:26 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: Former OPP officer accused of luring, sexual assaults
Replies: 10
Views: 12099

Witness at ex-OPP officer's sex trial fails to show

The sentencing hearing for John Paul Stone hit a snag when it resumed Tuesday morning when a witness who was supposed to return for cross-examination went missing. The sentencing hearing for John Paul Stone hit a snag when it resumed Tuesday morning when a witness who was supposed to return for cros...
by Thomas
Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: Former OPP officer accused of luring, sexual assaults
Replies: 10
Views: 12099
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