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OPP officer charged after police chase in Binbrook

Postby Thomas » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:42 pm

A Haldimand OPP officer is facing charges relating to a police chase that ended with a car crash in Binbrook.

Const. Lauren Cheeseman, 26, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, the Special Investigations Unit announced Thursday.

Cheeseman will appear in Hamilton court on March 20.

The SIU says the officer was following a vehicle being driven by a 29-year-old man on Dec. 21, 2015.

Just before 8:30 p.m., the vehicle being followed approached an intersection in Binbrook, which was closed because of an earlier fatal crash, and crashed into another vehicle.

A 58-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl in the second vehicle were taken to hospital. The 58-year-old driver was seriously injured, while the 17-year-old passenger was treated and released.

At the time, the SIU said Hamilton police had closed Highway 56 and Kirk Road around 8 p.m. after a pedestrian had been struck and killed.

Half an hour later, the OPP notified Hamilton police that a robbery suspect was heading toward that intersection in a vehicle, the SIU had said.

The Spectator reported the OPP had responded to an armed robbery at the Bank of Montreal on Argyle Street in Caledonia around 4 p.m. that day.

At the time, the OPP said police spotted the suspect vehicle heading north on Highway 56 around 8:15 p.m. and started following it.

After the crash, the 29-year-old robbery suspect was arrested at the scene. The Spectator identified him as Kyle Heath.

The SIU is the provincial agency that investigates incidents involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/71684 ... -binbrook/
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OPP officer charged in Binbrook crash that injured two peopl

Postby Thomas » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:42 pm

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has charged an OPP officer with criminal negligence and dangerous driving following a collision in Binbrook more than a year ago.

The SIU says the officer was following a car driven by a 29-year-old around 8:30 p.m. As the car approached an intersection — which had been closed because of an unrelated accident — it collided with another vehicle carrying a 58-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl.

The man suffered serious injuries in the collision while the teen was treated and released.

OPP Constable Lauren Cheeseman, 26, has been charged and is scheduled to appear in a Hamilton courtroom on March 20.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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OPP officer charged after alleged assault in Dufferin County

Postby Thomas » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:43 pm

An OPP officer has been charged with assault after an alleged incident that occurred in the Dufferin County area.

On Thursday (March 2), the OPP announced Const. Michael Gentle, a 10-year veteran of the OPP, had been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Gentle, who has been a member of the OPP since April 2006, is currently assigned to the OPP’s Southern Georgian Bay Detachment. He has been suspended from duty with pay.

The charges relate to an incident occurring in the Dufferin County area within the last few weeks. The OPP reports Gentle was off duty when the alleged incident occurred.

Since the matter is now before the courts, OPP corporate communications media relations officer Sgt. Peter Leon said he was unable to provide any further details into the case.

“I can’t speak to the specifics. That does form part of the evidence that is now before the courts,” he said. “We will have to allow for any information to come out as the matter progresses through the judicial system.”

The incident was brought to the OPP’s attention by way of a complaint. After launching an investigation, the OPP’s professional standard bureau charged Gentle with assault.

“The OPP holds its members accountable for their actions, both on-duty and off-duty,” Leon said. “This is an isolated incident and we can say there is no current public safety concern.”

The charge has not been proven in court. Gentle is scheduled to answer to the allegations in Orangeville court on March 28.

http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/7 ... unty-area/
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Officer charged with assault

Postby Thomas » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:45 pm

An OPP officer has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

The Southern Georgian Bay detachment officer was involved in an incident while off duty and was charged after an investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) ensued.

Constable Michael Gentle, who has been with the OPP since 2006, has been suspended from duty and is set to appear at the Orangeville court on March 28.

Once the matter has been dealt with through the courts, the PSB will regain jurisdiction over the case and any possible charges under the Police Services Act will be dealt with at that time, said Sergeant Peter Leon, provincial media relations co-ordinator.

He would not provide details of the incident that led to the charges being laid, because the matter is in court.

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OPP officer charged in Hamilton crash

Postby Thomas » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:45 pm

An OPP officer is facing charges from a collision in Hamilton in December 2015.

The Special Investigations Unit says the officer was in her cruiser following a 29-year-old robbery suspect.

The SIU says the vehicle being followed approached an intersection — which had been closed because of an accident — and collided with another vehicle carrying a 58-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl.

The man was diagnosed in hospital with a serious injury while the girl was treated and released. The robbery suspect was arrested at the scene.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Const. Lauren Cheeseman, 26 is charged with one count each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. She is to appear in court in Hamilton on March 20.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/03/02/op ... lton-crash
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OPP constable pleads guilty to mischief in pursuit that ende

Postby Thomas » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:59 pm

OPP constable pleads guilty to mischief in pursuit that ended in 170 km/h crash

High-speed chase at 170 km/h ended when suspect crashed into another vehicle

A Haldimand OPP constable charged after a police chase that ended with the pursued car crashing into another vehicle has pleaded guilty to mischief endangering life.

Const. Lauren Cheeseman was charged in March 2017 after the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) looked into a Dec. 21, 2015, incident in which a vehicle Cheeseman was pursuing crashed into another car in Binbrook, seriously injuring the driver.

Cheeseman was scheduled for a jury trial on charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

But on Tuesday, she instead pleaded guilty in a lower court to the lesser charge of mischief endangering life.

Crown prosecutor Katie Doherty said, in an agreed statement of facts, that the male driver Cheeseman was pursuing had been involved in a series of bank robberies and, on Dec, 21, 2015, had robbed a bank in Beamsville.

Doherty said Niagara police pursued the suspect vehicle near Wainfleet when it was spotted around 7:20 p.m., but called off the pursuit because the suspect was driving erratically at high speeds.

A BOLO (be on the lookout) went out to OPP officers in the area. The suspect was soon observed in Dunnville and pursued again before officers once again called off the chase.

Cheeseman, in her cruiser, and without activating her emergency lights or siren, later picked up the pursuit at Highway 3 and Highway 56, "travelling in speeds well in excess of 170 km in an 80 km zone," Doherty said. This included speeding through a rural community with a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour.

In the meantime, police had closed Highway 56. (The Spectator at the time reported it was closed at Kirk Road around 8 p.m. after a pedestrian had been struck and killed there).

A driver who had approached the closure and was turned back by police, was turning around when the robbery suspect's car — pursued by Cheeseman — collided with it. The injured driver was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone and cut to his head.

Doherty said Cheeseman "acted in a manner constituting mischief causing actual endangerment to life."

Cheeseman will be sentenced on Feb. 12.

The Crown is asking for a fine while Cheeseman's lawyer will be seeking a discharge, Doherty said.

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9116 ... m-h-crash/
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OPP officer charged after crash in Hamilton pursuit

Postby Thomas » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:00 pm

A Haldimand OPP officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to mischief endangering life in regards to a 2015 police chase that ended with the pursued car crashing into another vehicle.

Const. Lauren Cheeseman was charged in March 2017 after the Special Investigations Unit looked into a December 2015 incident in which a vehicle she was pursuing crashed into another car in Hamilton, seriously injuring the driver.

Cheeseman was scheduled for a jury trial on charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

However, on Monday she instead pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of mischief endangering life.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4829428/hald ... car-chase/
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