(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On June 15, 2020, Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a trespassing complaint at Highway 6, Northern Bruce Peninsula, at the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The park is currently closed due to Emergency Orders related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Officers attended and were told by Parks Canada Wardens that the suspect vehicle, a (red) sport utility vehicle (SUV), left prior to police arrival. Police located the SUV in-line to board the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, in Tobermory. During the investigation OPP officers learned the driver was prohibited from driving. The driver was instructed they was under arrest, at which time they ran from police. Officers quickly located and arrested the driver, with assistance from a Parks Canada Warden, Owen Sound Transportation staff and civilians that observed this incident.
The accused, Carl MANNARA, 40 years old of no fixed address, has been charged with the following offences,
Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, section 320.18(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Resist a Peace Officer, section 129(a) CC
Failure to comply with release order, section 145(5)(a) CC
The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 16, 2020.
Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.